Show Notes for Thursday, October 20, 2022


Dear John,

I recently rented a different apartment. There have been times that I've come home to notice things seem to have been moved. I've never been completely sure, but it seemed like it to me. Last week I was home from work with the flu. I was sleeping, then I woke up as I heard some noise in the kitchen. I went out to discover the maintenance man inside my apartment. He seemed shocked to see me there. He said he was changing the smoke detector batteries. I told him I would do that. I'm wondering if he comes in here often? I called the office and left a message, but I have not heard anything back. I thought they needed to let me know if they were going to be in my apartment. I kinda want to move now. Seems like I'm overreacting, but I really don't feel safe. If I do make a big deal of it and he gets fired, he will also most likely know it was because of me. I'm not sure what to do. Any ideas?

Thank you,

Freaked Out Renter

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Emily Ratajkowski is enjoying her freedom. The “My Body” author—who filed for divorce from Sebastian Bear-McClard last month—confirmed her relationship status, and dismissed a question about her rumored romance with Brad Pitt. In a new interview, she said: “One of the things I write about in the…book is about control and…one of the best ways to actually be happy and have some semblance of control is letting go.” She said that she’s “newly single” for the first time, and is enjoying “not being super worried about how I’m being perceived.” It was reported last month that she and Pitt have been casually hanging out.

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2. Twix: It’s a cookie, it’s a chocolate, it’s a caramel…they are everything one could possibly want in one candy. (Except peanut butter…)

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