donotrentUnivComm • Resident • 2011 - 2012 Not Recommended
How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways. 1. For the first few weeks we lived here (late summer), the air conditioning would only occasionally work. We had no control over a thermostat, so even if the air was (by some miracle) working, it was still around 80 degrees in our apartment. 2. The internet is embarrassing. It is NOT fast enough to watch any kind of video without waiting an hour for it to load. That means Netflix and Hulu are out. Seriously, not a chance. Doing homework was a nightmare, because the internet would either be so slow it was frustrating, or it would suddenly stop working altogether (usually while I was right in the middle of an important online quiz, awesome). 3. Yeah, the laundry facilities are on-site! Great, right? Nope. It costs $1.50 to wash a load and $1.50 to dry a load. We went through about 4 loads a week (that's $12). Ridiculous. 4. This spring, we have had a MASSIVE infestation of ants. Our kitchen is now constantly drenched in bleach, which does absolutely nothing to keep them away. In fact, as I type this, they are currently crawling all over our kitchen wall, super. The exterminators were supposedly coming almost a week ago. If this really happened, it's news to me, because the ants are getting worse with every day, no matter how clean we keep the kitchen. 5. We can hear and smell everything our neighbor does through the air ducts. He's a really nice guy, but he cooks some seriously strong-smelling foods and occasionally has parties. When he cooks, you can smell it on our sheets. When he parties, you can hear EVERY. SINGLE. WORD. This generally takes place while we are trying to sleep. 6. Ah, maintenance. We have a bathroom sink that has not drained correctly (extreeemely slow) the entire time we've lived here. After calling maintenance three times to fix it, it still wouldn't drain, so we bought about $30 worth of Drano-type products. Nope. Still doesn't drain. On top of that, any time you call maintenance to come fix anything, they will show up, unannounced, whenever they get a chance during the day. They will knock. If you don't answer, they will let themselves in. The bathrooms have these obnoxiously loud fans that turn on when you turn the lights on. Once, my husband was in the bathroom "doing his business", didn't hear the knock, and he could hear the maintenance guy walk halfway across our apartment before he realized somebody was home. Not cool. 7. In terms of safety, a guy down our hall sold drugs. We heard him making several deals. One day he was put into and unmarked car by policemen, but he was back living at our apartment, just a few doors down, by the next week. I wrote all of the above in April 2012. It is now June 2012 and we are happily living in a house on the other side of town. I still feel just as strongly about everything written above. If you are considering living here, I would advise you to reconsider. It is literally the worst place I have ever lived.
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