Well, the mystery is solved. For those who don’t know, some substance resembling glue has been coming up through my kitchen floors. In between the peel and stick tiles. It started about 4 months ago.
The maintenance man was outside when I took out the trash. I spoke to him about it. He was not wearing a mask. But I figured he had one, though I’ve never seen him wearing one.
He came inside to look. I thought he might put on a mask when he came inside. He did not. And mine were in the car. So I tried to stay away from him.
I’m going to be putting a box of masks by the front door for those not wearing one.
He looked at the kitchen floor and was confused by what he saw. He began to look at everything around it. And when he opened the hallway door to check the air conditioning unit, he found it.
There was a plastic tube that was not inserted properly into something. He had me come over to see. But I was hesitant to get too close.
Water had been dripping onto the concrete floor. And apparently seeping up through the nearby peel and stick tiles. On the other side of the wall in the kitchen.
He fixed it. Hopefully the problem is over.
Again, No Mask:
I often pay my rent early. So I went in to pay my rent the other day. We have a new manager in her fifties. Probably the third manager we’ve had in as many months.
I had my mask on. And I asked her why she didn’t wear a mask.
She said: “It’s in my purse.”
Well hey, it isn’t going to do anyone a lot of good stuffed in her purse!
But still, she did not put it on. I told her the other managers donned a mask as soon as they heard someone open the door to the office. Hopefully she will begin to do this.
I told her I was a senior and worried about the coronavirus. She said she’s a senior too (she was 56). Then all the more reason to wear the mask.
I know to some a mask may not seem like much. But its thin barrier could protect you from droplets in the air. And that could be the difference between life and death.
SO WEAR THE DAMNED MASK.