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downsides of living in Trump Tower
« on: May 05, 2015, 02:46:07 PM »
I think these are examples of first world problems, or whatever that term for facebook bragging is called.

https://medium.com/@AjayGoel/the-downsides-of-living-at-chicago-s-trump-tower-74f20a85388b

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 03:13:28 PM »
The struggle is real.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 03:26:23 PM »
That would be called the "humble brag". Wow... what a douche.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 03:45:52 PM »
People are allowed to complain about petty annoyances, regardless of how much money they have.

The difference, of course, is that if nobody can empathize with the "plight," you'll not be getting much sympathy.

Boo hoo, my luxury apartment dishwasher beeps. Life is hard. Complain to your building manager. Or get a screwdriver and go to town. You might even be able to destroy the beeping element with a strong magnet.

Nice views, though!

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 04:18:01 PM »
While people do have problems in all walks of life, it is particularly douchey to humblebrag.

"Humblebrag" was coined by the late comic Harris Wittels, and essentially means a boast casually mentioned in the context of something else in order to downplay it."

Humblebrag examples: https://twitter.com/humblebrag

A few examples from the article specifically:
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As my life coach has explained to me, however, positives canít exist without negatives
Brags about having a life coach

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the hours of Trumpís fitness center arenít conducive to my nocturnal lifestyle. The gym is rather fancy though when it is open, providing iced towels, apples, and lemon-water to all patrons
Woe is me for the terrible gym hours

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A key fob is required to access the elevators, and you are only able to access the one floor on which you live. That prevents you from sneaking up to the 84th floor to stalk Derrick Rose
Name dropping who lives in the building with him as an excuse to complain about the key fob situation.

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The carpet in the hallways is thick and plush, such that when you walk from the elevator, down the hallway to your unit, you are shocked from touching the metal door handle
Luxurious carpet is the worst!

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The listing agent informed me that this particular flooring is $30/square foot, and so replacing the floors in a 2,700 square foot unit would cost a cool $81,000. Sorry Carrie Bradshaw, you canít come over
Poor guy can't even fully enjoy his flooring cause it is too expensive.

Also when complaining about the dishwasher he has a view of the entire apartment with the city view and has an arrow pointing to the dishwasher so you know what bother him, while of course showing off the rest.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 07:11:13 PM »
Hilarious! Thank you for sharing.

It makes me wonder, if one is spending that kind of money on an apartment, why it's such a big deal to save a little bit here and there on moving fees.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 03:01:50 PM »
Also you're living in a building named after a giant blowhard douche.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 03:39:54 PM »
Oh Jebus fracking Christmas, call the waambulance already :P

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2015, 03:42:07 PM »
Also you're living in a building named after a giant blowhard douche.

well said

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2015, 04:48:29 PM »
Also you're living in a building named after a giant blowhard douche.

Let's not ignore the possibility that his hairpiece roams the halls at night looking for fresh prey.

No way that thing stays put.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2015, 05:19:47 PM »
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As my life coach has explained to me, however, positives canít exist without negatives

Dude pays a life coach to tell him trite bullshit like this? Seriously?

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2015, 05:26:36 PM »
Also you're living in a building named after a giant blowhard douche.


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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 07:20:23 PM »
Surely this guy wrote this as a joke. He can't be serious, right?

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 08:40:28 PM »
I am going to vomit

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2015, 08:09:58 AM »
Why would anyone want to live in a prison? You can't take pictures of the lobby? You can only go to your floor?

What happens if you would want to host a party, would each guest have to be escorted up individually?

I don't know much about Chicago real-estate, but if living in the city is that important, I'm certain that there are other high-rises that would be less like a jail.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2015, 10:05:52 AM »
Also you're living in a building named after a giant blowhard douche.
Why does he look like an oompa loompa?

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2015, 11:14:27 AM »
Well there go my plans for moving to Trump Tower.  Seriously, no one should be forced to live in conditions like that.  Someone needs to go after them for crimes against humanity.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2015, 02:26:30 PM »
Oh Jebus fracking Christmas, call the waambulance already :P
I tried, but the carpet was so plush that it got mired down!  Now I have to hope that the elevator shocks my heart back into life!

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2015, 09:26:37 PM »
Also you're living in a building named after a giant blowhard douche.

Let's not ignore the possibility that his hairpiece roams the halls at night looking for fresh prey.

No way that thing stays put.

Thanks!  I just laughed myself into a minor organ failure.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2015, 02:58:02 PM »
The worst thing about living in Trump Tower is when Donald Trump declares bankruptcy for the umpteenth time and wipes out your investment in the property.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2015, 08:20:37 PM by MoneyCat »

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2015, 02:59:42 PM »
To be fair, the beeping dishwasher would make me want to slit my wrists. Who doesn't start their dishwasher at bedtime, at least often?

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2015, 03:06:59 PM »
To be fair, the beeping dishwasher would make me want to slit my wrists. Who doesn't start their dishwasher at bedtime, at least often?

Yeah, that appears to be a serious design flaw. I wonder how difficult it would be change it.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2015, 03:11:31 PM »
To be fair, the beeping dishwasher would make me want to slit my wrists. Who doesn't start their dishwasher at bedtime, at least often?

Yeah, that appears to be a serious design flaw. I wonder how difficult it would be change it.
If I remember right it was a three button combo to turn off the beep.  Super easy.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2015, 03:16:54 PM »
To be fair, the beeping dishwasher would make me want to slit my wrists. Who doesn't start their dishwasher at bedtime, at least often?

Yeah, that appears to be a serious design flaw. I wonder how difficult it would be change it.
If I remember right it was a three button combo to turn off the beep.  Super easy.

Why am I not surprised...

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2015, 03:32:16 PM »
To be fair, the beeping dishwasher would make me want to slit my wrists. Who doesn't start their dishwasher at bedtime, at least often?

Yeah, that appears to be a serious design flaw. I wonder how difficult it would be change it.
If I remember right it was a three button combo to turn off the beep.  Super easy.

My life coach refuses to visit my apartment at midnight to press the three buttons for me.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2015, 12:38:42 AM »
I don't tell to many people this, but I actually live in the Tower. What is terrible is that to this day, I have not been able to go to the bathroom by myself:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ5rbPlsdHw

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2015, 09:22:54 PM »
I love that it's plural, wipers, not, wiper. There you go, bragging about your multiple wipers, when the rest of us poor folks only have one wiper in our employ.

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Re: downsides of living in Trump Tower
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2015, 10:08:46 PM »
I can't believe you guys aren't more sympathetic.  He has to take TWO elevators and it takes him EIGHT MINUTES to get from his apartment to getting his car on the street.  THERE NEEDS TO BE A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING about this major human rights issue....