Friday, July 11, 2008

Too tired to title

I'm so exhausted. Just as I was about to log off for the night, my mom called me to tell me that someone [presumably the nasty crackheads across the street] had broken out the back window in one of my parents' cars. She was hysterical and waiting on the police, so I got some clothes on and drove over quickly. By the time I got there, the police had come and gone and she was out there talking to one of the neighbors. The neighborhood is planning to band together to get these people evicted. It's a rental house. I'm guessing they can do it. But I also think that these people had better watch out...They have really pissed off everyone and most of the elderly ladies are now packing heat. My mother has a taser, but she wants a gun because she's more comfortable with that. Oh dear.

On my way home, I called my baby and he kept me awake during my long drive home - which was made longer by the unbelievable traffic jam I got caught in. Of course, having his sexy voice in my ear makes any traffic jam well worth it. ;)

I'm going to take a nap now. I'm beat! Staying up for over 24 hours really isn't in the cards for me these days. LOL


Sai Pennell said...

You know, its people like that who give renters a bad name. I rent the house I live in, in a really nice area - however, its dominated by homeowners. When they brought "Neighborhood Watch" here, we were not allowed to attend any of their meetings, "because we are renters".

We have been SUSPECTED of dealing drugs - which is stupid - and they are now on a mission to get us out, mainly because we are only renting our home. I find its depressing to be not part of the community, and suspected of doing illegal activity, even though I have lived here for 8 years - just because we rent.

It seems those are a few bad seeds, but not all renters are bad. :D

Anonymous said...

As a taxi driver who often makes trip after trip to these crack houses and others, your mom and the others on the street have the right idea... Our society has moved from watching out for your neighbour to avoid and pretend it isnt there. When people care enough to shine the light on things that shouldn't be, and want to avoid the light.. they will move on.

Sai.. I agree, as a landlord I dread everytime I need to find new tenants, and it is because of those few that have given the legit a bad name. There is really no way to tell upon first meeting either. My worse tenants ever showed up in business attire and a brand new car, the best tenants I ever had (that I reduced the rent to keep them longer) came on bikes, whole family, including dogs in tow. My instinct on them was bang on.. they hid nothing.