Thursday, August 07, 2008

Gee Whiz! Why would you leave Journal Square?

LANDLORD:
Dear Tenant,

I have been informed that you will be vacating your unit. In an effort to improve customer service, we are requesting that you provide a reason why you are vacating. We would appreciate it if you took a few minutes and just gave us a reason why you are leaving.


ME:
Sure, so I wouldn't call it vacating, but rather simply not renewing my lease. Why do you ask? Well, (my room mate and I) we have lived in our unit for 2 years. Our super has been attentive and well respected, our apartment has been very well kept, and our neighbors have been quiet and thankfully almost non-existent. But the issue lies outside of the building. We're in the apartment in Journal Square... Last night, I exited out the front door of my building, and a coked up woman who was drinking something out of a bleach bottle fell into the door and I had to step over her to walk outside and down the street to Subway. On my way, I saw a woman on other questionable controlled substances and she unexpectedly threw a Snapple bottle on the ground in front of me. And this was in broad daylight. I experience these happy little events everyday, and I'm ready to overcome the oppression and move to a safer area where my status as a middle-of-the-road working professional is known.


LANDLORD:
Thank you. I am really sorry to hear of your frustrations regarding Jersey City. I hope your future residence will be more suitable. Again thank you for taking the time to respond to my email.