Friday, June 20, 2014


My rent  went up 36 bucks a month. They want me to sign a new lease.
I resisted the urge to do what I usually do and go down to the office to raise hell and start asking in a whiny voice what they are going to do with my 36 bucks a month.
"We're replacing the roof" they will say.
"But my apartment already came with a roof didn't it? I've had a roof all along." I will tell them.
"Its a cost of living increase" they will say.
"Cost of living? Whose cost of living?  You are going the wrong direction here. If you want to decrease the cost of living you should be LOWERING my rent" I will say.
Of course, none of this makes any sense to them at all, even if it makes perfect sense to me, and the end result is that they just think I'm a smart ass prick, and for the next year we will make each others lives miserable.
So I went ahead and kept my mouth shut, signed the lease and slid it under their door in the middle of the night.


Anonymous said...

Not much one can do about the cost of living. Getting worse and worse.

Martijn said...

My rent has been going up & up to the toppermost of the poppermost since ever. It was 'to match the steady rise in house prices', they said. House prices had been going up since 1945 (perhaps the Nazi's built cheap houses, I don't know). But then in 2008, house prices dropped. But do you think my rent went down? Forget it, buster!

Anyway, nice to read your blog, as Always, Steve. Hey hey!