We have a neighbor of questionable intellect. Hey, it's an apartment complex... that's going to happen. We'll call her Dippy. Dippy has a son who we'll call Teenage Dippy.
Dippy has a BMW that she apparently doesn't need. I'm basing this assumption on the fact that back in mid-November, the car got a flat tire (rear driver's side). About two weeks later, the front driver's side tire was also flat. The car hadn't moved. To date, she still has not fixed or replaced the tires.
You may recall that I had a similar adventure back in mid-November
. That's what we get for living near a construction zone. It stinks, it costs you money, you wish it hadn't happened... but it did, so you gotta fix it. Unless you are Dippy, I mean. Then you just leave your eyesore of a car out in the front parking lot for everybody to see.
Well, a week ago somebody in the apartment management office finally got wind of the eyesore, so they left a note on the car saying that it would be towed if the tires weren't fixed. H'ray! I never thought to raise a complaint myself - seeing that car with its two flat tires always helped remind me not to park near it. Dang nails.
Anyway, two days ago my wife saw a strange sight. Teenage Dippy was out there with an air compressor, filling up the tires! We discussed this between ourselves, trying to figure it out... did they fix the flats somehow? Are they going to quickie drive it somewhere to get the tires patched?
Alas, no. All they did was drive the car out of its spot, turn it around, and park it in another spot. Yay, us! We fixed the flat tires! Gee, what's that "Pssssst" sound?
So, yesterday the tires were flat again. Go figure. And Dippy was fighting mad about it. She asked us, "You guys had a flat too, didn't you?" "Uh... yeah." "Well, I'm going to complain to the office! They want to tow *my* car! It's not *my* fault there's so many nails around!"
Well, no, that part isn't your fault. The part where you let your car sit and rot for two months... yeah, that's all you.UPDATE (1/5/07)
The screeming beemer now has three flat tires. Amazing.