Emil the Despot

by johannespunkt

Emil the Despot from apartment 11b started a war when he wrote his name on every timeslot for the laundry room in the basement of the apartment complex. Chaos erupted, people took sides, and a commodity became a scarce resource when a precision strike from Julia Evans, 8c, took out two of the dryers. Previous allies turned enemies, until eventually the super repaired the machines and moreover instituted a new rule about slot-hogging. And so the unrest turned into quiet remorse. It took them all a week more to notice that flat 11b had been empty for a long time.