What do you do when you can hear your new neighbor in the bathroom?
Not just the shower running or the toilet flushing.
I’m talking about hearing what happens before he flushes the toilet. And finding out he has a thing for coughing up loogies.
My new neighbor and I share a wall. His bathroom is up against my bedroom.
And apparently he’s sick, or drinks a lot, or has a condition that causes him to cough up loogies in the mornings (once before 6 a.m.) or evenings.
First, I hear the coughing. Then I hear that disgusting grunting-almost-throwing-up noise that comes right before the loogie is actually spit out. Then of course, I hear him spit.
The first time I heard him I thought about knocking on his door and asking him if he needed some medical assistance.
Should I start a point system and award him marks for his performance? You know, like a diver at the Olympics?
I’m tempted to let him know, in Spanish, that I’m a little embarrassed to have to tell him this, but I can hear e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g he does in his bathroom?