Well ever since the guy moved in there have been loud booms and banging on the walls and foot stamps. Naturally I thought it was the girl but, as I later found out, she was reacting mostly the guy on the bottom, and I was reacting to her. He's the neighbor from hell and I think he's getting evicted at the end of this month. That's good, but that would leave the girl to turn to me. She's in the unenviable Lucky Pierre position here, where she's got shit going on both above and below, and whatever she reacts to will displease the other. And displeased I am; last night she turned on the garbage disposal and left it on for 30 whole minutes, either to annoy the guy below or to keep him from sleeping.
I mean I'm not blameless; I'm pissed at the girl, and I'm pissed enough at both of them that I'll deliberately smoke cigarettes and cannabis right by the air register, but I've never banged on the walls or stamped on the floors or any of that shit. It's not as fun as it may sound, and it's gone on month after month after month, and God knows how much or little the girl is pissed at me. Everybody is pissed at everybody. I have a spotless rent-payment and getting-along-with-others history going back ten years, so that may count for something. I just want it all to stop.
Oh, weed is legal in Virginia in 20 days now.