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Just Another Bit of Aggravation

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

It's a good thing that I've developed a sense of humor over the years;
without it, I would probably be a screaming lunatic.
My condo management is a prime example of spiteful incompetence.
This time they shut the water off (to do repairs) but once again
they don't even bother notifying people that the water is about to be shut off.
That might seem minor to some folks...
but think of all kinds of situations where
you need to rinse something off (like hair dye)...
or you're cooking something that needs water....
or washing...
or you are leaving shortly and haven't showered yet.
No knock on the door (there are only 4 units in my section) and
my car is clearly visible.
I know I have rights...and I'm not the kind of person who calls to complain about nothing (and I had 8 months of hell with a psycho neighbor in 2011),
but the condo management here is ridiculous.

And you know how strong I've become...other than posting this...
{...and some of those unkind expressions are popping into my mind right now...
but they too are drifting off...}
I am sitting here with my pot of unsweetened tea and my hot air popcorn.
{...I felt like each little pop was an expletive...}
I am venting, instead of eating.
I haven't bothered calling the office, or writing to the condo mgmt,
or writing to the Board of Health to complain (but I did look it up).
{...and the condo association is useless since the major condo owner voted the condo mgmt. manager as the head of the condo assoc....
talk about a conflict of interest.!!!!}

BUT... expressing it here is helping diffuse my thank you.

have a great day..... emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Very irritating. No excuses for the condo management being this inconsiderate.

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IDLETYME 4/3/2013 8:43AM

    I'll bet the manager doesn't live there!!! All best wishes to you!!!!

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MALEXANDER4 4/3/2013 8:19AM


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PATTYKLAVER 4/3/2013 8:05AM

    I live in a condo, too, so I know your frustration. Maybe we will become rich and be able to buy a nice, big house on lots of land.

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LEANMEAN2 4/3/2013 7:47AM

    We have the same problems sometimes.
I try to always have something with water in it for just such times.
A teakettle is handy to use or perhaps a small bucket.

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ARTJAC 4/3/2013 12:18AM


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DRB13_1 4/2/2013 11:26PM

    feeling your frustration and wishing I could bopp them on the head with you

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WOUBBIE 4/2/2013 10:10PM

    Wow, why would they even do that? Is the manager also a resident?

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CHOCOHIPPO 4/2/2013 9:56PM


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1CRAZYDOG 4/2/2013 9:32PM

    Lord love a duck . . . do they NEVER learn! I think that last picture just sums it all up. **SIGH** Once again, sorry you have to live with such incompetence! I hope your water wasn't off long. That would tick me off.

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TERRI289 4/2/2013 7:40PM

    Stay strong...there are just so many idiots to go around.....sadly... emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 4/2/2013 7:14PM

    So emoticon for you frustration. I would be also. Make your concerns know. You do have that right. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 4/2/2013 7:01PM

  Hi Sheryl...........
YOU have every right to VENT my dear!!!!!! You are a far better person than I am. I would be in jail!!!!!

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    You should complain to EVERYONE. Get out there and be vocal!

If nobody complains about the shut-off, they will think that everyone is fine with their bad behavior.

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-LINDA_S 4/2/2013 6:13PM

    You vent away! That management is totally thoughtless!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/2/2013 6:05PM

    Thanks for sharing. grrrr...stupid management.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/2/2013 6:05PM

    Thanks for sharing. grrrr...stupid management.

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KANOE10 4/2/2013 6:01PM

    Good for you venting here! You do not deserve to be treated like that. You deserve some warning. I am sorry your condo management is so uncaring and inept. emoticon

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MISSB8604 4/2/2013 5:46PM

    Venting definitely helps to relieve stress. Your blogs are seriously amazing.

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TERMITEMOM 4/2/2013 5:41PM

    I must say I admire your cool!!! This is unacceptable. You need to teach me serenity!

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CHACHAOREO 4/2/2013 5:27PM


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DALID414 4/2/2013 3:59PM

    Omg! I so feel you on this Sheryl!! I came home dripping in sweat from the gym one day to no water! Very frustrating!

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    It never ends does it? How did you find out they purposely shut the water off if they did not notify you? I might call just to check when it will be turned on. Watch your temper--keep it light. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

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TRISTAROSE 4/2/2013 3:42PM

    So sorry for your problem! I hope it has been rectified by now! Great picture!


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BOSS61 4/2/2013 3:41PM

    Probably there is a local TV or radio station that would love knowing this.

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TWNOMWE 4/2/2013 3:24PM

    Put the complaint in writing to the management even they do nothing or do not listen they have something on file.
Hope that you have water now. emoticon enjoy one these emoticon

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GOSPARK45 4/2/2013 2:58PM

    Love your picture. Great way to get your frustrations out. Very funny.

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MIRFA71 4/2/2013 2:31PM

    You are very patient. Hope everything gets better,

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KATWELL88 4/2/2013 2:15PM

    Oh my sorry on your frustrations lack of water whoooo ... emoticon Love the last picture emoticon hope tomorrow is a better day. emoticon

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MILLEDGE2 4/2/2013 2:10PM

    We celebrate with you that you didn't eat your frustrations! emoticon You deserve a forum in which to complain and I hope the rest of the day moves along like satin! emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 4/2/2013 2:00PM

    You are a better person than I

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SUSANBEAMON 4/2/2013 1:50PM

  hate it when stuff like that happens. one of the reasons i bought a house. of course, then you get to deal with the city about water, sewer, street maintaince, yards. it never ends.

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KITTY_M 4/2/2013 1:44PM

    One time the water went off unexpectedly right when shampoo needed to be rinsed out. Fortunately, all was not lost. Bottled water to the rescue but that was one pricey hair rinse. At least it was because I water main broke and they didn't have time to announce it.

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WALLAHALLA 4/2/2013 1:43PM

    Refresh my memory...why haven't you moved? It would drive me bat crap crazy to put up with the stuff you do. emoticon emoticon

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KMICHA 4/2/2013 1:26PM

    a bit inconsiderate . . . I would be upset too!!

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MOMPPCL 4/2/2013 1:22PM

    Ridiculous. Seriously? You can't even tell yourself you'll just have a cup of tea and wait it out! emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 4/2/2013 1:22PM

    and how about being in the shower with soap in your eyes about to rinse off (I had that happen to me once, it was a pay shower and I didn't know how much time they give you of water) grrrrrr, I empathize with you

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ANNIE924 4/2/2013 1:18PM

    I can understand why you are frustrated. If it is a planned outage you certainly should have been notified. Your last picture says it all. emoticon

Good for you for not eating your frustrations. I love popcorn too.

Hope your day is getting better.

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AML05030 4/2/2013 1:14PM

    Good choice; complain to us instead of pigging out. It's what we are here for. I swear I use SP as more of a public diary then I should; but it really does help! I hope you do tell someone "Hey, can you send out an email or something next time?"

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NHES220 4/2/2013 1:09PM

    Hang in there, enjoy your tea and popcorn and I hope the day gets better from here!

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