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Old 10.12.2020, 17:27
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

Oh! That sure is a bit more tricky Are your flatmates fluent in German? Maybe they can translate for you live? I thought the cleaner understands English too?

Yeah if you are going the note route then attach the original phone number note to your new note, so he understands the context! Take photo of both notes.


Btw maybe you can temporarily add the phone number to your Whatsapp to see which face shows up on the avatar? That way you can be a bit more sure if it is the old pervert or the young prince that you are actually dealing with That is assuming it is a mobile number, and they have WhatsApp with a photo! Don't accidentally call them though!!!



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Thank you for your advice, Talk to you later.

As he doesn't really speak English and I don't really speak German, I just plan to leave notes in front of the room saying "Danke, aber keiner meiner Freunde und Familie sucht einen Hausmeister." and "Eine Zimmerreinigung ish nicht erforderlich." Hope he gets the hint...

I am not sure if leaving a note would be better than saying it directly (using my read-a-script German).
  • Maybe he will leave me back more notes (which could be evidence too).
  • Maybe he will knock my door anyway and ask me the follow-up questions directly, but then I am not sure if I would immediately understand the German sentences he say and whether I could form a good-enough-to-be-understood sentences in German in real time. Not sure if it would be too silly to ask him to write down what he says. I guess I am practicing the scripts like "Ich habe schon ein Freund.", "Bitte schreiben Sie solche Zettel nicht mehr."...
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

Well .... you can always say: you are ugly ... do that “disgusting” face .... ;-)
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

My flatmates are all internationals unfortunately Our German level depends on deepl.com... The cleaner does understand very very simple English.

I will ask a Swiss male friend if he is available to be in the room with me (in case the janitor guys knock- they would probably be surprised and get a wrong hint that I hope they get... + my friend can live translate).

I actually tried checking his Whatsapp before because I also wanted to know if it is from the younger or older guy - no photo, no name, or any identifiable information. The only thing I can see is that this Whatsapp seems to be activated quite recently (just February 2020) based on the 'Hey there! I am using WhatsApp.' status message.
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

I would not do the two fingers in the mouth vomit disgusting face sign though as he might understand wrong and drop his pants

Ok let us know how it goes. Good luck! I am off to walk my goats now!
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

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Not at all. We do much more risky and reckless stuff, proved by hospital visits, chats with the police and a record of spoiled relationships. If any man ever comes up with being scared shitless to ever ask someone out.....it's a man scared shitless for a lot of things in life beyond women.
I inferred it within the context of "Me Too." Not scared to ask, but scared on the wide range of responses / reactions.
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

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Today something really weird happened to me . I was asleep in my apartment at the time when janitor men come, then I woke up from his door knock. He just wanted to tell me that that there is no room cleaning today- only kitchen cleaning. Me, half asleep half awaken, led him to my stove asking him not to turn it off because I was stewing something.

Before he left, he gave me a note saying

"Many regards!
House keeping [his name].
[his number]
Du bist sehr sympatisch!!!"

and then giggle with another janitor Does anyone have a clue what he means or wants? I looked up the meaning of 'sympatisch' and it just means 'nice/friendly', so perhaps he just wanted to be friends (???)

Maybe a bit more context- the janitor men are already uncles in 50's I think. They are sent by my landlord to clean the apartment every week. I already saw him 4-5 times so far, and we chatted a bit while he cleaned.

I recommend reading this book. It will give you a valuable insight into
the workings of the mind of a janitor and also provide a few useful tips
of what NOT to do!. Looks like its going to be a really creepy Friday
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

An update from OP:
Today, I stick my note and also his note at the door saying

"Danke, aber keiner meiner Freunde und Familie sucht einen Hausmeister.
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Eine Zimmerreinigung ist nicht erforderlich. Ich habe einen Videoanruf."

The older janitor knocked the door anyway. I opened the door and saw that both my note and his note were gone (guess they don't want anyone to see it...). He said something about room cleaning- no mention about notes. I said no, he accepted it, and I closed the door.

The younger janitor isn't around at the time I open the door.

Thank you very much for all advice here

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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

Why did you open during your "Videoanruf"? Stick to your guns.

It's good you put the notes out, that's pretty funny.
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

I am stupid
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An update from OP:
Today, I stick my note and also his note at the door saying

"Danke, aber keiner meiner Freunde und Familie sucht einen Hausmeister.
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Eine Zimmerreinigung ist nicht erforderlich. Ich habe einen Videoanruf."

The older janitor knocked the door anyway. I opened the door and saw that both my note and his note were gone (guess they don't want anyone to see it...). He said something about room cleaning- no mention about notes. I said no, he accepted it, and I closed the door.

The younger janitor isn't around at the time I open the door.
Brilliant, well done! Despite the video thing!

He was probably semi-embarrassed on 2 counts! Count 1 that you played dumb and rejected his/their advances, Count 2- He was scared that his employer might find out that he is advertising for business during working hours. He probably knocked to see if you were normal or angry with him.
Either way good result!!! Hopefully he won't bother you again.


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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

Thank you very much- please send me your bank account info
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

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No, you aren't.
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

Well done !!! Lol !!

Now,‘it’s my time to tell to my neighbors clean lady that I’m not interested...

She said that I’m like a Chocolat noir...

Jeez.... she is tall and big...

More I pray, more ghosts appears !!!

;-)

Ps: there’s a movie with Javier bardem he does a creepy janitor. Nice movie

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An update from OP:
Today, I stick my note and also his note at the door saying

"Danke, aber keiner meiner Freunde und Familie sucht einen Hausmeister.
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Eine Zimmerreinigung ist nicht erforderlich. Ich habe einen Videoanruf."

The older janitor knocked the door anyway. I opened the door and saw that both my note and his note were gone (guess they don't want anyone to see it...). He said something about room cleaning- no mention about notes. I said no, he accepted it, and I closed the door.

The younger janitor isn't around at the time I open the door.

Thank you very much for all advice here
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I hope the cleaner does not turn up in a leather thong next time and say that he is ready for the "video livestream" that you promised!
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I hope the cleaner does not turn up in a leather thong next time and say that he is ready for the "video livestream" that you promised!
I that that was in Germany. 80s?
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Re: confused- got a note from janitor man that I am 'sympatisch', plus his number

Hi everyone,

An update 3 months later: I got a door knocking (for the first time after the incident), it was his colleague asking politely if I wanted a cleaning. I said okay, so he did his part and said his friend (the janitor who left me a note) would come mob the floor and specifically said that his friend "will need to knock my door first". When the guy came mobbing, he just said hi and no more small talks.

Everything is super normal now
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