When things go boom

We were sitting here quite contentedly minding our own business when we heard a bang.
It sounded like a heavy door slamming, but we checked outside and could see nothing.
A few moments later, there was a bigger bang, both of us up like a shot to see what was going on. Nothing.
The third one was worrying, and loud, the fourth even louder…….. and apparently closer.
I put my coat on and walked round to the construction site.

Ignorant or what.
Playing with their text phones and swigging from cans, they said they hadn’t heard a thing and pointed me to another guy, who pointed me back to them, and then someone else.
No-one had heard anything.
Angry and feeling foolish, I started to walk home, and overheard raised voices and a revving engine at the junction about 50 yards from the site.
I heard ‘bombs going off’ and hurried home as there was no way I was going to approach the four guys concerned on my own and I wanted to be with Hubby and the dog.

Our neighbour has just received a message on his smartphone from the Police to say the RAF are playing flying along the coast and dropping 500 pound bombs as an exercise.
At least we know we weren’t hearing things.
As for the guys on the construction site? Obviously they are so intent on ‘thumbing it’, they wouldn’t know about it unless one landed on their heads, and then it would be a bit late.
Should have heeded the doddery old woman’s enquiry.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to When things go boom

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Stupid all around. All residents should have been notified well in advance and those idiots you asked, well, they are idiots! I had a boyfriend who used to say “common sense isn’t common with everyone.” How right he was!

  2. blindzanygirl says:

    Wow Di. Scary. But honestly – BLOKES! Pleased you found out whatt it was though!

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