Ahh yes, it’s that time of year where housing plans (uncertainties?) cause unnecessary confusion in our otherwise quiet lives. It all started some time ago when my current roomies and I decided (or so I thought anyway) that we wanted to stay in the same apartment next year. Easy enough decision, this is a nice, quiet and large place. So, what do normal people do? They renew their lease for the next year, and go on to do the regular things they do and don’t think about this since it is done.
No, that my friends, would be normal people. My roomies, on the other hand, need to look out for another place to stay after they’ve already signed for one place. No, heaven forbid, not before, but after. Why? That way they can cause even more confusion and chaos. Not only do they look, but find another place and commit BEFORE they’ve sorted out this current obligation.
The reason? On the surface, it’s something like “Oh, we’re not sure of financial support even for next year. We need to go to a home which is more… sought after, so we can just leave (as in it’s easier to find a replacement) after next fall finishing our courses ASAP”.
Translation, we’re a bunch of desis living too far away (10 min walk) from the desi hub and we are not strong enough to resist the gravitational forces emanating from that portion of town. Our women neighbours did it. So, since we aren’t bright enough to think, we need to do it too. (BUT THEY DIDN’T SIGN FOR THEIR CURRENT PLACE YOU MORONS. THEY HAD TO MOVE.)
Normal people will listen to rational arguments. Larger, quieter, CHEAPER home. No, but not these people.
Either way, it’s not my problem, it’s theirs. Or they can just pay for two homes or whatever they have to do to honour both commitments.
Right now I am having fun with the people who are coming to see the place. Like the girl who came yesterday, seemed, I would say, totally dazed the whole time. It’s odd when they expect some standard of living, and here we are, waaay below that. I don’t have a problem with replacing these guys since they’re, well, just people. But, why screw around with something that’s worked? Why complicate a seemingly simple scheme of events?
I don’t know, and don’t want to.