1.22.2009

Packing, Packing, and Avoiding Maintenance Workers

My bed is covered in clothes. It was then that I realized I am bringing WAY too much stuff on our cruise. But as I told my mom, I don't know what I'm going to want to wear next week until that very moment arises. Better to be prepared (I usually have at least one "I should've brought that" moment on every vacation).

I didn't work out this morning because I realized just how much I have to do before Saturday. My scale registered another 149 3/4, which I'm counting as a 149 1/2.

For entertainment (and to appaul you), I shall leave you with this miniature story...

I shower with my bathroom door open (so what? I live alone and there are no nearby windows). Only about a minute after getting out of the shower yesterday, I hear pounding on my door. A deep voice yells "MAINTENANCE!" I didn't know what to do. I was afraid if I made the dash to my bedroom for clothes, the maintenance men might walk in on me mid-streak. So I just closed the bathroom door and willed them to go away.

But go away they did not. After hearing no response, they came into my apartment.
"MAINTENANCE!" he yelled.
"WHAAAT?!" I yelled back through the door.
"We are here to patch your ceiling," he responded.
"I don't know what you're talking about!" I called back in frustration and nudity.
"Do you want us to come back later?" he asked.
"Uh... YES, PLEASE!"

So they left. I really don't know what he's talking about. There is nothing wrong with my ceiling. However, that's not the point. The point is that they came into my apartment when I was in a less-than-decent state. And this isn't the first time. I once woke up to the sound of maintenance workers in my bathroom flushing my toilet and running my shower. That's unacceptable. I pay good money to live there. Unless it's an emergency, they should not be able to just come in whenever they want.

That's my rant for the day. And no, mom, I have NOT spoken with my landlord yet about this problem. I wish I could just move... my apartment building is becoming a nightmare.

Despite all this, I'm in a relatively good mood. Tomorrow is my last day of work, then I'll be home on Saturday and off to Miami on Sunday. Weeee!

5 comments:

untpawgal02 said...

OMG... how embarrasing! Glad you sent them away to come back another day :)

Have fun on your cruise!

That Pink Girl said...

Yikes! You need a deadbolt so they can only get in when you are NOT there. Def worth mentioning to your landlord. You deserve your privacy!!!

Marcy said...

What?!? They just roll up in there when you're in there?!? Ohhhh hells no!!

Mike said...

Your best bet is to get one of those chain things that let you open the door a little. This way they see, duh, someone's home, we'll come back. If they break the chain, that's grounds for B&E charges. lol

Adam said...

Wowzers. That is crazy! When I had a project, I used to stay in a lot of hotels... One time when I was in bed watching TV with all of the lights off someone came in claiming to be maintenence. Seriously? With ALL of the lights off?

Sometimes people need to use their head.

BTW - I totally shower with the door open, always have.

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