Having spoken to a rude officer today, I spoke to another officer this afternoon who was polite. It's not that all officers are mean people and I do sympathise with some of them. This officer told me that there is a childcare centre in the void deck and some of the parents told him that they'd beat him up if the cats attacked the children. So he says he's torn between people who like cats and dislike cats.
I told him that we didn't want to make it a cat lover versus cat hater debate but about solving the problem and while I'm not sure he was convinced about the vacuum effect, he was open to the idea of working together. He said that would be the best thing all around, that we can work together. That's music to my ears!