municipal e-mail of the month:


courtesy of a correspondence between a coworker and myself, regarding complaint calls that we’ve gotten:

There is a crazy lady who calls every so often, sometimes even on weekends. When we are here she tells us of her “AIDS infested,” immigrant, disgusting, drug dealing, child molesting, rodent throwing (?!) neighbors who live at 5XXX Malcolm street. Other times she’ll leave 2 or 3 messages on the voicemail on a Saturday night. She always has a new and more interesting story that she wishes to report to the “board of health.” She apparently has very malicious neighbors who wish to destroy the community by injecting people with the AIDS virus, throwing fecal matter on people, or throwing rodents on people. It’s always something interesting. Then she hangs up after she vents.
Today, the self-proclaimed “Dr. Reverend” Mary Jones called to report that her immigrant, non-English speaking neighbors were randomly throwing mice and rats on people and that the people were being attacked. I guess they are not molesting their animals and children today, but instead have taken up the Yankee pasttime of rat tossing. Ah, yes.

Unfortunately, there is no reason/ means to 302 her.

I love this place.

** note: 302 is the code for involuntary committal to a mental institution. please believe i changed the lady’s name. cuz i don’t want any of y’all looking for <insert real name here> on malcolm street in philadelphia. coworker says the lady once called & left him 3 messages about her neighbors putting AIDS in the feces and throwing them at her, thereby forcing her to need immediate medical attention & an inoculation shot. i’m still laughing, a day later, at the sheer ridiculousness. sometimes, crazy can be funny. y’all watch “flavor of love,” don’t you?

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. sugar rush
    Sep 13, 2007 @ 18:54:00

    ever since i read this, i’ve had random thoughts/visions of ppl tossing rats. this causes me to laugh out loud. literally.

    Reply

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