We woke up one morning to find all the windows along the back alley tagged with Magic Marker. Someone called “Monkey”, and his buddy, “L’il Tagger” (Best. Tagger. Name. Ever.) came through and scrawled initials onto our windows.
The taggers also chose the week before my mother’s scheduled visit to graffiti us. Since my mother already threatened to have a heart attack when I said the word “Rampart”, the last thing I need is for her to see gang marks on our windows. In Mom’s day, Westlake/Rampart was rapidly decaying, and I can tell she doesn’t believe me that it’s regentrifying now. If she saw these, she’d flip. So we went out with various household cleaners to try to remove the marks. More on the process behind the cut:
Windex, for the record, doesn’t work on permanent marker tagging. Neither did the Method all-purpose cleaner (damn hippie products!). Then the fiance got the bright idea of using Goo Gone – that amazing, probably horribly destructive chemical compound that is supposed to dissolve gum, glue, and that crud duct tape leaves behind. And it worked:
There you go. Goo Gone takes off those annoying tags! And by the way, if anyone has any idea what “LWA” stands for, please comment. I have no idea.