Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Small Rant, A Huge Rant, and an Announcement

First -

I would very much like to know why the hell I'm being spammed with all these financial and insurance companies trying to get me to work for them. I certainly never applied for any such jobs. Seriously! If I wanted to work with people's money I'd have probably majored in something besides chemistry. Anything but chemistry. Like accounting or business or something...

Secondly -

This second matter is of some amusement to my roommates and I. It appears we are being evicted. Yes, yes, you heard (read) right. The girls who pay their rent on time and keep a mostly clean house are soon to be homeless. How did such a thing come to pass you ask? Well, let me tell you. I live in an apartment that houses four women. Now the four women who currently live there are not the original women who signed the original lease about 3 years ago. Nope. There have been 8 or so who have come and gone in between. As each new lessee moved in, the rental company made them sign a contract stating that they were taking over the old lessee's contract. Easy enough.

Next, they told each new lessee to pay the $250 deposit to the old lessee who was moving out. That way, if the leasing contract was ever dissolved, it would be easy for the rental company to give back the deposit. Duh! That's how every place I've ever lived in has worked it. It makes sense. Geniuses!

Well, the time has come that the leasing contract is to be dissolved. The rental company has decided that our apartment has garnered too much paperwork (from all those leasing agreements signed in between), so they would like us to start afresh. Sign a new lease to make things easy. So we agreed. What difference could this possibly make. None, they just want to get rid of paperwork.

Funny thing is, we just got a lovely notice from said company stating that we are to sign the new lease February 1st and that if we don't pay our $250 deposits, we'll be evicted. WHAT!!!!!!! We asked them why we weren't refunded our first deposits. Apparantely they went to the effort of tracking down the original lessees and paying THEM our deposits. And the checks have been cashed. And apparently we are at fault. ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME!!!!??? Like I have $250 dollars to just lose. So now we are meeting with the boss's boss on Friday to tell him he's a moron and threaten him with small claims court. Delightful! I can't possibly express how much I am anticipating this meeting. Gee whiz, I might not be able to sleep tonight from all the excitement!

Finally -

After having no job and a minimal social life I am proud to announce that I will soon have another blog dedicated solely to reviewing books. I've read tons of them recently (due to all that extra time) and find it cumbersome to post them in here. I'm still working on it, but I'll be sure to keep you all posted.

3 comments:

Bawdy said...

Jen...
Eviction shmiction...Haul them to Judge Judy and get heir trash kisked! I hate when stupid people are in charge of things and theu don't think about what they are doing or how what they are doing will affect people. Morons! I'm sorry to hear that...You're more than welcome to come crash on my couch anytime!

ellesappelle said...

Ugh. That's terrible. Sue their asses. :) Kick some butt at your meeting anyway.

But on the other hand, yay! re your new blog. Looking forward to it.

Ooh, by the way, I've just tagged you on my blog. Obviously you don't have to consider yourself tagged but - it's there. This feels like one of those explanations that could go on and on so I will stop Here.

Allie

heidikins said...

Hey, how'd your fight with the landlord go? Anything good?