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HotelMinion
10-24-2013, 03:33 AM
I'll make this short and un-sweet. Basically I'm having problem with my apartment manager. Let's call her Ms. Idiotic. Why you ask? Well...she's the manager and one day she decided, without any advance notice, to replace the mailboxes we have. Okay...whatever, they were getting old anyways. A minor annoyance. She posts a note saying "come and get your new mailbox keys" and so I go. But guess what? SHe's not there! SO I go the next day. Again she's NOT. THERE. Repeats this one, two, no FIVE times over. WTH!
SO I call her. No answer. So I wait. And call again. NO answer! Repeat this again, FIVE times over!

She's a tard, and no offense to the tards out there. I think, fine, whatever, maybe the post office can help me out! So I go to it.

I've forgotten they are tards too!

Well, I go and tell them situation. The grumpy man rolls his eyes like, "Oh GOd not another one" and says, "Well eh..eh the only thing we can do is change your mailbox lock, costs $25."

"Fine!" I say DESPERATELY. I pay it and ask how many days it'll take. The grouchy man says 3 days. Fast forward a week. No call!

So I go again, and tell them I've been waiting a week and nothing! They hum and sigh and say I need to talk to a supervisor. THey give me her number. I call....and call...and call...and you guessed it, NO ANSWER!

So now I've been without mail for 2 weeks thanks to the idiocy of Ms. Idiotic and Grumpy Man at the Post Office. Most of it is junk mail, so I'm not too unhappy, but some of it's really important. Siiiigh.

Not only that, I've got another problem of a different sort. I recently got new soundproof windows installed to block out the noise of my neighbors and their kids. They work really well...or have. That's until a week later after I got them, the stupid landscaper and his crew decided to mow over a rock and hit my brand new windows, shattering it. WTF! I can't enjoy my new windows for a month without some dumbass breaking it! THankfully my warranty covers the cost of a new replacement but it doesn't cover the cost of actually having them replace it. The company has ben playing a cat and mouse game like the Post Office people and Ms. Idiotic above, and it's has takes weeks and weeks to get them replaced. I'm looking at a whole month and a half now with shattered windows. Urgh! I could strangle them all!

Phew! Well that made me feel better. Thanks for letting me vent! And wish me luck on getting these problems fix, I'll need it...

Aethian
10-24-2013, 08:50 AM
Put your mail on hold with a note for the carrier to empty out your mailbox. You'll be able to get everything then, if they ask if you wish to resume your hold say no.

Lock changes can sometimes take up to a week depending on who all does them. Like in my area we have one guy who does all zip codes from 490xx-491xx.

crazylegs
10-24-2013, 01:38 PM
Re the windows - I'd have lost it by now and taken them to small claims court to make them fix the window, but then I'm not as tolerant as others...

wolfie
10-24-2013, 04:07 PM
So your apartment (mis)manager has changed the lock on your mailbox, and has failed to provide you with a key to the new lock? As a result, you can't get your mail. I'd be inclined to speak to the postal inspector about this, since interfering with first-class mail is a serious offense.

DGoddessChardonnay
10-24-2013, 08:07 PM
So your apartment (mis)manager has changed the lock on your mailbox, and has failed to provide you with a key to the new lock? As a result, you can't get your mail. I'd be inclined to speak to the postal inspector about this, since interfering with first-class mail is a serious offense.

Seconded. *raising hand*

I'd love to hear her excuse to the Postal Inspector about that . . .bet they wouldn't fly with him (or her.):devil:

Aethian
10-24-2013, 09:58 PM
Unfortunately it may not work.

Ironclad Alibi
10-25-2013, 12:14 AM
Unfortunately it may not work.

If complaining to the Postal Inspector doesn't work, try complaining to your congressmen.

Aethian
10-25-2013, 02:07 AM
If complaining to the Postal Inspector doesn't work, try complaining to your congressmen.

It's not about complaining. It could be that she technically didn't break any rules concerning the keys. If the complex takes full control over the care and service of the boxes then they have full access over the distribution of the keys.

starsinthesky
10-25-2013, 06:58 PM
The cost to install should be covered by the people that broke it.

HotelMinion
10-29-2013, 07:39 AM
Luckily the day after I posted this I finally went again to the manager office and she was there! It's a miracle, a miracle! Happens to everyday people! Change in their lives forever--yeah. So I finally got my key, and she says that she got a notice from the post office that they changed my locks! So I check and you guessed it, the keys she gave me don't work, they changed it. Loooooong story short with many run arounds from post office to post office, I finally get my key and they work! Halleujah!
So that's one problem solved. The window replacer finally came and replaced the windows at no charge! Yay! If I could sue the landscape for the time and effort that it took, I would, but I watch Judge Judy and I doubt the judge would give me the $$$, whatever amount it is. It should be, in my opinion, $1000 cuz it wa sa pain in the butt, all thanks to the idiot.

Tama
10-29-2013, 09:18 AM
It doesn't even matter if you don't win, you get money anyway. :P

EricKei
10-29-2013, 03:03 PM
Tama has a point -- AFAIK, the court shows have a "pool" of reward money for any given case. If the case is dismissed, the contestants (because, let's face it, that's what they are) split the proceeds 50/50. If one side wins, they get their "winnings" out of the pool, and the balance is split 50/50.