Monday, September 10, 2007

*Unbelievable* Resolved

Tonight, I was folding some laundry when I heard a knock at my door. I had been on edge since my radio was stolen, so I grabbed my recently purchased paring knife and slowly made my way to the door. I didn't see anything through the peep hole, so I threw on the chain lock and opened the door.

I looked down and there was my Tivoli! With a long letter attached to it.

Dear down in the dumps neighbor,

I apologize for causing you a scare, but I assure you my intentions were nothing but the best. When I arrived the other day, I discovered a buzzing package on the fireplace mantel. Seeing it was coming from you package, I went to investigate. Being very familiar with the Tivoli clock radio, I recognized this buzzing as a hazard. I figured I'd do a neighbor a favor and take it to get fixed. Unfortunately , later that night, I received word that a dear friend passed away. Because I spent the past three days in Arkansas, I was unable to get it fixed. Imagine my surprise upon my return to the White City to see such a distressful note by the elevator door. And so dear neighbor, it is with great regret that I was unable to have your clock fixed. I hope I did not cause you too much scare as I assure you my intentions were true blue. Please accept my apology. I hope your luck takes a turn for the better.

First of all, I am so happy to have my radio back. I can't believe that poster worked. I guess you can never underestimate the power of guilt. I don't believe a single word of that letter. For someone who is so familiar with Tivoli radios, they should know that there isn't any sort of buzzing mechanism in it. The clock's alarm beeps and the radio will only work it if is plugged in. And what kind of neighbor takes a strangers package to get it fixed before returning it. That is ridiculous.

It's good to have an old friend back.

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