Have you ever noticed some people do NOT know how to walk quietly? It's like they're trying to slam their weight onto the earth as hard as possible out of some fear that they'd otherwise float away.
At first it seemed like all the thumps coming from upstairs could be from someone moving in. No sweat...until they started slamming drawers. If they were unpacking, it sounded like they were fighting about where to put stuff.
Granted, my apartment building trasmits pretty much ANY kind of noise. I've been graced with the nickname of "silent creeper" by coworkers who I unintentionally sneak up on, and even I can't walk without some thumping when I'm anywhere other than the first floor of the apartment building.
Curiousity got the better of me, and I decided to see if I could better tell what was going on if I did a pass by their door, (in total creeper stalker fashion).
Another thing I've noticed about my apartment building is that if you have a conversation within 10 feet of your front door, anyone can easily hear what you're saying out in the hallway.
The occupants of this apartment must never have figured that out. Then again, I probably would still have heard their conversation regardless, since the woman talking seemed to be one of those people who is incapable of being anything other than loud and brash. You know the type...these are the people who can't for the life of them whisper while at a movie theatre.
There was a male voice that answered her strident comments every once in a while, but he was barely audible. Actually, I wasn't paying much attention to what she was saying. It was too hard to catch whole sentences since they were punctuated by the thumps of her high heels. Apparently this woman paces when she talks.
It was obvious that they weren't unpacking. They were just having a very loud, mobile conversation...that lasted 4 and a half hours.
It finally died off, but around 6 in the morning the thumps started again. This woman is just as incapable of walking without shaking my lighting fixtures barefoot as she is in high heels.
Up till now, it seemed like this guy lived in this apartment by himself. I just hope that this woman is some relative who's staying a VERY short amount of time, and not a prospective long time girlfriend.