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Verbiage: Mold growing in apartment and related ramblings

Chacham (981) writes | about 10 years ago

User Journal 3

Names for all types of "fears". Gives it official sanction. (yeah, right) Well then, saprophytophobia and mycophobia. For the first, this page seems to explain my feelings well.(I mentioned a similar thing here).

Names for all types of "fears". Gives it official sanction. (yeah, right) Well then, saprophytophobia and mycophobia. For the first, this page seems to explain my feelings well.(I mentioned a similar thing here).

Right now there is what looks likes a red mold in a spot on the floor in the bedroom of my apartment near the washroom. I had a maintenance guy look at it a couple(?) weeks ago, and he scraped it oof, and didn't know what it was. Well, it's back. Not only that, i think there's a mushroom growing from it.

I notices the return of the mold earlier (yesterday), though i do not remember the mushroom. Could it have grown it a few hours? Well, i think it's a mushroom. As ridiculous as it sounds, i'm strongly resistant to checking, or even walking near that area.

The mold is in a place where the floor and wall meet. The floor is carpeted. I don't think that area is anymore wet than anywhere else. And, i never drop food there. At least, it's very likely i don't carry food in that spot. Perhaps it's opposite the shower in the other washroom. Maybe that's where the moisture comes from.

Anyway, i'm having a hard time sleeping. For one, i slept yesterday afternoon. Though, i needed that sleep. The other reason is when i close my eyes i keep thinking of giant mushrooms. It doesn't do anything, it just exists. The fear itself is irrational. But, the more i think of it (in order to rationalize to then kill it) the more i think of other scenarios (i.e. mushrooms on the floor, mushrooms on me or my blanket, etc...) so, it's not something i think i can get over right now.

Well, in the morning, it's back to the office and have them take care of this.

And just as i was becoming more tolerant of bugs in the apartment. (Well, single bugs, and only when they are in another area, and i think they are leaving.)

Bah!

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3 comments

Ick... (1)

FroMan (111520) | about 10 years ago | (#9619849)

Mushrooms in your apartment? Maybe its time to find another apartment. I don't suffer from any phobias pertaining to mushrooms, but there is definitely something wrong if they are growing in the apartment.

Eew. (1)

daoine (123140) | about 10 years ago | (#9621472)

Dude, I consider myself to be a relatively sane person, but that would creep me out. Visible fungus in your apartment is not a good thing.

Have you checked out your renters' rights? It varies wildly by where you live, but you probably have a good complaint on your hands (which could mean anything from reduced rent to having your landlord put you up in a hotel while they fix the problem)

Re:Eew. (1)

Chacham (981) | about 10 years ago | (#9621659)

They just took a look at it, and didn't know what it was. "central" is coming to have a look. So *something* is happening.
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