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by VM Brasseur on October 28th, 2007

My current landlord called. Seems they already posted the place but didn’t bother to ask me about my schedule.

“So, we have four people who really want to see the place. Could you show it for us?”

Um, excuse me? No, no I can’t. Aside from the fact that the place is a bloody wreck right now since it’s being packed, there’s the slight problem of me having a DAY JOB. You know, the thing that’s been letting me pay my rent on time for the past 2.5 years? Yeah, that thing. Bloody inconvenient for you, I realize.

Grr. I told him I’d try to work something out so I could work from home some day/afternoon this week. It’ll likely require me to reschedule a few meetings and will definitely annoy the hell out of me to have to do so. It’ll also require me to get some stuff cleaned up (vacuum up the hairballs, clean the litter boxes, make the bed) so the place is reasonably presentable.

Yes, they have the right to show the place and rent it out again. But they ought to start showing it after I leave so as to minimize the impact on either of us.

I reiterate: Grr.

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  1. Hmm, shall we strip the flesh from his bones in a matter of mere moments?

    Wait, we’re not that kind of ants.

    But we do say this: sure, clean up the place, but he’s the landlord- it’s his job to show the apartment, not yours. Tell him when you’ll have it cleaned and let him be there to unlock the door.

  2. It’s getting a minimal cleaning (around the boxes and other packing material), but I still have to be there for this. Not because I’m showing the place for him. It’s just that they’re fairly flaky and I don’t trust them not to do something stupid like leave the door wide open and let Moira out.

    So tomorrow afternoon I’ll work from home. If that doesn’t work for him to show the place then he’ll have to wait until Sunday when Jen and I are cleaning the joint.

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