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Submitted by marion on December 19, 2007 - 12:04pm

There is probably more than one mouse living in my garage and I'm pretty pissed. I first noticed a mouse was in my garage a few months back when I saw it's disgusting droppings on our boxes of stuff. Eew! Anyway, then I saw one run out while me and my son were utilizing our storage. Ok, so we set some traps and we caught one. It was small-Thank God. So, I thought ok, maybe no more problems. Then I go in my garage today and saw one.

Ok, I talked to the owner in Oct. and told him there are mice in my garage. I explained to him that we don't have a lot of junk in our garage and it is clean. We have stuff neatly packed in newer boxes. We don't eat in there, we don't live in there, we don't entertain in there. One time I left an empty Starbuck's frappachino cup in there, but that's about it. No food. We've never eaten in there.

So, how in the f*ck did a mouse/mice get in my garage??

Now, the deviant next door neighbors have had trash stacked on the side of their house, outside of their trash cans at times. Not all the time, but more than I would think is acceptable to the homeowner's association. I would guess the damn mice came from them.

Ok, so I asked the owner to get rid of them. He says no because according to him, they are field mice and they are just "around". He told me to take care of it myself.

I'm thinking maybe there's a crack/hole in the garage foundation? whose fault is it? Is the owner responsible? If so, I'm going to demand he do something about this. I rent in an upscale community, I see no reason I should have to put up with this. If he refuses to fix this, I'm so done with this place. I know some of you on here own rental property, so does the owner have to fix this??

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 5:12pm.

cooperthedog: "So, Marion, which is it - are you a b!tch or a dog?"

Cooper, I would ask that about your significant other, but I already know the answer.

She's a bitch.

P.S. so is the woman who gave birth to you.

You're filth.

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 5:25pm.

CDMA ENG...

"I don't like being negative but I really can not stand this thread or its author."

CBad: "Why not ask your billionaire boyfriend to hire an exterminator for your upscale home as a Christmas present?"

and taz, and condogrrl...

I thought there were only supposed to be "three" wicked stepsisters...

(scratching my head)

Let me guess...All of you like cats AND ice cream, right?

Lol

Submitted by cooperthedog on December 21, 2007 - 5:15pm.

Marion -

Judging from your well crafted and witty response, I think I really hit pay dirt!

Hopefully you will take a moment and reflect on how YOU feel when being personally attacked, and refrain from doing so to others in the future.

In addition, I AM a dog - "cooperthedog" to be exact - so my significant other would naturally be a b!tch, as well as any woman who raised me... and, since I'm a dog, and by your own "logic", such a good judge of character, I can say your recent behaviour is lacking...

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 5:25pm.

Cooperdog, you left off the fact that I was attacked first, buddy.

About your significant other and mother being bitches, Well, you just confirmed it...

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 5:41pm.

cooperthedog: "Judging from your well crafted and witty response, I think I really hit pay dirt!"

I wouldn't be so sure about that...all my responses are witty.

cooperthedog: "In addition, I AM a dog - "cooperthedog" to be exact - so my significant other would naturally be a b!tch, as well as any woman who raised me... and, since I'm a dog, and by your own "logic", such a good judge of character, I can say your recent behaviour is lacking..."

Since you have admitted that your own mother is a dog, tell me...when you were growing up, did you hear moaning or "barking" behind closed doors?...

Submitted by CBad on December 21, 2007 - 5:44pm.

There are only two step-sisters and Cinderella truly enjoyed the company of mice.

I don't have a cat or a dog (but like both) and I don't eat ice cream. You're really desperately barking up the wrong tree on this one. There's no doubt in my mind that I easily underweigh you because as you so frequently share your entire personal life with this board, we all know you are a size 6. I was under a size 6 full term pregnant with twins.

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 5:49pm.

CBad, like I told taz: Your jealously is unacceptable.

Yes, yes, you too wear a size 6 too. I understand. Anything else you'd like to post in comparison to me?

Submitted by CBad on December 21, 2007 - 5:50pm.

I guess you can't read.

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 5:56pm.

Submitted by CBad on December 21, 2007 - 5:44pm.

"There are only two step-sisters and Cinderella truly enjoyed the company of mice."

Ahhh yes, that's true. I think I'll take the liberty of calling this a tale of "two" Cinderella's. I don't enjoy the company of mice and my stepsisters are coming out of the woodwork...

