More than twenty people were living there.
R. Yu.: You know, sometimes it's actually better when there are so many people.
Volodya: That's true.
R.Yu.: Because individual peculiarities are somehow smoothed over.
Volodya: You have a collective. It won't allow, say, for somebody to get out of cleaning duty. That kind of thing.
Ilya: Does it ever happen that somebody is at the door and rings the wrong bell?
R. Yu., Volodya: (simultaneously) Sure, and so...?
Ilya: And... you open the door, no problem, or somebody opens the door for guests of yours? Nobody gets angry because of that?
Volodya: Let me try and remember if that ever happens.
(Eight second pause)
Ilya: Excellent tea.
R. Yu. (to the cat): Go sit, sit, sit.
Volodya: So, so, something like that happened... probably, it happened... oh, right! I was the one who got angry. That somebody opened the door for [someone who came to see] me.. Who was it... who came... it wasn't just that I didn't go to the door, they brought this guest to my room. I really yelled at... the person who opened the door.
Ilya: But he wanted to do something nice for you.
Volodya: What does that matter, what he wanted? If I'm not opening the door, that means I don't... I don't want to. He did something absolutely wrong.