We’ve all had our issues with crappy landlords, but who among us has actually gone to the lengths of creating a multi-storey waterfall made of solid ice as a means of exacting revenge? Some apartment dwellers in China can say they have.
Following a dispute in which the residents of a moderately-sized apartment building in Jilin City, in China’s northeastern Jilin province, were asked to move out by the building’s developers — and given a lowball offer of financial compensation for their trouble — war broke out. Well, perhaps calling it war is a bit much. Let’s just say that one man waged battle in a very bad-guys-in-Home-Alone sense.
Specifically, a 58-year-old resident named Wen Hsu, who has lived in the building for the past 35 years, decided to turn on the faucet in one apartment and leave it running all winter.
This was the result:
“The weather is warmer now but I think it might take a while for the waterfall to melt,” Hsu told the media.
“In any case, I understand the developers may be prepared to make me a better offer now, I hope so. It is very lonely here with nobody else around.”
The Chinese media and local political officials are now reportedly urging the building’s developers to make Hsu a better offer, so it sounds like his maniacal plan may have worked.