What a dramatic week, aye, guys?
The catalyst of the drama…
I receive one link from the House Price Crash forum and suddenly it’s like Mars Attacks around this gaff. Albeit, there is no such thing as bad publicity. I just hope some of them (even the ugly ones) convert into regular readers. That would be so bloody awesome!
Why the drama started…
To think, all this bloodshed and tears because I said I don’t like tenants putting gaping holes in walls and because I think My Tenant Lacks Compassion And Has No Soul because he didn’t offer to help me carry a washing machine into my van when he saw I was clearly struggling. Crickey. Admittedly, I still think I’m in the right for disliking tenants putting unnecessarily big holes in the walls (even when I say it out loud, I still can’t believe people thought I was in the wrong for that), and for thinking my tenant is an idiot for not helping, so nothing has really changed *ducks for cover*
Missed the drama?
For those who missed the drama and give a damn, you can catch-up by reading the blog posts linked above. If you’ve scheduled a few hours out of your day to sit bone-idle and scratch your arse, reading the chaos might be a good alternative. However, if you have anything remotely enjoyable to do and/or don’t fancy watching hormonal monkeys aimlessly argue for the sake of arguing, it’s probably not worth it.
Who’s to blame?
To be honest, I’m still not entirely sure if the stampede wasn’t orchestrated by the teen members from over at the Nickelodeon Kids Forum as a joke. HPC may have just been strategically planted as the scapegoat. If that’s the case, I apologise to all the members from over at HPC, and I curse at the Nickelodeon kids! Stupid fucking kids.
It’s just difficult to accept that a group of adults would passionately argue over something so stupid. Heck, I wrote the blog post, I complained about holes in the walls, and even I know how stupid arguing over it is. If I saw someone else’s blog post, “I don’t mind if my tenants puts holes in walls”- not even the last urge in my body would tell me to argue that opinion.
The lows of the drama…
Unfortunately, the arguing in itself wasn’t the low. It was the fact that people made aggressive comments on a subject without reading the facts first. In short, I supplied my tenants with curtain rails, which I did clearly mention. However, the pictures I supplied show the walls WITHOUT curtain rails, so several (yes, literally several) people muttered, “what kind of landlord doesn’t supply curtain rails?” *slaps forehead with a gigantic dildo* It’s really simple, you READ a blog. This isn’t a comic book.
Unbelievably, the situation got even stranger when people transformed the debates onto issues like house prices, inflation, bad bankers, and landlords being responsible for the doom and gloom..etc. Guys, seriously?
I’m not going to spend too much time discussing the individuals that actually tried to get involved in the debate by highlighting my grammatical errors- because they’re probably hated by their own team. However, I do apologise that I used “my friend and me” instead of “my friend and I” – I do see your point, that really did clear up the whole tenant/holes/walls issue. Thank you, you absolute cu*ts.
Forgiveness. Friendship. Love.
It literally was like “Mars Attacks” meets “Planet of the Apes” There was definitely something monkey’ish and absurd about the entire affair. However, I hope we can call truce, let bygones be bygones and sing Kum-ba-yah together. I said some things in the heat of the moment which I shouldn’t have, and I know a lot of you said some unbelievably brain-numbingly stupid things, so let’s just forgive and forget.
Anyhow, to end the week on a high, I’m going to show you guys an email I received during all the commosion:
i hate landlords
i hate the fact that you are the main cause property goes up and are taking away peoples estates and empires just so you can fool yourself into thinking your doing something beneficial in society.
i think your a third rate human
i want to buy a house in a particular area but they are all owned by landlords, i can show this by looking at rightmoves corresponding for sale and to let sections. this makes me really angry. i believe buyers should have the automatic right to buy from greedy evil landlords like yourself.
i hope you wind up dying slowly haunted by all your wrong doings in an endless chain of waking nightmares.
There you have it, the Lord has spoketh. That’s courtesy of a “Mr Brown”
Anyways, as entertaining as this has all been, I hope it’s back to business next week. Hopefully I’ll be able to churn out some useful blog posts. Don’t hold your breath, though.
Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.
P.s. big shout out to those that supported me through the drama (you all know who you are). I’ve got nothing but love for you thugs.
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