One of my housemates left the gas on on the stove at my apartment ALL DAY LONG. I left my house at 8:30ish to get to work at 9:00, I worked until 6:00, and then grabbed some dinner with my friend from about 6:30-8:00ish.
When I walked into my house at 8:15, I started coughing immediately. The smell of gas was SO strong. My housemate was just sitting on the porch when I got home, too. She didn’t think to open any doors or windows or anything…just figured that ignoring the problem would somehow resolve it.
By 9:10, I was at my parents’ house, which is roughly 40 minutes from my house. I spent MAYBE 10 minutes at my own house. In those 10 minutes, I opened every window and door that I could, plugged in 3 fans, and aired out the whole first floor. I packed a quick overnight bag and contacted my landlord to let her know what was going on. By the time I left, the first floor no longer smelled like gas, but my bedroom is directly above the kitchen and smelled/felt AWFUL. I couldn’t imagine sleeping there.
Surprise sleepover at my parents’ house! Lol oh well. At least nobody got sick/hurt. That’s SO dangerous! Goodness.