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gav (2710)

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Tuesday December 31, 2002
10:41 AM

When it rains...

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I went to the shops last night to buy essentials; milk, rice krispies, nyquil, and shampoo. When I got home I couldn't unlock the door, the key wouldn't turn at all. Luckily Nate saved the day and I crashed at his house.

I know I can get back in the house as a window is open. The only problem is that I'm on the 1st floor. This morning I can't get hold of my landlord so I go to my apartments anyway to see if the maintanance guy comes so I can borrow a ladder from him. No show. Then somebody shows up in a truck with 2 ladders on top. Yay! I cry, and give chase.

Me: "I'm locked out of my apartment, can I borrow you ladder to get in?"
Him: "No"
Me: "It's just round the corner" *points*
Him: "No"
Me: "Why?"
Him: "If you fall I would be liable"
Me: "Thank you very fucking much. When they are giving out good samaritan awards I'll be sure to mention your name"

I walked to the payphone and called Tony who came to my rescue with a ladder. It was a little short, and rickety, and on muddy ground but he made it through my window to save the day.

I took my lock apart and put it back together and it seems to work. I'm just not sure how much trust it now...

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    • I was going to mutter that Australia also uses $[ == 0.

      Then I realised it varies. Some buildings do, some don't. At my university, the engineering and CS buildings started on 1; the arts and laws ones start at 0. One of the libraries appears to start at 2 (the most common entrance is ground level, just not the ground the library is built on).

      Actually, one of the malls here, you walk in on the ground, go up a flight of escalators (or in a lift if you're lazy), keep walking and end up walking out on the gro
        ---ict / Spoon