Posts in category "Trash"

The Eleven Signs That Your New Neighbors Will Be Trouble

You see them moving in and you just know. Whether it’s the plastic trash bags in lieu of moving boxes, the “moving in party” that lasts into the wee hours of the morning or the motley assortment of visitors that your new neighbors bring with them—you just know that they are gonna be trouble. Bad... Read more »

Why Is There Always One Neighbor Who Won't Take Their Trash To The Alley?

Dear Lazy Neighbor, You are a dumb ass. Because you dump your household trash in the corner can instead of the dumpster in the alley, I’m sure Streets & San will take it away sometime soon. It’s because of lazy humps like you we got our original trash can taken away years ago. When our... Read more »

What Do You Do When Your Neighbor Won't Stop Throwing Parties?

The latest party last Saturday at the Metropolitan made one thing abundantly clear. The folks that run and own the place just don’t care about being good neighbors. They don’t care about having events without the proper licenses.  They don’t care about the lack of parking.  They don’t care about noisy party goers literally trashing... Read more »

For Profit Parties In A Non Profit Owned Building---When Your Neighborhood Becomes The Party "Spot."

Imagine coming home from your waitressing shift on a Saturday night to  find this going on next door? Or a multi Saturday “Juke Jam” potentially bringing hundreds of high school students within steps of your front door? My neighbors and I have seen fights, loud intoxicated partiers, people engaged in sex, liquor bottles and so many Popeyes three... Read more »


Enough. I was tired of seeing Mt. Carmel’s lawn care workers make the litter problem worse by kicking trash into the street. So I took a trip downstairs to confront the perpetrator. The worker was standing on a riding mower so I had to wait a few minutes for him to get back down to... Read more »


There is little I can do about the litterers in my neighborhood. The fact that these pains in the ass have more respect for their rusted out ’86 Chevelles than the parkway is enough to drive me crazy. Clearly it’s okay to have a clean beater at the expense of the sidewalk. For those of... Read more »

Fight The Power

This post was originally published on August 23, 2005 in I Hate My Developer 1.0    With some new blood on the board (myself and my neighbor across the hall), we set about sorting through the friggin mess that comprised our business affairs. We did all of the mundane stuff like set a permanent date... Read more »


Never underestimate the power of positive bitching.  The parkway has been cleaned.  Note the before and after pictures.