So I let in my new subletter (Julie) and was giving her the tour, when the door buzzer buzzed.
Since I was expecting my friend Nate, and it sounded like him, I said “Hey, come on up, dickhead!” Of course this lead it to be not Nate. It was Adam, who will be my roommate as of August.
And his mother.
She actually was a surprisingly good sport about it, though this may have something to do with the fact that I spent the entire time apologizing profusely to her for calling her son a dickhead.
It also may have helped that when Nate finally did show up, his response to my “Hello?” was “Meh!”