Water Sucks

This isn’t a blog about my life, so I usually refrain from using it as a venue to chronicle day-to-day events.

But I’m so pissed right now that I just gotta share.

carpet

That picture above is what it looks like behind my computer desk right now. It seems the residents above us have had some plumbing problems, and unfortunately we are the ones suffering from their misfortunes. Water from their air conditioner leaked down in the wall and soaked into our carpet and padding.

I had to pull my desk out from the wall, which really sucks because it’s a heavy S.O.B., and unplug everything as quickly as possible. The only reason I’m on-line right now is because the laptop is charged up, and I had enough sense to run an extension cord to power the cable modem and the wireless router. From experience I knew that if I just left the carpet sitting in a pool of water it would begin to stink up the place, so I grabbed the carpet at the wall and ripped that wet shit off the floor. To hell with being genteel, I didn’t want my apartment to smell like the inside of a gym locker”¦again.

Because you see, this isn’t the first time we’ve had water problems. No, this makes, well, either seven or eight times we’ve had water damage. Truthfully, I’ve lost count at this point. I wouldn’t be so mad if it was something I had done that led to the water leakage, but each time we’ve had problems it was the result of negligence on the part of the maintenance crew, or on the part of another resident.

I’d just like to end this by saying that if you’re currently weighing the options between apartment-life and buying a house”¦buy a house. At least that way you can take responsibility for maintenance. And if you’re looking for an apartment in the San Antonio area DO NOT come to The Lodge. You need a life preserver to live here.

You should feel pissed too, because I had a really funny post for tonight, but unfortunately I need to use the scanner for the images. Since I can’t use my desktop computer and all its peripherals that post will have to wait. You can send your emails expressing your annoyance to The Lodge.

Feel free to swear profusely.

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