My week has definitely NOT gone how I originally thought it would.
It started off pretty well – things were going well at work, my birthday was quickly approaching, and I was only a few days away from a week of paid vacation at Value Village. However, then the completely unexpected happened. I came home from work during the week and my roommate was waiting for me with an eviction notes. I had until the 30th to move out of my house…
Suffice to say I was incredibly shocked and pissed off. While I don’t really want to get into it too heavily on Steepster, I think there are a lot of things that factor into what happened. For starters, I know that Trey, James, and myself have been growing apart for a while now. We used to go out regularly together, and drink frequently and at one point we even all worked together. Now? I’m working on average 65-70 hours a week between two jobs, barely drink anymore and when I AM home my spare time is spent quietly reading, drinking tea, learning Mandarin or cooking. Their spare time? Out partying, drinking at home or loudly gaming. Our interests don’t align anymore.
As well, both of them currently work at the same company – one which I am STRONGLY and vocally against. That’s always been a source of discord among us. Their company is basically one of those stupid insurance based MLMs – you know, the legal loophole to a pyramid scheme. I hate how it runs, and the cult like mentality of those who work there. Seriously, they would come home from work and continue to talk about NOTHING but work for a solid five hours whilst drinking. They’ve phone called every single one of our mutual friends AT LEAST twice to try and get them to sign up/join and if someone says no then they wont make time to hang out with them again in the future. If you’re not in then they don’t have time for you in their life. So, suffice to say things weren’t GREAT between us as far as roommates go because I refused to drink the kool aid – and while I was happy they were finding success and ‘fulfillment’ from their job, I definitely wished it was through a better/healthier outlet.
As far as my eviction? I hadn’t realized things between us had reached that level of distance yet. And yes, technically it was well within Trey’s right as landlord to evict me. I signed a lease agreement and by the most slimy of technicalities I also broke it giving him just cause to evict me. The frustrating part is that the aspect I broke in the agreement was broke MONTHS ago, and I’m pretty sure they only waited until now to evict me because they have someone else lined up to move in another one of their coworkers who I know was looking for a new place to live recently. So, now they’ll have a condo full of little pyramid scheme puppets and can all be cult-ish together.
Thankfully I was able to move in with my mother on really short notice, since I hadn’t been apartment hunting since I didn’t know I was going to be moving. It may have been the worst blizzard/storm of the year and it may have took _ten grueling hours in 95km/hour winds but I got all of my stuff out of the condo and into my mothers just a day after receiving my eviction letter. So, at the very least I don’t have to spend the rest of the month in a toxic environment where I know I’m not wanted – and I can enjoy my vacation in peace/silence. While moving back in with parents is anything but ideal, I’ve done it before under worse circumstances when my Saskatoon roommate raped someone in our house and I moved from Saskatoon to Regina OVERNIGHT so now I just move on and rebuild. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.
Rinse and repeat.
Oh, and the tea? Tasted like fruit loops! It was some much needed comfort in the chaos that was moving day. Seriously, it was the ONLY tea I drank all day during the crazy and it was the perfect moment of calm and quiet.
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