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Poor planning...
Tonight I came home to find that the entire hallway area and my third floor apartment had been consumed by a particularly noxious odor. Turns out that the landlord had made the monumentally stupid decision to apply a new wood stain to all of the floors in the restaurant on the ground floor of the building in the dead of winter. Now, mind you, I've certainly dealt with wood stain before, but this stuff was ridiculous. I am three floors above the restaurant, and the odor was so strong that it induced an almost instant splitting headache, among other things. (One of the problems with my building is that the wet walls, particularly the open area behind the washer/dryer unit, are extremely efficient at carrying whatever is going on in the restaurant right up to my apartment. Ordinarily, the odor from the kitchen of a good Italian restaurant is quite alright with me.. but this was clearly unacceptable).

One of the other side effects of this noxious odor is that it seemed to propel me to produce some particularly pungent prose (and apparently induces temporary fits of alliteration as well) in the form of a rather blunt letter to my landlord. Now, I may perhaps be sending a mixed message by including this letter in the same envelope as my rent check, but no matter. Especially considering that those postal bastards are going to be kicking it up a notch next week, I have got to conserve.. :)

Here's the letter in PDF format.

I was particularly pleased with the last sentence, which I think (slightly modified), might be useful as a general disclaimer in a number of situations.. :)
Please do understand that my fair, but not charitable, criticism is an objective assessment made in the context of a customer in a business relationship, and does not constitute a personal attack.

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celaeno From: celaeno Date: January 4th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)
You rule.

It's a shame you couldn't have broken out the Ridiculous stamp for it. That would've made it perfect.
daylami From: daylami Date: January 5th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, they are postal bastards. The real victim is me, though... since businesses are burning rubber to send out their bullshit mass-mailings before the notch gets kicked. At any postal rate, that letter kicks ass.

I've often wondered what kind of letter I should write to inmates' girlfriends, who saturate their envelopes with their $5 Wal-Mart perfume before mailing to "Boo-Boo" and all the other convicts. Instant migraine! I had one perp who was so bad that when she gave me outgoing mail, I had to deviate to throw it in a collection can that 1. would be emptied later that day, so it would go out on time, and 2. would be emptied by a guy who had no sense of smell. It was either that, or deal with it in the truck all day and vomit.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 14th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

More problems for Il Mondo Vecchio

Sounds like the restaurant has been having even more problems lately:
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