Calling them for non-apartment-related issues
Your super fixes stuff that goes wrong with your apartment. Not people. And yet Grech says residents will call him with medical emergencies. For the record, the proper way to treat a medical emergency is to go on WebMD, stare at it until you’re convinced you having something incurable, and then never actually see a doctor. Another dumb reason to call your super is to get them to change your lightbulb. “Sometimes the new, fancy light fixtures get complicated, and people don’t know how to do it,” he says. “But a lot of the time it’s just laziness.”
Thinking you're always priority #1
You’re not the only person living in your building. If you are, you probably don’t have a super, as you are likely catered to by a fleet of sexy robot butlers. But despite living in a place with other humans, some tenants expect their needs to be fulfilled immediately. Keep in mind that the super has to deal with everyone’s issues. Like when you get an email saying your package has arrived to the building, the super or doorman probably has a ton more they’ve gotta get to before they can hand-deliver yours. Grech’s building deals with about 200 per day.