Monday, May 10, 2004

I See Scary People!

There is this old lady living on my floor who must be in her late 80's. She often walks gingerly and quietly down the hallway. Although her body is straight as an arrow while she's walking, her neck is bent to such an extent that her head is almost parallel go the ground. When viewed from the back, she makes me think of the Headless Horseman from Sleepy Hollow.

Anyways, I once opened the door and suddenly saw her standing outside, which so startled me I almost screamed. Actually, she was walking past the door, but because she was walking so slowly, it seemed like she was just standing out there ready to scare the shit out of me. Yesterday, after I came back from the supermarket, I stood in front of my door rummaging through my pockets for the key. I blurted out "Oh fuck!" when I thought I had locked myself out. Right at that moment, I saw her walking towards me from the end of the hallway. Luckily, I was able to find my key in time and stepped into the apartment quickly. I don't know if she had heard me, but I was too embarassed to look in her direction.