Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday Word—Drama

Image by Debbie Glovatsky
Welcome to da Hood! Those who read my Facebook page have read about the goings on in da Hood over the weekend. Allow me to recap for those who missed it, On Caturday night I wrote "The cops are here for the guy next door. He just threw a tantrum filled with f-bombs and throwing stuff.” This was followed Sunday morning with the following post "This morning, thank Ceiling Cat, the neighbors responsible for the second drama moved out. Lots more screaming and f-bombs. I went to my office UTB. TW wished she could have joined me.” Apparently, we had it all wrong. It wasn’t the neighbors on either side of us like we thought. It’s worse.

There’s a young guy four doors down who’s a bit unhinged, shall we say. He’s a couple fries short of a Happy Meal. His Mom owns the apartment and when she got sick, she left him in charge. He doesn’t work and spends all his time smoking cigarettes and drinking malt liquor. Just for the sake of argument, we’ll call him Bummy. My peeps are the only neighbors that have nothing bad to say about Bummy. He’s always been polite to them.

This isn’t the bed my office is under. We can’t take photos
under that bed cos my office is in the box spring.
Since Bummy doesn’t work, he’s decided he doesn’t have to pay the condo maintenance fee which he’s been getting away with. He’s also decided that he didn’t have to pay property taxes either. You can mess with our toothless condo management company but don’t mess with the town. We don’t know what happened to set him off Caturday night/early Sunday morning. Rumor has it he came home drunk and disorderly. All we want to know is why everybody throws their tantrums in front of the elevator by our apartment. There was so much screaming, loud crashes and cursing that TW started shaking whenever she heard someone in the hall.

In our complex, like the rest of the civilized world, they don’t allow move-ins or move-outs on Sunday; yet Sunday morning, we heard the crashes and bangs of them dropping the boards that protect the hall rug. Someone was moving. This was followed by more yelling and f-bombs. I high-tailed it into my office UTB even though it was my lunchtime. Eating would have to wait. This went on most of the day.


How does it get worse? Tomorrow, they’re moving some more of his stuff. His father has a place for him. Eventually, the Sheriff is going to come to throw him out. This kid is unhinged enough that TW is fearing for our safety. I’m hoping she’s wrong cos I still have some important blogs to write with some cool giveaways. This could really get ugly.

I’ll be spending tomorrow in my office and TW may be joining me—as if she could fit. Say a purrayer than he doesn’t create another scene. I thought we were living in a luxury condo building but I think I was safer in da hood.


To prepare for the worst, let me accept this award from The Cat on My Head. Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo gave me the Most Influential Blogger award. I am happy to be a good(?) influence on so many bloggers out there. Thank you guys for the award.

35 comments:

  1. Sounds like a real nut job! Hope he just goes away peacefully.

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  2. Geez! My human is glad she didn't buy the Hollywood condo she was renting during the mid 1980s (her parents offered to help her get it) - she can only imagine what kind of people she would have had to deal with for the next umpteen years.

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  3. OMD sorry CK we are laughing at your description of Bummy as being a couple of fries short of a happy meal. LOL. We know all about bad neighbours and the police. Let's hope they turf him out without incidence and good riddance. Stay low till it is over pal. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. OMC, we thought our unbalanced, dysfunctional, abusive neighbours (30-something, two young kids) were bad (all of them, including the kids).

    You have our sympathies and our purrs, that you all stay safe and that nothing else bad happens.

    BTW, we have a townhouse condominium, an end unit so thank cod, only the one adjoining side. It sucks to live in such close proximity to others, especially when they're a few kibbles short of a bag.

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  5. ck....doez knot matter any mor wear ya live therz ALL wayz naybors that knead ta bee werkin atta hard ware stores coz they got enuff looze screwz ta build a nayshun

    hope de dood getz sum "help" ~~

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  6. Stay safe CK. Uhm my dad had some "friends" I could probably still call if need help. But then you would "owe" them.

    Let me know

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  7. Oh wow!!! Stay safe and stay far away from bummy when he's drinking!!!! I hope your humans are wrong and have no reason to fear for safety! But even if you do, stay far away!!!
    We don't want your gorgeous fur gettin all ruffled up!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  8. Oh no that sounds scary! Unfortunately we can't change neighbors.. I hope Bummy won't cause any more troubles.

