Sunday, July 2, 2017

Johnson and Wales: 103 years worth of secrets

While being housed in the Johnson Hall dormitories, room 404, I experienced something rather unexpected. My roommate, Calliope, and I had both enrolled in a week long summer camp by Junior Achievement and would come here to reside after the long days of work. On our third night in this dorm room, we locked our bathroom door and hallway door, and went to sleep, between 11:00 and 12:00. 

Every night, I had slept like a baby, no interruptions until my alarm (my roommate, however, slept very little), with the exception of this third night. I awoke, and recall laying in bed rather uncomfortably, as I had allergies due to our open windows and summer night air. Suddenly, our door flew open, light from the hallway bursting in. Just as quickly as it had opened, it closed, not a slam, but still not a gentle shut.

I recall being the least bit alarmed, not frightened in any way, as if I expected it to happen. I laid there for several minutes more until I noticed my roommate was also awake. "Did our door just open?" I asked, expecting it to be my fairly vivid imagination. 

"Uh... yeah, it did."

"Damn, I thought I was the only person who saw it."

We returned to our slumber as though nothing happened, and when we woke in the morning, I questioned the occurrence oncemore. She said she remembered it happening, and checked the door. It was still locked from the night before.

Usually, I'd feel the need to share what happened to everyone, but it took me a solid 24 hours to remember again, after that morning, that it had happened.

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