I’m trying to not have an emotional reaction to this and since it’s not my property, I honestly don’t care if it gets ruined by water damage. What I CARE ABOUT is not being able to use the kitchen because of flooding. So we are trying to nip that shit in the bud as soon as possible…okay well, there is a certain amount of common courtesy we have because we aren’t psychopaths who wish irreparable damage on an old lady’s property.
So when one of us sees a problem LIKE A LEAKING SINK, we let her know about it.
We pay rent here, ON TIME, we are decent tenants who have experience together and separately living in different places and this Nasty wants to insult our intelligence by telling us that the leak under our kitchen sink is condensation!!!
No! It’s not.
So it was leaking like crazy last Sunday (not yesterday). There were drops of water all over the hose (we don’t have pipes under there…hoses. And we could visibly see the water on the hose and it dripping off the hose. We had already seen that it was leaking before that by leaving a paper towel under there and then checking to see if it was wet. The leak is and has been tricky, I’ll give her that, but it’s a leak none the less. Some days it leaked and we’d find a damp or even wet paper towel. Other days it didn’t leak at all.
I texted her that Sunday and told her it was really dripping so it would be good for her to see that. Nope. She said she couldn’t come up. She fucking lives right below us. Not even a whole flight of stairs between us. No driving involved. Her property, but ‘it wasn’t a good day’ for her to come to look at a leak in the sink in the apartment she rents out.
By the time she was ready to come check it out the next morning, late morning that is, there was no dripping and the hose was dry.
When she finally made it upstairs at some point this past week, she stood in the kitchen and swore that it was condensation. I didn’t agree, but there’s only so much you can debate with this psycho so I just nodded knowing full well that in the very near future she would be proven wrong.
She told me that she’d go buy some insulation and WE could wrap it around the pipe…yeah, she said pipe. I said, “That’s not a pipe, it’s a hose.”
She insisted it would work and I knew that it wouldn’t. So thinking she was such a genius, she went out to Home Depot to buy a very obviously-too-big-and-bulky-to-fit on-the-hoses piece of insulation.
B had gone out for a bit last night and when he came home he let me know he was in the midst of texting Nasty to let her know that “Now the condensation is dripping at 8 second intervals…it’s not condensation.”
He then told me about the piece of insulation she’d tossed to him on his way out last night.
I checked with him this morning and she has not been in touch with him. In case she didn’t see the text, he called and got voicemail and then left a message. She’s pretty good about answering that phone so I have a difficult time believing she’s not ignoring him.
It’s hard not to get pissed off. I’m sure since she’s so convinced that it’s condensation and that we have no clue what we’re seeing or talking about, her solution is to just ignore it all. It will take water all over the fucking kitchen floor to get her attention on this it seems.
Below is the long piece of insulation. Of course it can be cut to fit a pipe.
And for even more of your viewing pleasure…below is the hose under our sink. Not the black piece. The white thing that tangles around from the left of the black thing to the right of it.
Second as tenants, not something we should have to do.
Third, even if it actually was condensation, putting a rubber on it is just going to cause mold.
But of course it’s not condensation, so putting that thing on is just a band aid…a moldy, sopping wet band-aid.