Landlord Revenge

We all need somewhere to live and if you’re a renter finding a place to put your feet up and enjoy the quiet and serenity you’re due after a hard day in the salt mines can be a real crapshoot. You really don’t have much choice as far as your new neighbors or the person you pay your rent to every month. If you’re in a bind maybe these stories will help you out.

What can I do about my landlord’s dog? Read
on…

Hi
Revenge Guy,

I’ve lived in my house for about two years. I rent, my next door neighbor owns this house. He has a dog that he lets out at night. This dog wakes me up by barking in the middle of the night, a few feet from my bedroom window. It’s a loud dog, my window is always closed and the dog jars me awake. It happens on average about once a week. Sometimes it happens more often. Last week, it happened two nights in a row. Sometimes it’s multiple times a night. This has been happening since we moved in.

At first, I tried talking to him about it, but he never answered the door when I knocked. So I left a note instead. The first few notes were very nice, saying perhaps he was unaware it was happening, explaining that I work early in the mornings and that it’s happening right outside my window. I asked very nicely if he could please keep this from happening. This became a pattern. His dog would wake me up, I’d go knock on his door and get no answer, so I’d leave a note. I was nice for quite a while, but after months of no change and no response from him, my letters got progressively more assertive and frustrated. I told him about a year ago that if this continued, I would start filing nose complaints.

After months of run around from my lame duck local police force and my inept local animal service agency, I finally got someone to write him a ticket, which he contested and got dropped! He then came over and gloated to us about how his dog isn’t a problem! I was appalled! This guy is clearly violating noise ordinances, and it took me so long to get any enforcement and in end, nothing came off it anyway! It turned into a huge yelling match that ended in my telling him he was an a@$hole.

For whatever reason, things were actually quiet for a few months, but it started happening again a little while ago. We are fed up. We are planning on moving, but we can’t do so immediately, for a few different reasons.

What can I do to piss him of when his dog wakes me up? I want to do something that he will able to connect with when his dog barks at night? Something like every time his dog wakes me up, I do___. I want it to be perfectly within my legal rights but hopefully will annoy him enough to motivate him to shut his dog up at night in order to get me to stop as well.

As for personal info goes, I only know his first name and address. I live in the back unit of a duplex and due to the way it’s set up, I have no line of sight to his property. There is a fence between our houses. If I open my small bedroom window I can see a small corner of his yard, and that’s it. I can’t see the street from my house so the only chance I have to interact with him is when I’m walking to and from my car and I rarely see him then anyways. He’s retired and doesn’t leave the house much. I don’t know his schedule much. I work during daytime, and sleep from 10pm to 6am.

I’ve thought about stink bombs, but I don’t know if that is drastic enough. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Thanks!
Under-sleeped and Pissed

Revenge JokerHi
Under-sleeped and Pissed,

Your life sucks!

There’s nothing worse in the middle of the night than a barking dog, except when that dog is owned by your own inconsiderate landlord/dog-owner that ignores pleas to keep his pet inside at night when most normal people are sleeping so they can go to work and pay their rent to him.

It’s obvious that you’ve done what you can so far and deciding to move to a new place is a step forward, I hope. You do understand that there are two things in life you can’t choose: your family and your neighbors, so it’s always a crap-shoot.

By wanting to inconvenience the dog owner with something you do when the dog is out and barking, however righteous, isn’t a real solution. The guy is up, awake, letting his dog out. What could bother him at that time? Maybe at that time he’s already in his sound-insulated shitter not caring anything about the world other than whatever he ate earlier comes out without taking his colon with it.

BUT if the dog started getting into something that was then dragged into his home, or made the dog have the runs or something, then the dog being out and about without being watched just might change.

And why should YOU do something to get his attention when it’s the dog and his owner that is doing all this crap to wake you up and piss you off anyways?

Leave it all to the dog.

I think it’s time to go second-hand clothes shopping and clothing dye shopping too.

Buy some second-hand cheap socks, underwear, t-shirts, pants… and some red dye and save the blood from your steaks.

When the dog is let out, and shit-head owner is in his house, walk out and throw some of what you bought over the fence near the dog. Prepare the clothing by tearing it up, adding the red dye and at the time needed, sprinkling it with the saved blood, maybe even tuck a piece of real meat or cheese into it to make it more appetizing too.

Let him drag these clothes into his house a few nights in a row and I’m sure the dog won’t be out so much anymore.

And asshole landlord/dog-owner should have his alert level raised for a while too. Can you say confused?

