Friday, July 22, 2005

writing a letter = victory

this is a non-magical post. my apologies. But I have to share in my victory & applaud diana reynas, my city councilperson today. I wrote a four page letter to her office several weeks ago complaining about the rat presence, garbage, absentee landlords, dumping, etc, all numbered, bolded, and bulleted. Soon after I sent my letter the city baited for rats at the areas I spoke of (there were signs posted). Some of the dumping spots were cleaned up. I was wondering if it had something to do with my letter. Today, the dep't of health came by and told me they were delivering brand new garbage cans to all the buildings on my block! (In my letter I complained of the garbage cans with holes down the block providing the rat buffet.) I am starting to think that my letter really did matter. So let this be a lesson to all. If you complain, nicely, to the right people things really do get done. Who knew?

8 comments:

fairy butler said...

honestly, i don't know if it is coincidence or not, but it makes me happy that these things are being taken care of. I will speak for the people on my street who don't know that they can complain or that things can be better.

fairy butler said...

why is blogger being such a c*nt today? why am i asking this question?

sloth said...

Hooray, FB! Most excellent for you and your neighbors, who will also benefit from your activism. Hopeful sign for the Bushes of Wick.

Blogger has been a pain in the arse this day. Frustration and gnashing.

krixfort said...

FB! Bully for you! Positive steps!

mountain man said...

Well done FB. Impressive persuasions!

Kali the destroyer said...

Yeah FB! maybe I will follow suit and get some action. It is indescribible filth. there is mush everywhere. today i saw a sanitation worker out front feebly collecting bits of trash here and there. How did he not notice the ENORMOUS PILE of putrid bits behind him? Whatever. I've been trying to get my car fixed all day. The collision center says that it is totalled and that my insurance will probably not pay up because the damage is more than car is worth. i hate whoever smashed into my vehicle then ran away. I have to keep telling myself that it is not worth a murder conviction. Not at all.

fairy butler said...

matt was talking about a BMW for sale for 3000 that he saw on the bulletin board at work - - let me know...

I'm sorry HP. have you heard my crazy fraud insurance nightmare? I hate the insurance industry. they are liars. hate.

raging kali said...

Fb, i haven't heard this story. I must hear. My insurance company is going to devalue my car to avoid payment. Kali is raging because vacation next week was a road trip to maine. camping with Damian. I thought it was maybe only exterior damage, but the radiator started smoking and draining flourescent fluid.