When you live in an apartment building sometimes people decide to have parties. It's only a matter of time that the cops get called if you don't clear it with the rest of the building or at least the landlord. It's very rare that a big rave type of party happens in someones apartment.
"Yo man, 20 bucks man."
I stopped fumbling with my keys that were still in my pockets and looked up. In front of the doorway to my apartment building was a guy about 6'2" tall. He had a ball cap on turned sideways, an oversized white hoodie, baggie jeans, white shoes and a jean jacket. I stood there looking at him, "Excuse me?"
"Yo man, it's 20 bucks to get in dis party."
"Yea, that's great. I live here." I started up the stairs again.
"What? You din't hear me or somthin man?" His hand came up as to stop me. I grabbed his hand, bent it back towards his elbow and spun him around. Now his face was pushed up against the wall.
"I heard you fine. You must not have heard me. I live here."
About that time a few people came walking around the corner. I had a feeling these were friends of his fairly quickly and had an even bigger feeling that I was going to be hurting in the morning.
"Yo Ty! Hey man, let him go!" The two guys came running up and the girl was slowly making her way up. I started pushing up on Ty's hand making him stand taller and become even more uncomfortable.
After Ty gave out a little yell I said, "You guys stay back or I'm breaking his wrist." The guys slowed down and stood there staring at me.
"Yea, he gets paid to do that kind of stuff." The girl in the group came walking up. It was Janet, she lives down the hall and apparently is the one having the party.
I pat Ty on the shoulder and ask him if we're cool. When he agrees I slowly let the pressure off of his hand and arm. I go nice and slow so if he decides otherwise I can put him back in place.
Janet walked up to me, "I'm sorry Mike. This won't happen again."
"You can't have some guy out here charging. That's just dumb."
"I know, I know..."
"In fact, how bout you get up there and turn off this racket and get everyone out. I want to get some sleep."
"But people are finally showing up. It's an after hours party."
"Well, we can do it the fun way. But you'll probly get in trouble for it."
"Your not gonna call the cops are you?"
"I'll give you an hour, after that it's fair game."