In property management, horror stories are not what you want to be a part of, and yet, anyone with any experience can tell you a few.
Edgar Allan Poe was a master of horror stories. From the first lines of The Tell-Tale Heart, you’re in a state of suspense. Poe draws us into his world of the macabre with the deftness only few storytellers can muster.
TRUE! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them.
Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily –how calmly I can tell you the whole story. – Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart
Fortunately, your property management horror stories (hopefully) aren’t as frightening as Poe’s.
I can only imagine how his landlord must have felt about having a heart buried under the floorboards!