Get in an empty elevator with a pepperoni stick. Step 2:
Munch quietly as a gruff, worn man covered in drywall-dust and monstrous finger-calluses gets on with a grunt. Step 3:
Finish your pepperoni stick in the silence of the elevator-ride. Step 4:Just before the door opens on your floor, look at the gruff, worn man and say, "I think I just ate one too many pepperoni sticks." Step 5:
Walk down the hallway to your apartment serenaded by genuine, tension-breaking laughter.