Fed up with anonymous complaints causing building inspectors to bother a man
remodeling his house, the owner spray-painted the front of his house:
"To the ignorant neighbor who keeps calling the building inspectors... f#$%
If the building inspectors had any sense they would tell the anonymous
caller "If you have a complaint, please send a letter and sign it so that we
can follow up with you and report the outcome"
No written complaint should equal no inspection.
But if he invokes the "free speech" issue he could tie it up in court
quite a while and the city will want to know the identities of the
complaining, since going to bat in court over something is
more expensive than sending a building inspector out to double check
on some work being done...
A close by commercial building owner got cited for insufficent
progress on his building remodel.
So he spray painted the entire building hot pink:)
I felt bad for the guy. A nearby 42 inch water main broke, flooding
his building, washing away piers, the building nearly structurally
West view water authority disowned any responsiblity stating they had
the main shut off within 40 minutes.
The water company claims since its a autority it cant be sued, and
sadly has won in court many times:(
The building owner was self funding the rehap his buildings insurance
wouldnt cover it either.
Then the towns building inspector goes nuts....
Well, ackshooly, the dictionary (American English) gives the first
spelling as "nosy", with "nosey" an acceptable alternative.
However, I had no idea what the approved correct Limey spelling was in
The fashion in killing has an insouciant, flirty style this spring,
with the flaunting of well-defined muscle, wrapped in flags.
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