...aluminum foil on the walls...

Spike Jones (spike66@ibm.net)
Tue, 14 Sep 1999 20:02:25 -0700

Sayke@aol.com wrote:

> ...are you serious about this? did the previous occupant get any psychiatric
> attention? i thought the legends surrounding this type of thing had been
> relegated to the urban legend bucket over in the corner...

Yup. The landlord said the guy lived there several years, alone, with almost no furniture. All the foil was hung shiny side out (?). Software guy for Taligent. He paid the rent on time and wasnt actually damaging the apartment, soooo, OK. Indeed, there were not even any nail holes in the walls for pictures. The landlord didnt ask for any explanations, and the guy didnt offer any. I dont know if he was seeing a shrink. He had done all the windows too, and even the glass sliding door, which made it so it couldnt even be used as an exit, without wrecking the, uh... decor.

Landlord said the guy called one day and said he had moved out and the key was under the mat. Never heard from him again, left the aluminum foil behind and never even asked for his cleaning deposit back. The worst part of it was removing all the tabs of double sided tape. Fortunately, the landlord knew that trichloroethylene kills the sticky on most kinds of tape, so it comes away cleanly (free household cleaning tip).

> I used to wear a 19th century French tern as a hat, but it started to smell
> and molt. I wasn't finally cured until I read Oliver Ducks' wonderful book

Dontcha just hate it when ya make a typo on this list? Several hundred amateur commedians with nothing better to do than make wise cracks.

Actually this one *is* pretty funny...

{8^D spike