Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Welcome to New Orleans! Your new neighbor already doesn't like you...

Sunday night, after quite a long weekend, ALTR hosted a quiet dinner for two friends. While opening the front door to welcome J into my house, I see a flash of movement out of the corner of my eye - someone is running towards my front door. I live in a pretty safe neighborhood, but one can never be too overly concerned with safety these days.

As it turns out, the individual running towards me was not a armed robber, but rather the female half of a couple who had apparently just bought an apartment in my complex. Her companion (not sure if he's a husband, fiance, or boyfriend) was in tow behind her - clearly a little bit embarrassed at the level of her enthusiasm.

"Hi, I'm your new neighbor - we just bought Beau's old apartment! We're moving in tomorrow!" she said, intensely and uncomfortably overcome with excitement.

We talked for awhile about each other's story - they've just moved here from the Northeast to start grad school - one in med school and the other in law school - a high stress relationship recipe I must say.

She seemed nice enough - always good to have some more young people around. Then - the bomb. "What are you up to tomorrow?," she asks. Sadly, the only item on my schedule that I can think of immediately, without looking at my calendar, is the dreaded thing we all have to do on Mondays - work.
"Would you be able to help us move when you get home from work? We'll feed you dinner!"

Yikes! I am at a complete loss for words, so I say the only thing that comes to mind: Yeah, sure! I could see J's jaw drop out of the corner of my eye.

I spent most of dinner thinking about how I was going to avoid being at my apartment on Monday after work. Of course, there was plenty of work to be done at the office - I would work a little bit late. Then, maybe go for an extra long jog. However, the jogging would require me to go home first - what if they happened to knock on my door in the 5 minutes it would take me to get out of my car, run inside, and put on shorts/t-shirt/running shoes? Fortunately, in New Orleans, there are plenty of diversions to keep one occupied!

On Monday afternoon, ALTL and I attended a book signing at the Garden District Book Shop by Vogue author and New Orleans resident Julia Reed - her new book The House on First Street was just released. The event took a little while - at lease an hour of my after work time. Then I made it home, successfully changing into my jogging outfit without interruption from the new neighbors. I'm a little sore this morning from my extended jog. But I would have been a lot more sore if I'd helped move furniture into an upstairs apartment.

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Loki said...

Ah, presumption. That young lady needs to take two steps back and a deep breath.

Many New Orleanians would happily offer to help after a bit of "getting to know you time" but to run over and drop that in as the second or third sentence ever exchanged is a bit much.

*tsk, tsk*

Editilla said...

Alas, a Confederate Yankee in King Rex's court.
Ya'know em ya'love em...but ya'wanna make sure and infiltrate their courtyards with real jasmine.

My aunt Celesta Bell once tol'me, "Shoogha, down here you can say anything about anybody, particularly ...'Northerners'...just as long as you make sure to add: 'Bless their hearts.'"

"Wisk Wisk!", said the little mouse from beneath the loom.
"No, the term is 'tsk, tsk'", said the cat from behind the warp.
"Wisk Wisk!", said the little mouse as he scurried amidst the Lion and the Lady with the broom.

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