Thursday, September 25, 2008

To The Parents of Potential Renters

Well, our very bad tenants appear to have moved on. 

Alan was over there today and reports that most of the furniture is gone and a whole lot of crap remains.

As he was describing the fun that awaits us, it occurred to me that I've been taking entirely the wrong attitude to the kids who refuse to grow up and the parents who allow them to remain at home long after their "best by" date.

So if any parents of untidy, irresponsible, semi-grown children are reading this, THANK YOU! 

Thank you for letting them stay with you and mess up your house.  Thank you for letting them not pay you any rent, instead of turning them loose on us.  Thank you for putting up with the noise and the parties and the drinking.

I appreciate it.  I really, really do.


Jane M said...

That's hilarious. Having lived with people who would fall into the category of "untidy, irresponsible & semi-grown children" and having to clean up their mess on the last day of the lease with a disgruntled landlord looking over my shoulder muttering threats of charging us for cleaning bills I definitely agree with you. If only their parents could have cleaned up the mess instead.

Barb McMahon said...

Even the Bambi eyes didn't work?

Jane M said...

I don't think I was in the right mindset for Bambi eyes - it was more along the lines of figuring out how to get revenge on the offending house-mates. In the end I'd cooled off when I saw them again after the summer and everything was ok, except I won't ever live with those people again.