Submitted by Bugs on December 21, 2007 - 5:55pm.

I think it's safe to say that this thread has long passed the point where any socially redeeming responses have been added. If I were the king of this board I'd lock this thread and I'd send a couple of you to your respective corners for some alone time.

Fortunately (for me), I'm not king of this board and nobody cares what I think.

Marion, I am hopeful that the next thread you start has something to do with the theme of this forum (Econo-Almanac). Please show the rest of us the courtesy of excluding us from the intimate details of your personal life. We're already suffering from TMI.

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 6:06pm.

Bugs, I agree with what you're saying, but I posted that information weeks ago when I first found this site. You would have to think about why some posters choose to bring that info up now in a totally unrelated thread.

It's sad, but if a woman wears a size 6 or below, she can't post that kind of information on a board with women who may not be as fortunate...The claws will come out every time. Unfortunate but true. It beats me why some women have such a difficult time keeping the weight off it this is what all this jealousy is about. However, my size 6 dress size has been mentioned much too often on here for me to think otherwise.

I've never had the "hand-to-mouth" disease and I can sit up and eat chocolate cake every day and never gain weight. To a lot of women on here, that info is gonna sting.

Submitted by CBad on December 21, 2007 - 6:09pm.

If I wore a size 6, I'd get my FA to Jenny Craig.

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 6:12pm.

CBad: "I guess you can't read."

Yes, yes, we know. You're under a size 6; you don't like ice cream or cats.

Right.

Ya wanna tell me why the fact that I happen to wear a size 6 gets under your skin, dear? Or why you've brought that information up on a totally unrelated thread?

:)

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 6:18pm.

Cbad: "If I wore a size 6, I'd get my FA to Jenny Craig."

CBad, how long have you been on the program? You know, diets don't work. You'd need a change in eating habits and lifestyle to effectively lose and keep the weight off. I'm well read, so that I know.

Instead of throwing your money away on Jenny Craig, you're gonna have to bite the bullet and throw out the ice cream I'm afraid...

Submitted by Enorah on December 21, 2007 - 6:15pm.

Holy S***

LOL

Submitted by CBad on December 21, 2007 - 6:18pm.

It's unrelated? Why did I bring it up? Because you are accusing all of the women on the board of being fat cat lovers. You're the one obsessed with weight.

Submitted by Enorah on December 21, 2007 - 6:21pm.

I'll admit it. I am fat and I have a cat that I love.

Thus endeth the meeting of fat cat lovers anonymous. I would like to thank everyone for their participation, whether you are fat or not, whether you have a cat or not.

OMG

LOL

Please make it stop.

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 6:22pm.

CBad, no, I'm not obsessed with weight, I've been this size my entire life and have never had to diet. I'm not lazy either and I would say that helps too.

May I ask why you felt the need to "inform" the board that you are less than a size 6?

Submitted by Bugs on December 21, 2007 - 6:25pm.

Marion,

Just so you know, Rich has already banned one "provocative" regular who crossed the line of decorum one time too many. I will agree with you that there's been an embarrasing display of piling on, but I've been around here long enough to know that these people are not vicious by nature.

You have invited the initial derision via the comments you make and the enthusiasm you display in disagreeing with others. You have been an active participant in the escalation of hostilities that has ensued. Even now you are attempting to get the last word in with me, and I haven't been swapping insults with you.

Surely you have more productive ways to use your time and energy than to swap insults with strangers on an internet forum. In your place I would just walk away and let it go. If someone else comes back to take another potshot at you then your refusal to entertain further hostilities will just leave them hanging.

Sooner or later someone has to be the adult. JMO.

Submitted by eccen in esc on December 21, 2007 - 8:01pm.

eccen in esc

genug ist genug. haven't we had enough of this thread?
nobody post here anymore - this is a degradation of this valuable website and is disrespectful. You can post a rant on craigslist if you are in the mood.

Submitted by marion on December 21, 2007 - 8:21pm.

Bugs, you're right. I'll stop posting. Actually I was enjoying it, when other women are jealous you know you're doing something right.

Cooperdog, in case you didn't read my last comment...

Your mother is a 4-legged, raving BITCH. Did she bark like the dog/bitch she is when her and your father were doing the deed?

