Let me start out by saying that my Super is genuinely a nice person. And I feel a little bit guilty about the post I’m about to write, and then I think back to how annoying he is, and I’m over it.
So I’m a pretty private person, in a lot of different aspects. I mean, I REALLY value my privacy. And there are a lot of things that I really don’t like – for example, I don’t like that I have to make small talk with the same person every single day even though we have absolutely nothing in common and nothing to talk about. Literally, nothing at all to talk about. I don’t like repeating myself over and over – if I tell you you’re allowed to use my BBQ – I mean it. I don’t need you to ask me every single day if its okay, just fire that bad boy up and make yourself a hot dog. If I am carrying a basket with 15 pounds of laundry in it, I don’t want to discuss the weather, I want to get inside and fold my clothes.
My super, like I said, is very nice – almost, overly nice. He does things for me that I haven’t asked him to do, and while I appreciate it, I almost feel like I have to be nice to him because he’s constantly cleaning my grill and my windows. And table. And putting potted plants in front of my apartment.
My God I’m a jerk. All those things sound great, right? Well how about 5 o’clock this morning and I have to roll out of bed and walk my dog. Guess what? I don’t want to chit-chat, I want to walk my dog and go back to bed. Or over the weekend, my friends came by and we had a BBQ – I’m not a TOTAL jerk, I invited him to come by if he wanted to join us, I had plenty of food and beer and everything…it just spiraled into a barrage of texts offering to go to the store and buy beer and food and all sorts of stuff for us.
No, Super, I simply want to give you a burger, have a few beers with you, and enjoy my friends. I don’t want 85 different texts asking me nonsensical questions. And, how are you getting to the store? Not in my car, that’s for sure.