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I hate my landlords, and rather than break in and smother them in their sleep I figured I'd dump on all of you. We've lived in this apartment for 3 years. They are the most inappropriate landlords ever, constantly calling on us to not make noise (at NOON!) or because their tv isn't working (yes, you read that right). Last year our bright yellow 1970's oven died, it took them 4 days to replace it. Well, this is an older house. We've gotten used to popping fuses about once a month. No biggie, except the only way to get to the breaker is through the landloards kitchen. So of course we have to hear that we have too much plugged in to the 4 outlets in our house. Well, yesterday a bunch of fuses blew - so none of the plugs or lights in our bedroom/livingroom, main hallway, (aka our chest freezer) or our office work. It's only an 800 sq foot apartment, but it's oddly shaped - like an "l"  so only having working plugs and lights in the kitchen and bath is rediculous. Well, the landloards begged us yesterday to wait till today to have an electrician in so they don't have to pay the extra to get the electrician out on a Sunday. So we acquiesced. Well, by about 2 PM, I'm going crazy in the dark, as are the kids. I call the landloards and am told it may not be fixed till Thursday! That since there's snow flurries out today no electrician will come....uh, WHAT?! So I call an electrician, and he says he will be here this evening, by 5pm. She says that's fine...well, now that it's 3:30, she calls and says she is going to take her family to dinner from 4:30-7. And because of their religious beliefs they will not pay for any services on a Tuesday. I'm bout ready to cry I'm so frustrated!! I had to call and beg the electrician to get here before 4:30, but he is finishing a job down the street and is moving as fast as he can. I just don't know what to do!!,

by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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mem82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:40 PM
This is crazy.
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mem82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:40 PM
I am so sorry.
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mem82
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:40 PM
Haha!

Quoting KickButtMama:

I really, truly said it. My tongue gets away from me when I'm ticked, which is why hubby was hiding..lol

Quoting Knightquester:

1st, my husbands a chicken, so that was a giggle for me...

2nd, I nearly died laughing... Afternoon orgy!  Did you really say that?!  ROFLMAO rolling on floor


Quoting KickButtMama:

I found it out last month and had it out with the land lady when she showed up at our door.. She claimed my kids were jumping on their beds - I explained that was impossible, as the kids have bunk beds, and at that time were making rolls with me in the kitchen, she yelled at me that she "wasn't a liar" and that "this is her house and she can make the rules" so while my DH hid in the bedroom (chicken..lol) I flipped my lid. I explained that our town has a noise ordinance which doesn't come into effect until after 8 PM, so if I wanted to have a sexual orgy at noon I could. And that as long as we are paying our rent and following the laws then she has zero say with what we do inside the home. I nearly wrung her neck. I told her we would file harassment charges against her if she showed up out of the blue again for anything other than an emergency, as our state has pretty strict laws for landlords, and they have to give 24 hours notice to tenants before showing up or expecting enterance. 

Quoting irvinehiker:

Yuck!!  I sure hope you can get an electrician over there today!!  I would find out your rights on the noise issue.  It just seems ridiculous to have noise complaints in the middle of the day.  It's not fair to your family to constantly worry about noise.  I know, I've been there.


As always, you rock hun.  Just hang in there and hopefully things will get better for you all!

(btw I think that the Tuesday not paying things is an excuse, maybe because they are stingy or maybe because they don't have the funds to pay and aren't willing to tell you for their own prideful reasons).


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Pukalani79
by Kristin on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:43 PM

 I'm so sorry! I can't even imagine how frustrating this must be

Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:12 AM

YOU ARE THE BOMB!! LOVE IT!!

*I BOW TO YOU!*

Quoting KickButtMama:

I flipped my lid. I explained that our town has a noise ordinance which doesn't come into effect until after 8 PM, so if I wanted to have a sexual orgy at noon I could.

Jinx - Homeschooling, Scouting & Karate butt-kicking  Mom to Star Scout Ian 1/98, Scout Sean 9/00, Junior GS Heidi 4/03. Wife to Joe & Alpha to German Shepherd Spazz.