Cheers!
RG

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Hi Revenge guy! I need help and I can’t seem to find
one of your previous answers that fits my problem, so here goes…

My neighbor stole my house. That’s the short of it. The long version is
my neighbor that seemed nice enough for two years came by one night to
ask if I would be interested in selling him my house. He knew we were in
the middle of building a new one and would be moving eventually but my
house wasn’t on the market and I was actually considering renting it
out. After a couple days of negotiations, we agreed on a sum that was
about 10 grand less than I really wanted, but he was agreeing to let us
live there until our home was finished, which I made perfectly clear was
the only way I would sell it at all since I wasn’t going to move twice!
Well, he wanted to ‘rush’ the sell so he could have the paperwork done
before leaving the country for a month.
Our house was at least three months from being completed. He knew that.
No problem he said. Several times. Well, we went through with the sale
and nearly two months passed. It was a week before he was going to close
when he said he wanted a rental agreement and rent that was equal to HIS
mortgage (not my old one that was significantly lower). Hello! I was
supposed to be able to stay there for free, that’s why we went down 10
grand. Well, we got a rental agreement written up and gave it to him to
sign. In it, I agreed to pay my mortgage (since if I didn’t sell it to
him, i’d be paying it anyway) but no deposit because I’d never see it
again and my house was immaculate and there was no reason for it, and
clearly I didn’t trust him at this point. Well, he didn’t sign it. He
waited until the NIGHT before the close of escrow (he avoided me for two
days and wouldn’t answer the door or the phone) to tell me he wouldn’t
agree to that rental agreement. I said, fine, I’m not selling then!
Well, it was too late! The escrow funded from the midwest before offices
opened on the west coast. THe house was legally his. And we were in it.
With my two young kids and no rental agreement. He called the cops to
have us evicted. My kids cried. Alot. The cops heard my story and made
him take my monthly rent since we only needed to stay in the place for 3
more weeks. So. That’s the longwinded version. He stole my house. I
would’ve never sold it to him if he was going to trick me! DUH. So, he’s
there and it’s been 3 months. I can wait, but I want to get him good.
But not if it will get me thrown in jail or needing an attorney. I
could’ve sued him, but that would’ve cost more than the difference I
would’ve made in keeping the house. Forget the house. He made my kids
cry… give me something good, please!
Thank you so much.

Revenge JokerHi,
This guy really screwed you over, didn’t he.
I hate people that want to do you a favor, business or personal, then
have their hand out wanting all kinds of things in return.
This is what I’d do:
Write out a page-sized ad for "Home for rent" – put a cheap price on it,
put the address on it and put a date/time for an "open house" for people
to come and see the house they might be able to rent. Make sure the
"open house" is in the evening when he’ll be home. Put the signs
everywhere, supermarkets, laundrymats, corner stores, schools,
libraries. Everywhere. A nice cheap rent should attract a real ‘low
class’ of people, if you get my meaning. Schedule several open houses
over several weeks. He’ll have people coming to see the place all the
time. That’ll get him.

Best Wishes, The Revenge Guy



Dear
Revenge Guy,

I am writing you in hopes that you may be able
to help me serve justice – legally – on someone who has hurt me me
emotionally and financially.

About one month ago, I was driving home
from work, approaching an intersection. I had no stop sign and was going
straight at a normal speed exactly as I was supposed to, when a car came
out from the street opposite the one I was traveling on and hit me very
hard on my left front driver’s side corner.

He had not only run a stop sign but was
attempting to go straight through an intersection which for him, was
designated a right-turn only. He caused my car to be un-drive-able,
though his car was drive-able.

When we exchanged information he seemed
like a nice guy, so I didn’t call the cops. Turns out though, when
things are said and done, that he gave me a fake, misspelled name, a
fake address, and for some reason, the correct phone number.

I did not find out about the fake address
until recently, as I was able to call him on the phone number. He said
his insurance would pay, but that’s the last I heard from him. Turns
out, he had no insurance at all and mine won’t cover it. It’s over
$5,000.00 in damage now, with the rental car.

At one point someone called me claiming to
be his mom, but when I tracked down his actual mom using the internet,
she said she had no idea what I was talking about.

I have tried to call over and over again
to no avail. I am looking him up to get his real address, and now have
his real name, his number, and his mom’s number and address. I will
probably have to file a lawsuit but it looks like right now I have to
eat the cost of damages. How can I get this lying sack of you-know-what
back for all of this?
Many thanks,
At a Loss

Revenge Joker

Hi At a Loss,
You obviously have two choices, get legal revenge by
suing him or go after him for the costs of the accident another way.

Choice number 1 is to use the info you
have and make his life as difficult as possible, which isn’t too hard.
Classified ads with his name and phone number will keep him busy as long
as the info you have is accurate. Because if the dollar vale though I’d
really want money for the payback.

Choice number 2 is to sue him for as much
as he’s worth, all 2 dollars of it.

I’d think that with a lawsuit hanging over
his head he might just skip town!!
Revenge on this lying sack of crap is exactly that, do what you were
supposed to do right from the start, so start over:
In a car accident? Call the police.
Get a police report, get the drivers real info.
Call your insurance company.

