When you live in an apartment complex, there are certain rules that everyone has to follow when it comes to the external presentation of the apartments. While some say it’s arranged that way to quell individuality, the reality is that it keeps uniformity among the units.
The rules are pretty lax, with people regularly putting up various decorations even outside of major holidays, but when the elections ended and an Imgurian that goes by the username RainbowGirl2016 hung a rainbow flag off of her porch in solidarity with the LGBTQ community that was undoubtedly going to face challenges ahead based on the now President-elect’s campaign promises.
It was pretty clear that she was being singled out, as decorations were on many units in the complex, and have been throughout the year. After collecting some evidence, she sent an e-mail to the landlords with photos attached.
The more she pressed, the worse it got, making it clear that the issue they had was with her flag and what it stood for.
And after sending her landlords another e-mail to clarify what ‘season decor’ was, she received this in response.
Which was met with another e-mail, showing that they were bending the rules at will depending on what decorations were going up and on what holidays.
For the time being, she did make a few quick fixes so that her unit would be in compliance.
She also added a ‘well-maintained potted plant,’ which was allowed based on her lease papers.
Management still hasn’t replied, but it doesn’t look like they have any legitimacy to their argument. Stay tuned.