Saturday, January 10, 2009

The man upstairs

You know the best thing about living in an apartment or condo? If you're not on the top floor, you can use the phrase the man upstairs to talk about a real person.

I shoveled the sidewalks 12 hours ago and they were clear. Now it's snowing again, with an inch or more blanketing the sidewalks and a few more due by morning. But no worries! The man upstairs will take care of things. He's going to shovel in the morning.

In my building, there are two men upstairs. The other man upstairs didn't volunteer to do most of the shoveling this winter, but he is really sweet nonetheless. The man upstairs lives with Isabella—a dog in one case, a daughter in the other.

Next time I see him, I'll have to give thanks to the man upstairs for clearing the snow.

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