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Foreign Service Official Hates Neighbors, Metaphor Too Obvious to Explore Further

Pictured: The hell on Earth that is State Department housing in Berlin The life of State Department Official posted overseas is not an easy one. Forced to live in Europe with free accommodations, living the degraded and stressful life of a diplomat with a fat government paycheck, who can blame them when they snap and send out mass emails to everyone in Berlin full of petty complaints? From: [Redacted]Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 12:45To: [Redacted], Berlin Hegewinkel ResidentsSubject: RE: I heard you are removing trees from Hegewinkel today As a residing tenant of Am Hagewinkel, I am a bit resentful of “A select few” speaking for the masses. I unfortunately, in this case, am also the Deputy [Redacted] here in Berlin. I get nothing special and have to be the last in line for anything received, to ensure there is “fair and equitable” distribution of any perks given. Solely speaking as a resident, I resent ALL the problems you, your husband, Mr. [Redacted], and [Redacted] have caused some of the residents such as myself. Mr. [Redacted] made a point of speaking about the dog issue. I have sent my dog through a search and rescue school in Florida, which cost me a lot of money. She is trained on command and likes to run freely OFF leash. Having a fenced in compound was a great safety net for her to not encounter outside animals. She would do her “business” outside of the perimeter, then freely play on compound. This was a privilege that we (you, [Redacted], myself and several parents of furry, four legged animals residing there) were enjoying. I now have to walk her through the grunewald to avoid any appearance of my pet or myself, of being “special”. BUT, I do notice that your husband DOES NOT clean up after your two puppies. I have also notice that I have not seen [Redacted]’s dog walked ON LEASH. As a matter of fact, not long ago, while conducting a fire inspection at the Am Hagewinkel property, I noticed [Redacted]’s husband skateboarding freely during the day, and their dog was completely unattended off leash. Personally, I think this is great that their dog is also trained off leash. That they consider, as most of us who have chosen not to have children, their pet as a family member. It is wonderful to walk outside with your dog and watch it play freely in a safe environment without a leash. But through your and [Redacted]’s complaints, you have RUINED it for us all. Full angry, craigslist-ready rant, after the jump. It eventually rises to a brilliant, beautiful fever pitch. Read more on Foreign Service Official Hates Neighbors, Metaphor Too Obvious to Explore Further…