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Nickled and dimed and quartered, oh my. . .

Landlords are sneaky. They advertise an apartment for $X per month, then tell you your heat and water are billed through their meters, so those utilities are added to the costs you pay them. Okay, thatís fairly standard. Then thereís the nifty add-on for the ďhotĒ water; guess it beats heating the bath water on the stove. This is in addition to the electric bill that is in my name, and the quarters I have to put in their laundry machines.

My building was sold a few months ago. The monthly Ďrent statementí now includes an amount to cover the costs of keeping the lights on in the hallways. So thereís that. And instead of having an on-site manager, if a problem arises you have to call long distance and leave a message, to which they may or may not respond.

These new remote managers were unhappy that my rent check wasnít there until the third or fourth of the month. As with the previous owner I explained that my rent check is sent as soon as my Social Security check is deposited, which happens (usually) on the third day of the month. They suggested that I avoid being assessed late fees by using their online payment option. So, this month I opted to give that a try, thinking that Iíd at least save the cost of a postage stamp.

Turns out their system was glitchy for two days and they didnít get it cleared until well after 6pm today; but they called and let me know it was working, so I went online and succeeded in getting the rent paid. Finally. Unfortunately, at the very end of the transaction it advises that there is a $17 fee for utilizing the online payment. Gah.

And the rent is going up. A lot. Mine hasnít been raised yet, theyíve been evicting people so they can go in and reno the places to rent out for a higher amount. Iíve been here several years, they know Iím not transient, so Iím guessing that I might be one of the last to find that note taped to the door.

The good news is that next month will see me once again supporting the postal service. Oh well.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 4, 2014, 09:15 PM (9 replies)

A question

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 4, 2014, 05:28 PM (0 replies)

A question

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 4, 2014, 05:27 PM (0 replies)

MSNBC's weekend stuff is worse than Fox.

MSNBC decided to spend Saturday flushing itself. Seriously thought my remote was broken and had landed me on the wrong channel. Hideous WTF programming. Even their prison crap is preferable to the "coverage" they're vomiting out today.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Aug 30, 2014, 04:28 PM (8 replies)

Just wait...

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 29, 2014, 11:03 PM (11 replies)

Just wait...

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 29, 2014, 11:03 PM (0 replies)

Duds

Republican photoshop couturiers have clothed Barack Obama as a witch doctor, a terrorist, a pimp, and Hitler, to name just a few of the costumes in which they have draped him. So one day he dons a benign beige suit and they go bonkers over it. And they say he's crazy...
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 29, 2014, 07:29 PM (4 replies)

I confess. I complained about the Presidentís attire.

Such things donít usually warrant either notice or comment. But there was just something so horribly wrong about his prancing around in a sock-stuffed flight suit on the deck of an aircraft carrier . . .
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 29, 2014, 02:20 PM (10 replies)

I confess. I complained about the Presidentís attire.

Such things donít usually warrant either notice or comment. But there was just something so horribly wrong about his prancing around in a sock-stuffed flight suit on the deck of an aircraft carrier . . .
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 29, 2014, 02:19 PM (7 replies)

Ultra Asshole

RMGO is NRA on evil steroids. The current tantrum is over the library's no-guns policy except for law enforcement.

The sign on his MIV (Massive Intimidator Vehicle) says "It's a Right, not a Privilege".

My response: "It's a RIGHT, not a COMMANDMENT."



http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/12785977-113/library-concealed-district-policy

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 28, 2014, 11:28 PM (13 replies)
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