So I live in an apartment complex. 4 appartments with another four on the same lot (mirrors of each other) owned by the same guy. Well it snowed a bit yesterday and so today I decided when I got up to help my landlord out since he is an older gentleman, and grabbed my trusty snow shovel. I started with out walkways leading up the the side walk then started on the part that goes around back to the garages (between the two quadplex). Just my luck our side drifted, and 6 inches of snow turned into a thigh deep battle. I’m maybe halfway done with my battle with the drift when someone from the other quadplex comes out and heads forward the garages. Our two walkways are separated by about 5 feet of grass and her side is mostly clear. Well as this women I’ve seen once and never spoken to passes me she flaps her hand to get my attention and goes “Excuuuuusseee me!!” After about half a second of flappy birding me. I glance up. “yes?” She waves her hand in the general direction of her appartment.
“Put salt on my stair once your finished.”
My. Brain. Went. Wild! So many things I could say, so many! So much opportunity for shenanigans! Malicious compliance? Petty revenge? But I’m not much for making people too mad if I can help it. You could say I just try to be nice as a first option. I smiled at her and said “Sorry, don’t have any!” In a super cheerful voice.
“Why not? That’s super dangerous! See all this snow? What if I slip? What company do you work for? What the name of it? I’m going to call up my landlord and have your companies contract cancelled!”
My smiled just got bigger and bigger as she was talking.
“Lady, I don’t work here, I live Here.” I point to my living room window. Her face went instantly red. I was going to mess with her a bit more but she just muttered something under
her breath and hurried off. Gave me the laugh i needed to finish out my morning. Hope you enjoyed, I know I did!
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2ns Edit: holy crap Reddit fam so much love and awards! You all made my day that much better! Thanks everyone I have no word to express how much it means to me!
UPDATE: She Actually called the landlord! She claims I swore at her and complained I didn’t shovel her stairs, nothing about salt though lol. There’s a bunch he told me about her monthly complaints that I’m honestly too lazy to jot down here, but the takeaway of our conversation is this was normal interaction with her and unless someone is dying i should ignore her for my own sake.