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  9. Scary story ! All our sympathie and purrs, some neighbors have driven Mum crazy in the past, and that's why she has chosen to live in an individual house... Stay safe, we hope that Bummy won't create problems any more ! Purrs

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  10. Yikes CK, watch your back sweet friend!

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  11. Oh my CK stay UTB!!!! Until all of this blows over!!!

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  12. Wow CK that is just too much for one cat to handle!! On the bright side, be glad you don't live in our complex, Mom spews F-bombs all day, EVERY DAY! Guess what? We had a shooting at our complex yesterday. Yes, I am in Detroit, but a "safe" suburb. They still haven't caught the guy!

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  13. MOUSES!! Ck, you and TW and Pops take care of each other. Lock the doors...and hey, concats on the award and YES you always influence me...still chowing on that pumpkin soup stuff..na'mean??

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  14. Holy CAT, CK! Our mom get sick (hah, likely excuse) and doesn't visit for a bit and THIS occurs? You livin' in da hood fur sure!

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  15. Wow, CK...that's terrible.
    Very sad when you don't feel safe in your own home.
    We sure hope everything works out and he gets the fluff out of there. ...that's my kitty F-bomb!
    (((purrs)))

    Congrats on the award too!!!
    ~Katie

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  16. We were pleased to give you this award and thanks for the shout out. We think you and your humans need to stay inside your apartment. It sounds pretty scary at your place. We hope it gets settled and straightened out really soon. We'd al be in your office with you C.K. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  17. Sorry to hear your neighborhood is having so much trouble! You guys will be in our prayers and purrs.

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  18. CK, that's plain scary. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
    And congrats on the award.

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  19. We think you need to get outta Dodge, if there is one in NJ! Be safe, girlfriend! Keep an eye on TW!

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  20. Be careful, CK! And stay away from your neighbor! Oh, and concatulations on your award! Well deserved.

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  21. That is scary! Stay safe and stay in your office.

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  22. OMC, CK. We hope that the rest of Bummy's move-out is uneventful so that you can get back to all of your important cat business. Stay clear of Bummy and with any luck, he and his stuff will be gone for good soon.

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  23. Yikes! CK, we sure hope that bummy leaves and never comes back.

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  24. Dang, CK. That sounds terrible! We hope things settle down there, with no more drama!

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  25. Um, this isn't like a lost episode of the Sopranos, is it? With Bummy as Chris or sumfing? Wow--that *is* pretty exciting. We have some wacky neighbors that attract the police and the paramedics now and then, but things have been kinda quiet lately.

    Oh, and NO we do not live ANYWHERE near that fantastic row of Painted Ladies. In fact, the Human's 13-year-old Saturn is not fancy enough to even drive through that neighborhood.

    That's for taste-testing my food for me. I guess.

    I hope Bummy doesn't steal your package.

    XOXOXOX

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  26. Um, THANKS for taste-testing my food. THANKS. Not "That's" - Sheesh, the secretary can't even type.

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  27. Oh my gosh, that's such a scary situation! We are all holding you in our thoughts and hope your neighbor leaves without any more drama. :( Stay safe, CK!

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  28. Mes would bes hiding too!
    Wes is purraying for yous!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  29. Stay safe! Hope everything works out.

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  30. Sounds like da hood has moved into the luxury condo CK. Or maybe da hood is finally moving OUT (noisily as it may be). We can only hope that soon things will settle down and return to whatever passes for normal. Right? Meanwhile, at least you have your office for some peace and quiet!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  31. Gasp sweetie! How awful. Nothing like unhinged neighbors. You need to move to our neighborhood. It's pretty quiet and safe - so far. Get out of the big city. We are going to worry about you even more. Yesterday we heard on TV about the bad apartment fire in the hood and hoped it wasn't anywhere near you. Then you tell us this news. Stay safe sweetie.

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  32. Oh no! That is awful being scared in your home and we feel bad you are UTB, big purrs and good thoughts to you and we hope that is the last of it.

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