Woman’s Landlord Paints Over Cockroach And The Internet Is Losing It

I feel like we can all agree that (most) landlords are kinda the worst. They jack up your rent to pay for their own mortgages, they’ll kick you out if you dare to ask them to fix anything that’s broken, and they make up insane stories to keep from giving deposits back. However, not all of their messed up ways are super damaging — some are downright hilarious, like one woman’s landlord deciding to paint over a cockroach on the wall instead of removing it before continuing with the job.

  1. Twitter user @chellzyeah shared a photo of this masterpiece. In the picture, the edge of one of her apartment’s white walls can be seen with a roach clearly dead beneath the emulsion. “My landlord painted over a f***ing roach,” she captioned the picture.
  2. Of course, the internet loved it. Since it was posted, the photo has nearly 37,000 reposts, 332,000 likes, and thousands of comments from people who can’t believe something like this is real. Oh, believe me, it’s real. Anyone who’s ever rented an apartment in a city can tell you that.
  3. The photo has created some pretty incredible memes. In addition to the endless comments about how wild this is, many people decided to unleash their creative sides by making their own memes. Given that the roach in the original picture looks to have met its unfortunate end while performing a high kick, the opportunities were endless.
  4. Of course, not everyone was amused. There were people who took the photo seriously and remarked on how inappropriate and nasty this is. “That’s pretty gross,” one person remarked. “That means there are probably dead roaches under the carpet as well. Note to landlords, you’re supposed to fumigate AND clean before you paint.”
  5. No word on whether or not @chellzyeah is still living in that apartment. However, something tells me that a painted-over roach likely wasn’t the worst thing going on in that place. I shudder to think!

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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