Thursday, May 2, 2013

Well I started getting a little more particular with the responses to my room ad.  I want someone mature, has a decent job or at least something that can pay their rent, have them eating and doing whatever they like to do without going around asking other tenants for help all the time.  Ridiculous.  You try to help someone out and they simply take advantage of you, or usually, of the other people in the house.  I find out about it after the fact as no-one wants to say anything to me because they know what I will: confront the person.

That dude I kicked out I asked him nicely when he moved in to please not ask Mark for cigarettes.  He doesn't have a lot of money and can't afford to support 2 people's worth of habits.  I find out the dude was bumming cigs from him all the time and Mark has a hard time telling people no (which is why I asked the guy to please not start asking - which was started when he asked if I had a cig when he first moved in [and flared the warning signs, but it was too late, he had already moved in]).

The guy that just moved in is 42 years old.  He is a manager in a company that is attempting to expand in this area.  He has a wife and 3 kids in Georgia.  He is being relocated here to manage this region.  He expects to move his family here in - the next year actually.  He paid 2 months rent in advance, he travels alot and doesn't know if he was going to be here on the first of next month or not and decided to pay in advance (though I am not anal about the first, if someone tells me they can't pay until the 3rd or 4th, whatever within reason, it doesn't bother me).   So there it is, a done deal for now anyway.

Fresh, other battles have begun.  Nothing major or particularly bad, some of it annoying, though.  Like the new truck that never comes - at work.  Supposed to be here 2 weeks ago, and then on the 29th and now who knows.  They keep calling and apologizing for how long it's taking.  Retarded. Give me a break. This is ALL that this particular company does and they are "behind in paperwork"?!!  What, did they suddenly realize that there was a pile of paperwork to be done on this particular vehicle? I just get very annoyed with incompetence.  They are being paid to do a job that is the only job they do and they can't get it right.  Whatever.  I'm driving around a hot truck and it's only 100 degrees now.  I don't have any say in it, cause' if I did, they would be getting earfuls from me.  Give a delivery date, you better keep it and if you don't, you need to give an updated delivery date.  Instead, they just keep giving excuses and don't know when the freaking thing is going to be handed over to us.

Next annoyance: Landscapers.  They are hired to trim the trees and hedges and use those gasoline-powered air blowers to clean the parking lot.  And they don't give a DAMN whether they cover your entire car with a coat of dust, leaves, rock particles and whatever else.  I came back to the shop today to find the lady that works out of another division but actually occupying one of our offices complaining about it.  She had just washed her car. My car was CLEAN.  NOT NOW.  That s*** they covered it with was still on there even after driving 75mph on the freeway. I will be calling that company's owner and having a discussion about it.  If it does not have a satisfactory ending, I will be discussing it with the property owner next time he comes in since he is the one paying for that "service", read: BS.

Enough. It's time for bed anyway.

ben



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