Moved into my apartment a few days ago,
had furniture delivered today–strange things happened:1)One of the movers lost their drills and couldn’t find it–thus stalling the entire operation2) They damaged
my landlord’s beautifully constructed brick and mortar wall that welcomes me to my apartment (they insisted that it was “already like that”)3)Before the mover who lost their drill came to
that realization the case was the batteries were missing/drill bits were missing/my landlord must’ve taken it…(which pissed my landlord off because he didn’t go near the furniture that was
being delivered)4)My landlord invited me to lunch, and with being new to the neighborhood I couldn’t pass up an experienced stomach leading the way…5) During lunch he told me WW1 ghost stories,
his private concert with the Rolling Stones that was totally by chance, accidentally playing pool with another celebrity, his girlfriend of 10 years who lives in Boston,
his fascination with the octopus, how he almost died on a camping trip from being ill prepared for top-of-mountain weather and the subsequent hauntings that followed.
6)He had to finish painting the bathroom in my unit, but decided to go home after explaining to me how he can’t do any work after eating french fries…All of this is to say…just go with it.
What started as a furniture delivery nightmare actually turned into a kick-ass bonding moment with someone I never suspected in a million years–my landlord!