I am a rather decent person at most times, or at least I think I am. When I was informed of the rent increase for the house, I got the subtenants together to discuss plans, wanting to create an arrangement that is preferable to all. I guess it is understandable that everyone has got their own priorities, but I left that discussion getting a distinct feeling that the subtenants don’t give a damn if I have to deal with shit with the landlord, as long as they are not affected. My shit is none of their businesses. I’m not going to go into specifics, suffice to say that it is money related.
So be it. Let’s part ways then. That was why I immediately went and got myself the new place and informed the landlord that I will not be renewing the rental contract.
The thing is, I rented the house empty. The kitchen, the washing machine and the fridge are all mine. If I move, I will be moving these bulky items with me. I am still trying to be a decent human being by giving them upfront notice.
I am sure they read it, because
Whatsapp just introduced the blue tick they came to me individually to confirm what I wrote.
So.. for the entire week before today, they have been occupying the washing machine and drying rack 100%. I was not able to do any washing of my own. Fine. I still have enough clothes to last me until the move. I’ll just wash everything in the new place.
I was rather ticked off last night when I came back and saw that they just placed a fresh load of clothes onto the drying rack..
Fine, so that’s how it is going to be eh? I only mentioned about moving the washing machine, I didn’t mention about moving the drying rack. Okay, okay..
Imagine my chagrin when I woke up this morning to see these inside the washing machine..
Giving me free load of clothes? It is as if my notice was comprehensively forgotten. Bloody hell..
To compound my frustrations, one of them parked their car super close to the door. It would be almost mission impossible for my fridge and washing machine to get out.
Now, this would be fine, except that he has went back to his hometown on his motorcycle, and totally ignored my phone call.
I was well and truly pissed by then. Thankfully, I got a few friends who came and help me. Between 3 big guys, we managed to carry both those big ticket items above the car and out of the house. All the while I had that feeling that if his car got a scratch in the process, I would not feel sorry for him.
I am planning to move the drying rack tomorrow, regardless. I would not show you where those clothes will end up. Don’t worry, my floor is rather clean. I hope they come back before I make the move though.
I guess my point is, sometimes when you live with other people, you expect some basic level of common sense and common courtesy. Apparently it doesn’t apply with these 2 blokes. And I am quite confident that they are not one of a kind. I believe there are many people who are like this.
My new place is cheap enough that I won’t suffer much even if I do not sublet. At the moment, this is what I am leaning towards. Maybe I’ll turn the extra room into my work room/guest room. We’ll see…
I’m famished and tired from all the toiling today, I guess I shall not try to be panjang lebar (long winded) today. And with my mood, I might say nasty things. Better stop here..