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Miss Creant
06-19-2001, 09:44 PM
The fucking inmates have taken over the motherfucking asylum! It's an all out, hells bells, free for all, with idiots running around willy nilly, CLUSTERFUCK!!!!!
At least once a week, the shit for brains cretins in the management office, who supposedly work for us, the condo owners, slip memos under each and every fucking unit in the complex. 39 units to a building, 12 buildings in the complex. Let's do the math shall we? 39 X 12 = 468 So every fucking time they want to tell us something, they use 468 sheets of paper. Doesn't sound like much right? OK, let's say they only shoved one of their sad, first grader-like memos under our doors once a week. Sadly it's almost never just once a week, but for the sake of argument we will just say once. 39 X 12 = 468 52 weeks in a year equals 24,336 sheets of paper! Holy fucking shit, how many reams is that? No wonder they say we're over budget. Shit eating, rat bastards! We have bulletin boards in the laundry rooms! USE THEM MOTHERFUCKERS!

Today's rant however stems from this little gem, "We have been receiving complaints from residents on the first floor that they have been finding food products in their kitchen sinks. This is always (always? caused by someone on one of the upper three floors improperly using their garbage disposals.

When using the garbage disposal, do not deposit any bones, coffee grounds, vegetable peelings, noodles and rice products or any solid objects. "

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE FUCKING KIDDING

Am I insane? Except for bones, I thought that was what the fucking garbage disposal was FOR!!!!!!!!!!(insert Sam Kinnison scream here)AAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Are these sadists trying to gaslight me? What the fuck? Why have a garbage disposal? If I'm wrong, and vegetable peelings should be disposed of in a more secure manner, I will happily admit I'm wrong. But I don't think so.

Where's Jarbabyj when you need her? I need more adjectives
to call those fuck nuts!

Drastic
06-19-2001, 10:53 PM
As near's I can figure out, from personal experience, a garbage disposal is for creating plumbing problems, and ultimately far more hassle than they're worth.

Then again, I've probably only met with weak underpowered ones.

Miller
06-19-2001, 10:55 PM
I've got one of the original In-Sink-Erators in my kitchen, and I've never had any problems with it. That thing will eat just about anyhting. I could probably use it as a wood chipper, if I were so inclined.

Redboss
06-20-2001, 03:13 AM
You're meant to keep all those items and recycle them into the composter (or worm farm) that you keep on your balcony.

Why are you all looking at me like that?

This is just what you're supposed to do. It wasn't my idea.

Oh, stuff the kyoto agreement!

Redboss

Eerie
06-20-2001, 05:24 AM
I removed my electric garbage disposal, and replaced it with the FLINTSTONE HOG 2000.(pot bellied pig). Nothing goes to waste, and in a few short years, bacon, ham hocks, head cheese, ect... are available. So it does pay to recycle.

Kopi
06-20-2001, 07:19 AM
I was rather shocked to find the directions on my disposal encouraged the occassional grinding of small bones (they suggest chicken wings) to keep the blades sharp.
Perhaps one of your fellow owners is using their disposal to rid themself of all those memos... that would clog her up but good.
I'd suggest stormtrooping the maintenance department for a more logical solution. It's either that or surrendering yourself to the hellish task of picking rice grains out of the strainer for the rest of your life. Personally, I'd have to move.

pezpunk
06-20-2001, 07:34 AM
Know what I'd do with that slip of paper?

I would throw it in the garbage disposal. If it got stuck or ended up in the downstairs neighbors apt, when repair came I would act stupid and explain how I simply threw the notice in my paper shredder :D

It may not help the situation but it will probably make you feel better.

smoke
06-20-2001, 08:40 AM
Ex-foodservice (catering) manager checking in. (And thankfully, I mean EX!)

In the industrial kitchens we worked in, we were forbidden to put any starchy substance into the food disposal unit. It seems that starchy foods (pasta, rice, potatoes, bread) expand a ton when soaked in water (big news, right?)

Unfortunately, this means severely clogged pipes! Believe me, on a private-home-sized level, this may just mean some Drano, but on an industraial-sized level, you're talking an entire floor covered with what looks like the regurgitation of the entire football team, as well as some incredibly disgruntled maintenance people!

YMMV

-smoke

Miss Creant
06-20-2001, 08:43 AM
But vegatable peelings? Coffee grounds?

CrankyAsAnOldMan
06-20-2001, 09:09 AM
It sounds like some wacky plumbing to me. Are they sure it isn't their dishwashers that are causing such a backup? I know I find food in my sink sometimes after running the dishwasher.

Like you, I'm trying to figure out what is left for the garbage disposal to do once you stop putting all those listed things down the drain.

thinksnow
06-20-2001, 09:16 AM
I'm not so much disturbed by the idea of what you "shouldn't" put in your disposal (because we all, obviously, know better), but rather that they are saying that whatever you put in your sink has the potential to splurt of of someone elses. WTF? What kind of Super Mario plumbers do y'all have working there?

Max Torque
06-20-2001, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by Kopi
I was rather shocked to find the directions on my disposal encouraged the occassional grinding of small bones (they suggest chicken wings) to keep the blades sharp.

It's true. Helps to clean the soft, pulpy stuff off the blades and keeps them sharp. But if, like me, you don't often eat things with bones, you can get the same results by occasionally tossing a few ice cubes in and shredding 'em.

UncleBeer
06-20-2001, 11:28 AM
Bones? Hell, doesn't Sears or somebody like that sell a line of disposers called The BoneCrusher?

BunnyGirl
06-20-2001, 12:38 PM
I'm with think. I think something is way screwed on your plumbing set up.

When is your next Residents Meeting? Hopefully far off so you can start saving every single memo that they send you from this point on. Why? To point out that they are wasting your money on things that can be addressed in a weekly or even bi-weekly newsletter. Or, like you mentioned, bulletin board it!

Sheesh. People!