Monday, August 30, 2004

The Great Roommate Search of 2004, Volume I

Looking for housing or for roommates is a rite of late Summer in these parts. Spending more than a year with one set of roommates is nearly unheard of. And so, Tyler the mouse hunter and I were in the market for three new roommates--two for August 1 and one for September 1. The first two were easy to find, but the last--well, that sucked.

In early August, everything appeared to be going well. We found somebody who actually agreed to live with us and we simply asked him to mail us the first and last month's rent. But several days later, the checks had not arrived. Concerned, Tyler called the dude and left a message. Several more days passed, and there was still no sign of a check. Tyler called again. And he left a message again. No phone calls, no checks. Nothing. This guy was totally dissing us!

Figuring the guy was an irresponsible, thoughtless punk, we moved on and reposted our ad on the incomparable Craigslist. Then, lo and behold, punk boy called Tyler. Putting Tyler on the spot, he asked if he could drop off the check. Gritting his teeth, Tyler said that this was fine. Then he killed a mouse.*

While punk boy was en route to our home, the four of us discussed the situation and decided that we would not give him the pleasure of living with us. He arrived, Tyler met him outside and informed punk boy of our decision. Now we were back to square one.

* Actually, this isn't true.


At 11:03 PM, Blogger jeffro said...

you should get a chick to live with you

At 11:17 PM, Blogger jeffro said...

check that. you should get a bunch of hot chicks to live with you. from sweeden. that like to play beach volleyball.


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