I read the sign. “Napoleon Apartments.” Looking up, I saw that they were shorter than all the surrounding housing, being single-story instead of the 2-5 stories that had sprung up in the mad dash to give students a place to live.

“Don’t say it,” the super sighed.

“Are they called the Napoleon because they’re shorter than all the other apartments?”

“No!” they snapped. “They’re called that because it’s a classy name. That bit about Napoleon being short is a myth, too! He was average height, just like these apartments were when they were built in the 80s!”

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