Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A pig in lipstick is still a pig

Funny story, back when I lived in my sucky mainst. apartment there was a tenant who actually had a pig as a pet. Not some messy dog, or the super cute teeny weeny piglets...an actual PIG.

See?? Not joking!

Now, while I'm highly allergic, I'm all for pets, and I know that mainst is encouraging as well. Usually small dogs and cats. Now, in our building there were quite a few boxers and rottweilers, but they were quiet and well behaved, so now complaints here. But a PIG? A squeally, annoying farm animal? How did that fit into the scheme of things.....

Well, if you've ever looked really close at a property, they're pigs. Pigs in fancy dress and makeup but pigs none the less. The paint on my cabinets must have been 4 lifetimes thick. Instead of cleaning, let's just repaint. How do I know this? Well, when we went to move, and got on top to clean the tops of the cupboards (we're thorough) they were disgusting. I had only been there for 2 years, so not nearly long enough to build up what we found. It was so thick it essentially ATE a SOS pad. Grease and cigarette smoke so thick that bleach and other various cleaning tools found it impenetrable.

When doing you're move in report, do it in the daylight, and bring a flashlight. The sunlight helps you to see dirt/dust, and the flashlight to shine a light on all the nooks and crannies. Make sure you do a thorough walk through WITH YOUR MANAGER PRESENT!! Don't let them bail out and go do paperwork. They're required to be there, and it could come back to haunt you. 

Better yet....don't even move in

I'm amazed at the number of people who have read/commented. It all blows me away. Could you let me know how you're finding my small, never updated ranty blog? I no longer live there, but obviously there's still tons of complaints....