Even as I was preparing myself to step out, I was distracted by a drone emanating from within the house. I rushed to every nook and corner to locate its origin. Seeing me panic my husband soon joined me and we together inspected every light that was burning and every gadget that was working. To our relief we found everything was in order. Then it occurred to us that the air conditioners in the house upstairs were demanding some kind of attention and promptly decided to alert the occupants. The man of the house quickly came down to have a first hand knowledge of what we were talking and alerting him about. He peered his eyes and cocked up his ears at every possibility of the sound coming from his house and said the culprit lay in the neighbour’s bungalow. I immediately tried to reach her on her mobile as well as her landline but found there was no response. I felt helpless in the situation and resigned myself to the unpleasant and frightening sound coming from her place.
My phone began ringing after perhaps a quarter of an hour and it was my neighbour complaining about the horrible sound her neighbour’s ACs were producing!
n.meera raghavendra rao