Ms. Demeanor's Vertical Etiquette

Dear Ms. Demeanor: My super uses our gym. Is that kosher?

By Jamie Lauren Sutton  | February 20, 2013 - 10:41AM

Dear Ms. Demeanor,

Our live-in super has been working out on our gym. Is it awful to say that I find it annoying? It just feels strange because it's such a casual atmosphere, and he's an employee.  Is he even allowed to do it?

Wendy Workout 

Dead Wendy Workout,

Your super lives in the building and, in the absence of any building rules against it, has a right to use the gym during his off-hours like the rest of us.

If he is pumping iron instead of plunging toilets, that is a problem worth reporting. If he is sweating on a Saturday, good for him!

Sharing the caring,
Ms. Demeanor

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 to [email protected] and put "Dear Ms. Demeanor" in the subject line.

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