Saturday, July 29, 2006

Welcome to Israel ...

[start rant]

My friend Alexander (whom I wrote about here) has just called to tell me that his landlady, the very same, friendly, let-me-cook-for-you-and-sew-your-curtains-how-wonderful-that-you've-come-to-live-in-my-country landlady who, only last week, was threatening to become his best friend, has decided to put the apartment that he has just moved into - from overseas - up for sale.

And to add insult to injury, she is now complaining that he and his partner's objection to this is a sign of their failure to be flexible, "not like us Israelis," she adds haughtily.

To which I say, dear Mrs. Landlady, that sort of behavior is excremental. If you rent out an apartment for a year, then you rent it out for a year, especially to someone who arrives in the country, from overseas, to live, in the middle of a war!

[satisfying scream that wakes up neighbors having afternoon sleep]

[end rant]


Blogger Montanus said...

Won't the new owner have to honor preexisting leases?

06 August, 2006 06:03  
Blogger Nominally Challenged said...

Well, Frank, probably. But it's not a rant if you allow for that :)

06 August, 2006 06:17  
Blogger Izzat Sajdi said...

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31 August, 2007 08:42  

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