Friday, February 13

Upstairs Neighbor

I need to share about my neighbor. First of all, I live in a 3 story apartment building and I am planted right in the middle. I honestly have no clue who lives below me and I try to be consider of what noise I might be creating as I move around my apartment. I'm sure at times I must sound like an elephant but hopefully most of the time that is not the case. The only neighbors I periodically hear are the ones next to me (share the same wall length-wise) and the neighbor above me. If I were to guess, the family next to me is Hispanic (I think about three people live there...not sure!) and the guy above me is Middle-Eastern (who I think lives by himself).

I have decided that one day I want to meet my upstairs neighbor. I have no clue as to what he does but his car is outside when I leave for work at 8am and is gone when I come home at 5pm. He usually gets home around 7-8pm and gets his second wind of energy around 10pm, when I'm getting ready for bed. Overall, its rather quite funny but when I'm trying to fall asleep and my neighbor is thumping around his apartment or belting out show tunes, I usually start muttering of my woes and reach for the earplugs.

Yes, my neighbor sings show tunes, which is the funny part. Last night, Mr. Show Tunes serenated me with "Sunrise, Sunset" and "If I Were a Rich Man" from the great Fiddler on the Roof. I have enjoyed an assortment of entertaining songs from Mr. Show Tunes such as "I Did It My Way" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" Thankfully, he is a good singer.

In the life I've created for him, he highlights part-time as a lounge singer, hoping to one day make it to Broadway! So practice he must!


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Mindy you have to meet this guy! Deb

Mindy said...

I know! isn't he funny? I'm thinking that one day after I hear him singing, I should go out and by something that reflects the song and just leave it at his door, teasing him a bit!