Monday, May 3, 2010

I'm Just a Kid and Life is a Nightmare

Why is it that everything falls apart right before finals? This past week has felt like an eternity. On Monday of last week my roommates declared that they couldn't pay for May rent and wanted to know if you could get out of our month to month lease with only a 5 days notice. I doubted it but they still made me call up the realty office and find out. What do you know you have to give a months notice in order to get out of you lease, big shocker there! So now my roommates had to figure out how they were going to pay for May cause they couldn't get out of the lease. And I kinda got chewed out by my landlord for not having all the residents on the lease (I know not good but I have learned my lesson) and told me that my roommates needed to get on the lease ASAP. But then my roommates had a thought..."Why pay for May and go through the hassle of getting on the lease if I am not not legally bound? I will just pack up and leave as fast as I can and leave my two unsuspecting roommates to deal with rent on their own! What a good idea." And all these thoughts were being encouraged by their parents. Nice to know what type of people are out there raising kids.

So on Tuesday I was gone all day at class/work and when I got home at 9 two of my roommates were packing up and moving out! Well that's not good. One said I am still going to pay for my part of May and the other one said F*** you, I don't have any F***'n money and you guys are terrible people for expecting my to pay.

Then on Wednesday, most of there stuff was gone but they still had to come back and get the big stuff. So me an the one roommate who didn't decide it was OK to turn tail and run from her responsibilities were watching a movie with a friend and they com back over to get their stuff and bring help. We are watching a movie and they are deserting us so we don't ask if we can help and just let them be. As they were finishing we asked for them to turn in their key and pay the $8 for the APRIL utility bill. Apparently this was really rude and 5 mins later one of the before mentioned roommates' cousins (who we have never seen before in our lives) comes back to give us a piece of her mind. If this would have been recorded it would be rated R, she must have said the F word 10 time. It went something like this..."I brought your keys back but before I give them to you have to listen to me. You guys are being so rude to my cousin. I don't want you any where near her. Do not talk to her do not ever try to contact her ever again. You guys are not the good little Mormon girls you think you are. How dare you try to swindle my cousin out of her money." My roommate didn't like this and threatened to call the cops on her if she didn't get out. And all this happened with our movie playing and our gust sitting on the couch listening to us get cussed out. OK lady we have never met who needs to wash her mouth out with soap, the cousin you are defending shirking her responsibilities and as a result making us pay an extra $300 for rent and all we are asking for is $8. And if we are canceling our lease then the land lord is going to ask us for all the keys back cause what home owner is going to be fine with the face that some random person they don't know has a key to their house?!?!? Maybe you should think before you speak.

The on Thursday the third roommate packed up and left too. But she did it with so much more class! She apologized for not being able to pay, scrubbed the bathtub till it gleamed, and said that we did not deserve what the others had said/done to us. She even thought about taking a dramatic picture of her leaving the key :D It is a wonder that the only roommate who did not act like we were in the wrong was the only one who is not affiliated with the church in any way. Just goes to show that people aren't always what they say they are.

Everything is fine now. Our land lord didn't seem to care as long as he got his money. And we signed the termination of our lease and have to be out by May 31st but that doesn't even matter because I am leaving on Saturday anyways. I payed $465 to live in Flagstaff for a week.

So in this past week me and the one roommate of mine who did not turn out to be a "money grubbing whore" or a scumbag watched a lot of movies to get our mind of things and ate lots of comfort food. We also picked two theme songs that describe our mood perfectly.
1) I'm Just a Kid and Life is an Nightmare
2) Pray for You by Jarom and the Long Road to Love.


Dallas said...

Wow. Aren't you so glad you don't have to go back to all that wonderful drama for 3 whole months!?

What are you going to do for roommates when you go back? You only have one more semester right? Or do you have a whole year of student teaching left?

Good luck finding better roommates!!

Hannah said...

I am so happy to be going home you have no idea! I have the fall semester up here of classes and then the spring semester down there for student teaching. Me and the one roommate I have left are going to try to find someone to move in with. It shouldn't be too bad, I put our names on the institute list and we are already talking with someone who might have room for us.

Dallas said...

Glad to hear it.

PS: I'm just a Kid and Life is a Nightmare is such a great song! I really like Simple Plan.

Diane said...

That is quite a story you have. Too bad things ended like that cuz you mostly had a good year. Live and Learn - that's what life is all about. GLAD YOU'RE BACK!!