Photos now on flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/allstaractivist/
Hopefully you’ll find my little private war with my slumlord / landlord entertaining enough to follow from time to time, I think that I can reasonably assure you there will be some moments of tragic hilarity occurring now and then.
My name is Eldon and I am a single male of 44 living in San Francisco in what is commonly known as a “Single Resident Occupancy” or SRO for short. It is a deplorable little shoebox of a room so small that you bump into yourself just by turning around. As for my attitude about this condition, I might as well be Mr. Robinson of SNL’s “Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood” for I too, am at war with my landlord.
I’m actually on my second landlord, I caused the last one to be escorted from the building (terminated). His name was Javier and we actually started off on good terms, that is until he conspired with other supportive staff and broke into my humble hovel while I was away tending to my elderly mother. That wasn’t one of the smartest things he could have done. I sued in small claims, lost, was retaliated against and responded by having him removed. That was the second dumbest thing he ever did. Now I’m gnawing on his replacement, a woman by the name of Kia.
Kia fancies herself as some sort of gangster disciple. She has a shrine in her office dedicated to the late and iconic gangster rapper who went by the name of Tupac Shakur (not his birth name) up until his untimely “death” by murder. Kia has this shrine situated in such a way that it looks like Tupac is leaning directly over her shoulder and glaring at you. Gives me the willies every time I look in there. I have just filed a formal complaint demanding that she remove the shrine as this hotels management company is a non-profit supposedly dedicated to getting people off the street and stable, “supportive housing” they call it. What kind of role model is a gangster rapper for a mission statement like that? As this is my first ever blog, I’m not familiar with how to insert documents just yet but by tomorrow I will place a link here to the actual complaint. It should prove entertaining as I kind of let her have it…much about “shame on you” and “how dare you”, sprinkled liberally with big words that will hopefully impress oh so little of a mind.
Well, I’ll conclude for now folks and try to clean up my pages for you tomorrow. Thank you so much for giving me your time, I hope I haven’t been a total bore. I have many pictures, some video and the most sharply edged letters my outrage can devise coming soon. Stay tuned and feel free to make any comments you wish, either positive or negative, once I get that section of my first ever blog working. Until then.