Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Yesterday started out a nice relaxing day.
The weather is cold here in NJ,
but I have my thermostat set to 68 and I'm comfy.
I had roasted some chickpeas for lunch, and they had burnt a little,
the smoke alarms went off (they're very sensitive),
and I opened 3 of my windows about 2 inches to get the smell out.
I was minding my own business, working on a little project I have going.
30 minutes later I get a knock on my door from one of the maintenance guys.
My windows are open....
I explain to him I burnt something I was making and they're barely open
and I was trying to get rid of the smell.
Again he tells me My windows are open....
and he just finished fixing a frozen pipe in the complex.
I explain to him that my alarms went off and
that's why I had the windows open.
Again he tells me My windows are open but that he's not trying to 'bust my chops' , he's just warning me that my windows are open.
Now I'm getting annoyed...again I tell him I was trying to get rid of the smell.
He turns and starts down the stairs, annoyed at my response,
Telling me all the way down the stairs that my windows are open.
And as he leaves I tell him he's mad but he keeps telling me about the windows even when I keep explaining to him that I burnt something.
I don't need this garbage.
It ruined my mood and bothered me all day and all night.
First of all....it's my apartment; if I want a little fresh air, I'm going to get it
Second, I don't like being harassed
Third, once I explained the situation, that should have been the end of the conversation.
I'm not about to live in a vacuum sealed apartment,
just to make someone happy.
Next time I'm just going to act dumb,
yes him to death,
but just continue doing what I want.
I feel like someone, once again, is violating my safe haven, my home.
It's aggravating and I'm still annoyed.
I came very close to wanting a binge.
What would you do?