1. Your apartment comes with a free exercise routine, and it isn’t a home gym.
At the end of each day, you drag your sweaty, cranky ass up six flights of stairs because you’re too broke to live in a place with an elevator. When you first moved in, you reconciled yourself to the situation by thinking about how athletic you were going to get from this perpetual workout, but it’s been months and you’re still ready to throw up when you reach your door.
Many times, you’ve reached the top of your ascent only to remember that your laundry has been moldering in the communal basement dryer for four days. After briefly considering going back down to retrieve it, you inevitably become overwhelmed by the thought of such exertion and just leave it down there for another day.
It’s gotten to the point where you plan your weekend activities to involve as few entries and exits as possible. More often than not, this means lurking around your apartment all day to avoid an unnecessary trip down and up.