Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Suck It Up
This has nothing to do with film other than it could make an interesting premise. We have new neighbors upstairs who have an obsession with vacuuming. For some reason, they spend hours almost every day vacuuming their apartment. Now, these apartments aren’t very big mind you, we do live in LA; we’re talking about 900 sq. feet. So the other day, they are vacuuming the rooms, and then get to the Family room and spend about an hour doing one room! Per-chance, this ritual seems to always take place in the late afternoon, when our son takes a nap. We have a fan in his room creating some white noise, so it isn’t that much of an issue. What worries me is what is causing them to vacuum for so long, so often. Is there some kind of self populating dirt, a roach infestation, carpet bugs, genetically modified biological carpet growth? It concerns me since we live underneath it. The lady even seemed distraught when my wife mentioned that our son takes naps in the afternoon. She looked forlorn and said “I guess there’ll be no vacuuming then.” Now that’s obsessive compulsive.