Thursday, July 19, 2007

"Vengeance is mine!" sayeth the Demon Landlord

My friend the Demon Landlord is back in the news. The Sunday Mail has yapped at him with an article lambasting his new website which he has set up as a service to other landlords and letting agencies warning them about two (ex) tenants who up-sticksed owing him unpaid rent, and trashed the property before leaving. His blog has the full story, with a link to the offending article.
What gets the journalist's tighty-whiteys in a tizzy is the matter-of-fact way the Demon Landlord refers to this website as revenge. It's as if there's some sort of taboo in today's polite society about admitting to humanity's more visceral emotions. ("I mean... revenge! ... it's just not the done thing!")
Listen, The Demon Landlord is one of the last of the red hot capitalists. He does have a tendency to be brutally blunt, but he is running a successful business, and likely to become one of Scotland's wealthiest people. So what if he upsets the sensibilities of Sunday Mail journalists? He's providing a much needed service in a time of housing shortages and rising prices.
What's wrong with revenge anyway? It can be very satisfying, and good for one's peace of mind, especially when it's a dish served cold.


Bohemian Road Nurse... said...

His website reminds me of those websites made by waiters and waitresses who identify which celebrities are poor "tippers"---it's really funny to read their stories.

Deacon Barry said...

Revenge is a dish best served on the internet where everybody can have a piece of the action.It gives power to the powerless, restores justice and brings balance to the force... (wait, that's the Phantom Menace!)

Mother Jones RN said...

I enjoy reading the websites about bad boyfriends. Woman have that whole revenge thing down cold.