Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Don't people give you the shits

I have had an ongoing battle with one of my housemates.

Getting her to pay a bill on time is impossible. And if a late fee isn't incurred, then it doesn't matter. The fact that the bill is in my name and, up until I began to wait on her to pay her portion of the bill, I had a PERFECT record with the phone company doens't mean anything. Hell, my record was better than perfect. In four years I've only been charged a late fee once (maybe twice), and I usually put my account into credit when paying the bill. Not anymore.

I have also had to fight to get her to clean the litter tray that her cats primarily use. She never wanted to clean it. I had to ask her for about three times solid to scrape the tray in the morning. When she finally did she took out the solids but left the smelly stuff in there. Tally another fight to get her to scrape that up too. And she's been 'forgetting' for about a week solid.

She had a go at me a few weeks ago for not cleaning up after myself (i.e wiping the bench) after I cook. Then she got a full time job. Dishes constantly left on the sink, the benches always dirty. She never does her own washing. Her boyfriend does it, and just leaves it in the machine for the nest person who does washing to stick in the dryer. Which I have stopped doing. I just put it back on top of the pile (read mountain) that's constantly in the laundry. The very small, communal laundry. Where we also keep the litter tray that never gets cleaned.

Then there was the cat hair. Four cats (one longhaired, hers, naturally) create ALOT of hair. So I asked her if she could vacuum the floors once during the week, I'd do it once, and it would still remain a weekend task. The first two weeks I was the only one who did it. Then she chooses to tell me that she'd rather do it on the weekend. So I arranged for the person who would do the floors on the weekend to do them on a Tuesday instead. I'd still do the floors on a Thursday. She's done it once. Bitching and complaining the whole time. That was two weeks ago. I've reminded her, and asked her several times this week about doing the floors. They're not done. Next weekend, when we have our big house inspection clean, I'm not cleaning anything. In the week preceeding this I vacuumed twice, scrubbed the bathroom top to bottom, and cleaned the kitchen.

And to cap it all off we got a notice today to say that we're two weeks behind in our rent. Two of us in the house are paid up until NEXT friday. Guess who's behind? When I handed her the letter she poo-poohed it and said it was nothing. So when she goes to give me the money so that I can pay it for her, guess who's going to tell her to shove it?

1 comment:

phishez_rule said...

I know that was a rather large post. But I had to get all of that out. I'm going to go nuts. There's a hell of a lot more background info on all of that stuff, which I didnt have the time or patience to express.