Dear Ms. Demeanor,
I am broiling hot (and broiling mad). My roomie's bedroom has the one air conditioner in the apartment. It is fine when her door is open but, when she is "entertaining" and her door is closed, I have to suffer. She has been "entertaining" a lot lately -- and I am melting, melting, melting. What do I do?
Your roommate does deserve a modicum of privacy, with guests or without, and you do as well. Is another a/c not even a possibility? Have you explored those standing a/cs? Perhaps you two can split the cost. Assuming the first two options are not realistic, ask your roommate to open the door back up once the really private part of her evening is over. Or invest in a fan.
Ms. Demeanor is channeled by a longtime Manhattan vertical dweller and real-estate voyeur who writes under the pen name Jamie Lauren Sutton. She is here to commiserate, calm and correct. Please email your quandaries email@example.com and put "Dear Ms. Demeanor" in the subject line.