So, over Christmas 2016, at the apartment my mom and I lived in at the time, we decorated our house for Christmas. The apartment manager was having some competition for the best decorated patio, and while we didn't really care about the contest, we figured we'd decorate our patio anyway just for the heck of it, since it'd look nice either way. So we decorated our patio really nicely, we didn't win the contest, but we were just like "Okay, whatever". And we left our decorations up.
Christmas came and went (my presents were 90% socks because I was emo and hated everything when I was 12, so my mother had no idea what to buy me), and so on and so forth. So on about January 3rd 2017, with our Christmas decorations still up, we went out for a bit. We come back and find a notice on our door. Figuring it was just the typical notice that the maintenance crew were coming into our apartment for the standard preventative maintenance run, we grabbed it as we went inside, not thinking much of it.
So we get inside, and my mom opens up the notice to read it. She makes a face, and I ask her what's wrong. My mom hands me the paper to read for myself, and what I saw was the most ridiculous thing I'd read in my entire life. The notice from the apartment manager was demanding that we remove our Christmas decorations from our patio by January 5th, as they were "unpleasant" and "disruptive" to other residents (actual words used). If we failed to comply, we were, I kid you not, "required to pay a fine of $60".
My mom and I just kind of rolled our eyes and had a good laugh over how ridiculous the whole thing was, and we took the decorations off the patio the next day. We left our inside decorations up until mid February, and we continued to have an ongoing joke about how we'd better not let the apartment manager see our decorations still up or else she may evict us.
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