i think my current apartment is making me want to be a republican. i find myself getting more worked up about our downstairs neighbours every week, and i think robojoe wants me to just chillax. of course i should lighten up, but all the little things are starting to bug me.
like waking up at 4:00am on a wednesday to the house stinking of pot. this makes it impossible to get back to sleep because i’m convinced my downstairs neighbour is going to burn the place down. (this is a reoccurring nightmare.) nevermind the rotating pile of junk on the front porch. i think i might just toss it, but that would probably make waves, and i don’t want to rock the boat too much. though i think i am willing to fight the person who likes to fill up the garbage can over the weekend. garbage day is friday. don’t fill it up on a saturday because that’s the day you decide to throw half your belongings out! space it out through the week. i’m tired of living with rotting stuff for a week and smelling it because there’s no room in the can.
the thing that’s really starting to irk me is the lack of hot water in the morning. robojoe and i share a 2-bedroom apartment. our downstairs neighbours both live in 1-bedroom apartments (one’s a studio). i’m convinced the hot-water heater is equipped with 4 inhabitants in mind. right now both of our downstairs neighbours have at least one other person, more likely 2-3 people living with them. talk about tight quarters! i didn’t mind until they all started using all the hot water up in the morning. i need a good hot shower in the morning, especially since my sinuses are all sorts of messed up right now. it’s irritating that there’s precious little hotwater because 3 other people have taken showers since then. now, i know i could get up earlier, but this is a new thing that’s started within the past couple of months. i’m convinced that 2 of the 3 shower people are not my neighbours with leases, which irks me more. it wouldn’t be bad if these people were visiting for a little bit, but it’s been months. i’m tempted to ask the landlord for a new hotwater heater to account for all the new tenants, but that would be a dick move (especially with a contraband cavy).
so what am i to do? use as much hot water as i can when i can, and hope it doesn’t run out when i really need it. sounds like a republican, don’t it?