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The Jittery Door

November 14, 2013

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At work, here on the fifth floor, the door to the men’s room vibrates.

It jitters.

It jiggles.

Whatever you want to call it—it’s incessant. And it’s a big door, as tall and massive as it is heavy. Even if you’re careful to close it softly, making sure it’s completely motionless, upon release, it will immediately start rattling again. And the noise is loud enough, that if you worked near it, it would drive you nuts.

Of course, I know that there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for this. Perhaps the air conditioning unit vibrates at a frequency to which only this particular door resonates, as it is the only door of our floor plagued with restless hinge syndrome. And whatever the anomaly is, it exists only in the morning.

Is it weird enough to be classified as “Strangely Enough?”* Probably not, but it’s still odd. A fellow worker summed it up best. When asked if he noticed the jiggling door, he said, “Yeah, and it bugs the crap out of me.”

 

* If you’re not familiar with this classic offering from the Scholastic Book Club, see my post dated January 24, 2013 (and the comment that follows).

https://erniepeters.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/strangely-enough/

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2 Comments
  1. Bizarre! And very interesting. So glad I don’t have to deal with that kind of problem in my life.

    • Thank you for your comment. You know, it’s not really a problem. It’s just there, and it’s just…odd.

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