When you’re in a car accident the other guy always says “Let’s just deal
with this ourselves, and not call the police” because he has no
insurance. He just wants to leave the scene as fast as possible. He will
lie to you, he may even give you money on the spot and a “down payment”
towards the cast of fixing your car. Don’t fall for it.

Personally, I always have a camera (in my phone) ready to photograph or
video anything I see. It’s with me 24/7.

Keep not doing what you’re doing, which is wondering what the next step
is… call the police, get a police report. Call again your insurance
company and fax them a copy of the police report.
Get a lawyer, if needed, and start the lawsuit.

Do this NOW!!!!

Revenge will have to wait until the dust settles.
Best Wishes, The Revenge Guy


Hello revenge guy,
I found your website interesting, well, I am an indian girl living in
Tanzania, I want to take revenge on my chinese boy friend. Well, the
story is like this, I used to study with him computers we studied
together for three months and we became friends I didn’t much about him
then I got a job he used to come to my office one day I discovered that
he was lier when I discovered that I planned to call him to my office. I
didn’t know that he paid money to get me one of my friend helped him to
get me and he gave her money, they both planned to ruin my life this man
is very dangerous i discovered that he wanted to call me to some place
and he wanted to rape me. he told my friend that she should call me to
some place then he will also come there and he will rape me.

last week I went to his office to see him he took my video shooting I
didn’t even know about that but when I went home I realised that. he
doesn’t know that I know that he has my video shooting. Now if I want my
things back what am i supposed to do. he hasn’t done anything serious to
me but his plan was very bad he wanted to rape me. I didn’t have sex
with him. but he wanted that always I used to say no….that’s why he
planned to rape me. He is very dangerous and he also has my video
shooting in which he was kissing me and touching me. i want that back
from him but I don’t know how to get that back. can you give me any
idea. he is crazy about and he wants me badly that’s why he used my
friend to get me. I am furious he was very kind but now he is totally
changed he abused me last time when i went to his office very badly i
couldn’t do anything. I just want to get an idea from you, how will get
my video shooting from him. I really want it back I hope to get a help
from you.
R

Revenge JokerHi R,
If I understand correctly, what you want from me is a way that you can
steal a video from your "boyfriend" that he somewhat secretly made at
the same time he was kissing and fondling you. And he wants to rape you.
And you are afraid of him. And you know that a supposed "friend" of
yours help him to not only meet you, but to help him plan his attempt at
raping you?
Do I have this correct?
Geesh.
If ever there was a time for police intervention, this is it.
Get yourself a pocket tape recorder, hide it on your body and make sure
it records OK.
Then talk to this guy and tell him exactly what you told me. Tell him to
his face. Don’t get angry or upset as you talk with him. Cool and
rational is what you want. Get him to admit what he’s done, what he’s
planned, who has helped…. and his part in the Kennedy Assassination
too. (Just kidding on that last part!)
Then go to the police. Then see a lawyer.
Now stop reading and get prepared, you have a lot of work ahead of you.
In the meantime, tell that "friend" to get lost.
Best Wishes, The Revenge Guy



Hi
Revenge Guy,

I was in a hurry the other day to get home but stopped quickly to
check out a garage sale, I bought a pretty good kettle almost new
for only a few dollars.

Then a box with a
pretty new (about 4 years old) microwave oven caught my eye, on the
box it showed all of the features, sensor cook, auto defrost,
backlit LCD display, etc. It was similar to the one we have but a
bit newer and had the sensor cook function, when I turned the box
around it said "Microwave oven $25" so I thought I’ll surprise my
wife with a bigger and better microwave, whilst it isn’t a new one
it looks pretty good according to the features on the box and WTF it
is only $25.

Now when it comes
to business I am usually a hard guy to trick, but I was in a hurry
and my main concern was that it worked and had the instruction
manual and the glass dish. In order to check this obviously I needed
to pull the oven out of it’s box and get the door open where the
manual and glass dish was.

The seller seemed a
bit nervous when I wanted to take it out of it’s box which still had
the polystyrene and white packaging foam over it, it was a tight fit
and quite heavy and I have a back injury which made this very hard
for me, so he pulled the oven up just enough to get the door open
but not completely out of the box.

As he did this me
quickly mumbled something about it being a Sanyo brand and 8 years
old which didn’t really mean much to me as I was mostly concerned
about the manual and really had no time to pull it out and plug it
in and test it (BUYER BEWARE silly me).

I paid him the $25
and drove home but when I got home and set it up (mostly concerned
about not hurting my back lifting it from the car to the house) I
was shocked when I plugged it in to see that it was not a backlit
LCD display, rather it was an older style simple blue digital
display (the crappy ones which don’t even display letters properly.

