I was doing laundry the other night. As I was walking back from the laundry room I noticed a neighbor kneeling by a door leading to the car garage. I didn’t think much about it at first, but I realized this was weird: He wasn’t a worker working on the place, it was the middle of the night and he was kneeling down staring at a door. I look back at him as I enter my apartment and he is staring at me.
Weird. I walk out there in the next few minutes to take trash out to the dump. I check the door out as I do. He apparently is waiting by the door in the dark (still). As I stop to examine it, he starts talking loudly and aggressively, walking towards me. He starts cursing at me and insulting me in every sentence. He was wondering if I wanted to fight. In my personal opinion, there wasn’t much of a difference between him and a thug in that moment. He seemed like he might be drinking.
So my question is, given the circumstance, what do you think I should do?
I figure what I should do is alert the apartment manager about it, but ask him not to do anything about it yet. I may say that if there is an ongoing problem with the guy then I will put in a more ‘formal complaint.’ It may just be an isolated incident. Therefore maybe I shouldn’t give the guy trouble. In any case, if in the future I come across the guy and he is still aggressive towards me then that is when I will ‘officially’ ask the apartment manager to do something.