Thursday, July 24, 2008

Avoid at all Costs!!

Okay so as an apartment manager of 26 units I have 24 units of people that irritate, bug, or that I just don't want to see, deal with, or talk to. My job is not hard just frustrating and never ending. Two of my tenants are wonderful, They are married and are like grandparents to my little ones, but the rest...!

That being said, I am going to start downloading my latest annoyances so that I can get it out of my system. so here goes

I have a particular tenant, she is new, joined us in April. But she has not let one day go by that she has not called, stopped by, or stopped me when I was coming or going to let me know of something she wanted checked out, fixed, or whatever. I have found that I have begun to avoid her at all costs. "Yes we are home but we will stay in our car until she leaves the garage" She is a nice lady and has two children right around Kevin's age and if it were not that I was the manager we would probably hang out but I can't bring myself to do it she bugs...as my mom would say...the tar out of me. They are never big things, just little things like, "I was dusting and knocked the valence off my blinds, can someone come put it back up?" I told her I could go up and do it when the kids went down for their naps, she just looked at me and then responded with "well I don't want to be any trouble" YOU ARE TROUBLE! I thought to myself. Why can't she get her husband to do it when he gets home. Then there was the washing machine problem... "The washing machine went straight to the spin cycle, it is broken" It is not broken I am thinking to myself it didn't finish its cycle, so I told her this, she had no comment. This lead me to believe it was probably her who took her clothes out early and put new ones in. Well that is my rant on that tenant for this week. There are about a hundred other instances of problems she has informed me of, I will quickly list a couple more... There is a crack on my balcony, the pool needs resurfaced, there are bugs by my outside light at night. I need my shower doors removed for the kids, there is a piece of metal on the gate that might get caught on something, it is hard to open the gate, is it my key? and the list goes on and on...

I find that I laugh at my tenants a lot, that is how I cope. Maybe you can get a chuckle too!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I think it would be hilarious if your tenants found out you had a blog and read what you wrote about them. Maybe it would shut them up and make them realize how ridiculous they really are!

Brent and Emily said...

Amen, sista. I often find myself complaining to myself (and others) about the tenants. My favorite right now is "My neighbors' shower is too loud".

Barty Family said...

Tanya, I can't seem to peel my banana. I think it's broken. Can you come over and fix it for me? I don't want to be a bother.

Tanya said...

That's Awesome!

THE VEA DUO said...

Ummm...I decided to go off on half of my annoying tenants (like the one you mentioned) and I haven't heard a peep since! (And, I mean, GO OFF!)I actually told one guy he's not even allowed to look at me, let alone talk to me. I abruptly told another tenant (who keeps micro managing me) "Seriously, this has to stop NOW! You're a tenant not my supervisor so STOP supervising." It ended with her slamming her door saying, "I'm not mad! I'm LIVID!" Ha,ha. ;)