Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Did you pee in my trash can?

"Hi this is Helena, from apartment xxxxx. Was there an unscheduled maintenance visit today? Because things were moved around while we were out, and I am really hoping that was you guys. If not, someone broke into our apartment."

Last night I came home from work, and almost tripped over a trash can on my way to the computer.

Rolodex 22351 Mesh round wastebasket, 11-1/2 diameter x 14-1/4h, black
(it looks just like this)

"Weird. Why is this pulled out from under the desk?"

I grabbed it, and went to stick it back where it belongs...

...when a bunch of water came pouring out of it, onto the carpet.

"What the heck??"

That was a lot of water. At least 6 ounces.

I ran to the bathroom and grabbed one of our spare towels. As I knelt there, mopping it up, I sniffed it suspiciously. No scent.

Once I had that under control, I turned my attention to the trash can. There were no cups. No bottles. No bowls or anything else that would hold water. Just a bunch of office papers and tissues.

I checked the ceiling. No leaks.

"What was Kurt thinking?"


A few hours later, I asked him about it.

"Dude, did you move the trash can from under the desk?"

"Nope. I didn't."

""....are you sure?"

"Yeah, Why?"

"And you didn't poor water into it, or put anything wet into it? And by wet, I mean full of water?"

"No. What is this about?"

"Crap. Someone has been in our home."

And so I left that voicemail for the office, the one up at the top of this post.

(They still haven't called back. But I guess it's only 11am.)

Later that night I remembered that the door was locked when I got home. It only locks from the outside, with a key.

How suspicious.

My dad thinks that it's a maintenance worker, sneaking in and using our computer for nasty or illegal things.


(I immediately added a password)

He recommended we get one of these:

Teddy Bear Nanny Cam Hidden Camera - Wired B/W
Teddy Bear Nanny Cam Hidden Camera - Wired B/W

I want to get one of these.


And one of these.


And one of these.

Oops. Just kidding, Kurt...

I'm hoping it was nothing. I'm hoping there is a simple explanation. But I'm worried that there's not.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

Or any idea why there was 6 oz of water in my trash can?

**UPDATED: Thy just called back. And it wasn't an office sanctioned visit.**


I am linking this to my sister's Blog Carnival, Small Treasures Tuesday. Because living in fear is a treasure.



Shell said...

That's really bizarre.

though, if I can have Vin in my house, I will gladly accept any weird events.

~~Mia~~ said...

ohhhhhh wayyyyy creepy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yucko!

Suzy Myers said...

I would definitely do some investigating. Make sure there is nothing missing. You can check the history on your computer too. It would totally freak me out too.

Vin would make me feel a little better. But not much.


Everly said...

ok that is creepy, but if some random maintenance guy was coming in to use your computer or something then he wouldn't tell the office. get a nanny came and maybe a new lock so they can never get in. i know that's against the rules but we lived in an apt once that we didnt' give permission to enter unless we were there and one day they just waltzed in when i was in the shower. new locks after that.

seven thirty three said...

I was right with you until I scrolled down to the Vin picture and then I just busted out laughing. Sorry. But really, that is super weird and I would totally be paranoid now! Oops, that probably wasn't helpful... let's see - maybe.... nope, got nuthin'.

Alexandria Rammell said...

im not accusing or anything...but you have been known to pee is weird places. maybe you were sleeping and drank a lot of water so it didnt really smell and you dont remember doing it. or maybe your roof is leaking and the garbage can happened to be under the leak.

Jamie said...

That is gross. I am with Alex. Maybe you (or Kurt) were sleepwalking? With a glass of water. And decided you were'nt thirsty anymore so you 'thought' you were dumping down the drain. Only it was the trash.
But if it gets Vin Desil in your house you should do it again.

Di said...

That is super creepy. I would go with the camera too and maybe some booby traps...like tar and feathers - so there is no doubt who did it!

Fox and Amy said...

Very weird. Maybe a ghost? I'll take Vin Diesel over a nanny cam any day :)

Unknown said...

So weird!!! I think I'd get the Teddy Bear Cam, the gun, and the dog!! I'd really think about getting Vin Diesel too, LOL

Kristen said...

That is SO creepy!

PS Dogs don't help the situation. A maintenance man came into our apt yesterday (scheduled, and I was home), the dog barked for 30 seconds, then brought the man his frisbee to play with.

Whata guard dog!

alishka babushka said...

um...that's just a little crazy. or a lot crazy! sigh. i hate maintenance. creepos.

Alexandra said...

You know what? I think it's a creepy maintenance guy.

People can be so weird...

Unknown said...

eeeeeeeeeee!!!! That's creepy and down right wrong. I would totally get a nanny cam. seriously. That would freak the heck out of me. (bad enough to get walked in on naked when there's an unscheduled visit to show the apartment to interested parties - who happen to be an old guy and a younger version of said old guy. Hypothetical? I think not...)

Sara Strand said...

Um yeah.. I'd fucking move. Dang girl. You should get one of those things spies have to sweep for cameras! Maybe some pervert wants to watch you pee or something! EW!!

And yeah.... get rid of the garbage can. And towel. :(

Jean Has Been Shopping said...

Not sanctioned? Does that mean they admit to a visit? Creepy!

Chantel said...

Wow, um... yeah that's really weird. Maybe Kurt really needed to relieve himself and felt ashamed to tell you the truth?

I'm sorry you're living in fear, but thank you for linking up :-)

Kristi Flanagan said...

Ok that is just plain weird!!!! I have to hand it to you, your life is not boring! Sending hugs from my safe, boring small town!

Punkin Seed Productions

AllieMakes! said...

Oh my word! I thought these things only happened to me! I'm sorry to hear this! I agree with your dad! Check the computer history...

beka said...

Okay, once more you have me chuckling to myself.
One of these?!?! Oh yes, Vin. We want one of YOU.
LOL!!! Omigosh, dear.

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