“It sounded like it was coming from across the hall.”

So I am one of those people that listens to a lot of true crime podcasts and generally I’m not deeply affected by it, at least consciously. Um, but the one time that it does tend to rear its head is if I’m home alone at night, specifically. So, if my partner is gone overnight or just, you know, gone late I tend to be a little bit more vigilant. So there was a night, a couple months ago. My partner was gone overnight and you know, I was really late to bed. Just my kind of schedule was a little bit out of whack and I finally fell asleep. And I was awoken in the middle of the night to a man’s voice.

And it wasn’t, you know, Siri – we have like, a Google Home or whatever. It was not that voice that that, you know, it’s a female voice, and then Siri is a female voice. So I knew it wasn’t that and it was like – kept, you know, it was just talking and I – it sounded like it was coming from across the hall. So I’m frozen. I’m like, “What is going on?” I’m trying to figure out like, “Is my cell phone, did – is my cell phone in the other room?” Like, “What could possibly be making that noise?” And the room across the hall doesn’t have any “smart” anything. So if it wasn’t my cell phone like there’s nothing else that it would be.

So I’m doing this – like, these calculations and I realized I just have to go see what it is. So I crossed the hall and it turns out my – I have a Siamese cat that’s borderline morbidly obese, and he has taken up residence on my work computer. And apparently, if you just hold down all the keys for an indefinite amount of time, the computer just starts to yell at you or like, tell you that it is – can’t do this anymore. It can’t – you know, I think he was like smashing all the buttons into the password area and honestly, the computer might’ve also been saying it was overheating. I was just so relieved that there was not an intruder that I didn’t really wait to hear what was going on. I just picked my cat up and tried to backspace all of the words he had typed while he was laying there.

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