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post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 07:48 PM
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Don't retaliate just kick him out or find a new place, that not only would have more of an impact on him so he'd possibly learn to respect others but more importantly would ensure the safety of your family. You should have done this already for the latter reason alone.
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post #17 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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What I think now is this:

As stupid as he is, what will me telling him how stupid he is gonna really do?

He is probably not going to understand what I will say anyways as his cognitive capabilities are blurred by belief and stupidity.

I apreciate the advice and kind words, we are moving out ASAP.

The real problem is still that he leaves doors unlocked, the tank collapse is horrible but is not a threat to anyone's safety.


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Some people man, they're just too stupid for their own good.

Why do you have such an idiot living with you in the first place?

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AS my co-worker says

"you can't fix stupid"

however i doubt he has mental disparities, more like his parents never spent time increasing his cognitive abilities, they never paid him any attention and let him suck his thumb till he was 7. i've seen kids like this, one of the kids i grew up was exactly how u just decribed. IGNORANT
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Some people man, they're just too stupid for their own good.

Why do you have such an idiot living with you in the first place?

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We rent from him, he owns the house, his dad kinda bought it for him


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Ahhh I see. What a crappy situation man

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So sorry for your loss Carlos. That tank was pimpin too. I feel for you bro.

As for the nimrod of a landlord who lives with you, he seems like the type that won't even know what hit him if something happened so don't waste your time and effort. You're already taking the right move by moving out ASAP. Leaving doors unlocked is not cool at all in my book, especially because you have your family inside while you're gone.

Don't quit but use this opportunity to start fresh. Make your next tank even better. You got the skill so it'll be cake.

Keep your head up man.

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post #23 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 09:05 PM
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Glad to hear you'll be moving out, don't even bother trying to fix the tank at this point since you'll be moving it all anyway. Just take a breather from the hobby except for trawling craigslist aquarium ads so you can treat yourself to an even bigger tank in your safe new residence.
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post #24 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 09:09 PM
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I feel your pain. I had 10 gallon destroyed by my roommates friends drunkenly fighting. One if them was pushed into it. Smashed the glass. Water everywhere and all the fish and plants were killed. Luckily the guy that was pushed into it wasn't serious hurt. The culprits never offered up cash to replace it. People suck sometimes. Now I live with my girlfriend and I have the tank in a side room that won't see much traffic. You live and you learn.
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I'm sorry to hear that, and good luck with finding a new place. Hopefully things work out better in the long run.

I don't get the unlocked door thing... if a door has a lock, I'm going to use it, even out in 'safe' rural areas. Not locking doors in Oakland is, well... I think that alone is a statement on your roommates level of responsibility/awareness.

Might be worth checking with a lawyer to see if you could make a case in small claims court. If you don't have access to a lawyer, the Oakland Public Library has several times a month where you can meat with a lawyer for like 10-15 minutes to ask questions, etc.

Good luck.
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post #26 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 11:30 PM
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Sorry to hear about what happened Carlos! Wish you and your family the best in your move.

As for quitting the hobby, I'm sure everyone will tell you not to do that. They are, for the most part, correct - why quit a hobby when the grief was caused by the landlord?

However, I have a slightly different opinion....

Hobbies are supposed to use up your time (and money ) and return happiness in exchange. When this is not happening (regardless of it being directly or indirectly due to the hobby itself), sometimes it can be good to step away and spend a little time away from it. This lets you do other things and "get some perspective". The great thing about the aquarium hobby is that the itch will eventually come back. Anywhere from a few days to a few years. When that itch comes, you will be able to go back in to the hobby with a different frame of mind -- a more experienced one at that, as you've already had time to think about what the hobby means to you and where its boundaries are.

One thing to keep in mind though, is that an aquarium is a very good way for you to bond with your son later on, if he develops an interest in the hobby. I know I always "blame" my dad for having so many tanks in the house when I was growing up

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Lets see. . . there are about 58,119 members on TPT?

I think that should be enough to intimidate him. Just give us a time

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post #28 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 12:32 AM
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Sorry to hear Carlos!

But like everyone else said... your on the right track and move out asap.

And don't quit the hobby. Its give your the chance to reamp your tanks when your done moving!!!!!

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You beat the crap out of him...


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