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jan. 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM

I normally leave religious arctic es alone but just HAD to ask about it when it became clear it wasn't getting fixed last night....and I was told its not religious...it's about LUCK! I nearly screamed.

Quoting cjsmom1:

For very religious Jewish people they don't carry money on Sabbath.


Quoting No_Difference:

I would definitely look into renters laws for your city and state because it sounds like they are violating quite a few.... And I'd like to know of what religion prevents you from paying...anything...on any day of the week...That one really just doesn't sit right.  I could see my hubby going..."Okay, it's Wednesday, here's the bill for the services from yesterday you're responsible for paying."

Good luck. I hope everything works out for you! 



cjsmom1
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 7:59 AM
That's total bs. It sounds like you have a horrible landlord. I was kind of curious because I didn't know any other religions that don't carry money. You definitely need to report your landlird


Quoting KickButtMama:

I normally leave religious arctic es alone but just HAD to ask about it when it became clear it wasn't getting fixed last night....and I was told its not religious...it's about LUCK! I nearly screamed.

Quoting cjsmom1:

For very religious Jewish people they don't carry money on Sabbath.





Quoting No_Difference:

I would definitely look into renters laws for your city and state because it sounds like they are violating quite a few.... And I'd like to know of what religion prevents you from paying...anything...on any day of the week...That one really just doesn't sit right.  I could see my hubby going..."Okay, it's Wednesday, here's the bill for the services from yesterday you're responsible for paying."

Good luck. I hope everything works out for you! 





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paris2lmp
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 8:10 AM

 My great grandma was extremely old fashioned about not working on Sunday.  She firmly believed you would go straight to hell if you worked or allowed or even promoted another persons work on the sabath.  She wouldn't even buy GAS on a Sunday!  I think the 7th day advantists might feel the same way about saturday, but I'm not sure.  Other than that I have never heard of a religion that didn't allow you to work/pay for work on a weekday.


Quoting No_Difference:

I would definitely look into renters laws for your city and state because it sounds like they are violating quite a few.... And I'd like to know of what religion prevents you from paying...anything...on any day of the week...That one really just doesn't sit right.  I could see my hubby going..."Okay, it's Wednesday, here's the bill for the services from yesterday you're responsible for paying."

Good luck. I hope everything works out for you! 


 

No_Difference
by Silver Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 9:51 AM

 My sister's side of the family is 7th Day Adventist...very strict too...They're very much like your great grandma about Saturday. They're also the type to use religious excuses (yes excuses...I don't bash the religion, but when it keeps being used as the reason they can't do something,,,it's an excuse...) to get out of doing thigns on a normal day...  However, if they were required to pay for something that day, they wouldn't not pay it... 

But I guess I should have phrased the statement a little differently... What religion has a sabbath day on a Tuesday.  But I believe someone posted in here that it was a religious holiday for them - so fair enough to that. ...Still a crappy excuse if you're a landlord and trying to get out of paying things tho...

Quoting paris2lmp:

 My great grandma was extremely old fashioned about not working on Sunday.  She firmly believed you would go straight to hell if you worked or allowed or even promoted another persons work on the sabath.  She wouldn't even buy GAS on a Sunday!  I think the 7th day advantists might feel the same way about saturday, but I'm not sure.  Other than that I have never heard of a religion that didn't allow you to work/pay for work on a weekday.

 

Quoting No_Difference:

I would definitely look into renters laws for your city and state because it sounds like they are violating quite a few.... And I'd like to know of what religion prevents you from paying...anything...on any day of the week...That one really just doesn't sit right.  I could see my hubby going..."Okay, it's Wednesday, here's the bill for the services from yesterday you're responsible for paying."

Good luck. I hope everything works out for you! 

 

 

 

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irvinehiker
by Andrea on Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:42 AM
Seriously I think your landlords have mental health issues.
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