We gave them 60 days to move out (I think that`s pretty generous). We just can`t do it anymore. I can`t live with someone whose only interaction with me has... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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It`s official..... They`re not living with us anymore.

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19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 8:03:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
We gave them 60 days to move out (I think that's pretty generous). We just can't do it anymore. I can't live with someone whose only interaction with me has been negative.
The last month was the breaking point. For anyone who cares/remembers, our water bill has been pretty high, and we don't know why. We've been trying to figure things out, but until then, we obviously still need to pay the bill if we want water. The bill is in my name and comes out of my account.

The roommates didn't pay their share of the bill. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and just assumed they didn't see it on the app we use to evenly split bills. But then they paid another bill through the app.
When I brought it up, the girl basically said, "I said that bill was unacceptable, I'm not gonna pay it."
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19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 8:04:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
And she basically said she would only pay it if she was guaranteed a reimbursement because she "worked hard for [her] money and didn't want it to go to waste." She didn't seem to understand why I was upset that what she was essentially saying is that *her* money can be safe, but *mine* can't? After about 6 hours of back and forth, she finally admitted to pay it, but only after I threatened to not pay the next bill and get our water shut off ("If you can refuse to pay a bill, then so can I.")
19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 8:04:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
And when we had a talk with them when they came home from work, she still didn't seem to understand why I was upset, only apologized for me "taking [her] texts that way," not for saying what she said (she also said a bunch of nasty sh_t about thinking I'm going to "f_ck [her] over" and basically questioning my integrity, which I take to heart quite a bit), and insisted that she had agreed to pay for it right away (instead of 6 hours later, and after my threat would actually affect her).
So we're done with it. Tired of having roomies that only talk to me when they want to fight a bill or complain about something.
19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 8:23:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yay?
19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 8:27:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I h8 that kind of situation.
Was that only a month ago that this happened? It seems like much longer.

I"m getting ready to evict an overall asshole from my grandmother's property. It's slightly more difficult because he's married to my aunt but if it comes down to it I'll evict both of them. He is cutting down trees, he is being belligerent and basically telling me that I can't do anything at all to kick him off the property, but damn if he's gonna intimidate me. I don't care if he IS 70, you don't pay rent and you damage other peoples things then you're leaving.
19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 8:36:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I guess "yay." We weren't really enjoying living with them, but just had no real reason to kick them out. This was just something too much to let slide. I realized when I asked for another bill that I had a moment when I worried they would try not to pay it again; that showed me I lost trust in them. I don't want to feel that way every time I ask for a bill. Trust is a big thing. Kinda ironic that *I* was accused of being potentially untrustworthy when *they* were the ones withholding money from me.

Why is the dude cutting trees down?? And he's silly if he really thinks nothing can be done to get him off property that isn't his. Police can be called in for trespassing, simple as that. Good luck with that, dude.
19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 8:37:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
sharing bills with roommates is such a nightmare. I remember living with a group and some were more responsible than others. One girl would collect our electricity bill money and then not pay the bill (use the money for other things). Then try to make us pay our share plus late fees on the next one. Stuff like that, where it's like, wtf are you even thinking?
Or the roommate who hassled me for my social security number because her car insurance considered roommates to be part of the household and wanted to put me as a possible driver on her liability. No way!

It's weird when you live with non relatives and learn that other humans have very strange ideas on how things work.
19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 8:49:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Shady as hell, asking for SSNs. Some people definitely have some weird ideas on how things should be.

Thing is, through the app we use, when I ask for a bill, I always post pictures of the bill receipt and when it was paid. So she can't even pretend to think I'm just trying to steal money from her. And we've given her absolutely *no* reason to not trust us. Every time she's had a complaint about something (AC doesn't work, she wanted laundry machines, water heater broke) it was fixed, at the latest, the next day with no cost to her (the laundry machines took time, but that was because I was shopping for some within my step-dad's price range, and she didn't even help with that, despite being the one who wanted them so badly).
So for her to act like I was some rat, or that my step-dad couldn't be trusted..... I took offence to that.
19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 8:51:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, it doesn't sound like that was going to work out.

sigh. roommates can be so difficult.
also difficult to live without them in an expensive place, you know.

Hope you find some more compatible ones if you take on more.
19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 9:03:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Damn you, cost of living!

Thank you!
We have a couple roommates lined up already. These people we actually know a lot better (and on friendlier terms). They've also had experience with roommates, so they know how things go. These last ones have only been roommates with each other, living at the dude's parents' house. And, clearly, the one is very stingy when it comes to money. Gurl, *you* work hard for your money? What, *I* don't??! Hmmmmm?!
19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 9:24:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
sounds like it is for the best. you guys did not seem to mesh well!

i've never had roommates. i hope i don't have to, but you never know!
19 days ago - Monday 10/30/17 - 9:33:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I had roommates before I moved down here and the we're cool, but I knew that going in. Hell, I've known the homeowner since I was 15.

Somtimes I think it would be nice to have a roommate fornthe 5 days a week I'm here alone but I don't know anyone down here and don't want to risk ending up in a situation like yours.
18 days ago - Tuesday 10/31/17 - 11:55:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why is your water bill so high?

I mean, if something should be repaired and the landlord (your stepdad, right?) is just not addressing it, I wouldn't be happy about that, either, tbh.

I know you said you had addressed this with them previously, but that's kind of sh*tty of a landlord to do if they don't include the water service in the rent, imo.
18 days ago - Tuesday 10/31/17 - 3:28:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Or was it just a mistake? I swear I've gotten bills where utilities skyrockedet to 2-3x their average cost for no apparent reason. I'm pretty sure it was the utility company getting the meter wrong or something. Sometimes you can call and ask that they re-assess the bill.
18 days ago - Tuesday 10/31/17 - 3:32:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
It could also be estimated readings. My gas and electric bills were all super high when the utilities were doing estimates rather than actual readings. Eventually, they read the meter and credit my account, but one might have to pay out hundreds of dollars before that happens...
18 days ago - Tuesday 10/31/17 - 3:36:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
I roomied with friends when I first moved out. Generally worked well, but one guy I lived with - and bear in mind these are my best buddies from school - I had to ask to move out, or I'd end up probably killing him. That was a difficult convo, but for the best, and we're still right buddies to this day (this was twenty odd years ago).
17 days ago - Wednesday 11/1/17 - 2:44:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
Slight bump to address your question, Rag:
We're not sure. My step-dad has come out to look at the meter, and he says it's not showing there's a leak (meter didn't move/count up at all as he looked at it for a good while). He also took a photo and took another 30 days later to see what the meter said. As far as we can tell..... the meter's right. We have no idea what's causing it.

And honestly.... it's not even so much the price that gets me (it's expensive, but seeing the breakdown of the bill, and considering it's every other month, it actually seems a bit reasonable); it's the fact that the bill is claiming we average 490 gallons a day that's bothering me. It just seems impossible.
17 days ago - Wednesday 11/1/17 - 2:45:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
My step-dad is trying to help, but he can't find anything wrong. His next step right now is to call a local.... business? Investigator? Not sure what you'd call it, and have them look into it for us, since the city is being useless when we ask for anything.
17 days ago - Wednesday 11/1/17 - 12:51:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think plumbing firms will offer to investigate your system for leaks, if I'm not mistaken.

My mom had a major leak at the connection to her property and she figured it out quick because her bill went sky-high out of nowhere.



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