Monday, 18 February 2008

Club 14

I live in Room 13 of House B (Hotel Schlössle), which means I have the good fortune of living in all-too-close proximity to "Club 14", opened by the enterprising J&B.

Until the night of my birthday, my interactions with Club 14 management had largely consisted of me asking politely that they keep the noise down; J&B accusing me of being unfriendly for not joining in the parties; and me then pointing out that I was no longer a student, and had a class to teach in the morning.

Our conversations would always end amiably, with both parties smiling. But although I generally managed to fall asleep, the music never became any softer.

Cut to my birthday celebrations. At some point in the wee hours, Kate sensibly decided to call it a night. I say "sensibly", because we both had to arise at some ungodly hour to catch the bus (me to Sargans, her to Feldkirch). Alas, all sense had deserted me...

For some reason I cannot recall, I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to make my virgin Club 14 appearance. J&B were characteristically generous of spirit, and I ended up chilling with the regular Club 14 boys until such a late (or rather early) hour, that there seemed little point in sleeping at all. I was to regret this during my arduous travels "tomorrow".

5 comments:

Bec said...

T, reading the account of your birthday weekend is like subscribing to one of those magazines in the 19th century that serialised novels. BTW, is "chilling with" the Club 14 boys a euphemism?

TM said...

You know, I have been wondering lately why someone doesn´t write a serialised novel via a blog. Perhaps I should? Alas, "chilling with" is not a euphemism in this case, I had an action-free birthday...

CM said...

wow i didn't know you had to put up with constant partying next door - i know what it's like! with our neighbours coming HOME at 2am and starting a house party. luckily they have stopped that - although now we wake up to the creaky sounds of Oh Adam, OH adam.

TM said...

Ja, it´s been fine for a while now, cos everyone had exams! And it should change when I move...

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