Ahhhh justice! I love when it gets served to those who deserve it.
A couple of years ago a friend of mine decided to move to my city. We had been roommates once before and realized that living together wasn’t really the best thing for us (especially when she “forgot” to pay rent for a few months and was out of the country) but I was happy to oblige when she asked if she could stay with me for a couple of weeks while she found her own place.
She arrived close to the end of the month and unloaded her car full of possessions throughout the house and moved into my bedroom with me and began her house and job hunt. She found a job quickly but the house hunt was another story. She had every excuse in the book to not look for places and live rent free with me instead. And then she began seeing someone and so she would stay out all night and expect me to let her in when the sun was coming up. She didn’t help with groceries or cooking and didn’t pitch in with chores around the house either. She spent her days watching TV and playing online and the weeks rolled by.
Finally I grew a polite spine and began asking what her plans were for house hunting. I offered to help her and I began to drop not so subtle hints that it was time for her to start figuring things out. After living off – erm with – me for just over two months she found a place and left.
Our friendship has had its ups and downs but we’ve remained close for the most part and I’m happy to say that we’ve both grown up a lot. I now have a spine and she has boundaries.
I got a call a few months back asking whether my husband and I would be able to help her friend move her things out of her place. Apparently this friend had a nightmare of a landlord and she needed to get out right away. My friend had volunteered her home for a few days until this girl found a new place. DH and I were busy so we were unable to help but I made a point to ask about the friend and how things were going. And I had to bite back laughter for the next six weeks as my friend increasingly complained about this girl who didn’t help with bills or groceries, wanted to be let in at all hours and had her stuff all over the place with no end in sight.
My friend has never mentioned a word about being slapped by the karma fairy but I think we both know that she got walloped pretty good. 1031-12