Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Our hallway

ouch, am i annoyed!! when signing the contract for our perfect apartment, it was clear the contract was ridiculous. it stated things as "you can adjust the temperature in your apartment to your liking". it also gave some guidelines for the usage of the washer/dryer and dishwasher and it suggested how to keep the apartment clean (eh?). other than that, we were supposed not to put anything in the hallway, including a name on your front door. so, we are entirely anonymous. no one knows we live here, and we have no clue who lives around us; i hardly see anyone when coming or leaving home.
i noticed some people have a doormat. and one apartment had some small decoration on the front door, changing with the seasons. the snow came, and boots became a necessity. when coming home they are all wet, full of snow, salt and dirt. it became common practice to leave these boots outside. all to keep the perfect inside carpet clean, no? (ours was entirely new when moving in). but now we got a letter from the apartment management, stating that it is not permitted to have anything in the hallway (and then they give some examples; shoes, doormats, toys etc). buuuuggghhh...! and i thought the ugly hallway looked so much better with my boots...
above tim in the hallway, after the pic was taken, i quickly took him back into the apartment.. who knows, maybe you cannot store your annoying significant other in the hallway either... not even for a while...

9 comments:

Mriekje said...

ok the last comment really made me laugh....! poor tim! ;)

biebkriebels said...

Ha,ha,ha it is a funny story. Do they have a control brigade to watch the hallways. No wonder that you never see anyone.

Tim said...

i am so small i can't reach the peephole

Sylvia Neumann said...

the peepholes here are really high, I always wonder who can look through them....

CaT said...

:) yes, they do have a control brigade...
the letter started with "after inspection of the hallways in building 10..." (we had a letter previously that they inspected the garage and there you are also not allowed to store stuff... so now its inside the car, instead of behind the car...)
and yes, the peepholes are high! and i think peephole is such a weird word!!! :)

CaT said...

ah well...mriekje, actually it was me who once stood in the hallway.... (but i went there myself... :) after a short while i went back as i was afraid to meet other residents...:D

ρομπερτ said...

wonderful photography upon your site. with temperature outside rarely being colder than inside a fridge, the hallway over here, thankfully isn't much of a dangerous place.

please have a good friday you all.

daily athens

Sequim Daily Photo said...

your post made me laugh! I do not miss apartment living. When we first got together we lived in an apartment and the manager was super creepy and he'd spy on people in the pool and I caught him stealing potatoes from our garden in the night lol.
Now that you mention it, peephole does sound like an odd word.

CaT said...

thanks!!
good you at least find it funny... :)
in a way it is. but they are so serious about it!! dont they have any imagination? dont they have wet shoes themselves? just odd..