That last one surprises me. I always thought they jewed us with lead and other inferior materials, but I figured they'd want to stay alive by actually doing good work for their government.
Story time? Story time.
>be fucking leaf
>house across the street calls out to evil people to live in it, and has thus been dubbed "The Shining House" in honor of cokefiend and occasional writer, Stephen King
>15 years back was bought by Chinese woman hoping to make enough money off rent to buy up entire neighborhood
>every single renter she had lived there a few months, lit out in the night without paying final rent, and fucking tore the house up as they left.
>she was spending more money to fix it than she was saving
>eventually she sold it and went looking for another scheme
>new family, just as trashy as the renters, shows up
>buys it for a song due to damage
>starts fixing it
>you can't fix evil
>one day the street is cordoned off around a couple of manhole cover areas
>sewer workers are yelling at everyone else, who are yelling back because fuck you, sewer workers!
>people calm down enough to actually talk
>several pipes are absolutely BLOCKED, in a way that was going to be trouble and expensive to remove
>nobody knows what could have caused it until the neighborhood gossip asks them if it's plaster
>gossip reveals what happened
>every time the Chinese gal had to fix the place, she foolishly chose nepotism and cheapness over quality and expertise
>every time her tiny army of Chinese family ripped out the previous damaged drywall, they didn't know what to do with it
>they'd never heard of renting a dumpster
>one of them suddenly gets a "blight idear"
>they start grinding down all the drywall
>sweep it all up
>dump it down the toilet
>it gets as far as the pipes in the street before it thickens or clogs enough to create a perfect dam
>they're going to have to actually slowly drill it all out
>sewer workers' face when
I don't know if they ever caught up with the stupid bitch or not, but I hope they extracted all the money from her and her idiot family instead of taking it out of the budget funded by taxpayers. But probably not.