Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Naughty Droid Tuesday, GN!
Cheers for teh Hanukkah wishes; we could all sure use an 8-for-1 oil deal right about now, eh?
Waiting for some moh-ron to declare that Hanukkah adds significantly to climate chaos due to the candles, lights, etc. (Already saw something about the candles being dangerous and that perhaps LEDs ought to be substituted…)
I went down a very long rabbit hole.I hold you fully responsible.
I went down a very long rabbit hole.
I hold you fully responsible.
Heh…I’ll just add that to my already-long list of evil deeds.
Loved the Shakespeare rant!
Paddy provided a good précis re JimCo’s latest legal fun. Some parties at the Hell’s Half-Acre HOA have been trying to stick us with paying for damage caused by a 40+ year-old construction defect. One homeowner filed a claim with their insurer; we provided a detailed report about what happened, insurer opted to pay the claim -- less deductible -- and apparently decided JimCo was not liable and immediately sold it to a collection agency in Ohio without ever filing anything against JimCo. (As everything was well-documented by us.)
We’ve been ignoring the collection agency for months; we’re not sure yet how this sleazy law firm got involved. Did a first-draft of our response to them yesterday and will send to Jim for comments / approval today.
It’s terse (but responsive); I was channeling John Cleese’s Frenchman in “The Holy Grail” as I wrote it. (Even gave myself the title of “Chief Taunting Ofiicer” to amuse Jim; we’ll probably strike that from the final version.)
If I used one of these, I’d likely eat my own weight in latkes:
Hi, Fatwa. Bye, Fatwa.
Is it something I said? 🙁
Hope you’re well; any luck yet finding a house?
Just sent the following draft of our response to Jim:
[Standard Legal Carp Header]
Dear Tertiary Syphilis Victims:
To paraphrase from a fairly well-known 1974 letter written by the General Counsel of the Cleveland Stadium Corporation:
We are responding to your ham-fisted, poorly-formatted form letter dated November 17, 2021. We feel you should be aware that some asshole is using your stationary to send puerile letters.
Further, [Actual JimCo Name] disputes any liability in re this claim.
Your move, dipshits; govern yourselves accordingly.
[Real Name], Chief Taunting Officer
[Actual JimCo Name]
Happy “Well that explains a lot” Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Jerry!!!
Fatwa -- an excellent letter. I hope it achieves the intended results.
In re Hanukah candles, I’m sure it won’t be too long before either the Calif. Air Resources Board (CARB) and or the SoCal Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) determine that burning candles for religious purposes is the next “biggest threat to air quality” and attempts to ban them.
Jerry -- I hope all is well in your household. Have you been staying out of trouble, or are you enjoying life?
Good morning, GN! Nice to see Jerry popping by and Harper’s Shakespeare rant was quite funny.