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25 Jan 05

at john orr, we want you to freeze to death

when i got home from work today, i noticed a new sign in my lobby:

it’s essentially a rehash this month’s newsletter’s suggestions about how to keep warm (complete with the same title, with the same misplaced comma), with one addition that made me take notice: no heaters! if i didn’t have my heater, i would’ve frozen to death last week when my room was, without exaggeration, approaching zero celsius. it’s a good sign when my curtains are blowing with my windows closed, right?

anyway, the point of all this is that i HAVE reported coldness in the past. i’ve lived here for a few winters now, and last year i decided to be proactive about the whole situation and asked to have my windows resealed before it got cold, on account of that whole blowing curtains thing. here was the note left for me by my superintendant:

translated (thanks to fadey ink):
Robert: Your patio door was open, we don’t heat the outside; I pulled your bedroom window shut; you have all your heat rads blocked none of your heat can circulate. Thankyou. Temp 11:45AM F73 21.9C Superintendant Heather Oct 3/03.

right. i was clearly concerned about the temperature of my apartment on october 3rd. somehow i doubt complaints about being cold are going to be overly productive. in summary, i’m gonna use a heater and they’re gonna like it.

4 Responses to “at john orr, we want you to freeze to death”

  1. 1
    optimus Says:

    I will personally pay to send your super to a seminar on the use of punctuation, in the; englishlanguage.

  2. 2
    anne... Says:

    and i will personally pay to send rob on a seminar on the correct spelling of the word freeze… (at this point, please refer to the title of this post.)

  3. 3
    pager Says:

    i don’t know what you’re talking about. and i certainly didn’t just edit this post’s title.

  4. 4
    Cindy Says:

    um, I’m curious, you kept that note for this long? One year, 3 months, and 23 days? hmmmm ….

    (**Note: I just tried looking up “spelling fetishes” or something like that on Google to make fun of dear Rob, and I’d just like to say: ewwww. )

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