Friday, June 13, 2008
Hey Garden City! Its time to share a story!
My daughter recently moved out of Garden City, Michigan. I might say, what a relief, but I was born and raised there, so with a heavy heart, I will write about a small town that has turned into a monster.
Whenever a family moves, there is always a lot of things that go out to the trash. Thats just normal, everyone does it, and of course, Garden City has thugs running around watching the nieghborhood. Yes, they watch for an empty house, and plaster a little red sticker on it! They let the world know that this house is empty, and you better go get a city inspection before you set a foot in there to move in.
They run around seeing if anyone is breaking any ordinances that could result in a ticket and a fine. Its like a little Communist community now. But they are not alone, some surrounding cities are catching up with the Big Brother Rules. But what happened to my daughter, shocked me.
She was moving and had put out the things that she wanted to throw away, when along came a city worker yelling at her that she couldnt do that! You might be wondering why, now wouldnt you? You see, this was a Monday, and this little chap knew (must have way too much time on his hands also!) that GARBAGE DAY was Friday. You cant put your garbage out until the night before, in this little city, its against the law.
So, assuming now that you have to move out near or on garbage day, how will the City handle this? My daughter was informed to move everything back into the back yard until Thursday night, at which time she can come back to an empty house and put the garbage back out. How wonderful!
My daughter did the smart thing, and called the City Of Garden City and asked why she had to do this..someone in the City Hall had a brain cell left and informed her that the city does not force you to move according to garbage day, and that she would not have to move it all back, just to come back and do it again 3 nights later.
But what amazes me is that they would even stop and do this in the first place. Who died and left them boss? Next up, they will make you rent a trash container in order to move. Surprised? They are trying to force landlords into doing this when they evict a tenant and the tenant doesnt move his things! The government will require this be paid for by the Landlord, also!
The landlord just got screwed out of quite a few months of rent before he/she could even evict the tenants, probably faced damage to his home for evicting them, and now he gets to pay for a few days of a Pod with the tenants things in it, even if the people dont pick them up.
Want to see how fast its becoming a No-Rent city? How about a No-Rent state!? The home that my daughter rented is now for sale. No more renters for that Landlord!
So, Garden City can keep plastering the red stickers all over the city, it looks so pretty! They along with countless other cities can keep abusing their power and their citizens, and soon they wont have anyone to pick on anymore..remember the moving vans are moving OUT, and the cities keep wondering why...
Seems simple to me! Big Brother needs to BACK OFF!