Sunday, July 06, 2008

Venting

The little fucker. This is what I was stomping around saying yesterday morning which woke spouse up. That little fucker. The last we'd heard from Jimmy downstairs was last weekend when we reminded him that he still owed forty bucks for June. He said he was going to his Dad's house to borrow money. Then we didn't see him or hear from him all week. So yesterday when I finished my workout downstairs, I decided to pound on his door. There was no answer so I took my key to enter. This made me nervous, I don't really have the right and I had no idea who would be in there. But there was no reason to be nervous since he had moved out! Gone, plus he helped himself to a few items that didn't belong to him. Like the coffee table. Or like the two sets of sheets. Or like the pillows. That little fucker!

We spent the day cleaning the unit from top to bottom, replacing the linens and advertising the place. The big moving day in this city is July first. It would have been easy to rent it had he given us notice, but now it will likely linger until August or September. We may try to rent it to vacation types until then but I'm a little apprehensive about that. Of course if any of YOU are coming out for a visit, there's a great little apartment for you.....

We called his parents. His dad co-signed for the apartment so hopefully we won't have too much trouble getting paid. Just typing that made me flinch, getting paid is rarely easy. But I don't care (too much) because there's only one prime directive, don't smoke. Nothing else is allowed to matter right now.

21 comments:

CoffeeDog said...

Why do people have to be so sneaky? Sorry he bailed on you.

Anonymous said...

The little fucker should have manned up and told you he was leaving. Providing the linens for a rental seems strange to me. Is this a Canadian custom?
There is only one thing to say about the cessation of smoking...ahhh fresh air, your lungs thank you so sweetly for doing it so neatly. Ed

Bugsy said...

Sorry to hear about the renter. At least you don't have to go back to renter's court. Good luck finding a renter!

Greg said...

You might not want those sheets anymore. The upside of this is that now you have an appropriate place to vent the EVIL thoughts (one of the nicotine's tricks), and then later you'll end up with a more reliable tenant.

What's the apartment like?

RJ March said...

Let's hunt him down and kill him.

GayProf said...

Fuck that little fucker and the fucking horse that he fucking rode in on.

At least it briefly distracted you from smoking.

Butch said...

The fact that he needed his parents to co-sign shows his inexperience and myopic view that he got away with your things and owing $40.00. I bet he forgot his dad co-signed and will be hearing from him soon. Not only does this affect the young man's record but it will also affect his father's. If his father gives you any cheese, calmly explain to him that his credit rating on this default will affected. I would add on to the forty dollars the cost of the table and all the other items this kid pilfered. I think you will be getting those back as well. ;-)

Lewis said...

I'd have whipped that little boy's arse but good. I hope that you at least got a blow job out of the deal.

Patricia said...

What an ass. I despise liars and cheats, have no patience for them at all.

I'm glad you're not letting him (or the stress of him) let you stray from your goal, he certainly isn't worth it.

"Just David!" said...

How much for a week?

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy but I'm loving the drama!!

Does it make you madder that he did what you'd thought he'd do or does it make you madder that you fell for it? I'd be pissed on both counts.

You might want to add Don't Kill to your list of directives!
-Rox

David said...

Landlording, it appears, is not for the weak. You are stronger than this kid, and you'll figure something out. And if you believe in karma, this kid will get it in the end (no pun there. Move along).

And if his dad can't fork over $40 bucks, well, then he's a loser as much as the son.

Hope it works out for you and Serge. Keep the faith.

em said...

Oh poot.

Lemuel said...

It (you?) will catch up with him. Is there anyway you can report him to a kind of "credit bureau" so that his deeds follow him?

cheerful retard said...

I do not miss being a landlord. We've had a close friend living in our other property for about six or seven years now. Most of the time I forget I even own the thing.

Enemy of the Republic said...

I agree. What a fucker. He makes us good tenants look slimy. Do you use free weights in your workout? Well, there's a way to get your cash.

Fatinah said...

that little bastard!
glad to hear you're holding strong on the smoking front...meanwhile, what a nice place!

latt├ęgirl said...

If you can settle with the Dad, I'm sure you can get your coffee table back. You can also demand payment for the linens and pillows.

I guess some people figure theft is OK, they're the kinds of folks that will take whatever they can from hotel rooms. (Little fuckers.)

That's a pretty little studio apartment. I love the window treatments - the blue is so soothing.

When I had a rental property, a wonderful young lady moved into one of my apartments in mid-Novemeber -- she had split up with her boyfriend, had no references to speak of, but turned out to be a reliable, good tenant. I'm sure you'll find someone to rent soon. Meanwhile, it is a wonderful little place for visitors!

David said...

I am amazed at how many deadbeat tenants there are out there. My new landlord was fawning to me lately about how "perfect" I was, and I thought she was just being obsequious, but maybe the simple fact that I always pay on time and haven't burned the place down makes me exceptional.

Lyvvie said...

I hope you get to see the karma coming his way. Wouldn't it be great if he listed you as a reference?!

Mark in DE said...

Sorry about Jimmy leaving, but its probably better than having him there and not paying. Hope you can find another renter quickly.

So proud of you for staying focused on your prime directive! This discovery (Jimmy) might have caused lesser men to fall off the wagon.

Mark :-)