Here's why people suck, even when you think you know them
Tuesday, October 25, 2005

So I live with a girl Anne, we share a house, split bills, yadda yadda. I'm 18, she's 24ish.

Y'know... until now I've liked Anne, but I've just realised that she can be a selfish little bitch.

So before we got the house I told her EXACTLY how far it was from uni, exactly how much we need to pay, even down to bill estimates, blah blah. Now she's suddenly decided that she can't afford it. Now, this is the girl who's got an $18,000 loan to live off (yeah, that's SO Much smaller than my £4,125 loan), has a job, and has family in the area. But no, she can't afford it. Never mind that I've paid all the gas so far and I'm paying the internet - SHE can't afford it. So because she can't afford it, she's decided we have to move out. Not only do we have to move out, but she has to find somewhere this week so that we can move out on FUCKING SUNDAY.

Of course, the housing people can't TOUCH her, they can't do anything about what she does since she'll go back to the USA in June. Me? I'm a British citizen. I signed a tenancy agreement until June/July. I also signed something saying that if I don't pay, my mother will be responsible. And they have all of my cheques dated up until June, which they can cash on the first of each month. So if I pull out, I'll be blacklisted for sure (won't get a house anywhere else), they'll probably try to cash my cheques, and won't give me my £300 security deposit back.

But here's the real killer. By moving we'd be saving £75 a month. So she wants to risk me and my mum getting blacklisted and sued so that she can save petty cash. She has to earn more than that in a WEEK! I could cancel the cheques and just not get the deposit, back, but I'm contracted to the internet until next summer, which means I'm going to be blacklisted with AOL as well if we move (since the new house will have internet).

£100 cheque cancellation fee
£30 month for internet that whoever moves into this house uses = £270
£275 non-refundable depost from here
£275 (estimate) deposit from the new house
TOTAL = £920

By moving, we'd save £750

So, I'd get sued and blacklisted in order to move into sub-standard accomodation, and as an extra added bonus, I'd have to pay around £170 for the privilage of getting sued and blacklisted in order to move into said sub standard accomodation.

*beats her to death with a coconut*

How does NO sound as an answer, you selfish, crazy bitch?

Oh yeah, and here's the REAL kicker. I heard her on the phone last night to her boyfriend. "And if anything DOES go wrong it's okay, because I can just go live with my godmother [she lives in Notts in a nice big house]." DO YOU SEE ME WITH A GODMOTHER IN NOTTS?! Selfish fucking little shit.

Of course, I talked to her earlier, and she said "I'd rather you move with me because you'll probably get raped and burgled at best if you stay here alone, but I'll move without you if I have to."

Yup. Being a responsible adult... sucks.


Tuesday, October 25, 2005 4:42 PM


Dont let her get away with it.

She is as legaly bound to the tenancy agreement as you. as long as her names on the dotted line she is responsible for half.

Of course that wont last for ever. start putting the feelers out now. Even stick an add in tho local. Dont restrict yourself to other students.

Dont leave if you dont have to.

Best of British to you chick.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 3:46 PM


Simply inform her that she has a legal responsibility to you, and to the lease agreement that she agreed to, verbal or otherwise.

Then inform her that it is her responsibility to find another room-mate to take her place if she decides to move.

The housing department can't touch her but the US Embassy can. She's setting a slovenly example of American citizenry, and they are likely to look on it as negligance that could create a boatload of mess for her.

Otherwise, just follow my usual creed - WWJD... that's "What Would Jayne Do", by the way. I think it would probably be something involving his big knife...

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:41 PM


I'm sorry. I guess us Americans can get a bit egotistical about things (If I weren't here, something bad would happen). I'm assuming she is going to be angry about this if she ever finds out. My advice is to set things right by telling her how you feel, without anger. It can be rough working things like this out, but you have my support. I hope that everything goes alright.

P.S. If you want internet, we could highjack a military sattelite, and use it for a global wireless network. I'll share with ya! hah, just kidding. I don't think they would like that. Always look on the bright side of life!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:25 PM


wish there was some way i could help....

*wonders how much it would cost to move overseas to be someone's roommate*

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 1:55 PM


...... that so sucks i wish there was somthing i could do to help you. on any constalation people like that will burn in hell forever with no freinds and they might even get fired from there job because of negligance and things can only get better and then when you move into a new place your recomondation from your old place will probly help yuo get in
sry i jaberd on for a while anhyoo hope you feel better

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 10:23 AM


this is a blackberry cobbler.
*hands over pie*
i hope it makes you feel better sweetie!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 9:13 AM



I... I... that's so wrong.

Maybe there's someone else out there looking for accomodation that you can share with once she moves out. If you put notices up at your uni... then she can move out and you can stay.

She sounds like a right piece of work, that one.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 8:24 AM


I feel your pain on that one :(

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 7:41 AM


Oh wow, that sucks.



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