Grown-up problems in my grown-up apartment

My landlord was nice enough to give me a key to my new apartment a couple days early so I moved a bunch of my stuff in on Saturday. After buying out Ikea and dropping a second load off, my sister was taking a look around and happened to open the freezer to find what I think is every renter’s worst nightmare….cockroaches. Fortunately they were all dead, which I think is the only thing that kept me from falling on the floor in sobbing convulsions. But of course, where there are dead ones, there clearly were live ones at one point, and they’re probably still hanging around eating the crumbs off the floor, spreading terror and disease.

I think my landlord didn’t believe me when I told him because he kept asking me if I was sure and went on to name various other species of insects that it could possibly be. “No, I’m sure these are cockroaches”. He told me they’ve never had cockroaches in the past 12 years he’s owned the building, and I reeeeaaally want to believe him.

I spent the last couple of days having full-body shudders at the thought of cockroaches crawling around in my fridge and some occasional full forehead-to-desk contact at the very thought of having to deal with this problem.

Turns out I actually have a pretty terrific landlord. The exterminator is coming today while I’m at work and they’re treating the entire building as a preventative measure to make sure it’s dealt with the first time. Also, they’re going to get me a new fridge. Nice.

Now all I have to do is try to not think about cockroaches crawling into my ear while I’m sleeping there in the meantime.

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5 Responses to “Grown-up problems in my grown-up apartment”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    But honestly, it could be that the last residents decided to play a trick too you know. Some people’s idea of a joke is not that funny.

  2. Jenny Says:

    Oh, I guess I didn’t mention that I actually saw a live one crawling around in my fridge on Monday morning. Also, the entire inside of my fridge is covered in cockroach droppings. They’re definitely living in my fridge, if not my entire kitchen.

  3. Estrogen Overdosed Says:

    whaddya mean, YOU MOVED A BUNCH OF YOUR STUFF!!!

  4. Jenny Says:

    oh for christsake, my dad and uncle steve moved a bunch of my stuff. geez, people get cranky when they get older.

  5. Estrogen Overdosed Says:

    Get it right…your father and your uncle moved ALL of your stuff…:-)

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