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  •  Confession: I tried a "Dirty Trick" once (3+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, Ahianne, ColoTim

    Back in the early 80's I lived just off of Haight Street, in a building owned by a reformed hippie - i.e. a slumlord - and among the many problems we had, the building was heavily infested with roaches, and the slumlord would not do anything about it.
    Well, one day I found out he was going to show a vacant apartment across the hall from me at 1pm. So at noon I went to the corner store and bought a can of Raid and a can of Black Flag, and I went down the hallway spraying until both cans were empty.  When I was through the hallway was filled end to end with a three inch deep carpet of dead roaches.
    I thought I had him with that one, but you just can't beat a slumlord.
    The next week he cancelled his contract with the garbage company. The basement of the building filled with uncollected trash - and mice. Then he renewed his contract. The garbagemen came, hauled away the trash, and the mice suddenly had nothing to eat... but roaches. And once the building ran out of roaches the mice moved on.

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