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I've been up for a half hour, and already I want to viciously stab the day with a dull knife.

I wake up super late, having only ten minutes to get outside to wait for my ride. I race in the bahtroom and wash my hair (we're throwing freight today, anyway, so I'll be sweaty stanky before i get home, so I bathe afterwards). I come downstairs and see the envelope on my chair that I used to turn in the rent checks, opened. I find a post it note attached to the checks saying that they cannot take two checks, that it has to be in one check or two money orders. Well, I remember when Andrea lived here, we had to do it that way, but my brother and I have been paying with seperate checks for the TWO YEARS he's lived here, and this was the first complaint. I also notice that it looks like she TAPED OUR FUCKING CHECKS TO THE FRONT DOOR in the open envelope. I'm glad we freaking got the things back.

I write a new check for the full amount and insert a note that says, "Sorry for the two checks. We've paid rent this way for over two years, with no problem. Paying with one check is EXTREMELY inconvenient for us, as our closest banks are quite far away and we are both pedestrians. We have automatic deposit for our checks because of this."

I stuff my feet in shoes and grab a muffin stolen from one of the roommates (I also woke up with a gigantic headache and so HUNGRY that I feel nauseated.) and go outside to drop the new rent check in the drop box and to wait for my ride. I stand outside in the freezing cold for ten minutes, muffin in hand, wondering where Ted is (as he's generally here by fifteen til, and I hadn't even gone outside until ten til) and check my phone. Three messages - one from Manager Jason saying that they're giving me the day off because the truck will be a day late, one from Ted stating the same and that he'll be here to pick me up at 345 Saturday morning, and one from my friend Joe in Texas. (Which helped, as I hadn't heard from him in forever.)

So, yeah. Some day off this is starting to be. Impromptu days off are supposed to be good, yes?

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britannica3
Oct. 5th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)
i don't understand why landlords can't take 2 checks. when i lived in an actual apartment complex they let us do 3 checks. and really, it's easier that way, so you know who didn't pay rent.
aubkabob
Oct. 5th, 2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
That's totally my thought on the matter. I worked in property management for a couple of years, and it was never an issue, even if we had fifteen checks for one place. My brother's closest bank branch is about an hour's drive away, and my closest branch, while only at the mall, still will take at least an hour round trip out of my day to just go deposit funds on foot.
aubkabob
Sep. 14th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
I found out why a bit later - basically, should one of the two checks bounce, they couldn't legally evict you, as they had taken payment for partial rent if the other check goes through. Makes sense, I suppose, but it's still a pain.

Though, thanks to me and a wrong split second decision, we can't write checks anymore and have to get money orders, anyway.
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aubkabob
Sep. 14th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
No worries, I find that I am constantly reading a lot of people's journals but don't feel like commenting. I wish that when that was the case, I could send a mental nudge or something so that people know I care!
bigstusexy
Oct. 5th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that happened to you. I also have no consoling words, I tried but I just can't think of any.

I did see you this morning and I started to say hello. I have no clue about some payment restrictions in the world it just doesn't make senes. As long as I pay you why isn't it acceptable, some places might even complain if you over pay them.
aubkabob
Sep. 14th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
A year later, it makes me laugh as I remember how silly I probably looked - standing outside at midnight holding a plate with a giant muffin on it on a random corner.
faetal
Oct. 5th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
if i had a car i'd come get you and make you hang out with me, but you probably dont want to get stranded somewhere with me, eh
kateri_kachina
Oct. 6th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
Shame you didn't check your messages before you rushed around. :) *hugs*
aubkabob
Sep. 14th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
I am absolutely horrid at checking my voicemails, even after this. By the time I generally check them, I usually have seven or more messages waiting for me.
mmmexperimental
Oct. 6th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Impromptu

being the word!

Impromptu days off have to get to the actual day off part to be enjoyable! Like 'sick' days they are a double-edged sword!
sweet_tiff4prez
Oct. 6th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
thats messed up.
and yeah she could have (if she could) slipped the envelope under the door.

yeah taping it to the door so someone can steal it is soooooo smart.
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