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Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2009 at 9:27 am

Roommate Development


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I might have hit the straw that broke the camel's back kind of thing. The potential roommate from my last post sent me an email that I got this morning. She said they are unexpectedly having family come into town today so she might or might not come to see the house. Since it is last minute, she's going to try, but she just doesn't know. She was supposed to come last week and canceled because she had to help her sister study for a final exam. I'm thinking of sending her the following email:

I understand that things happen, but things seem to keep happening. If I hadn't put my foot down, we'd probably still be looking for a house and I have to move in a week. To try to get a commitment, I offered to buy a dishwasher. Now I've promised that and I still don't have a commitment so I had to come up with the money for the entire security deposit. I also have to pay the current tenants for the washer and dryer. Since I don't have committed roommates, I will probably have to pay all of July's rent up front. Even if I get reimbursed, I still have to come up with that money now. I honestly don't think I can buy a dishwasher on top of all that. I feel like I have to because I said I would, but I keep trying to make this work and you're never giving anything or trying to meet me half-way.

You were going to come see the house the other week. That fell through because you had to tutor your sister. You were going to come today and now you might or might not show up because you've got company coming. Honestly, I'm getting very frustrated. I need a place to live and I need roommates with whom I can have a pleasant home. I feel like I'm shelling out all kinds of money and doing everything I can to make this work and you're stringing me along and refusing to give on anything. That makes me seriously question what kind of a roommate you'll be. At this point, I think it is in my best interest to try to find a new roommate who will work with me and commit.


EDIT: email sent

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train_lindz
train_lindz at 1:57 pm on 23 June 2009 (UTC) (Link)
I say go for it. It looks like you are getting the run around and you have to look out for number one, being you. You've been very patient about the whole thing, but it is getting ridiculous and really cutting the deadlines close.

Good luck!
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:01 pm on 23 June 2009 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. This is getting ridiculous.
JD
jdbracknell at 2:13 pm on 23 June 2009 (UTC) (Link)
I agree with Lindz. She sounds really flaky and not at all committed, and if she can't even be bothered to come and see the house then what are you supposed to do? It's unreasonable of her to expect you to wait for her to commit when she knows you're on a tight schedule.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:02 pm on 23 June 2009 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the support. I sent the email so I guess we'll see what she says.
Dorothy
labellerose at 3:13 pm on 23 June 2009 (UTC) (Link)
Good for you. It sounds like a nice place and hopefully you'll soon find someone else who will be happy to share it. Washer/Dryer on premises=Grad Student Heaven!
Maybe this is a caution light from the universe about what kind of roommate she'll be. It's great that she's committed to family, but "Sorry, can't pay the rent this month because Cousin Fred needed a new transmission and I gave him the $$" may not be anything you need.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:02 pm on 23 June 2009 (UTC) (Link)
It is a nice place. I'm not worried about finding roommates, just roommates I'll like, I guess.


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