Hello everyone, I’m back with more storage stories! In this part I will tell you about all the crazy people I encountered working there, these are some of the most notable one’s in my memory. I can’t fit everyone so it’ll be broken down to the next blog.
The storage facility I worked at was made up of 4 floors, the ground floor being the parking lot where you can store vehicles. The Basement that is non climate controlled (it’s fuckin hot!) and full of spiders. Third floor that has all the businesses and decent people. The second and fourth floor both have ground units, and units above those that require a stair case to access. These two floors hold all the questionable clients due to the smaller upper units that are easy to afford.
Let’s start off with people I’ve encountered that did not rent with me. There was a woman who every morning was found with a tent in front of our door. Asking her to move was always a huge fuss. I once was the first to get there, I saw her tent and naturally went to go look for her. The tent was empty, she shouts at me “Get the fuck away from there” Granted that it is way too early to deal with this crap, I told her that she was the one that needed to go away.😂 She giggles and says “Oh haha ok” She was such a weirdo, my other co worker always got into shouting matches with her. But the one who really takes the cake of crazy, is who I named “Marble nipples” I have plenty stories about this woman.
So marble nipples, is a small old shriveled woman who has lost all her marbles. She hangs out by the storage facility almost every day, and grumbles while flailing her arms at people. I’ll start with the story as to why she gets the name. A client walks into my office and informs me that there is a woman passed out on the side of the building, whose exposed, the client is naturally worried. I got worried to, who knows what can happen to this woman while asleep.
My dumb ass, decides to go check and there she is. Asleep on a chair, next to her shopping cart, with her bikini top pulled down to expose her chest and there they are……The biggest nipples I had ever seen, as big as marbles. 😂 The name just stuck after that……I woke her up and she grumbled, and I asked if she needed medical help. She declined, I went back inside and next thing I know she’s fuckin picking up my plants from the root. I had to call the police on her and the poor young man was telling me he hopes she goes into someone else’s section because he’s tired of dealing with her ass.
These arn’t even the worst of them, she would legit throw her cart into my parking lot in hopes that it would hit one of the cars, I always had to go get her and escort her out. She even once walked up to my managers car putting something on her windshield wipers, I went outside to confront her and she ran. I caught up to her enough to hand foam pieces back to her and demanded she take them with her. Even so this still isn’t the worst one.
The reason why she is so horrible to deal with is the reputation she has built for herself, she comes with a warning. Never get close to this woman, you never know what she is going to throw at you. You could be lucky enough to get water thrown at you or it could be worse. I’ve seen a customer stand by her not knowing, at the time I didn’t either and I was talking with another client. She then comes closer to the man and dumps a liquid on his white shoes, lucky for him it was water. The man I was talking to advised me that he has seen her throw worse at people.
I didn’t really believe she could do worse until one day a man who rents a parking space came in. He was furious and I had no idea why, until he told me that someone vandalized his limo, he showed me photos of his limo full of stickers. I offered to look at the video but there wasn’t much I came up with. A couple weeks after he came in again with another video and photos, this time it wasn’t stickers…….it was piss and shit. I really wish he didn’t show me, it was horrible! I looked at the surveillance and behold, it was marble nipples! In the video she’s walking on the side walk while pushing her cart, she turns to look at the limo but keeps walking.
Marble nipples decides to stop half way, with a cup in hand and walks up to the limo, she then tosses the contents of the plastic cup onto the limo.😪 Beware if you ever see an elderly woman in a bikini top who grumbles, she’s armed!😂
Gym Birthday Suit, that is really his name on his ID. He was a strange man who we had no choice but to rent to, on his first day he was wearing a jump suit and a hello kitty back pack. On that day we didn’t rent to him for the simple fact of not having identification, but he came after with the papers needed. This man always wore outlandish outfits, crazy striped pants with holes, a Dracula cape, and the best one a bunny suit from a Christmas story. He stored the craziest things in his unit, trash, strange outfits, mannequin heads and other body parts, weird statues and so much more. I noticed because he would always leave his unit door open, he had so much that he couldn’t even close it anymore. There was a time where he left all his things outside in the parking lot and was upset when most of them were taken including his machete. (scary) He also went through a phase where he would steal our fire extinguishers.
