This jobless drunk shut-in in the apartment above me, I don't know what is going on with him. I think he's going insane or is just so drunk that it's affecting his perceptions and causing hallucinations. His sister has stayed with him on and off over the past few years, and currently it's "off"; her car has been gone for several days. With her gone, he just sits and slurs to the empty air and on occasion sings, probably drunk as a skunk.
What concerns me is that he frequently pounds on the ground and yells "Knock it off!" or "Shut the fvck up!" Over the past few days he's done this even when I don't even have my TV on and am sitting reading. I have my set probably as loud as his, and I don't really hear his. Of course I watch movies that can get louder, but in the past he's never really pounded much over that. I'm not sure if he's hearing something in his head and thinks it's me or if someone next to or above him is making a racket. It wouldn't be the first time for the former. Years ago my previous neighbor on the same floor, an elderly lady, was hearing noises that nobody was making and even called the cops on me.
I went up and stood outside his door to listen to his slurred mumblings, and what I could make out is that he kept talking about "beat the sh!t out of you" or something. He's a nice guy and I've never had cross words with him in the very little I've talked to him over seven years. However, if in his insanity he thinks I'm making some weird racket and is telling this to others in the place or management, that's a problem. He and his sister have smoked in the place and it came down to my apartment. You're not allowed to smoke, but I've never contacted the management. Management has sent out several texts about not smoking and to turn in those who do. Maybe somebody else turned them in and he thinks it was me and is pissed and trying to be a stickler about noise rules; don't know. I watched The Shining last night, and if this guy has cabin fever like Jack and comes after me with an axe, I might have a problem.
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