Fortifarse (fortifarse) wrote in bad_service,

Overwelcoming oneself and a humorous oddity

Backstory: live in an apartment, been having trouble with the refrigerator making a godawful sound. Maintenance HAD been cool about it and the same guy has been back twice, and last Friday made #3.

So no one was going to be home friday morning when he said he would show up (between 8 and 8:30 am), but he's been regularly on time and friendly, so I decided to leave him some coffee in the pot with a big note that said "thanks for coming by again, here's some coffee, please turn the machine off before you leave :)" I left a glass jar of Splenda and some creamer in a little servy thing next to the mug I left out. I come home to find:
Splenda jar empty (had been about half full, maybe 35-40 packets?)
Coffe mug with a ring around the bottom sitting on the counter (sloppy pourers irk me, moreso when they don't fix the mess)
Whole fucking BRANCHES taken off my basil plant on our lanai (it's been flourishing, and if he had askes I would have picked it off for him to ensure he got the nicest leaves, and why did he have to go out there anyways?? P.S. We call it a lanai b/c we're GG fans)
So I called and left a complaint at the front office, we'll see what happens.

Went to the nearby gas station this morning and bought a Sunday paper, Bottle of Pepsi, and a breakfast sandwich. At the checkout the cashier asked for ID. I was so stunned I just showed it and didn't even think to ask what for. (My guess: superbowl sunday = more beer sales = cashier gets in a routine and spaces a bit, but it was still funny). And she actually typed my birthdate into the computer (watched her type in mddyyyy). I found it more amusing than anything.

EDIT: heard back from the business office, apparently this isn't the first complaint they've had about this maintenance guy so...long story short, if anyone is looking for a maintenance position in the Fort Lauderdale-ish area, keep an eye out for a want ad for somewhere on Broward Blvd :) Plus they said next month's water/sewer will be covered for our inconvenience so YAY 30-minute showers for the next couple weeks lol

The second girl...I didn't complain b/c it was just amusing, today she was working when I ran in for cigs and we chatted for a minute or 2, she said it was crazy yesterday with last minute Superbowl Booze shoppers, and was embarassed, but amused, when I mentioned her carding me for soda, sandwich, and a paper. We had a good laugh and all is well.

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