Saturday, March 20, 2010

I love the smell of shit in the morning....

...and in the evening.

Actually, I don't love it at all but unfortunately our apartment smells like shit every morning, evening, or basically anytime we don't flush our toilet for a few hours. There's something wrong with the plumbing in our building which has had two not-so-positive results:

Not-So-Positive Result #1: Whenever the people upstairs flush their toilet, our toilet rumbles and all the water is sucked out from the bowl. This makes going #2 really exciting because, if the timing is right, it sounds like a giant vacuum is about to suck out your internal organs.

Not-So-Positive Result #2: When the people flush their toilet upstairs and we don't immediately flush ours, the apartment starts to get a disgusting sewage smell. Basicallye very time we walk into our apartment we have to light three matches before we can breath.

That's the bad news. The good news is that our rent was due last week and we haven't paid the landlord a dime because we told him we're not paying until the problem is fixed...which he agreed to. Hey, call me a cheapskate but I can live with a few minutes of a bad smell every day if it means I get to live for free!


mom said...

Did you learn the match trick from Camp Airy or did Hannah teach you the Camp Louise solution?

Benjamin said...

I think I learned that from sharing hotel rooms with some smelly people.

Hopefully this will be fixed soon. A guy came to look at an open apartment in our building today and he asked me what I thought of the place. I told him that I liked the place but the landlord sucked and hadn't fixed this terrible problem in months. Well, the agent showing the house wasn't so happy and said he'd be calling the landlord.

your bed at #27 awaits said...

Eviction next?

Benjamin said...

We shall see. I've already been evicted once in Vietnam! Unfortunately my old house just got rented out.