One of the best parts of living in an apartment complex is the entertainment provided by the neighbors. You're packed in so close to so many different people that sometimes you get watch some really dramatic scenes.
For instance, about a month ago I came home for lunch and as I was standing at my kitchen sink looking out the window I got to watch a young couple go through a horrible break-up. The kind of break-up that you see in movies where the girl is sobbing and yelling and him to come back to her and the guy stands there regretfully breaking her heart. It was horrifying to watch, but riveting. I've never been the impartial observer in that situation have you? It's amazing.
With the interesting also comes the insane. Small annoyances are compounded by proximity. For example. My building is very close to the small maintenance building and a few prime parking spots. Actually, it overlooks these spots so whenever I'm at my sink doing dishes I glance down and see who is parked there.
2 weeks ago I noticed a very odd thing. Someone had parked their scooter in the best free spot in the whole apartment complex. There are a lot better spots, but you have to pay extra rent to use them. The location of the scooter parking wasn't odd, but the angle at which it sat was curious. It was perpendicular to the spot. Again, curious, but I went on with my day.
Later that night I noticed that a car was parked in that spot and the scooter was moved over to the side. Huh, I thought to myself, that's kind of unique.
Over the course of the next week I realized that this HEINOUS person was moving the scooter to block the spot EVERYDAY while she was away at work and then moving it over at night so she'd have the best parking spot.
For some reason this had got my blood boiling! She has become my personal Newman and each time I see that dumb scooter blocking this spot the inner prankster really starts to scream in my ear. DO SOMETHING! SHE'S A CHEATER AND SHOULD BE PUNISHED.
The ear doctor is slowly concocting a passive aggressive revenge on my Newman. Any ideas?
I mean, she shouldn't be doing that right? If she wants a great, permanant, reserved parking spot she should have to pay for it like the rest of us, right? right? RIGHT?!?!?