September 18, 2004

Rain, Rain Go Away

POST #    1294

Water is a resource that people can't live without, wars starting over it and such, but it's something that I certainly don't need any more of. I'm tired of all the water that has recently flooded New York - and my apartment. All this water is arriving in the form of rain. For the second time in recent memory, there has been a shallow pool of water in one area of my basement. The most recent storm wasn't nearly as bad as the last - no flooding from the roof - but I still spent a good deal of time attempting to mop up the basement.

I think someone needs to build a hurricane stopping machine or mechanism. Sure, it's an impossible task, but if they contain and release enough energy to power the United States for a year, then there must be a way. Or maybe we can stop those winds from coming off of Africa that start the tropical storms. Cooling the waters in the Atlantic would also be a good idea. But seeing that these are more than likely to be impossible, I really need to get that basement fixed.

Oh, and the neighbor upstairs was flipping out again. This time, slamming on the door of the apartment above his at 7 AM demanding that the TV be turned down. Guess he chooses to ignore the fact that nobody is living in that apartment.

Posted by tien mao in House and Home, Rants at 3:14 PM



I've heard a story very similar to your crazy upstairs neighbor situation--a fairly old man would keep on complaining that some one had a tv or radio on too loud (so loud that he could clearly hear it in his bedroom).

Turns out his clock-radio had somehow turned on (perhaps it was set to go off at odd hours of the night), and he just didn't realize it.

Mb you should investigate?

Posted by: hy at September 18, 2004 5:35 PM

well, the guy upstairs doesn't seem old enough to be senile, but he does seem like an idiot. at least he wasn't banging on my door despite having slipped a note under it before. i'm thinking he went door to door trying to find the noise.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 18, 2004 7:13 PM

What? You have a basement? That is so cool!

Posted by: jocelyn at September 19, 2004 9:25 AM

Ahh, neighbor drama is the best! When I am an old lady I plan to know exactly what is going on in my neighborhood; eavesdropping, snooping, idyll gossiping and vicious lies are my plans of attack. Tien stir up some, don't let the opportunity for building havoc pass you by, take this time to have fun with your fellow neighbors and stir it up. Your way exciting building meetings are a prime time to start this. Take Arron Spelling's television series as an example for you to follow. You can do it!

Posted by: christiona at September 22, 2004 3:08 PM

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