Michelle, my first encounter with this woman was when I had seen her with her boyfriend. He was obviously an abusive toxic person, you can just tell by the way she would act around him. She would wear long sleeves and shorts, in this heat there is no way she could be cold, she was hiding her bruises. One day she came into my office crying, asking me if there was any way we could deny access to her now ex. I obviously wanted to help her, we changed everything needed to keep him away from her, I also offered my help. I let her know that at any time, if she needed me to help her out of a situation she just needs to give me a signal.
She went back upstairs to her unit and I saw her boyfriend come into the parking lot. I could see him on camera, attempting to get access and got denied. You could see this man start to get mad and paced everywhere as he got on the phone. He then came into the office demanding to know why his code was not working, I went on to tell him that he was not on the account, there for I could not give him any information. He stormed out and got in his car, she came down rushing to his car and then became the shouting match. He got off the car and followed her, it really looked like he was out to hurt her.
Of course I was ready to intervene with a call to the cops, but he went back in his car and drove off. After this I felt for the girl, eventually she forgave him and there they were together again. Until they got into their next altercation. My office phone rang, it was her crying asking me to come up and help her, I rushed to her aide to find her inside her unit.
She was 6/7 feet off the ground on the top unit, she told me that he had left her up there and purposely moved the stair case so she could not get down. The floor was filled with items that he spread out all over, and he left our cart untended in the parking lot for anyone to take.(They cost over 700) After she was calm, I told her he no longer had access to the facility, next time I saw him I was going to have him escorted out by police.
Time passed and I saw this small innocent woman change, she was now a junkie. Always falling asleep, even while having a conversation, and she would get irritated randomly. She started loitering in her storage unit for hours on end hogging one of the very few stair cases. She would also close her unit door, to more than likely do drugs. While her young son of probably 3/4 played on the ground level. When I’d ask her to open her door, it was always a battle that never ended well.
Now on the drugs topic there are so many situations, and people I encountered that abused. I’ll talk about two for this one, Yong and Kuntz. Yong was a man who seemed normal to begin with, it didn’t start until after where everything started to unravel. Ultimately we had to stop renting to this man for his over the top stunts. I caught this man with a fire going on in his unit, him and his girlfriend were smoking crack. I had to call the cops on him on multiple occasions. This man was already known for being on drugs, violent, and you never knew what he was going to do.
On my many patrols, I saw him sleeping with his girlfriend on top of a table, I tried to wake them up with no success. They were obviously already strung out. No one could wake them, the cops had to come and wake them up. He was arguing with the cops and resisting. Yong was notorious for bike theft as well and apparently he also had warrants. Eventually we were able to kick him out, and never heard from him again.
Kuntz, A woman I had not heard of until the name was brought up to me and I found it hilarious. There was no other way to describe her, but a CUNT. She was another junkie, the manager even caught her shooting up in the restroom and denied her any future access to them. Kuntz had track marks all over her body and was always a pain to deal with.
There was a time where her and her boyfriend, he looked perfectly normal and in tune with his senses. They both decided to attend an auction, and even bought some. She thought it would be a good idea to place all the items/trash into an empty unit so that they wouldn’t have to deal with it. We brought it to her attention, so she did the next big thing and left all the items outside the elevator and in front of the dumpster gate. A terrible idea with the people that pass by the facility, the following morning the items and trash were scattered everywhere. Kuntz was pissed when we called her, told her we saw the surveillance after she tried denying it was her, and told her she had to come in to clean it all up or we would charge her a cleaning fee. Instead of cleaning it herself, she made her boyfriend do it, it was still satisfying to see them clean it all up.😂
I’ll end this with Pikake, the storage prostitute. She was a quiet woman who was also paranoid. She constantly brought different men up to her storage. She’d run into our bathroom, with a tooth brush in hand without a word. You could hear her spitting in our bathroom, her mouth was full. haha I even found a box of condoms by her unit, so at least she was being safe. She was even caught giving a man a blow job in the parking lot. Thankfully, I never caught her in the act. 😂
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