Low and behold, another House Price Crash idiot tries to please the mob on the forums by tossing a banana into the circle.
This particular idiot put together an inaccurately sculptured story of my landlord life. It seemed to have gone down a threat; the crowd blissfully cheered. I guess when a monkey farts the colony claps- it’s the noise, you see, it’s funny. It’s funny.
It’s pretty apparent when someone from over at HPC has linked to my site on the forums because there’s a huge spike in my traffic trends and I get a lot of “You’re a cunt” comments in my inbox. Lovely.
I have no problems with the “fight-talk”, I just wish it was accurate. This time they focus on my Reasons Why I Hate My Tenant article.
You can see the full thread
here (the thread has been removed. Shame.). But for ease, here’s the cornerstone of the guy’s attack- the cleverly composed “summary”.
This site might be a spoof, I don’t think anyone could be such a retard and be so at pains to advertise the fact.
24 Year Old LL
Mortgage with NR taken in March 2007
1 BTL house
1st evicted due to non payment and shitting on carpet
Ironically, the summary was barely accurate. I think he scored 2/5. Unfortunately, you only get an E, son.
24 Year Old LL- true
Mortgage with NR taken in March 2007- true
1 BTL house- wrong. I have 3 (and counting)
2 tenants- Wrong. I’ve had more tenants over time.
1st evicted due to non payment and shitting on carpet- Wrong. My tenant never shitted on the carpet. It’s just a shame the first 20 comments in the forum thread consisted of people making a joke over a metaphor.
This is what I actually wrote:
7: Unable to take blame
Even a 2yr child has the ability to know that shitting on the carpet is wrong. If a child knows wrong from wrong, I wonder why my 28yr old tenant struggled so much.
The shitting on the carpet statement was just a metaphor. As in, if a 2yr old child knows wrong from wrong, then certainly a 28yr old is more than capable of knowing what’s wrong.
He also highlights an old article, Shit, I Have A Mortgage With Northern Rock!!!!. The article was based on the time when NR were going into administration, and it was unclear at the time what it meant for borrowers. What the thread author clearly fails to realise is that if you go sniffing for shit, you’re most likely going to stumble upon shit. In true ‘The Sun’ reporting style, he got none of the facts, and all of the shit.
Just to clarify, getting that NR mortgage was probably the best move I ever made. I came off the fixed rate in December 2008, meaning I reaped all the benefits of the 2.5% base rate reduction. Why wasn’t that highlighted in the article (I made a few blog post about it)…? Your guess is as good as mine.
What’s most humourous is that the guy thinks this site is a spoof because he gathers half the facts, consciously looks for the negatives, ignores the positives, and then in disbelief concludes that this can’t be real. Look, mate, here’s a banana…go lay on your back and scratch your ass while you ponder on what’s actually gone wrong here…
Yes, I highlight the downs, but I also highlight the UPS. What’s the point of having a blog if I talk about the UPS only? The problem is, YOU IGNORED THE UPS, you retard.
My guess is that you didn’t even want to find the positives, you just wanted to find as much “negative” information as possible to help craft the most crowd-pleasing thread over at your anti-property-investment forum, so you could get a pat on the ass for good work. Excellent.
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