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Pros and Cons

Con: It appears that one of the water lines in the building went blooey in last night's cold.

Pro: Our building manager was kind enough to come and inform all the residents personally, so that we wouldn't turn on our kitchen taps this morning and release Gorgoth, Soul-Destroyer of the Underworld (or whatever).

Con: He elected to do this by coming and banging on my door at (I checked) 1:15 in the morning until I woke up.

There's just got to be a better way . . .

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dot_o_choillmor
Dec. 3rd, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
1.15am??? I'd rather mop up Gorgoth.
frenchpony
Dec. 3rd, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
I had to think a bit when I woke up this morning to recall whether that little visit was real or a dream. Not a good time to be doing this!
dawtheminstrel
Dec. 3rd, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Oh my. How long until you have water again?
frenchpony
Dec. 3rd, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
I do have water, just not in the kitchen. So far, Gorgoth hasn't gotten to the bathroom, which is fine by me!

I hear some banging and whirring of power tools somewhere in the building, so I guess Gorgoth will be exorcised some time this morning.
meggins
Dec. 5th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
Oh no! That is an unfortunate messaging system. If it'd been me getting that news when I was half or more asleep, I probably would have forgotten by morning and released Gorgoth anyway.

On the other hand, I can see why the landlord didn't think a note under the door would be sufficient.
frenchpony
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
Well, I had to think in the morning to remember if it was real or a dream. But they were pretty efficient about fixing the pipes, and I had water again that evening.
ns_tulkas
Dec. 8th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
On a good note, it wasn't the heating pipes
I would have opted for sliding a note under the door or something... which the resident probably wouldn't have discovered until after they tried using the bathroom sinks or whatever. Is it weird that my immediate thought was that I'd have sat down to make custom stationery and write individual notes, which probably would have taken a couple of hours?

Still, pounding at your door at 1am? I'm surprised you didn't call the police, I'd have been terrified. Are the pipes alright now?
frenchpony
Dec. 9th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: On a good note, it wasn't the heating pipes
Everything is working just fine.

'm surprised you didn't call the police, I'd have been terrified.

I think I was too sleepy to think like that. The building is pretty secure, and if any Bad Guy had gotten as far as my door, I don't think he'd waste time knocking until I woke up. But then again, I have been known to do some amazingly stupid things when woken up in the middle of the night.
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