Cooperdog: "Sorry - I couldn't resist, but your recent posts have taken on a mean spirit..."

I'm sorry too, but I find it unacceptable for people on here like yourself to think they can hurl insults at others without repurcussions.

Now, I'm off to my date. And yes, coop, my hands ARE really that soft.

Submitted by deadzone on December 21, 2007 - 8:45pm.

I can't believe this thread is four pages and growing! Come on guys, Marion is just an attention whore, stop flattering her.

And lay off Navydoc, his comment was the best this thread has to offer so we should be commending him, not reprimanding.

Submitted by marion on December 22, 2007 - 12:10am.

Deadzone, why don't you change your name to Dumba$$? Are you by any chance related to cooperthedog? The filth on this site is really starting to come out of the woodwork. Kinda like my stepsisters...lol.

Submitted by Coronita on December 22, 2007 - 12:23am.

Alright, everyone go to your corner.

Happy Holidays!

 

Submitted by Ricechex on December 22, 2007 - 1:18am.

OK, back to the mouse issue. Funny thread though, but it really decompensated in the later posts. Good gawd, cats vs dogs, what dress size Marion wears....sheesh! I loved the original post about the pot smoking though! I didn't know mice liked to get high! LOL!

We own a house in the hood. SERIOUS mice problems over the years. And, yes, we have had exterminators. The exterminators set traps and come back and get them. You can do this yourself.

For us, we are happy to have good, clean, PAYING tenants, so we will do whatever is necessary. We have sealed the house twice. The mice come back. It is the nature of the game.

I live in a rental. Over the years, I get a rat in the winter in the garage. I set a rat trap and kill it. I do not notify the landlady.

Poison traps are ill advised. One, they are inhumane. Two, the rodents go looking for water and sometimes die in the walls. Smells REALLY bad until the mouse disintengrates.

There may be an increase in rodents due to the fires. Or construction/remodeling.

I think it is okay to notify the landlord, but have a good and pleasant attitude. Anything entitled and demanding does not come across well. It is better to attract flies with honey than with vinegar.

Submitted by marion on December 22, 2007 - 2:30am.

Submitted by Ricechex on December 22, 2007 - 1:18am.

"Good gawd, cats vs dogs, what dress size Marion wears....sheesh!"

Ricechex, they're jealous. Mentioning you wear a size 6 on a thread where women are lurking who are more than likely struggling with weight issues is like waving a red flag in front of a bull. In my case there were several angry bulls-and they all love cats. lol. Unfortunately it's a sore point. To show how sensitive an issue it is, my dress size was brought up on a thread about mice! For crying out loud, lol. I'm loving it!

Anyway, I don't know if you read up enough, but my son and I put some traps out (the kind that snaps 'em in the middle) and we caught one. We have three more set. If I see another I'm calling the landlord-I'll try and be nice. At any rate, the poison traps sound pretty messy.

Anyway, I've posted too much today and I'm ready to hit the sack. Thanks for your post.

Submitted by an on December 22, 2007 - 3:24am.

Size 6, and you think people are jealous of you? Wow. Please try again when you wear a 00 petite.

Submitted by CMcG on December 22, 2007 - 7:55am.

I have tried to be neutral and helpful in this thread, but I can't stop myself once I saw the dress size bickering. Why would anyone want to be a size 00 petite? That would indicate a woman who is very short and has no boobs. I think you're being sarcastic asianauctica, right?

Sincerely, CMcG, 5-foot-8, not fat, double D (naturally)! LOL but I'm being honest.

Now, back to the real estate mess....

Submitted by Coronita on December 22, 2007 - 8:15am.

I have tried to be neutral and helpful in this thread, but I can't stop myself once I saw the dress size bickering. Why would anyone want to be a size 00 petite? That would indicate a woman who is very short and has no boobs. I think you're being sarcastic asianauctica, right?

Sincerely, CMcG, 5-foot-8, not fat, double D (naturally)! LOL but I'm being honest.

Now, back to the real estate mess....

 

LOL. We have sunk to a new low. Can we really objectify women anymore? I'm going to drop off now. I need to hang out with my wife now. Morning piggies.

 

 

Submitted by novice1027 on December 22, 2007 - 11:39am.

All I have to say is that on a predominately male blog, this doesn't not bode well for my species, and that's not a cat or a mouse!

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