“Well, there are 300 or so people over the age of 65, there are 200 over the age of 75, and there are 100 over the age of 85 in this town. So, there are at least 600 people over the age of 65 here!!! How on earth can you possibly not come to the conclusion that this town needs more subsidized senior housing?”
God damn. This is a rant concerning a meeting that took place this last Friday, and I’m still in shock. I just can’t reconcile how this pork-barrel boondoggle has gotten this far.
Why do these people even bother to hire us to do a market study when they’ve already come to their own conclusion? Surely the word has gotten out by now, we are NOT the people you want if you need someone to rubber stamp your doomed project. There are any number of firms out there that will make up whatever number you want for a price, but it ain’t us. Which is why the respective state and federal agencies trust us so much, because if we say it’s a go, then it’s a go.
FOR FUCK’S SAKE, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT SPENDING $200,000 PER GOD DAMN UNIT, OF GOD DAMN TAX-PAYER MONEY!!! DO YOU HAVE ANY FUCKING CLUE WHAT KIND OF HOME THAT WOULD BUILD IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD???
You could build each and every one of these seniors a mansion and GIVE IT TO THEM for this kind of money. But instead, you want to turn a nearly 100-year old death trap of a hotel into an INDEPENDENT LIVING facility in a tiny town where I can’t even guaranty it will ever fill up, and certainly not within the year it typically takes. In return, YOU WILL BE CHARGING THESE FOLKS RENT!!! AND YOU THINK THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF SENIORS JUST WAITING TO SELL THEIR HOMES TO DO THIS!!! If I were only slightly less self-restrained, I would bash your skulls in and feast on your brains, so that they could never ever again be employed in such ways.
As near as I can tell, every single person involved in this proposal is either grossly ignorant or sticking their fingers in their ears. And now, because of your inconceivable ignorance, I have to be the bad guy to kill this white elephant. Because you people have the mental faculties of emu-droppings, I’ve got to tell the people of this lovely town that this project just isn’t feasible after you all have gotten their hopes up that the hotel that was once the town’s pride and joy would be rehabilitated to her former glory. All because you’re so god damned ignorant you can’t even handle simple arithmetic.
God, I’m still catatonic.