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Anonymous Letter

Sunday, January 28, 2007
It's been about 6 months since I moved into my apartment in "beautiful downtown Salem." I've found a few more quirks in the place. The biggest one that bothers me is that there's a dis-used central heating system that - though defunct - still passes air around all 7 stories of this concrete fallout shelter. This is a problem because you're also allowed to smoke in these apartments. Although I'm not a smoker, my apartment reeks of cigarette smoke half the time that seeps in through the vents and walls.

So a few days ago I got this interesting letter slipped under my door:
Hi -
Not sure if it's coming from your apartment or not... if so, please stop smoking weed (at least stop smoking it indoors). If it's not you please pass this note to the apartment next to you. Thanks!
While a fairly innocuous letter on the surface, there's a few reasons why it's so infuriatingly useless.

First, I don't smoke weed. I never have. The concept doesn't bother me, per se, but for someone to think I do somewhat bristles me.

Secondly, I have no idea who this came from. I've never smelled pot here (cigarettes, as I mentioned, I smell all the time) so it's curious that someone who apparently live nearby smelled it.

Third, while I have no idea where it came from, I also have no idea who it was originally sent to. So it could have been sent to my neighbor first and, thinking it wasn't for him, passed it on to me. I don't know. I have no idea which direction to send the note in. (There is an apartment on either side of me!)

Finally, given the central ventilation system, the smell could really be coming from anywhere in this building. The writer of this note simply assumes that it came from nearby, but I'm guessing he or she is very, very wrong.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude...spark it!

8:56 PM, January 28, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

probably came from outside :)

8:06 AM, January 30, 2007  
Blogger Laura said...

It was me, i confess. I hope the crack i smoke on saturdays doesnt bother you too much...

10:21 PM, January 30, 2007  

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