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No, Lego is not a joke to me! Grrrr

happyskunkyhappyskunky Michigan Member Posts: 133
edited April 2016 in Everything else LEGO
So I rent a room from someone who owns this house. He could see how happy I was to get the Temple of Airjitsu today. I asked him if he needed the dining room table (He makes dinner for him and his son and often invites a neighbor over to eat). I was bummed that I could put it together and he made a snarky comment " well how about we just rearrange our entire life for you"

I was in my room and get a text " The table is free for my favorite toddler "

Grrr Lego is not a joke to me! It is literally one of the only things I love and makes me happy !

Do you have anyone who thinks your love of Lego is a joke?

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  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    I don't know the entire story here, but that is just rude and unprofessional of your landlord to make such judgments in that manner. 
    BumblepantsJackad7Jern92
  • happyskunkyhappyskunky Michigan Member Posts: 133
    edited April 2016
    I tried to edit my post but I was too late. I was trying to explain that I have not used the kitchen table in 4 months. That was back when I was able to afford a few big sets. I work during the night and sleep during the day but today I stayed up. Takes me 50 minutes on the bus to go to the mall that had a Lego stote. I did not get paid until 3 pm. I got home around 5 pm. I was kind of joking when expressing my dissapointment about the table and I wasnt mad just bummed. It took a lot to get that set and a lot of waiting.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,239
    Do you have anyone who thinks your love of Lego is a joke?


    Some people have funny ideas about what constitutes a good joke. My own family smile when I talk about which Lego sets I have/want, but they know it's not a joke to me, so if they think it's a joke, they don't tell me.

    Plus, anyone who sees the UCS Millennium Falcon on eBay soon stops laughing. Then asks me if I have one.

    SprinkleOttercatwrangler
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,950
    Seems kinda rude of your landlord. Who knows, maybe he had a really bad day/week or something? Has he always been disparaging, or was it just today? Not that that really excuses it as such...
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Sounds like an arsehole.
    SprinkleOtter
  • kbenjeskbenjes Member Posts: 70
    I could see that sort of ribbing from a friend, but I don't want my landlord to mess around with me like that.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,482
    Did you talk to the person and express that you do not appreciate the comments? Is this person a friend or acquaintance of some sort, or just someone you met the minute you asked to rent the room? Do you have an official lease with this person, or is it just month by month?

    If no lease and not really someone you know, I would say time for another place. Maybe an actual apt with a professional environment and a lease?

    As for people joking/ribbing/insulting. It will happen, no real difference between this hobby and any other IMO. The way I explain it is many guys my age have their expensive toys for their hobby (ie sportscars, entertainment centers, gaming consoles, clothes, watches, etc) it is just mine is an actual toy instead of a metaphorical one. AND if I sell a set I'm likely to get far more ROI than if I sell a 3 year old sportscar I get sick of.
    catwranglerYo_dA
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Hornell, NYMember Posts: 634
    Sounds like it's time to move. 
    SumoLegonicoyagomez
  • willobee498willobee498 CanadalandMember Posts: 349
    Sounds like it's time to move. 
    Agreed.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,894
    Sorry you had to come home to that - I've had a bad landlord, but thankfully never a live-in one. There really is no call for mocking and belittling someone's hobby that way. 
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    The only thing I would have heard was " table free" :)

    Now, we only got a snippet & your perspective of what the situation really was....you came home "happy" with a lego set, and then went away "bummed" when you couldn't build it?  Just my perspective, but the "toddler" part may not of had anything to do with lego.

    BTW, why not just take it to your room to build it in the first place?  Get a board and build it on your bed, slide it under the bed when you're not building.   The ability to build it somewhere else in the house all depends on what freedoms you have around the the house.
  • happyskunkyhappyskunky Michigan Member Posts: 133
    I am sorry everyone is right. There is so many factors. I did that...I made a place where I can build in my room for now until I can get a desk or something.
  • willobee498willobee498 CanadalandMember Posts: 349
    When I first got back in Lego, I built a bunch of sets on the floor just as when I was younger :P the Grand Emporium just about turned my spine to dust. But nothing will get between me and my unbuilt set!
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,760
    Check local thrift stores for discarded LEGO tables. Around here they show up frequently and are usually really inexpensive because the stores want to move bulky items quickly. Recently found one made by BRIK Toys with a 51x51 baseplate for $5. 
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,489
    Kill him with kindness, don't let him get to you otherwise he wins. I get mocked regularly for my hobby / addiction, makes me want use them even more so.
  • DNADNA New York, USAMember Posts: 89
    Not really a joke but last night someone at LDC said to me "wow, I never met any grown ups who are into legos. I think you might be the only one". I said, "I'm not, there's actually an adult night here". Then he said "sounds like a weird cult".  Odd exchange to have with a random stranger.

    On the flip side a few months ago my daughter and some of her friends were over at our house visiting from college and I was down in the basement. They came down to see me and I was building something. As they went back upstairs I heard her friend say, "remember in high school how we used to make fun of your mom for playing with legos, well I'm starting to think it's kind of cool that she still does that." :)
    catwranglermadforLEGOmr.pigglesPitfall69ricecakeThe_Mad_VulcanMasterBeefySalamalex
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,594
    on another hand, getting excited about a bunch of guys running behind a ball is normal 
    bobabricksricecake52scoobydooMrShinyAndNew
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    So I rent a room from someone who owns this house. He could see how happy I was to get the Temple of Airjitsu today. I asked him if he needed the dining room table (He makes dinner for him and his son and often invites a neighbor over to eat). I was bummed that I could put it together and he made a snarky comment " well how about we just rearrange our entire life for you"

    I was in my room and get a text " The table is free for my favorite toddler "

    Grrr Lego is not a joke to me! It is literally one of the only things I love and makes me happy !

    Do you have anyone who thinks your love of Lego is a joke?



    Im taking the landlords side on this one. OP seems whiny and is not disapproving landlord's toddler assessment by coming on these vanilla forums and writing a whole pouty paragraph about the incident. 


  • willobee498willobee498 CanadalandMember Posts: 349
    You really feel venting to people about a disrespectful landlord is a bad thing, eh?
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    edited April 2016
    Just this particular method of venting. I prefer a more direct approach.

    Perhaps a text back to the landlord that goes like this...

    "Thanks, ASSHOLE!

    Let the guy know you aren't gonna be bullied or rolled over. 

    Different strokes, brother bear....
    cody6268
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    edited April 2016
    ^ Yeah that's a great response to someone who has the power to make you homeless...

    You have to not let it bother you.  Like Fauch implies, a lot of hobbies can seem irrational or immature but you have to just live and let live. 
    Though I would start looking to move as I think it sounds like you are not going to feel comfortable or happy staying there now with the landlord's attitude. 
    catwrangler
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    edited April 2016
    Well who would want to shack up with a jerk who can't take what they shovel out? What are these like the only living accommodations in Michigan? 
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Oh.

    Er.  Your opening statement sent me on a tangent. My apologies. I suppose your response is more reasonable...
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    Well who would want to shack up with a jerk who can't take what they shovel out? What are these like the only living accommodations in Michigan? 

    Other than Flint and Detroit...Yes ;)
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    I heard Ann Arbor was pretty.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,594
    I guess that's one of the "good" thing about having the power. you can afford to be an asshole.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    ....until the villagers come with their pitchforks and torchez
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