Last Saturday evening, I found this sign on my door. You know that straw ~~ the one that broke the camel's back? This was it. Since 2004, I have had to endure noisy neighbours. The fellow who renovated the house next door, into three separate apartments, rents only to kids from UBC and other local colleges. To give you an idea as to how young they are, the girl in question was turning 19 and she and about 50 or 60 of her closest 19 year-old friends were planning to celebrate. She was excited because now she would legally be able to drink. And drink they did. Do you know what happens to 19 year-old kids when they drink? Picture it, a group of kids are away from home for the first time. Their parents live in Winnipeg or Prince George, or in this case, Oregon. They are supplied with copious amounts of liquor. They're 19. *sigh* During the party in question last Saturday night, I finally had to tell them to shut things down ~~ at around 2:00 in the morning ~~ or I was going to call the police.
The owner of the house lives in a McMansion in Port Moody far away from our neighbourhood. He has nine tenants living in the house next door, and another nine tenants in the house next door to that. He charges each tenant $700 a month. That is $12,800 a month he is collecting from a bunch of 19 year-old kids, and then he lets them loose on our neighbourhood. Long story short, my contact at the City Planning Department has informed me that the next time the owner's tenants have a loud party, both the owner and his tenants are going to be fined $250. And they will be fined $250 for each and every party thereafter.
Do I feel bad? Nope. I may be blonde, but I'm not dumb. I am very resourceful, and a force to be reckoned with when I'm angry. I'm like the Incredible Hulk ~~ "Don't make me angry, you wouldn't like me when I'm angry." Maybe this weekend I will get some long overdue sleep.