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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Another PSA

A scenario!

1) You come home from a long day's workin' and commutin' to find about a twelve (12) by six (6) foot section of your carpet soaked through.

2) You have the bad fortune that the surly maintenance man, not the nice maintenance man, is on duty. He's extra surly because yours is not the only apartment to suffer this fate during the day.

3) Surly makes a couple of passes over the area with a shop vac and calls it a day.

Now, no matter --

A) How antsy you get about the mold possibilities,
B) How much your cat starts hassling you about the whole "wet, inside" angle,
C) How frustrated you get with the service around here,

Do NOT, under any circumstances:

i) Dump a bunch of kitty litter on the area. The clumping action that makes it so easy to clean out the litter box will make the carpet that much, much worse.

ii) Freak out at 11 pm about i) and decide to try to vacuum up the litter with the vacuum you just fucking bought 6 weeks ago. That's only going to gum up the works.

iii) Do anything to change your situation. Sit tight and wait. Owning these circumstances will only incite the Fear. And then you will put in 2 1/2 hours of cleaning the next morning, which will leave you with...

Again, this is after the hours of cleaning up. Godspeed to the professionals that my landlord claims are coming today.



Blogger steve said...

wait, where did the water come from?

1:23 PM

Blogger neill said...

apparently the pipe going into a toilet tank on the 9th floor failed and started leaking water... all the way down to my place.

yes, i'm looking for a new apt.

2:32 PM

Blogger Jefe said...

Sorry man.

3:23 PM


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