You guessed it yes
it was a SANYO brand but 12 years old 1995 model and in spite of
looking similar to the one on the box (the box had a rough dot
matrix image of it not a photo) it was not the one displayed on the
box which was a much newer SHARP carousel brand, yes I’d been caught
by his deliberate attempt to steal $25 from me by deception.

What he had done is
used the box from his newer microwave and put this crappy old one in
hoping someone like me who was in too much of a hurry to pull it out
and look properly and test it came along and yes I am usually a hard
bastard to kill (I’m Australian) but this mother ****er had been
successful.

I snapped several
digital photos of the oven and the box, especially the box with $25
written on the top flap, this asshole had even jammed all of the
packaging from his new one to make it look even more like it was the
box it came in rather than the box from his newer microwave oven,
dirty F***ing trick, so you think that what’s on the box is what’s
in the box, even the front layout looked very similar between the
Sanyo old oven and the picture of the newer oven on the box and the
"Sanyo" logo was at the very bottom.

I drove back to his
house with his words "it’s a Sanyo about 8 years old" going through
my head but he did not say that the oven inside is not the same as
the one on the box. I told him that the microwave oven was useless
to us and about 4 years older than the one we had, he yelled "I told
you that it was a Sanyo and 8 years old and we lifted it out of the
box and you should have seen that it was not the oven shown on the
box, I then asked why did you hide it inside a box instead of
putting it out in the open so people can see it? He said to make it
easier to transport….. PIGS ARSE…… it was to make it easier
for him to sell a piece of shit he probably could not give away.

It became obvious
that arguing or fighting (I am smallish but a hotheaded fast boxer
and martial artist) with him was not going to get me anywhere and
the tosser did tell me that it was a Sanyo 8 years old instead of
doing what he should have done and explained that it did not have
the features shown on the box, he set a good trap and it worked, I
really did not have a leg to stand on. (He wouldn’t have been able
to stand at all if I wasn’t such a refined and well mannered law
abiding "feral".)

Out of desperation
and embarrassment at being so easily caught by this dickhead and
running even later for the engagements I had later that day I asked
him to exchange the useless oven for something else, once you have
parted with your money it is hard to recover it and who’s going to
engage in a legal battle to recover $25? This is more a matter of
principal, it’s only $25 but how many other people has this arsehole
ripped off in his life????

All he had left to
sell for a similar price was an old Barbeque which being tired and
really pissed off I agreed, he said he wanted $40 for the BBQ but I
can have it for the same price as the Microwave (the prick didn’t
even accept my $20 offer for his dud $25 microwave).

I even had to ask
the creep to help me get the BBQ into the car because of my back
problem, the BBQ was filthy he had not even cleaned it prior to
trying to sell it and it dripped crap in my car and a piece
dislodged and left a deep scratch in the car’s plastic, it’s my work
wagon but it still added to the already very bad day I was having at
the hands of this small time crook.

I now have a greasy
shitty BBQ which I really did not want but had no choice but I did
get some great photographs of his small time scam effort (the only
thing I did right) and am considering posting a warning message with
photos on the public notice board at our local shopping centre (he’s
a local too) to prevent him from selling that damn microwave the
same way he did with me, I am tempted to list his address but I an
unsure of the legal issues and would rather keep my fighting in the
ring and lead a peaceful life, there is a high likelihood that he
will see my warning notice on the public notice board.

This Prick has
completely ruined what was otherwise a good weekend, I hardly slept
because I was so angry.

$25 is really
nothing to me, it’s not about the money, $25 is a lot of money to a
struggling single mother living on welfare who may have been his
customer instead of me.

BUYER BEWARE, I’M A
$25 IDIOT, I SHOULD HAVE LOOKED MORE CAREFULLY, I was even polite
enough to return the owner’s manual which I nearly forgot to give
back to him when I drove off with his BBQ…… Gees I’m an idiot,
my high moral standing isn’t always a good point. It’s really all my
fault but is there anything I can do about this petty thief. Signed
$25 idiot.

Revenge JokerHi
$25 idiot,
First off, people are always ready to rip others off.
That’s just the nature of the world these days.
And getting back at these ripoff artists is usually very difficult.
Not in this case though.

This is what I’d do:
1. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper describing what
happened to you, in detail including the street of where the
transaction took place, just don’t use any names.
Complain about the low morals of your fellow human being these days.
Talk about how you were deceived.
2. Post your photos on your local notice board. Write an article to
go with the photos about local garage sales, what “Buyer beware”
means and why you shouldn’t “Judge a book by its cover”. You don’t
need to use the guy’s name since you own the oven, they’re your own
pictures and as long as you don’t say his name you are able to say
whatever you want.

I don’t foresee any troubles with this as long as you keep his name
out of it. And if he does complain about this then tell him he owes
you $100.00 for all the trouble and ill-feelings he started up.
Best Wishes, The Revenge Guy

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