Thursday, March 22, 2007

No mas mats in London Terrace!

What's wrong with this picture? Oh, yeah, that's it, they came around yesterday and threw out all our doormats! We'd gotten a memo a few weeks ago to the effect that it was some sort of a fire code violation and that as of the 15th of March (beware the Ides!) any doormats left in the hallways would be considered abandoned and would be disposed of by maintenance staff. Of course, we didn't think they'd actually do it, everyone sort of thought that it was one of those "enforce it if you need to" rules. No one expected them to toss out all the door mats! Yet, inexplicably, my neighbor's equally flammable and obstructing umbrella stand remained untouched in the hall.

I'm on the case now to find a copy of the NYC Fire Code to see if this is in fact a violation. Till then, wipe your feet in the elevator!

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At Saturday, March 24, 2007 12:55:00 AM, Blogger J$ said...

my hallways are fully carpeted as are many buildings.. i dont see how a doormat is a hazard

At Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:56:00 AM, Blogger Kit said...

the doormat is a hazard because they are not filed to the floor. thus fire personnel coming into a smoky building could easily slip and fall on a mat while trying to save you or your apartment. you can do whatever you want inside your door, so i just brought mine inside.


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