26. No Smoking



For the past week Elizabeth would come home work and discover that her apartment smelled like smoke. She did not know where the smell coming from. Elizabeth didn't smoke. No one else the key to her apartment to smoke inside she was at work. The smell of smoke bothered her because she had asthma.

One day stayed home from work because she was expecting package. When she woke up that morning, the smelled fine. At one in the afternoon, Elizabeth into the kitchen to make a sandwich for . That was when she noticed the smell of smoke. She called the building's superintendent. By the he arrived at Elizabeth's apartment, the whole place like cigarette smoke. The super told Elizabeth he pretty sure the smoke was coming up though vents from her new downstairs neighbor. The new was a smoker. The super told Elizabeth there nothing to be done. The building was really and the vents couldn't be sealed. It was perfectly legal for the downstairs neighbor to smoke his apartment. He suggested that Elizabeth buy an filter and see if that would help.

Elizabeth an air filter but didn't find it to enough. Her asthma was getting worse. Her clothes furniture were beginning to smell like cigarette smoke, . Elizabeth decided to go downstairs to talk to neighbor. She was going to ask him not smoke in his apartment. Elizabeth knocked on the . When he opened the door, a huge wave cigarette smoke came out. Elizabeth began coughing violently. neighbor gave Elizabeth a disgusted look. "Are you to get me sick?" the neighbor asked her. couldn't believe what he was saying. "No, but are," she said.




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