Monday, June 16, 2008

1, 2, 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock, *CLANG*

I've got a bit of a rant today.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been woken up at 1am, 2am, 3am and 4am. This happens almost every night and it isn't Aaron thats waking me.

The security guards do their rounds every hour and supposedly, their way of telling the main guard post that they are at their stations is to bang on a lamp post in their area. Haven't they heard of walkie talkies? Its not just the one *CLANG* each time either. They do it to each of the lamp posts they walk past. Lucky us for having one right outside the bedroom window. One *CLANG* for 1am, two for 2am and so on for EACH lamp post.

We've complained and were told that we have a new guy in the area that doesn't know how to *CLANG* softly. And, that he will be 'trained'. I'm wondering what the point is if he does it softly and nobody hears. How come I never heard it before? I think its a new practice that the guy in our area is having fun with. Still, why haven't they told him off yet!

My suspicion is that he does this to warn any would-be burglars that security is on the way and they should either hide or run. That would save the security guard some work wouldn't it?

These are extremely poorly paid people who have no vested interests in keeping us safe. Why would they risk anything? We know that they sleep on the job because they are still asleep when we go for our morning walk. Note the fact that I didn't mention a 5am *CLANG*

Poor Richard, I'll be sending him out sometime tomorrow morning to go ask the guy "Why?" and tell him to stop. Richard sleeps through the noise but I'm not about to go out there and confront the night guard in my PJs.


Bilbo said...

I used to be driven crazy by the garbage collectors back when we all had steel cans...they would bang and clang the cans all over the place, making the maximum racket as they collected the trash between 4 and 5 AM. Nowadays, we have heavy plastic cans that don't make so much noise...but we have garbage trucks that have to back up several times to negotiate the turnaround at the end of our street, and they have a very loud BEE...BEE...BEE...BEE backup warning signal that's worse than the cans. You can't win.

Kellan said...

Okay - that would make me a little crazy too, but good to have the security, right!

Have a good day - Kellan

John said...

find out where he lives and return the favor during his sleeping hours.

Mike said...

Loosen the bolts on the lamp post so that when he hits it it falls over.

GJ said...

Hi Amanda, here's a little Indonesian advise, you may need to pay a small monthly fee to the RT and this will stop. Depends how much your sleep is worth.

elizabeth embracing life said...

This is terrible, but I am guessing that you never heard it before, because the guy who use to do it was sleeping on the job. This is the new guy and he will soon learn that being "quiet" really means sleeping on the job. What a terrible disturbance to your sleep.

Nap Warden said...

Wow, I got nothing for you on this one...I thought I had it bad with the birds outside our window...Good luck:)

MamaGeek said...

No way. Having never heard of such a thing, this shocks me! You should get some water balloons ready or something! :)