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I can't get over how self centered most (seemingly) people are
It's not just in your building! It's everywhere!
Seriously, I spend way more time than I'd like, listening to type A people drone on about their miserable self-centered lives. I've got a retired neighbor who just loves to talk...I avoid him, especially during work hours. I've got a brother-in-law who calls me just about every day because he is bored and has no friends. Then, there is the current example of a non-technical colleague who needs help troubleshooting a slow wifi issue at her new house. It's been around 25 min. now on this phone call and finally past the point of 'turn in off and turn it back on'...to be continued.
I wanted to get out of a lease and "played up" the stomping part. The landlord came to check me out personally. As luck would have it, at that moment we hear stomping and he goes: "What's that noise?!" "Oh, it's someone climbing the stairs" (3 story appt; stairs). No contest.
It was only in wine that he laid down no limit for himself, but he did not allow himself to be confused by it.
― Confucian Analects: Rules of Confucius about his food
That's nothing... ours shout and sing songs till 4A.M., they also put loud music at night and from time to time they just jump making all the glass in the house shake, oh, and not to mention moving furniture or just letting chairs fall loud when they move those (again they always do this from 21:00 to 4:00).
I've tried to talk with them, asked them to stop, menaced them with call the police, even called the police twice.
Of course, nothing worked.
Once my downstairs neighbor came our home to ask if we could stop making noise... you can't imagine her face when I told her the noise came from our upstairs neighbors.
And this doesn't ends here: they throw their shaved hairs through the window (don't ask me why) and ashes from cigarettes too (in the inner courtyard)... we don't use it, but our downstairs neighbor gets her clothes dirt with this when she puts clothes in the clothesline...
Every single time I tried to speak with my upstairs neighbor he always tell me he has been here for 2 years (in his mind this gives him some kind of allowance) and that he respects a lot the neighbors... GO FIGURE!
I guess it's an education thing, add here a lot of I DON'T CARE and you have the perfect neighbor.
When the f***ing virus thing ends I'll just move to an attic in a different building.
It's difficult to tell in Wales, because we have two season: Sog and Freeze.
Strangely, the sky has gone an odd shade of blue, and there is a big warm Yellow thing in it that I don't recognise. I'm assuming it's a Solar Coronavirus and am staying out of it's way ...
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Yes, we have had this blue sky with big warm yellow thing in the air since half march or so.
Being from Belgium it is very unusual since the two months preceding that simply offered the typical relentless eternal rain causing the usual widespread flooding of all low lying areas.
At the end of that wet period all of a sudden there were happy news flashes: yippee, ground water levels are back to normal again !!!.
Roughly 6 weeks of this blue sky with warm yellow ball thing later they are screaming blue murder again that water supplies will be extremely low this summer.
OK, so we have had two or three really dry summers in a row and maybe a third or fourth coming up. That only causes posing one question: why haven't all the blithering experts/politicians/leaders done anything in the mean time? Too busy maintaining their private swimming pools?
I am sure it could not all have been sorted in that sort of short time frame but at least something could have been started/initiated/suggested to alleviate some of the potential problems but no: simply maintaining business as usual is far easier. The usual total radio silence has happened, it just makes you wonder why on earth we have elected any of them.
A while ago, I was surprised to discover that my salt was way beyond the "Best Before" date - actually, by a couple of years! Hey, NaCl is NaCl - that won't change over years, will it??
Sure, old NaCl might be clumping. If you put it into liquids, that is no problem. Or you might give the clump a knock or two, then it is fine.
Right now, my salt is again beyond the "Best before" date, and the box is still half full. And I bought a new box. But that one is for being dried thoroughly, and then vacuum sealed to be stored in my basement for emergency purposes. Call it "prepping" if you like; I think keeping a sealed kilogram of salt in you basement is within reasonable limits. Next time I need to buy NaCl, I will get the pack from the basement and buy a new one to seal an put down there.