Where has common sense gone?

United States
September 5, 2007 4:23pm CST
So right now I can't breathe because the maintenance guy at my apartment complex is mowing the lawn, I'm allergic to cut grass big time and these apartments are so old that the windows and doors all have little gaps. So of course it comes through and I suffer. Here's my point though... ok so we are having a major drought here in Alabama which means the grass is nearly dead yet in this complex they cut the grass like every other day. Wait... it get's better! So they do this on a riding lawn mower, the area to cut is like a very small yard between the buildings, not very large and a lot smaller than most home yards. They also use the riding lawn mower to get around the bushes that are under the windows, which have a sidewalk in front so really it's maybe 2 feet by 3 feet area with bushes between. Doing so takes them from 8 am until 5 pm. Here's where the common sense kicks it, who does that? Who seriously uses a riding lawn mower to cut an area of grass that is 1/4th the size of the lawn mower itself? They also cut down all the trees and bushes and left little stubs and the branches all over my patio and sidewalk. I am starting to think that common sense is dead!
2 responses
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
5 Sep 07
Sounds to me like somebody is getting paid by the hour and milking it for all it's worth! I understand about the allergies though. Grass cutting is my worst. My parents got the job of mowing where I used to live and we had arguments because they refused to understand how much the lawn mowing bothered me. I HAD to leave the house when it was being done but they thought I was being rude and avoiding them. I'd report the stubs and branches to the building manager. It shouldn't be your responsibility to clean up after the maintenance guy.
• United States
5 Sep 07
I think you're right, I met one of the maintenance guys who told me he made over $17 an hour. For $17 an hour I can surly sit my butt on a lawn mower and ride around on the sidewalk! I will let them know and report the branches, our management is quite useless so I hadn't thought about it. My shower hasn't worked right since I moved in here in May and they have an excuse every time that a part is on order. I can't wait to go away somewhere for vacation and stay somewhere where I can take a nice normal shower where the hot water doesn't come out the bottom and the cold out the top, lol. Allergies can be such a pain and then the meds put you right to sleep, it's so hard to get back to normal after they cut the grass and once I do, they're back to do it again!
@vitekfdr (651)
• United States
7 Sep 07
it looks to me like some guyis getting paid by the hour and plsying sround it for all it's worth! I Know of course about the allergies though. Grass cutting is my worst. My and also my parents got the job of mowing where I used to have live and we had arguments because they refused to and also i do understand how much the lawn mowing bothered me. and also with prouf i might sayI HAD to leave the house when it was being done but they thought I was being rude and not keeping touch with them
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