Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Settlement and Broken Air

Tonight, while sitting with a friend and drinking scotches at a local steak house bar, I received a CC of an email that my roommate sent to his dad concerning the coming settlement of our house. Keep in mind that there are three names on the deed, me, him and his dad. The house settles on August 15th and we are allowed to live here until the 23rd. He has known these dates for close to 4 months since the house first went under contract. Anyway, the Carbon Copy email to his dad was alerting him that settlement was on the 23rd, which is wrong. Its on the 15th and you would think, that somebody who owns a house, who is settling and making money on that house, would know the date of their own settlement. Listen, he is a busy person; getting married soon, in med school, etc etc.....however, have some respect and know your own settlement date. My friend who was drinking with me tonight even knew that the email and date was wrong before I even said anything. I'm the one who is going to have to set up the closing, and order a power of attorney so his dad can sign for him, but how is this all going to happen if he cant even get the dates straight. Anyway, im drunk, but on top of that email I received tonight when I get home and the air conditioner is broken. Its fucking 80 degress in my room right now. Im piseed. I got home from being away for the weekend on Sunday, and when I got home the house was freezing and thermostat was on 60 degrees and Ive told him in the past that if you keep it that low then its going to break. Well, it broke again but he never realizes that he is doing anything wrong. its absolutely crazy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One summer, it must have been 90 plus putside, I wake up to see that my air conditioner is missing from the common area where I put it. At first, I was worried that someone stole it ( where i used to live it would have been a possibility)I walked around to the other side of the house to see that my two roommates just "borrowed" it and hooked it up in their room..apparently they didnt feel the need to even think to ask me first. I had put it the common area to cool off the rest of the apartment and with the intention of benefitting everyone else..and I was nice enough to do that. I could have easily just kept it in my room all to myself which i had every right to do since it was my brand new barely used air conditioner that I paid for. But as usual, what started off as a thoughtful gesture was taken advantage of.