There is a mystery on our hands, folks. And thankfully an insider has given us a front row seat.
Its no secret that apartment hallways can get a little stinky. Everyone’s smells from their home are seeping under their doors and mingling in the hallways . *sniff* *sniff*…what’s that? Oh just a little bit of Carl’s cigars….a little bit of Wanda’s neglected litter box with a hint of Brenda’s garlicky supper and who knows what else. You get my point.
Well one kindly, generous stranger decided to do everyone a favor and take some serious measures to combat this problem in a downtown Edmonton apartment building. He (or she) plugged a scented air freshener into the wall.
Well fast forward a fortnight. After breathing in the fumes for a couple weeks, the air freshener has all of a sudden vanished and whoever put it there is NOT HAPPY!
Cue our insider, Amber, who strolled into her building one day to find this passive aggressive, impeccably typed sign taped to the wall.
“It’s pretty disappointing that someone on this floor would steal the fragrance wall plug in from the hall. It was meant for all of us 4 to enjoy as we come and go from our homes. Be a good neighbor and please put it back.”
When asked exactly WHAT scent it was, Amber replied, “Like Axe, like way too much Axe. I actually didn’t notice the plug for the first few weeks, I just thought it was someone on our floor who over sprayed .”
Despite the less than desirable choice of scent, Amber admits to enjoying the wall plug. On a scale of 1-10 she states “6.5. It was better than nothing but not great.”
Now I’m going to play devil’s advocate here and state that it is unfair to assume it was a resident of the floor or even the building here who swiped the beloved wall plug. People come and go all the time in apartment buildings. Or MAYBE a thief lives among you. We may never know.
As nice of a gesture this may be, sometimes intentionally infusing public space can be bothersome to some. I know quite a few people who are sensitive to certain scents and odors. Perhaps one of those people did away with the plug-in.
However; that being said; I would have been thankful if someone had ever gone out of their way to do something like this for the hallway during my time living in apartment buildings.
Lets all cross our fingers that the wall plug is is hastily returned…except this time with a different scent. For Amber’s sake.
“Vanilla spice is my jam girl .”
***Is the neighbor who jacked the plug as bad as the one who called out a teen for “smoking a cigar” or no?? HAHAH! You decide! Click HERE ***