User avatar
aloha73g
Posts: 1849
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:30 pm

Something Is On The Roof Of My Dorm!

Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:57 am

I am a junior at a University in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the past three days there have been very loud/violent sounds coming from the roof (I live on the top/3rd floor). The building shakes for about 30 seconds while the sound happens. It sounds like a GIANT suitcase rolling back and forth or a VERY VERY big and loud sewing machine.

Any Ideas or comments about this bizarre situation? It has been happening every 15 minutes this morning from 6:45am to now....8:45am.
Aloha Airlines - The Spirit Moves Us. Gone but NEVER Forgotten. Aloha, A Hui Hou!
 
theCoz
Posts: 3933
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:06 am

RE: Something Is On The Roof Of My Dorm!

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:09 am

My mom has a strange habit of getting up on the roof of tall buildings. Once they had to bring in a special crane from out of state to remove her from the top of a 6 story building. She was thrashing around so much during the whole ordeal that the straps of her harness nearly broke. Boy, she can buck! Don't get close to those hooves!

Signed,
Cedarjet
 
stlgph
Posts: 9059
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:19 pm

RE: Something Is On The Roof Of My Dorm!

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:13 am

Blame the squirrels.
if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
 
desertjets
Posts: 7575
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2000 3:12 pm

RE: Something Is On The Roof Of My Dorm!

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:20 am

Maybe Santa and his sleigh got stuck???


Or you could just go find your HD and ask what is going on.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
 
KROC
Posts: 18919
Joined: Mon May 08, 2000 11:19 am

RE: Something Is On The Roof Of My Dorm!

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:20 am

1.) Go look for yourself and see whats up.

2.) Will somebody PLEASE get TheCoz some new material, because he has absolutely killed the possibility of even a slightly funny mom joke directed towards Cedarjet.
 
User avatar
aloha73g
Posts: 1849
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:30 pm

RE: Something Is On The Roof Of My Dorm!

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:31 am

We have called Campus Safety (a.k.a. Rent a Cop), the Housing Office and our Resident Director. Allsay someone will look at it.

There are alot of squirrels up here....maybe a huge one got a sewing machine on wheels. Or it could be someones deranged mother...that is what it sounds like.

Aloha!
Aloha Airlines - The Spirit Moves Us. Gone but NEVER Forgotten. Aloha, A Hui Hou!
 
L-188
Posts: 29881
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 1999 11:27 am

RE: Something Is On The Roof Of My Dorm!

Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:10 am

Air Conditioning machine going out?

Bad Compressor.

It would start periodically as you described.

Get a tape recording of it and give it to the building maintance guys.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
UTA_flyinghigh
Posts: 6304
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:46 pm

RE: Something Is On The Roof Of My Dorm!

Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:42 pm

Maybe it IS a GIANT suitcase rolling back and forth or a VERY VERY big and loud sewing machine.

UTA
Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
 
User avatar
VirginFlyer
Posts: 3974
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2000 12:27 pm

RE: Something Is On The Roof Of My Dorm!

Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:19 pm

Quoting Aloha73G (reply 0):
It sounds like a GIANT suitcase rolling back and forth


And with this, we solve Life's Little Mystery #4781 - The Whereabouts of Lost Luggage

V/F
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
 
tristarenvy
Posts: 2235
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:07 am

RE: Something Is On The Roof Of My Dorm!

Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:45 pm

You know, back home in Texas, we'd just go up there and "air it out". Just be sure to yell, "It's coming right at us!" before you pull the trigger.
If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: PacificBeach88 and 12 guests