Yeah, this is where it has to be a reasonable balance of both. I'd been wagging my finger at the property managers being cheap, so the "head case" threw me all the way off. I've talked to exterminators recently (for the condo I'm in now) for budget costs, and they just said, "For some people, one bug is the end of the world. Others are either embarrassed or indifferent and wait until it's too late to finally call." I don't get it. If you don't contribute to my mortgage payments, I don't want you BREATHING or ALIVE in my unit. It's that simple for me.

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