Teh Squeaky Wheel
Disgruntled Doggeh greetings, Wheelizens.
“I Hate My Customers: #28 in an ongoing series”. Got an email late yesterday afternoon CA time regarding a leak at the Hell’s Half-Acre HOA. From the pictures the tenants sent, it appears to be a very peculiar leak which only occurred during the most recent heavy rain. (IOW, it was fine all last winter as well as this winter until recently; that’s quite odd on a steeply-sloped shingle roof.)
I’m sure it’s merely coincidence that the leak is in a unit immediately adjacent to the POS who has been the chief trouble-maker at that scheiß-hole. (Yes, I do strongly suspect sabotage because “Myron” is just the sort of passive-aggressive weaselly old bastard who would do such a thing.)
Investigation will be more difficult -- and slower -- than necessary due to strictures put on JimCo by Myron’s “enablers” on the Board.
Since we have thus far successfully thwarted their efforts to extort money from us, coupled with “Myron” being a slandering, petty, vengeful SOB, I’ll be very curious to learn more about this alleged leak.
(Given our familiarity with the not-up-to-code construction of the property due to the HOA’s previous actions, I’ve already thought of several ways “Myron” could create a “fake roof leak” in an adjoining unit without actually damaging the roof itself.)
We shall see…
Good morning, Fatwa -- good day, GN.
Came across this twitter feed -- some really cool and fun stuff on it.
Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
There’s a family at school that wants the school to provide all kinds of services for their kids (he’s a professor at Cal State LA and she owns a real estate agency in Beverly Hills). The father took strong exception to the labels attached to the standardized testing scores his daughters got. The mean is 100 and one standard deviation is 10. Scores that are +/- one standard deviation from the mean are labeled “average”; -2 s.d. is “low average”; -3 s.d. is “low”. That means that everyone who scores from 90-110 is in the “average” group. If you remember anything from bell curves, this represents the largest group of people, with fewer and fewer people occupying spots farther from the center. The percentile range for this “average” group is from the 25th -- 75th percentiles. That means that at the bottom end of average, you score as well, or better than 25 percent of your same age peers. Father doesn’t buy this. “There’s no way that 25th percentile is average!” This guy has a degree in math and statistics. He’s demanding that we change the labels on standardized tests.
He’s demanding that we change the labels on standardized tests.
Hi, Paddy -- what does the professor think they should be changed to?
Well, 25th percentile is “obviously” low, not average, and the 9th percentile is “obviously” very low, not low-average, etc. He then wants us to provide services and supports -- like free tutoring -- for all areas in which his daughter scored below average.
I don’t know if you can answer this, but how much time does or do you think that the professor father spends with his daughter helping her to study and learn?
Given that this is an independent study school, and that the parents are the primary learning coaches, rather than a teacher, I’d say not nearly enough. Unless the student is in high school and highly motivated, there really needs to be someone in the home, keeping the student on-task, during the school day (or during whatever hours the student does their schooling).
He’s got two kids with ADHD that have demonstrated issues with attention. He has two other kids who we tested and they didn’t qualify for special education, but he wants services anyway. We offered small group instruction to the two who qualify, but he wants individual instruction. We offered what we thought was a reasonable amount of extra instruction, but he wants more. Basically, it seems that he wants one-on-one instruction for his kids so that the parents don’t have to spend their time or money on their kids instruction.
Regarding this story, the guy came across as a privileged dickhead, but he was right. If they cared about the uyghurs or any of the other abuses that occur in communist China, they wouldn’t be doing business with them.
And even the right-leaning press says he should have apologized, when in fact he should be applauded for telling the truth. The GSW can try to distance themselves from his remarks, but the fact remains that the GSW, and all of the NBA, dance to the tune of their Chinese masters.
“Hey, Yankees…your weather got drunk and is hanging around in my yard; please come get it immediately.”
Brrrrr! And headed for brrrrer! later this week.
p.s. -- I’m really honked-off with the Hell’s Half-Acre HOA.
I’m really honked-off with the Hell’s Half-Acre HOA.
Insert Jimmy Durante joke here.
Good night Mrs Calabash wherever you are.
Are you enjoying the weather in Bountiful?
Good night, Gerbils, wherever you are.