It took a threatening voicemail for him to respond.
Most of the time, when our parents supply us advice, it goes in one ear and out the other. My friend and I never truly listen to them and we correctly don’t realize that our parents know best until we’ve learned for ourselves the hard way. I have been in this boat several times. The most recent experience had to do with my apartment. When I first set out to transfer into my own apartment, I insisted that I do it on my own. I set up all of my appointments and toured several apartments. I was very hung up on one particular apartment, but the proprietor wouldn’t respond to my calls for weeks. My mom warned me that this was a bad sign. She insisted that if I were to transfer in, he would be unresponsive if I had any concerns. In hindsight, she was right. I moved into this apartment, despite her troubles. After a few months of living there and the winter season season began, my heating component started to make some concerning noises. I called my proprietor, but he didn’t option up. A few afternoons later, the noises stopped, but the heating component shut off entirely. I was so worried because it was the middle of winter. I went weeks with any heat. I called my proprietor almost twenty times without an answer. I stayed with my parents for those weeks until I finally got the proprietor to come over. It took a threatening voicemail for him to respond. Turned out, the heater was due for a updatement for weeks and he was neglecting it. He neglected to tell me this as well. Next time, I shall definitely take my parent’s advice more seriously.