Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Roommate Trouble-Part 2

Yikes. This weekend was nuts. Rent was due on the 1st but my roommate Tommy said he wouldn't have it until the following Friday(the 5th) so we talked to the landlord and let him know that we were going to be late because we were waiting on Tommy. On Friday Chris asked me to text the guys and see if they deposited rent in his account so he could cut the check and bring it to the landlord(his phone was still messed up) so I did and I end up talking to Ian who says he laid his on my bed and when I asked if Tommy did too he said he didn't know(keep in my mind the two are best friends..they work together, drive together-because Tommy doesn't have a car, act the same, everything) so I text Tommy and get a reply at 3:50PM saying "Hey i won't have rent til next week had 2 pay school first". I was furious. We waited for him and he knew he wasn't going to have it before Friday. It would have been nice to know so I could have saved a little bit of extra money but thankfully Garrett, Chris and I split his part $260.00(I know you can laugh...who only pays $260 for rent..and still can't afford it) but we had enough and went to talk to our landlord to see what we could do. I told him everything. Everything I refrenced here. We told him we wanted off the lease and we were sick of caring a 23 year old loser. He completely understood and since he is a lawyer he also gave us some advice. I kept apologizing because I felt so immature and stupid for allowing someone like him to live with me. I put myself in that situation. He told us that if Tommy didn't pay him by Monday he would serve us with a 3 day eviction notice as if he didn't get all of the rent and then he would take Ian and Thomas off the lease and sign a new lease with the three of us. He would also charge Tommy a late fee so it was pretty obvious that he wouldn't be able to pay it since he didn't have the money in the first place. I gave him a check dated for the following Saturday as a pet deposit for Zoey and he asked me about the cat that Ian had talked to him about because he hadn't made any payments or anything. I told him the cat was still there and he was upset that Ian would screw him over like that so he wrote up a 7 day eviction letter for Ian unless he gets rid of the cat. I also got a text from Tommy telling me that his ex-wife and kid were at the house. He could have at least asked if we minded. A kid is a responsibility. You can't have parties when a kid needs to go to sleep early. Ridiculous. Plus on the top of that he didn't even pay rent so I figure why not add insult on injury. I hate feeling so powerless against people who have no right to have so much power. We gave them power by being their friend and they have used it to hurt us and get what they want. Either way they didn't come home Friday night until we were all asleep in bed. Wimps.

Anyways Saturday is really when the shit hit the fan. We woke up early like I planned and Chris and I picked Erica up for some garage saling. It was really fun and we found some sweet stuff. Not as much as last time but we still scored. We then went to Dicks Wings for lunch and then headed home to play some drinking games we wanted to teach Erica. Fast forward to later that night. Everyone comes home at the same time and Mike and Erica are now over so Garrett, Chris and I all start playing this really cool game I bought recently called "I Never..." a little ways in to the game my friend Lindsay joins us and we all are joking and laughing and having a good time. Well Ian and Thomas invited over Casey(Bris roommate) and her boyfriend and so they were all outside(ex-wife included) playing music and talking under the car port. We would join them every once and while when someone had to do a dare or when the smokers in the group needed a break. It was always really uncomfortable. Ian was in the kitchen at one point and I mentioned to him about what the landlord said since I hadn't seen him last night. He was all like, "Well Tommy is moving out in the next couple of days..and blah blah blah and how it really didn't have anything to do with him or something like that" Then he asked me if we minded keeping it down because the kid was asleep and I responded "I show the same tpe of respect that I get." Erica, Mike and I were listening to music in the dining room when they came in from outside(I guess one of the neighbors called the cops about a noise complaint-I found that out later). Then Lindsay went home around 1AM and we continued to listent to music and clean up. Garrett and Chris were acting really funny and cleaning things up so I was a little uncomfortable. Then Tommy starts slamming the doors and telling us to shut up. The music really wasn't that loud. By this time I think he had been drinking all night so maybe he had grown some balls. Then he yelled something about me being a whore or white trash or something like that. He basically was trying to start a fight and I said "What?" and then he pulled the silverware drawer out and said something about cutting me. By this point I was pissed because who the hell is he and so I said "What are you going to stab me with my own knife?" Erica and Mike are holding me back because I couldn't take it anymore. There comes a line when I can't just ignore whats going on and I have to say something. He kept yelling and Ian came in to hold him back and then got in Chris's face so I called the cops. He had technically threatened my life and then I found out why Chris and Garrett were being so weird-Tommy had gone into the Wii Room-which has a blow up mattress in it for friends to sleep over in and peed all over the mattress and floor(knowing full well that Mike and Erica were going to spend the night). I was livid so we started cleaning up while we waited for the cops and supposedly Tommy went for a walk(he has 2 felonies so the cops aren't his best friends) with Ian. Yesterday I listened to my messages and heard this awful message that he left me when he went for a walk about how I was whore and he hoped I died and how he hated me and all this awful stuff. Our landlord had told me that by law I can't deny him access to the house(even though most everything in it is mine) because he is on the lease so when they came back I had to open the door. Tommy starts saying how he can't believe I called the cops and all this crap and I'm like you are acting crazy. Then he wants to fight Chris and goes outside and takes his shirt off while Ian keeps pushing him back. Chris and I are standing by the door and Chris goes "We really aren't going to miss you Tommy" and then Tommy pushes Ian hard and we all jump out there to protect Ian. Well that just pisses Ian off because here he is attempting to help both situations(he was on Tommys side more) and so he pushes Tommy and he falls and supposedly the next day I found out that he broke his arm or something like that. I shut the door and Tommy ended up walking to the end of our road to wait for the cops. Ian stayed in the kitchen and talked to us but after all his stupid behavior he was still standing up for Tommy. I guess as a best friend you do those things but what does that make us. When does he start standing up for us...we use to be his friends too. Ian went to check on Tommy and then I got a call that the cops were there so Chris and I walked down to the end of the road to talk to the cop. While we were walking to meet the cop Tommy and Ian passed us and Tommy called us a "Piece of shit". I talked to the cop for a little while. He was really nice. I ended up feeling really bad that I was wasting his time when people are out there dying but I knew I needed a police report in order to have proof that it happened. He basically told us there was nothing that we could do because he was tenant(Note to self and any reader-never let someone else be on the lease with you-sublease) and that due to the fact that he didn't want to hurt himself and he was intoxicated we should just let him sleep it off. When I woke up in the morning I noticed there were broken beer bottles all over the backyard(they know I have 2 dogs) and they had smashed a printer all up so there was glass all over the porch outside. They also ruined my small grill and smashed my thermastat out in the road so there was glass every where. I took pictures of everything. I didn't see any of them Sunday and I was hoping they had left but they were there Monday morning. We have just been ignoring them and I called our landlord and told him what happened yesterday. He came over last night and gave Tommy the 3 day evicition notice and supposedly he said he was moving out. The landlord also said that if the kid and wife were going to stay there anymore they had pay $100.00 for each. I honestly don't feel like enough was done. I want him out of the house now. Neither Ian or Tommy have apologized and Ian picked up most of the glass outside yesterday. As soon as he moves out I am going to get a restraining order so he can't come over anymore. Ian can be quite devious and would invite him over to stay after he has moved out so I am going to do all in my power to stay ahead of him. Ian pays rent but isn't worth the stress. I want to live with friends. People that respect me and my belongings and the people I love. I also want to be around people who have morals. That don't steal and cheat or feel like the world owes them something.

1 comment:

Erica Thomas said...

My oh my. It sounds even more dramatic when I read it. I still can't believe all that happened, but just focus on the fact that he won't be there that much longer and as for Ian...well, december really isn't that far away when you think about it...