Apr 27, 2010

The Battle of the Pouffy Tummy Man Continues

So I live in a condo.  A condo which is about to be the death of me.  I was planning on having people over before the opera Friday (a plan which I ending up scrapping in favor of drinks at a college-age establishment, but that will be a story for tomorrow).

I'm walking into the place, when I start having Africa flashbacks.  Hmmm, I sniff the air, looking for that unusual odor of burning trash that pervaded my existence there.  Then I realize.  I'm walking through a damn jungle.

This vine, was completely covering the windows when I moved in almost a year ago.  I raised hell, and it receded from my consciousness.  Now it is back.  Please keep in mind that our HOA fees are out of control expensive, and that they are supposed to cover landscaping. 

So when I talk to the landscape guy, he says that the vine needs to come down.  Uh, yes please.  So in order to do that, I need permission from the chair of the grounds committee.  Okay, who's that?

My neighbor.

This is not good.  I have to ask my self-esteem nemesis for permission to cut down the swamp-like growth in my front yard. Grrrr.

But then it gets worse.

The landscaper tells me nothing will grow in a certain patch because someone uses that patch as their own personal brush pile spot.  Full of junk from their private garden.

This pile comes up to my hips, y'all.  It sits there for weeks at a time, and completely filled the back of the landscaper's huge pick-up.  Guess who put it there?

Oh, of course.  My neighbor, the chair of the grounds committee.

Now, he not only a woman-insulter.  He is also a grass killer.

So advice on how to handle this one?  I haven't gotten up the nerve to knock on his door yet, but my preliminary plan is do get permission for the jungle to be removed first, then plant a bunch of flowers where he leaves his trash?  Thoughts?


  1. LOL!! Oh no!! What a dilemma!!!! Maybe you can suggest another place for him to dump his trash?? Let us know how it turns out!

  2. I can't believe you have to pay HOA fees and deal with that kind of drama as well!

  3. oh I no like this situation!:( I can't believe he just puts his junk there- crazy! Waist-high??!

  4. Surely it can't just be up to him? Can't you write a letter to the HOA Board or bring it up in a meeting rather than confront him individually?

  5. Ugh, our HOA is the vain of my existence also. You you have a monthly meeting you can attend? If you get more people on board that normally gets stuff done. My HOA is the reason I want to move into a house!

  6. Obviously this man has serious issues-I mean he has a unicorn stain glass window...who does that??

  7. Uh oh! Fingers crossed for you!

  8. This is such a shame and you pay HOA dues. I second what many have stated.I would talk with the HOA board and bring it up at the monthly meeting.


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