My neighbor smokes pot. I wouldn’t give it a second thought, but unfortunately, living in an apartment means I share a wall with them. And vents, apparently.
When they light up, I start smelling it. It’s strongest in the bathroom, which leads me to believe it comes from the neighbors to the right. It’s not overpowering, but you can definitely tell what it is. If I am home, I turn the fan on and close the bathroom door. But I’m not always home, and if the fan isn’t turned on, the smell travels into the main living area and my bedroom.
I work in a job where random drug tests are a possibility, and I have pets. I don’t really care if they want to smoke, but I care when I am affected by it. I don’t smoke pot, and I don’t want to live in an apartment that smells like I do. I’m getting sick of having to turn my fan on at odd hours, and worrying when I have company over.
Now, my problem is how to deal with it. I’m pretty sure it’s my right neighbors, but I have no proof. Do I knock on their door and explain the situation, politely ask them to stop? Not so politely? Do I go to the apartment manager, who lives in the complex herself? Do I pull the maintenance guy aside and explain it to him, see if he knows of a solution? Or do I call the police and involve them? I’d rather talk to the neighbors first, see if they’re amenable to fixing it, before involving the police. I have to live next to them for another 6 months; I’d rather not have to deal with hostility during that time. I really like the apartment, so I’m not considering moving.
What would you do? Anything I may not have thought of?