Mean Owner Installs A ‘Coin Operated Flush’ In The Toilet And It’s Going Viral!
Stingy landlords are nothing new in the world. There have been so many cases of landlords cheapskating their tenants when it comes to use of the rent payers’ appliances.
And sometimes the abuse of their utilities to ease up on costs for the month. The most recent case was yesterday in Melbourne, when a landlord installed a coin-operated flushing mechanic on the toilets in their tenants’ homes. This tragedy has since gone viral over the Internet.
One specific resident that was affected took to Reddit for answers: “I understand in our laundry having to pay for the communal washing machine. But I pay the water bill that goes into my apartment. “He said it was a government incentive to save water. But why does he get to collect the money?”
The resident then goes on to say, “I have spoken to my neighbour, and she thinks I should call today/tonight if the rental people tell me that it’s not alright for my landlord to do this to me. “I have looked at their website and you can write them an email with your issue. People like him need to be exposed.”
But some were skeptical about the whole situation, claiming that the landlord’s actions were most likely illegal due to the fact that the tenant would not have a functioning toilet.One user even questioned the mechanism itself: “I’m trying to work out how it would even mechanically operate? C’mon dudes.”Credit: detroyon/imgur
In times past, those that have been affected by the selfish nature of some landlords have come together to find solutions or loopholes in their struggles. For example, in New York in early 2015, brickunderground.com reported that one specific group of occupants in an apartment complex sought to take back control of the temperature in their building after their landlord dropped the temperature below the legal limit in New York at the time.
The inhabitants found that the thermostats were connected to the wifi in the building, and could be controlled through a mobile app. Surely there must be a solution for this that’s just as simple, right? A short search on the Internet reveals that coins have been historically substituted for wood shaped in the same image, metallic and non-metallic washers, pieces of plastic, and other materials.
This may come at a price, however. If we’re not careful, the American president-elect Donald Trump may catch wind of this, and try to pass it off as a “waste tax”. The point is, don’t bite the hand that feeds you, because the hand might bite back.