I remember about 30 years ago dave and I were in Montauk and we were at my friends Susan and Allan’s house.
Someone had knocked down their mailbox and because I’m always a trouble maker I kept urging Al to call the police.
Montauk was really a small town then and I believed that a bent mailbox was definitely something that the local cops would want to make note of.
Al resisted until he looked at his roof and saw that his TV antenna was missing. Remember …30 years ago and TV antennas were high ticket items.
Seeing this he finally relented and made the call.
No sooner than 10 minutes later a police car drove into the driveway all flashing lights which happened to shine on Sue and Al’s roof, showing the TV antenna a few feet further back than Al thought. There wasn’t much crime in Montauk then
“Uh oh” Al said mumbling to dave to look up.
Luckily Al had said nothing specific on the phone only saying that there was some damage and something may be missing so after the cops looked around the house searching for clues they promised to keep an eye out and left.
Why am I telling you this?
Well all yesterday, Sunday, I noticed that the a/c in my living room wasn’t working.
When I walked Ray this morning I asked the doorman to ask the Super, Lester , who from now on will be known as Alba’s husband, to come up to my apartment so I can get an explanation for this.
Since I can’t hear my bell and my dog is deaf as a doornail (is that a saying?) Lester usually just opens the door and walks in. He calls me until I hear him and we discuss whatever we have to discuss.
I have told him not to feel nervous about this since I am never naked.
I even wear slacks in the shower
Well he should be coming up any minute so since I don’t want to look like the fool Allan did all those years ago in Montauk I’m going to rip the wires out of my a/c unit.
I still have my dignity and I intend to keep it.
Did I forget to add that the a/c is working today?