Friday, October 8, 2010

Midnight escapades

My second day in Yokohama was full of volleyball games and activities (including a dinner where I accidentally ate chicken cartilage) so by the time I got back to my hotel I was ready for bed.  You can imagine my upset when I was so rudely awoken at 1:00am by a constant knocking in the hallway.  I tried to stick it out wishing I had brought earplugs, but finally I crawled out of bed to investigate.  Through the peephole I could see a man who appeared to be locked out of his room.  Nothing too unusual, but I had to stop myself from laughing out loud because not only was he locked out, but he was locked out with no clothes on!  No clothes!  How does that happen?  It got better a few moments later when I heard voices.  I thought maybe someone had finally let him in.  But no, it was only the couple next door who had come home.  They stood only a few feet from the naked man but pretended like he wasn't there at all!  He persisted knocking for at least another good half and hour and soon after that I fell back asleep. 

In the morning I was glad to see he was no longer in the hallway but I did really have to think to remember if it actually happened or if it had all just been a dream.  We've enjoyed coming up with many different ideas about how he came to be in the hallway sans clothing.