Even standing on the most stable object we have in the apartment, I cannot reach the faulty smoke detector that has been beeping consistently, approximately every thirty seconds, since 9 AM. It is now approximately 5:15 PM. My (tall!) roommate* is gone 'til 10, my landlord won't pick up his phone, and holy shit, I feel like a small child because I can't perform a simple task.
/resigns self to becoming best friends with a ladder for all future apartment experiences
*It's too high for him to reach unless he stands on something, and he's probably 5'8"-5'10"? Looks like goddamn 6'8" standing next to me. >>;;