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Housing Complaints

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Apartment Manager: Well, hi Mr. Burton. How's your apartment working out for you?

Tenant: Hi Mr. Nelson. That's what I would like to talk to you about. (What?) I want to talk to you about that noise! (Oh) You see, uh, would you mind talking to the (1) in 4B and ask him to keep his music down, especially after 10:00 o'clock at night?

Apartment Manager: Ohhh. Who me?

Tenant: Why yes. The music is (2) almost every night, and it's should be your job as manager to take care of these things.

Apartment Manager: Hey, I just (3) the rent. Besides, the man living there is the owner's son, and he's a walking refrigerator. (Well . . .) Hey, I'll see what I can do. Anything else?

Tenant: Well, yes. Could you talk to the owners of the (4) next door about the pungent odor (5) this way.

Apartment Manager: Well, the area is zoned for agricultural and (6) use, so there's nothing much I can do about that.

Tenant: Well, what about the . . . . that, that noise.

Apartment Manager: What noise? I didn't hear anything.

Tenant: There, there it is again.

Apartment Manager: What noise?

Tenant: That noise.

Apartment Manager: Oh, that noise. I guess the (7) has resumed its exercises on the artillery range.

Tenant: You have to be (8). Can't anything be done about it?

Apartment Manager: Why (9). I've protested this activity, and these weekly (Weekly!) activities should cease . . . within the next three to five years.

Tenant: Hey, you never told me about these problems before I (10) the rental agreement.

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