Monday, June 22, 2009

Stupidity - The new apartment management tool for the recessed economy

All across the country, apartments and independent houses lay barren. Many, especially in places like Michigan have fallen prey to fire, drug sales and so on. I have started noticing apartments giving away free internet access in some cases, in a bid to try and get people to rent space.

All this doesn't hold a candle to what these idiots in Boulder, Colorado are doing to make sure that people continue to rent space from them.

They are harassing their customers with stupid rules.

In a time-worn tradition of picking on the Grandmas and the weak among us, this particular apartment management company was pissed off, apparently by her Easter Decoration which hung for two weeks beyond what the management thought was an appropriate celebration of Jesus's resurrection.

If you looked close at me, you would find no Jesus freak in me, but come on. This is not a one-off incident. Two years ago, in some condominium complex, some Indian Hindu guy had a religious plant and a flag at the back of his house in Florida, and the idiots who called themselves his neighbors went on a 21st century style lynch mob, suing and terrorizing him.

This is one of the main reasons why I don't like apartments, condos and "communities", and hey if the economy screwed them over, it's not much harm done. The sameness of the houses and the pitiable disugised unemployment of pitiable "Property Managers" to enforce nonsensical laws....

Anyway, I am guessing Grandma still may not win. And that, my dears, is what constitutes irony and general sadness. All one can predict is, that with such actions, companies like AIMCO will continue to taste the fruits of the downturn for a long, long time to come.

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