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In October 2017 I had a new, automated garage door installed. The one I inherited from the previous owners of the apartment was old, corroded and over the hill. A bit like Dude's car. Moreover, it had to be opened and closed manually. Since I live alongside a very busy road near traffic lights, and have to drive into the garage backwards, it was almost a necessity for me to provide myself with some automated comfort.

I went to the same supplier as the other people in the building. My garage is spacious, but I have to share some of it with my above neighbor - the one I want to murder. Damn! He did not want to pay his share.

Four months later, my garage door is shedding paint! It is dark brown, so the two tiny spots are very visible. Unfortunately, I do not know what happened. I suspect my above neighbor did something silly while he was drunk, but I cannot know. Anyhow, I want fresh paint on door 9074 and I want it for free. I called my supplier mid February and they promised they would fix it. Of course, I have not seen anybody yet (to be honest the weather did not allow much fixing so far), which is why I sent them a spicy Easter message earlier today. Hopefully, they will not think it is a prank...When I buy something new I am pretty frenetic about keeping it in a pristine state.

Why do I write this? So much of what we use today is crap. It is cheap, bad quality stuff, even though you pay fair amounts of money for it. Nothing is meant to last a lifetime anymore.

 

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That disposable culture is annoying to me, too. I once heard (many, many years ago) that women's tights (pantyhose?) could be made to last but then they wouldn't buy as many. Since then it seems as if everything has become this way - make it as cheap as possible to save money and then make money on replacing it. Ugh. 

Good luck with your garage door, HulaGirl! 

Are you sure the upstairs neighbor isn't going to be the hero of the romantic comedy where you dislike each other at first and then romance blooms... perhaps over the painting of a garage door? 😃 
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That disposable culture is annoying to me, too. I once heard (many, many years ago) that women's tights (pantyhose?) could be made to last but then they wouldn't buy as many. Since then it seems as if everything has become this way - make it as cheap as possible to save money and then make money on replacing it. Ugh. 

Good luck with your garage door, HulaGirl! 

Are you sure the upstairs neighbor isn't going to be the hero of the romantic comedy where you dislike each other at first and then romance blooms... perhaps over the painting of a garage door? 😃 


Oh dear! Hell no! Oh Nicky!!!! The man is an alcoholic. He does not pay his bills. I do not intend to save him from further decline. I am on a mission to safeguard my garage door with or without women's tights. It is more likely I will have to fight my fight without tights, because every now and then I work extra to have a bit more money, and guess what happened? The last time I drove back and forth I got caught speeding twice.... Twice on the same day. The fine I have to pay is more than twice the amount I earned that day.... OMG. What sort of foolishness is this?

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Why do I write this? So much of what we use today is crap. It is cheap, bad quality stuff, even though you pay fair amounts of money for it. Nothing is meant to last a lifetime anymore.


Sorry to hear of your frustration, Hula. It's so true, though, everything is dispensable these days. Used to be if something went wrong with an appliance, for example, you'd call the repair man and get it fixed. Now, (though we still have a guy we call) often the stuff is replaceable. 

I would hound the manufacturer until they come. Often one call is not enough, and, often, you have to get nasty. Another sad state about things. I always start off nice, but when it doesn't work, don't back down.




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