My dad and I were talking today at lunch and mentioned a SS from when he an my mom were newly married. They were in housing provided by the University and an acquaintance- in the same housing- of theirs told them one day "I like your apartment better. You need to move out so we can move in."
Yeah, my mother had a few things to say to her, apparently!
I used to live in a 5 apt complex. Before I moved in the old renter was.a.pig. we found mouse droppings in the pots and pans he left and other things that made us gag cleaning it up. But we did a great job, painted it, even putting highlights on the mantle for the fireplace and cleaning off the old paint from the mosaic on the hearth. It took us 8 hours a day for a month to do.
When I got in and settled one of the other tennants called the landlord and complained about how my 'apartment was so much nicer than the one he and his wife had' and he wanted 'the same improvements made to his apartment' when the landlord explained that *I and my family* had done the improvements and he was free to invest the time and money into his to upgrade it - the other renter started complaining to me that I "had the best apartment and that I needed to be fair to others" when again told that I and my family had made it that way. He insisted that "it doesn't matter, we all should have those upgrades" - he and his wife went as far as to call the county on the landlord and made a mess of trouble for all of us - including invasive home inspections and such.
He could never understand why we all shunned them afterward.