When I was younger, I fantasized about how wonderful life would be when I have my own apartment. Now, after achieving my dream and experiencing it, I have realized what a disaster my fantasy has turned out to be; I’ve come to realize how my apartment has given me nothing but headaches. From the day I signed the lease, I’ve had to deal with an un- cooperative landlord, an incompetent janitor, and inconsiderate neighbors.
To begin with, my landlord has been quite uncooperative. He never respects the law and adds haphazard raise without giving early notices. Like last month, I had to borrow money from my friend to pay the extra dollars on the rent. In addition, he never cares about tenants. The elevator is usually out of order and the entrance is always unlit. Furthermore, he couldn’t care less about the cleanliness of the building as the stairs are always stained with gum and the entrance filled with crumpled wraps.
Secondly, the janitor who cleans my flat is incompetent. He leaves the kitchen half cleaned. For instance, I had to scrub the scum off the sink after he “cleaned” yesterday, and he always leaves the floor half wet. Moreover, the bathroom is always missing items such as dry towels and shampoos. Also, he doesn’t change the shower curtain once ruined. Let’s not forget about the bedroom where the dirty laundry is spread all over the room, and the stinky smell surrounding the room because of the bed sheets that haven’t been changed for months now.
Finally, the worst problem of all has been the inconsiderate neighbors who live in the apartment above me. It seems like they’re always shouting at each other as if they’re living in a war zone. More to the point, their stomping feet is real disturbing most of the time. Getting some quiet time in this apartment is real challenging.
Sometimes, my apartment seems like a small, friendly oasis surrounded by hostile enemies. I never know form where trouble will come from next: the landlord,...