Monday, June 30, 2008

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and Landlords are from...

I don't know if anybody has had as charming experiences with landlords as I have. But, if I were completing the Mad Lib, "Landlords are from [place]," I would have no choice but to write "a psychiatric ward." My landlord experiences have run the gamut from legitimately insane on one end to extremely quirky on the other. I think we would all be hard pressed to come up with any examples of "normal" landlords. I'm just quite convinced that they don't exist. I think that terms of release from a mental institution must include buying a home for the purpose of renting it out.

Just tonight I received an email from a lady who I had emailed almost precisely 2 years ago. I had inquired about a condo for rent in Provo. Now, 3 houses, 3 cities and 2 years later, she capriciously decides to return my email: "Hi, the condo is available so give me a call." Hey, thanks, but I think that people usually need a bit more prompt of a response when it comes to finding housing. Most of us don't look for housing years in advance. But, it's a nice thought...

7 comments:

mel said...

sad...and instead you had Raymondo. I was thinking reading this "would you rather: Raymondo or psychopathic liar from house next to Dave's?"
its a toss up for me... spider bites and homeless cats brought us 20 friends all within our house or next door... but then again nice clean house brought weird guy and drama!

ashsan said...

try this on: has your landlord ever left you a letter on your mirror saying: "Clean your room. It is a fire hazard."

This note was:

a. devoid of humor

b. weird

c. he had been in my room

ashsan said...

oh and mel, good point, but you forgot that the next-door-dave landlord likes to say the f word and sue people for trying to get their deposits back.

Jecca Lee Ivie Johnson said...

Speak for yourself, I am looking for a house in Utah in three years time when kolby finishes up school! Suppose I should start fishing for one now!

Scott and Laura said...

That's so funny! Did you email her back?

mel said...

ash, I TOTALLY forgot she tried suing us!!! Wench! Being on a mission means you dont focus on people suing you as much, my parents dealt with that. :) Crazy lady. sad to say, i'm glad they went bankrupt. morons. Raymondo was better even with his trying to set his autistic son up on dates with us... and drama to fill the quota of my life! but hey, we're all still friends right?! yeah!!

Brian and chelsea said...

the ultimate crazy landlord = my motherinlaw