This apartment building has been a cacophony of noise this
evening. It's got my nerves a bit frayed.
The curse of apartment 203. This apartment has had a series of
people through it, many of which have been evicted. Some have just not
stayed long. I've lived here for about four years, and in that time
there have been at least four or five people through that
A smoke detector in 203. They got it figured out and got it shut
off. Then there was a burglar alarm or something going off
downstairs. That went for a bit, and then got shut off. Smoke detector
in 203 again, probably for fifteen minutes or more. I thought they'd
eventually get it figured out. Somebody banged on their door, but
didn't get a response... Since I wasn't sleeping anyway, I wandered
into my kitchen and was alarmed to smell smoke. I went out into the
hallway and one of the other tenets was going to see if there was
smoke coming out of the windows and said she would call the
landlord. I'm getting worried now, but I don't do anything.
Landlord shows up and goes into 203. Smoke billows out and sets off
the building's fire alarm. That's a loud fire alarm. So I paced and
put on my sweater and boots, and wonder if I'll be able to take my
computer out when I go.... there's a lot of stuff on it. I go out into
the hall and the landlord comes out of 203, so I ask him if he's got
it under control, and he says yes. The fire alarm and the smoke
detectors all get shut off but now the place smells like smoke.
The landlord is pissed of course. I think these people just moved
in today. The previous tenet had most of his stuff out on Friday, and
was seen a bit Saturday morning. That's the way to make a good
impression; try to burn the building
down. I can't believe he slept through the smoke detector for so
fuck. I need to take a walk. I need a good stiff drink. Yes, I would like a drink.