May 5th, 2005

keyangst (photo by Bruce Sterling)

The Horror of Paint

So today, 48 hours after someone came in and left every door open in the apartment so I got to sleep with paint fumes (and 48 hours since anyone has set foot in the apartment to apply paint to constructed surface), I called the landlady.

She was completely unaware that a window got broken.
She was completely unaware that the painter's stuff had been sitting all over the room for 48 hours.
She was completely unaware of any ETD for their stuff- that is, she had no idea when they might pack up their shit and get out of my hair. 'Oh, they called yesterday and I missed their call...'

She didn't particularly seem to even care about any of this.

I'm debating asking how much I should knock off my rent for the simple fact that gosh- I:
-have waited since Apr. 15 for the painting to be done so I could put furniture in that room
-received no notification of the fact that painting would commence at a specific point in time other than 'they'll come in later'
-have gotten a paint schema that is completely other than A) what I asked for (which isn't going to matter for shit, I'm sure) and B) what she specified