Shaheen describes all the perils of moving to a new house and in so doing seeks the meaning of “living”.
Prose | 1st edition 2013 | 175 pages | Price 9.99 € | ISBN: 978-3-944201-09-2
Noch zweimal einpacken bis Südterrasse (Pack up twice more until south facing terrace)
by Amir Shaheen
All Amir Shaheen really wants is somewhere to live. But not just anyhow and ideally with his girlfriend. So the couple look for a flat together, which is not as easy as they thought. But the adventure really only gets going after the dream dwelling has been found. Not every tradesman is as competent as he claims, the search for the right wardrobe can quickly become a saga, a flat in the “multi-cable” area does not necessarily have internet connection and a gas boiler can demand as much attention as a third housemate. Shaheen describes all the perils of moving to a new house and in so doing seeks the meaning of “living”.
“Yeah, like I said, for the sink. A cover or a lid”
“Urm?” “Or a cap.” “Cap?” “For the hole where the tap goes.”
“What you mean is a seal.” “Seal? No, I mean to close the hole.”
“Because it isn’t sealed and it leaks?”
“No, no! We’ve moved. In the new kitchen the tap is on the wall.”
“A wall tap.” “A wall tap… but in the sink there’s now a hole. In the old flat that’s where the tap was. Now do you understand?” “Gotcha: tap hole plugs.” “Tap hole-?” “Plugs! Second aisle on the left. Next to the taps.”