DRAIN UPDATE: es mejor!
called the building manager, then the handyman came over to do his thang. he was like “you can go shower in apartment 20 if you need to shower before work, it’s empty.” and I was like “oh, alright.” so I did, and that apartment is like, waaay nicer than mine, wtf. I do have better views out my windows, but still, no fair. anyways, it felt like I was staying in a hotel or something, except like, you know, for 20 minutes. the knobs in the shower were way different than mine and very confusing and when attempting to turn it off, I accidentally put the cold water on full blast and laughed so hard I cried. but yeah, came back, revealed that I can sort of speak Spanish, after which point no more English was spoken, thanked the dude, chatted a bit, and now I’m gonna get my veggie burger on.