“People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
I am not attempting to be an apologist for the fumbles , foibles and antics of Donald Trump, the genius and babbling president of the United States who while lacking a firm grasp of reality can be counted on to have a firm grasp of an attractive woman’s butt. But there are times when his idiotic blather may contain a kernel of truth. This may be one such occasion.
In July of 2017 two new resident immigrant families moved into my apartment building. They were from the type of countries that The Don publicly slammed and labelled in a negative manner recently.
There was much fanfare and furor done to prepare their unit for residency. Repairmen worked late into the night to prepare the unit for them. The apartment was stripped and new appliances, carpeting and a paint job completed before their move in time.
From the first day these folks moved in they managed to create intentional tension and havoc with the long-term residents including myself. I live on the main floor and one family moved above my suite and the other family across the hall.
Both families threw their refuse on the lawn and did not pick up the trash. One family has two dogs ( which constantly yap) and the other family I later discovered had a duck. All the animals lived in their suites.
The folks upstairs constructed a physical walkway for their daughter and dogs to walk in. When there was a water leakage problem in my suite the Customer Service Rep (CSR) told me that the newly decorated suite was filthy and filled with an array of wooden walkways. This was in October of 2017.
Recently there has been more unofficial “in suite” construction and during the day you can hear chickens clucking about the suite.
The new female CSR is not aware of this recent development. She has proven herself to be totally sympathetic towards the new residents status and tries everything in her limited power to appease and accommodate their unorthodox actions.
I have recently discovered that to complain will only end up with me getting a formal reprimand so it’s best to suffer in silence. The one tenant claimed that I was prejudiced against them.
I raised the complaint that my neighbor across the hall was leaving garbage in the hallway. The folks upstairs have converted their suite into a bed and breakfast stopover and their guests drop by on a 24/7 basis.
I guess I am getting a bit too sensitive to their shenanigans. Single family suites are being converted into multiple family units all with the apparent approval of management.
It seems that the powers that be have overly kowtowed to these folks and that in this situation the other tenants can either shut up or move out.
These new citizens have failed to accept the social norms and customs of their adoptive country. Keeping livestock in your living quarters is not something that is done in more advanced societies.
Sometimes Trump makes a good point badly and does so in a dramatic and controversial manner. – gc