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  •  You don't know me or what I've been through. nt (0+ / 0-)
    •  I do now, you've complained about it enough (0+ / 0-)

      in this diary. You're someone who has no empathy for a man going through a custody battle, especially when it costs you a few nickels.

      I noticed crickets from you on my other comment to you, yet it's clear you read it. Big surprise.

      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 02:46:19 PM PDT

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      •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

        I lost something over two thousand dollars sympathizing with that former tenant who was going through a custody fight. First time, last time. When I went through a custody fight to keep my own kid, my landlord at the time did not help me pay my lawyer. Luckily, I did find a great lawyer who handled part of my case pro bono, so later, when I had rented my house to someone in similar trouble, I passed along as much of that good luck as I could afford to. Imo it's pathetic that you want to twist that good hearted gesture around to make some points on a comment thread.

        Obviously, your sympathy for the suffering of others does not extend to landlords who have been cheated out of their rent. It seems you are one of those I wrote about in another comment, one who believes that all landlords have deep pockets, that the landlord has a house (with a mortgage, but let's ignore that!), the landlord has more than you, the landlord can easily afford to pay your bills for you, so it's fair to saddle your landlord with your living costs. News flash: the insults you heap on me in this comment thread will not keep you from being evicted again if you stop paying your rent.  

        Contrary to the conclusion you have jumped to about me being a 1 percenter, that couple thousand dollars represented most of my entire savings at the time. I couldn't afford that gesture and I shouldn't have done it. The loss of that money led to some scary times for me, some difficulties in paying my own rent, but I worked hard and cleaned and painted and weeded and found some new tenants who paid the rent for a while, until they moved out and stole my refrigerator, owing me rent btw.

        I realize that these times have been hard for everyone. But the landlord always wants the rent.

        You could congratulate me on my fortitude for finding a way to hang on to my house, particularly because you lost your house so you know what that's like. Like, you wouldn't be posting all these negative comments about landlords on this thread because you are bitter about losing your house, would you? No, I'll never believe that.

        You of all people would recognize the monumental effort it would have taken you to keep your house. You knew at the time you could save your house by renting it out, but there's always those questions: what if the tenants get in to the house then don't pay the rent? What do I do then? What if they won't vacate after I've gone to the expense to get them evicted? What then? How can I get some tenants in who will pay the rent, when tenants who won't are filling the niche? Will I be on the hook to pay the mortgage while these people are living in my house for free? (Yes, you will). What to do, what to do?

        The landlord always wants the rent. All of it. On time. I didn't make the world this way, it's a fact of life in modern America. We 99%ers are all wage slaves, and part of the wages go to pay the rent.

        RE the crickets. I have been at work today. Sorry it was an inconvenience to wait for a reply.

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