This is the sign currently posted outside the elevator doors in my building. Welcome Home!
How unfortunate that these Pest have been disturbed, I sure am glad it isn’t my fault. At first I thought it was the magic pipe I’ve been playing. It’s the darned construction. Except there isn’t any unusual construction going on our block. There’s some, but no more than usual. No water main break, no gas line being replaced, no new high rise.
The memo is titled “Vermin.” What kind of vermin? Roaches–already knew about that increase– bedbugs again?, mice, rats, coyotes? Should I trade the dogs in for a feral cat? Shotgun? And what is the wanted pest activity? I want no pests.
In the past year, we’ve had two fires and a significant flood. Maybe the pests are the locusts I’ve been waiting for.
New York is much, much cleaner than it used to be, I see it as the trade off for the Disnification of Times Square. If we’re going backwards, with vermin taking over the streets, basements, and subway tunnels; can we get rid of the big box stores and see significant rent reductions?