2007-07-20 / Letters

More Problems At Surfside Pool

This letter was sent to The Wave in response to a letter in last week's edition. The writer has asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution from the landlord, and we have granted that request. Dear Editor,

With respect to the concerned tenant (selfish and shameless as well) at Surfside Towers, the behavior of the Valiotis children certainly needs to be addressed by the parents and perhaps instead of going for a day trip to the Surfside Towers pool, next time they should stay at home where I'm sure they have a pool of their own, granted the wealth of their parents. Spoiled kids have this natural tendency to act snotty in public.

Now it occurred to me that this complaint may just as well back fire and I hope it does. If I put myself in the shoes of Valiotis, the father, and the owner of the towers, the first thing I would do is prevent the children from misbehaving in public areas and foremost on my own property.

Now, here is the second problem. I would address immediately: ban all personal patio sets (table, chairs, etc.), BBQ's and any personal item encumbering space in the swimming pool area. If it is left there overnight then it goes to the garbage. I would allow tenants to bring chairs (not sofas) for the day and of course the same tenants would not leave personal belongings overnight. Just like the beach. I would discourage this vicious pool culture that has been going on for quite a while now and was the creation of a few uncivilized tenants. These tenants like the concerned one have this narrow minded self-taught philosophy that everything belongs to them: my pool, my seat on the bus, my beach, just to name a few. As a tenant (and I am paying to access the pool as well just like the concerned tenant), I refrain from enjoying the pool because there is practically no space to put my only chair. Those people make me (and other tenants as well) feel like I'm crashing in on a private party. It is also unacceptable that many of the tenant's patio sets are unattended during the high season. The pool area is in fact, and I remind everyone, a PUBLIC PLACE with NO PUBLIC SPACE TO ABUSE and such misbehavior should not be tolerated.

The tenants have private parking with a number on it, but for the pool area there are no numbers or square footage designated to their apartment and lease and need I remind those tenants that the pool is not an extension to their apartment nor is it an additional storage space.

Valiotis has been very generous to the little selfish group that has invaded the swimming pool area and it is time for him to act now in the name of the majority of tenants.



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