Have you ever had to notify your landlord or maintenance crew about bugs in the house? It’s never fun. But when the exterminator still hasn’t come 2 weeks later? Very not fun.
So it’s my belief that for every non-fun situation, there is a way to make it just a bit more enjoyable. Instead of getting angry, try a positive email. Here’s mine that I recently authored after finding ants in my apartment and having nothing done about it for a little while:
As you can see, in an earlier email thread, my landlord reiterated the pets policy. No harm there. But to make things a little more fun, let’s use that to our advantage and tie it all back together! Don’t you love it when things come full circle? It makes me smile. And alas – a happier (hopefully) ending to the story.