Monday, March 9, 2009

All for the want of a notepad


A quick browse through my Gregg manual and I see the former residents have left a message saying... hmmm... "BREAD, MILK, SPINACH, BANANAS."

15 comments:

Jessie said...

Whenever I see something like this I automatically think that the owners were renting the house and then decided they wanted to sell it. Of course the occupants then go out and buy spray paint and give it to the kids saying, "have fun", and not paying the last month's rent anyway.

brian said...

Actually, Jessie, you are possibly correct in your assumption, but it's more likely that the owner was pissed at the bank for foreclosing on them. This is quite common right now and really does nothing but make the foreclosed owner look like an idiot.

Miss Heather said...

In those jottings, I also see "BMW." It's good to be aspirational.

Anonymous said...

Looks to me like a foreclosure. They couldn't take it so they ruined it. Nice.

Emily said...

Yep, saw this kind of thing when we were shopping for a new house of our own. Lots of angry foreclosed owners leaving their "mark." The realtor was so embarrassed and apologetic whenever we ran into stuff like this. Best house? The one where the former owners had stuffed raw hamburger into the vents so it would rot and make the place stink to hell. That smell does NOT come out.

Anonymous said...

I also wonder how many of these tagged houses are handiwork of evicted renters, random B&E vandalism, or properties that were foreclosed and the owners purposely caused damage. There have been cases where foreclosed owners have destroyed all the walls, smashed all the windows and (worst of all), poured concrete down the sewer.

When I bought my house there were an unknown number of college students living in it. I wrote in the contract that the renters and their stuff had to be gone by closing day. I counted THREE huge dumpsters full of stuff they had walked away from. They also left a long long long note to the seller that said effectively, "Boo hoo, you hurt our feelings by making us move, so **** you."

Amy said...

I'm so appalled that people could behave this way. It's tragic to face a foreclosure, but so many of them are from people buying what they couldn't afford. I hurt for them, but it's not the fault of the next person.

Emily, that story is HORRIBLE!!! Total lack of class. :(

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

you forgot egss...lol..oh I would be pissed to see this was done to my house...some peoples kids....:)

V- said...

I don't get it either.

Last year, I saw a house for sale I really wanted. Not the prettiest one on the block but comfortably large with a huge fenced yard. The description was "AS IS", every other sentence too. It appeared that every window, about 15 of them, was broken. Nor content with just smashing the glass, someone had partially ripped the window frames from the walls. A quicl trip to Home Depot confirmed this was going to be 20l to fix.. so pointless and stupid.

Agatha said...

As much as I think this sucks (regardless of who did it), I feel like it's kind of a half-assed graffiti job.

janny226 said...

Here's my Q to add to all the comments: If they were so pissed as to do this, why a peace sign? Do they think that absolves them from guilt?

burhanistan said...

Maybe they just needed to label which cabinet they kept the peace snakes in.

bungalowbliss said...

Oh my. Why such anger??

Just stumbled on this blog--and love. it. Added to the blogroll pronto!

Anonymous said...

It's not a peace sign, it's a Mercedes sign. I think they got confused and thought peace sign was the Craigslist sign.

I'm thinking it was a cabinet installer hoping for a new future customer.

Halfmad said...

Favorite comment:
Maybe they just needed to label which cabinet they kept the peace snakes in.

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All I could think looking was, "Eh, I'd probably want new cabinets anyway. That kitchen is ugly."