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  • This guy.

    If you've ever dealt with drunks-you know they can be unpredictable. Some are cuddly and slurry, others are cold and violent, and others are dumb.
    We have a tenant I've mentioned before. Moved in, smoked indoors, aggressive dog etc.
    He's more or less settled down.
    Middle of the month my maintenance caught him sleeping in his unit, drinks and everclear on the floor beside him. Maintenance woke him read him the riot act about a. No sleeping b. No food items and c. No staying for hours. Then I rinsed and repeated when he came in, I also conditioned his access to my office hours. he tells me he wasn't drinking! The Everclear was, wait for it, HAND SANITIZER. *sure*
    It's worked, then the corona virus has thrown a monkey wrench into it. I'm only here for a couple of hours and I don't feel comfortable about him having complete access again so I'll text him and tell him I'm here.
    Okay-enough background.
    Yesterday was quiet-I am completely alone in the building when he come in and goes to his unit-no problem.
    I check cameras and the door is shut, and I think, well, he was quick. Then I get suspicious because I didn't see him leave so I go up, sure enough, his door is just down. I bang on it and obviously wake him up.
    "Dude, NO SLEEPING. You have 5 minutes to beat it."
    He crankily moans and groans and offers muffled excuses and I tell him "Too bad. 5 minutes!"
    10 minutes later and nothing. So I waffle for a minute and remember what Pac had said earlier (aka don't be a hero) and called the cops on the non emergency line and ask for an escort-because I don't know if he's drunk, will he be belligerent? Violent? Did he do drugs?
    A very sweet deputy I've dealt with before arrived and I explained and he was quick to agree since I was obviously alone.
    We went up and I banged on the closed door again and he crankily mumbles, then the Deputy pipes up and there's that 'Oh CRAP' moment and a scramble.
    Well, deputy gives him the 'disappointed in you and see, she's been very nice to you even though you're a dead beat and obviously don't deserve it' lecture.
    Didn't smell alcohol but it doesn't rule out drugs-I was just grateful he left quietly.
    He knows I'm dead serious now.
    With everything going on he wouldn't have a place to go if I kick him out because everyone else is closed too. So, we'll just mosey along for now.
    But seriously, this guy.
    Even duct-tape can't fix stupid. But it can muffle the noises.

    WA State

  • #2
    Well, shoot. He was doing so well. Why is there always that ONE?!?!? On the plus side, at least he gave you something to do!
    MamaDuke

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MamaDuke View Post
      Well, shoot. He was doing so well. Why is there always that ONE?!?!? On the plus side, at least he gave you something to do!
      Lol-I really needed this like a hole in the head, but there ya go.
      Even duct-tape can't fix stupid. But it can muffle the noises.

      WA State

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      • #4
        Kris, I have a customer who is drunk every time he come here. He's what I would call a functioning alcoholic. He is loud, rude- SO RUDE, just says what pops in his head to everyone passing by. For example, he came in while I was renting a unit and started commenting on how the woman looked like a man, didn't she ever get teased about that? Guffaw.....he laughs at his own jokes while everyone is just staring at him like I cant believe you just said that..... Every month, he is late, and every month he accuses me of trying to take him to the cleaners. He insists his rent was not that high last time. OK whatever, I have records moron.Yes your rent is lower but when you add the late fee, WHALAA! It's like magic, the number goes higher! SMH. I've had to call his son a few times, even called 911 bc he was so falling down drunk I was afraid he was going to kill himself or someone else out on the road while driving. I cannot wait for him to leave. We were just bout to do rent increase for him to try and get him to leave- but everything is stopped in its tracks due to this COVID19.For a visual, just imagine the guy from that Tiger show about 20 years older LOL. Mullet,Gold necklace and animal print and all.
        You Laugh, I laugh. You cry, I cry. You take my coffee...may God have mercy on your soul....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by wc1974 View Post
          Kris, I have a customer who is drunk every time he come here. He's what I would call a functioning alcoholic. He is loud, rude- SO RUDE, just says what pops in his head to everyone passing by. For example, he came in while I was renting a unit and started commenting on how the woman looked like a man, didn't she ever get teased about that? Guffaw.....he laughs at his own jokes while everyone is just staring at him like I cant believe you just said that..... Every month, he is late, and every month he accuses me of trying to take him to the cleaners. He insists his rent was not that high last time. OK whatever, I have records moron.Yes your rent is lower but when you add the late fee, WHALAA! It's like magic, the number goes higher! SMH. I've had to call his son a few times, even called 911 bc he was so falling down drunk I was afraid he was going to kill himself or someone else out on the road while driving. I cannot wait for him to leave. We were just bout to do rent increase for him to try and get him to leave- but everything is stopped in its tracks due to this COVID19.For a visual, just imagine the guy from that Tiger show about 20 years older LOL. Mullet,Gold necklace and animal print and all.
          Ok, you win for most obnoxious tenant. Yikes!
          Even duct-tape can't fix stupid. But it can muffle the noises.

          WA State

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          • #6
            I have no idea why you two are allowing these people to still be tenants. You are letting the "inmates run the asylum". How many chances do they deserve. NONE, that's how many. COVID-19 does not allow idiots to get away with this. BUT, you are gonna do what you are gonna do.
            "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pacnwstorage View Post
              I have no idea why you two are allowing these people to still be tenants. You are letting the "inmates run the asylum". How many chances do they deserve. NONE, that's how many. COVID-19 does not allow idiots to get away with this. BUT, you are gonna do what you are gonna do.
              Thats what I was gonna ssay

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              • #8
                To me, it is a no brainer. I will not and do not put up with these types of behavior.

                "Mr. tenant, be gone or be sorry you didn't get gone".
                "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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                • #9
                  The point is I'm not letting him get away with it. Hence the very nice Deputy. But until another facility opens up I'm honestly stuck. I am hoping this is the last stupid thing he does.
                  Even duct-tape can't fix stupid. But it can muffle the noises.

                  WA State

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                  • #10
                    Dream on.
                    "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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                    • #11
                      Pac- Easily spoken for someone who gets to call the shots.You make the rules at your store, we don't make the rules here. We work for a property management company that follows protocols for every situation and we have to follow those. We document, document, document, and when they feel its enough then they tell us its time to let them go. Only once have I ever put my foot down and said hell no, I want this person gone.
                      You Laugh, I laugh. You cry, I cry. You take my coffee...may God have mercy on your soul....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by wc1974 View Post
                        Pac- Easily spoken for someone who gets to call the shots.You make the rules at your store, we don't make the rules here. We work for a property management company that follows protocols for every situation and we have to follow those. We document, document, document, and when they feel its enough then they tell us its time to let them go. Only once have I ever put my foot down and said hell no, I want this person gone.
                        I get it. I am blessed with making the decisions about matters such as this. Those, like yourself, that work for a property management company don't always get to do that. I was expressing my opinion and what I would do and recommend what you do if you get the chance. Property management that would allow this story ad actions to happen and give another chance, well I can say this, "I would be gone from them as soon as I found another position". Good luck and be careful.
                        "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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