My old late 80's Volvo 760 had the same non-start problem that was magically fixed as soon as someone else came to look at it. The first few times I called my parents or asked someone else around if they could help, but after getting help and having them think I was an idiot because it worked fine when they tried, eventually I learned that if I waited 10 minutes (or 30), it would change its mind and turn on with no problem.
@Rezpect @Lynn Marie@twitter @ImASadGiraffe I live in the San Francisco Bay area and for SF city proper this is not unreasonable for the kind of apartment she describes. It sounds about right for NYC as well! I had no idea Chicago would be so much cheaper.
Dorky FYI comment coming! The levered door handles are most likely a requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (because not everyone is able to grasp a knob and turn, but most people can use some body part to press down a lever or bar), so I don't think they could trade those for wifi! I agree with the rest of your list, except for cable TV, because I don't have it at home and it's a nice treat to watch never-ending episodes of home improvement shows when I'm traveling.