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Throw a tantrum

Sometimes it pays to throw a temper tantrum.

My neighbors were in fine form the other night. Slamming doors, laughing in the halls, wrestling. They actually move the framed art on my walls. Really. I come home and it’s off kilter.

We were trying to watch “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.” A great documentary with a message — the good guys can prevail.

Anyway, I’ve been dreaming of doing what happens next for a while, and my boyfriend gave me the courage.

After the neighbors slammed their door for the umpteenth time, he went and slammed my door. I said, “Again!” And he slammed it again. I said, “Again!” But he decided that was enough.

Then I heard them on their balcony, laughing and yelling. I was ready to go out on my balcony and say, “What is wrong with you people?!??!” I had my hair styled in pigtails, so I figured I’d make a really fine figure. Then I thought about poking my head out the door as they walk past, pigtails flying, and tell them to shut up. But I did neither.

Next time they slammed their door, I slammed mine twice as hard. It was great. And we heard the punk ass neighbors telling their shrill girly friends to “Shhhh… keep it down!”


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