Ok, so the guy is a complete ass-hat after all. The prop mgr, Tom, had a talk with him this afternoon. Zero contrition and his "defense" is that I had no business listening to his phone conversation. So Tom suggested that from now on he make his calls inside where no one else can hear him. Idiot.
Tom also suggested he re-read his lease and pay special attention to the clause that requires even tenants to adhere to the condo bylaws. In particular, the part about respect and courtesy for all residents in the complex. He also told the guy that if the owners had not given him a copy of those bylaws, he'd be happy to provide one. And he's sending a letter to the owners advising them of the events and potential consequences if they do not keep their tenant in line.
I'm with Pirate on this, even before he posted, been thinking about it. With the crazies around I'd have just mentioned something to the Manager without confronting the idiot. He could just tell the guy he's had complaints.
I know the insult hit home, but from what you posted about him the guy is obviously missing many social filters, and sounds like the kind that can't be reasoned with.
This is what you pay your condo fees for, let them handle it. Unless you're 6'2 with lots of tattoos and a ponytail.
Social filters--what are they? I've come across so many cases of "there's nothing in the world but me" that I think that's the only social filter that matters any more.
My town is a very crowded urban kind of place. Its population is not huge, but we're pretty well crowded into a small area. Not as bad as NY City--its population density is some 28,000/sq. mile while ours is only about 8,000/per sq. mile. But that's about the population density of LA--so we're crowded. Unlike LA, it's also an old, 18th century kinda town, so the streets are narrow. And it's built on a hillside--sometimes from the top of Mt. Penn, if you look down into the city and squint a little you'd swear you're in San Francisco, it's so steep. One result of the steepness is that sight lines on roads are horrible. You have to be half way through an intersection before you can really see whether a car is coming up or down the hill.
So what do people do? They double park. They double park even when there's an open space or two or three just half a block away. They double park because . . . why the hell not: they want to be where they want to be. And often times the double parking is right on the corner of an intersection. Just yesterday I came back home and had to make a right hand turn onto my street, headed downhill at a pretty steep angle. But some bozo of a lady had decided that she was going to double park right at the corner, also headed downhill. The back end of the car was a bit into the cross street, where I was trying to negotiate the corner. I don't know if you've ever had that experience, but if you haven't, let me tell you that it's almost impossible to see around a double parked car on a corner on a steep incline. And to make the right hand turn, you have to go into the left hand lane because the right hand lane is where the double parked jerk is taking her own sweet time picking her nose and talking on her cell phone.
Sorry for the rant--but it's stuff like that, and for me especially the noise (today we didn't have a single minute of music-less time until about 9 p. m., coming from one or another jerk who thinks that I want to hear what he wants to hear)--stuff like that that has made us decide we have to move.
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