Uiteindelijk is de situatie met onze ‘buren‘ nog steeds hetzelfde en begint mijn zwangere vrouw steeds geirriteerder te raken door de situatie.
Mijn idee was om een mailtje te sturen naar Ingvar, maar het bleek het niet zo eenvoudig om het adres van ‘s werelds rijkste persoon te vinden. Wat ik wel vond was de stichting (INGKA) die onder zijn leiding alle bestuurszaken van de IKEA regelt. Een stichting die zowaar in Nederland gevestigd is. Aan deze stichting heb ik de volgende brief gestuurd.
Dear Ingvar Kamprad or representative,
Although you will surely not know me, I would like to introduce myself shortly and address an issue that effects us both. My name is Adrie Berg, and I live in Las Palmas. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting you, we are in fact neighbors. I live next door to your property in the ‘Lope de Vega’ street. We have in fact been neighbors for the last 3 years that I live in Las Palmas even though no-one lived on your property during that time.
The view of my window is over your backyard and the small path you take to enter the backyard. The access to your garden is blocked by a big iron garden door. Sadly, the last few month my home is troubled by some homeless people that have taken refuge in your backyard. These homeless are demanding that we are quiet from around 7 o’clock at night because they leave the house around 6:30 in the morning. As a result my wife is uncomfortable in using the balcony of our own home.
We have talked to the police, but they will not act until the homeless person inflicts physical harm. We have also contacted the agency whose phone number appears on the building, but they don’t really seem to care about the situation.
My wife is pregnant and this raises concern and we would like to address this situation. My suggestion is that you either fix and sell the property which is in a beautiful area, or assign someone to take care of the property. If you want I can take care of this task, but you will need to provide me with some way to enforce my power over the property to remove the homeless, and make the property livable.
Please inform me that you will take appropriate steps the resolve this situation and feel free to contact me with any doubts or questions you might have.
De vraag is natuurlijk of deze brief ooit onder ogen zal komen van de juiste persoon. Ik heb zo mijn twijfels, maar niet geschoten is altijd mis.