Thursday, September 27, 2012

Launrdy and Terrifying Women: More HOA Goodness Part II

I couldn't resist following up with Dog Lady to learn more about Wilson, a man in my building who allegedly has brain damage and has been terrifying women.  He also has been accused of the heinous act of not turning on the fan while doing his laundry!  And yes, I am in danger of becoming that nosy neighbor I so like to profile.

My email follow-up from yesterday's string of emails:


TO: Dog Lady
FROM: Me


Hi Dog Lady,

I'm very concerned about Wilson terrorizing women.  Is this something serious, as in women in the building are afraid of him? 

-Ryan


TO: Me
FROM: Dog Lady


Yes all the women in the building who know him are afraid of him. He has done some bad things. He used to scare Linda in the garage as she left early for work and he would jump out of no-where and say hi. Bob had to tell him to stop scaring his wife, and I think that Dan would walk Ceil to her car when she had to leave early and their was an incident with Carol.

I thought he had changed and was acting like a human but I guess I was wrong. There is a lot about him not to like. I also, had him fired from doing the janitor's work as he told Charlie sho could not tell him how and when to do his job so that was it for me.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I found a picture of the picture I use for this blog

This is a photo from a piece inside the NY Museum of Sex.  Look familiar?


Laundry and Terrifying Women: More HOA Goodness

The following is an email exchange between HOA board members in my building and the property management company.  The issue being discussed is that there is someone not turning on the fan in the laundry room while doing their laundry.  The fans, allegedly, help to ventilate the dryers and prevent the building from catching fire.  It is helpful to know that many people in my building, or at least on the board, are strange and catty women.


TO: Board of Directors, Property Management
FROM: Biteface


ok, everyone, it may be Wilson who's not turning on the fan. For some reason he's doing laundry on our floor and when I asked him to turn the fan on, he acted like he had no idea what I was talking about. maybe someone can tell him? he just laughs when I talk. I can't stand him.


TO: Board of Directors
FROM: Property Management


Dear Board,

Please advise if you would like me to send a letter to Wilson regarding the laundry room procedure?  Or do you prefer to handle it on a more personal note.

I am happy to send a letter if preferred.

-Property Management


TO: Board of Directors and Property Management
FROM: Me


Hello Property Management and Board,

I don't know that Property Management needs to get involved in something like this.  Can't someone speak with Wilson?  Put a note on his door?  Biteface, you don't think he got the message when you spoke to him?  It's an easy concept: turn on the fan when you do your laundry.  *flips switch* There.  Done.  Our homes don't burn down.  (I don't know who Wilson is.)

On a related note, following our Board meeting last Tuesday, Sasha [a Contractor in our building] and I looked at the fan/light situation in the laundry room on the second floor (my floor) and he said he didn't think that having the light and fan on mattered while the drying was going, that that system was antiquated and other improvements have already been made.  I'm not an expert on the ventilation system, but still think we should look into this further before freaking out.  Or better yet, getting a better design of turning on the fan/light, perhaps a sensor that turns on fan, rather than living in fear the building might burn to the ground every time someone dries a load of towels without the fan.  Are there any electricians that might know more about this?  If not them, who?  Then we can look into maybe putting money towards a new ventilation system if we need to.

Thank you,

Ryan


TO: Board of Directors and Property Management
FROM: Biteface


I agree, someone needs to speak with Wilson.  It's impossible to tell if I got through. Maybe Serge since he's on his floor? And he's a man.  This isn't a big deal at all, just wanted to bring it to everyone's attention.

We should look at the light/fan thing. In the past, I have smelled "burning" in the laundry rooms but not for a while.

Thanks, everyone,

Biteface


TO: Board of Directors and Property Management
FROM: Dog Lady


Thanks Biteface:

I've told Wilson about using the washer and dryer on our floor. This was over
a year ago and I thought it had ended.

He is a big bully and he likes to intimidate the women in the building. he
is a total bastard.

-Dog Lady


TO: Board of Directors
FROM: Property Management


Dear Board,

If he has already been told about the situation then with the Boards permission maybe I should send a letter to the owner of his unit?  If it continues after that letter then the owner will have to attend a hearing if Winston continues the behavior.  It would all be documented.

Please advise.

-Property Management


TO: Board of Directors and Property Management
FROM: Dog Lady


Wilson was the janitor here until he decided that since he lived here he could clean and do as he pleased and he terriorized a couple of women in the building. We fired him and got another janitoral service.

Speaking with him is fine but the owner of his unit should be notified.

-Dog Lady


TO: Board of Directors and Property Management
FROM: Me


Hello Board,

Terrorized a couple of women! 

-Ryan


TO: Board of Directors
FROM: Property Managemen
t

Dear Board,

I will draft a letter for the unit owner.

-Property Management


TO: Board of Directors and Property Management
FROM: Biteface


I think he probably has some sort of brain damage. Not all of his marbles are there.
Anyway, you can tell the owner of the unit or have a guy-- preferably a big guy -- tell him.

thanks all

-Biteface


TO: Board of Directors and Property Management 
FROM: Me

Dear Board and Property Management,

And brain damage?   Maybe we should get a swat team in there to make sure this lunatic is turning on that laundry fan!  If we don't take special attention to this now he might neglect to clean the lint trap next.  Then where will we be?

-Ryan


TO: Board of Directors
FROM: Property Managemen
t

Dear Board,

I have attached a soft copy of the letter for your review.  Please feel free to review and edit but  if I do not hear back from you by the end of the day I will send it out as it stands.

Thank you,

Property Management


[Letter]

Dear Owner of 301,

Living in a planned community has many benefits. To ensure that these benefits are available to all residents it requires observance of the rules as well as neighborly consideration.

Every member of the community has agreed to abide by the Covenants Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) and the Rules and the Regulations adopted by HOA. These safeguards benefit all residents of our community. Such uniformity is necessary for aesthetics and maintenance of the homeowner individual investment. Usually, a neighborly reminder like this correspondence corrects apparent violations of the CC&Rs and/or Rules and Regulations. As such, we are writing you as a courtesy to inform you that the following was noted at your residence:

Reports have been received your resident is not turning on the fan/light when using the dryer.  Please ask him to reset the timer to 60 minutes at the start of each drying cycle to avoid a potential fire hazard.  The venting will limit the potential for fire hazards.  He has been requested to do so numerous times yet fails to comply.

 Future violations will result in a hearing and/or fines be assessed to your account.

Regards,
Property Management

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Yo Mind!


(I call Conference Services, the office that manages space usage at my work, to reserve a room for an upcoming event.)

*ring*

Dan: Hello, Conference Services.  This is Dan.

Me: Hi Dan, it's Ryan from--.

Dan: Oh, hi!  I got your email and it looks like the 27th is open.

Me: Really!?  For the whole day?

Dan: Yes, the Queer Yo Mind conference cancelled.

Me: Queer Your Mind?

Dan: No, Queer YO Mind.  They've been queering minds since 2011 it says on their masthead.  But they cancelled, so the space is yours.

Me: Phew.  I didn't want to have to move this event again. Thank you.

Dan: Yo welcome.

BLACKOUT