For Sale: Lazy Roommate
Everyone at sometime in their lives has dealt with someone who they believed would make a great roommate. Excited about the prospective possibility of being able to have a dollar stretched without struggling. Asking friends if they know someone who needs a place to share and would like to split the expenses. Interviewing, talking, hanging out and before you know it, they are moving in. You give the rules and let them know when they have to pay. Of course they agree and believe that both of you will make really great roommates. Bills begin to come in and all of a sudden, they are broke!
April had gone through so much in the past year. The last thing she needed was a roommate who would not pay there way. Earlier in the year a friend of hers had told her they knew of a party who was looking to rent a room. Ecstatic April interviewed her and they quickly became friends. Linda appeared to be friendly, responsible and cleaned up after herself. Although April was told that she was over the top with her OCD with cleaning; nonetheless she ignored the crumbs on the counter and dealt with the extra body in her home.
The first month came and went, not a dime. April believed that Linda was struggling financially so she didn't bother to ask her for her rent. Looking in the refrigerator, it was almost bare. She had a child to feed and noticed that Linda would not replace the food. April made to much money to get any assistance, even for the utilities. Knowing her brother's finances to were tight, with the kindness and love he had for his sister he began to help.
April felt guilty for him even helping her, but each month her brother would reach out. The second month came and Linda had every excuse for not paying. Agitated April kept trying to keep her faith. It was the holidays and she couldn't put Linda on the street. There would not be Christmas this year if her roommate did not pitch in. Again she approached her roommate and she ignored her. Fuming, stressed and depressed April did not know what to do. Asking her brother for help, she knew this time the answer would be he could not do it. April went ahead and asked anyway.
Texting her brother, she had gotten the response she anticipated. April knew her brother was upset with her, but she also knew she had to figure out how to pay utilities and get food on the table. Her co-dependent roommate was not making her life any easier. April was being abused because of her kindness and began to get angry at the littlest things. Her son would not have Christmas this year and she would be lucky if they had electricity. Working as much as she could, along with cleaning houses she knew things had to change quickly.
April had gotten to the point that conversation was not taking place in her home with Linda. When April passed Linda in the hallway, she would cringe. Looking at Lazy Linda made her ill and completely disgusted.
Knowing her fuse was growing short by the minute, she knew she had to do something before there ended up being a fight and it was not going to be pretty. April knew how to really hurt someone's feelings and being a Christian, that would be inappropriate in God's eyes.
Two months became six months and finally April had an idea. All Christians break the rules and when the water and electric were turned off, while Linda asked what they were going to do. April's fuse finally lit and exploded.
"What do you mean, what are we going to do!" She screamed at Linda. " You have not paid a dime, ate our food, used our water, doubled the electric bill because of the reptiles you keep and complained about how you had to pay your own bills!" "I have bills to pay to!" April roared. "Don't say a word!" " You are a mooch, co-dependent and I am not dealing with it anymore!" Linda cowered, knowing that her time was limited with April.
April slammed the door to the garage and got into the car. "What was she going to do?" Tears flowing, she was desperate. She could not ask her brother for another dime, he had his own problems. To make it worse he wouldn't even respond to an e-mail or text. She sat in her car crying and prayed.
"God forgive me for what I am about to do, but I have to make a change. I cannot do this anymore". I know it is not the Christian thing to do please forgive me." April had to manually open the garage door, there wasn't any electricity. She called a friend and asked if her son could stay the night. "Not a problem," Angela said.
April grabbed her laptop and went to Starbucks. No electricity and water. This had not ever happened to April before and she was determined it would not ever happen again. There used to be a time when purchasing a Latte' would be common rule for April, but this time she could not afford to purchase her favorite coffee. Sitting down she opened her laptop to an advertising site that enabled her to post an ad. Not thinking in anyway about her Christianity, she opened an account. "God forgive me." She prayed quietly to herself. April was finished with Linda, who could have been her mother.
Fingers on the keyboard, laptop on the table she began to write exactly what had be done.
For Sale: Lazy Roommate !
Doesn't take up much space. Uses your utilities, eats your food, and uses all of your supplies. Good with all types of amphibious animals, but will not keep them clean. When confronted will hide in bedroom. Enjoys telling others you are the bad person and they are doing all that they can. Very Co-dependent.
Will need someone to take care of her and enjoy listening to all of her woes. After utilities are disconnected, enjoys taking long walks to focus. Will not take out garbage and loves to keep her own in the closet. Three thousand or best offer, no offer refused!
If you are seeking a person who is needy. You have came to the right page. Please reply promptly would like for her to vacate immediately so someone else can take care of her!
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Moral of this story: Be careful of the roommate's you choose, what may appear to be golden may turn out to be tarnished.
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