My apartment does not have light switches, we have pull chains from fixtures in the ceiling, or plug-in lamps, and only 4 outlets in our entire apartment, which makes the whole thing a crazy fire danger with extension cords and adapters every which way. We are old, and thus need to have a lot of light, because otherwise we can't see.
Over three weeks ago the chain to our living room light got pulled out, accidentally, by one of Max's friends. So until the super decided to mosey on over, for the next week we had to turn the lights on and off by twisting the bulb, which I cannot reach, as the ceiling is too high and Janice's tall stepladder is too scary which I discovered the last time the bulb blew and it was up to me to fix it or sit in the dark. She had to hold my leg while I fixed it, and really, I can't ask her to do that every time I need to turn on or off the light.
When the super finally came, he took out the entire fixture and left us with NO LIGHT AT ALL for another week. Then he installed a new fixture BUT WITH NO CHAIN and ... how did we get light? By twisting the bulbs, which again, and still, I cannot reach.
Fast forward another week, and the super told us that he couldn't get the chain due to some financial problems with the management not paying a bill, or something like that. So I called the management, and they called me back (yes, it was shocking to me too) and told me the super would be by the next day with the missing chain/switch thingymajig.
And he did come by the next day, but the part didn't work. So he had to order a different fixture that would be compatible with the chain. That was a week ago. Will he come back with the part this week? Only time will tell.
And now, it is night time and dark, and my husband isn't here, and I stupidly told him not to turn on the light before he left, so I sit in the dark with only the little desk lamp to light my way.
Thank you for listening, back to our regular programming...