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Flatmate Frustrations

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A couple of weeks ago, my reasonably new flatmate who moved in around the second week of August mentioned to me that she got a job back down the coast where she’s originally from. Which basically meant, she would be moving out again. She said she had handed in her notice at work and her current roster finished at the end of this month.

Anyway, so I figured I’d have to re-start my search again. Bummer. And then, last week, I barely saw her around. She is a shift worker so it isn’t unusual. I saw her briefly last Tuesday and spoke to her before I went to bed. On Friday, I messaged her saying that I was away for the weekend. But I never heard back. Tonight, I got home from the gym and noticed her bedroom door was left open. And then I noticed that none of her stuff was in there. She had moved out her stuff. Sometime today. And hadn’t told me she was moving. I checked the rest of the house and yep, she’d definitely moved out. There was nothing in the bathroom, in the linen closet, in the kitchen. And she hadn’t even left a note. Nor left the keys.

In this day and age, my first reaction was to post a status on Facebook about how confused I was. JK saw it and rang me and we talked for a while. Finally, after all that, I sent her a text. Hoping she would reply. And wondering what I’d do if she didn’t. Fortunately, she did. Confirmed she had moved out. And that she forgot to message me. But she would return the keys tomorrow.

It means though I’m in a bit of a pickle. I have to hunt for a flatmate without having rent coming in as a backup. It’s frustrating.

So any sane people out there looking for share accommodation? It’s a pretty good place I live in. And I’m a great flatmate. I promise!

What’s the most frustrating thing a flatmate/someone you relied on has done to you?

Do share!

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Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Zita
    26 September 2014 at 12:25 am

    Oh how frustrating and a little rude I think! If I was moving to Sydney I’d totally apply to be your flatmate!
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  • Zita
    26 September 2014 at 12:25 am

    Oh how frustrating and a little rude I think! If I was moving to Sydney I’d totally apply to be your flatmate!
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  • Pinky Poinker
    26 September 2014 at 8:40 am

    That was a bit annoying. I would have been cranky about the short time. I must admit I had great flatmates back in the day but I’ve heard some disaster stories.
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  • Pinky Poinker
    26 September 2014 at 8:40 am

    That was a bit annoying. I would have been cranky about the short time. I must admit I had great flatmates back in the day but I’ve heard some disaster stories.
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  • R's Mom
    26 September 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Jeez! Thats so unbelievable…how can someone be so rude 🙁

  • R's Mom
    26 September 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Jeez! Thats so unbelievable…how can someone be so rude 🙁

  • Amrita
    26 September 2014 at 5:14 pm

    That’s so annoying! And rude!
    I have my share of flatmate stories from Canberra. The worst being when my flatmate’s boyfriend started living at our place (he was also her boss and generally not a nice person), eating all our food, using our toileteries (yuck!) and behaving like all was hunky dory. When the rest of us brought it up she got very upset and moved out the same day!

    All the best for your flatmate hunt!

  • Amrita
    26 September 2014 at 5:14 pm

    That’s so annoying! And rude!
    I have my share of flatmate stories from Canberra. The worst being when my flatmate’s boyfriend started living at our place (he was also her boss and generally not a nice person), eating all our food, using our toileteries (yuck!) and behaving like all was hunky dory. When the rest of us brought it up she got very upset and moved out the same day!

    All the best for your flatmate hunt!

  • Rajlakshmi
    27 September 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I remember reading your prev post on flatmate hunting. Well, she could have atleast informed. Good luck … hope you find a better flatmate soon.
    My worst experience was when one of my previous flatmate bit the other flatmate , so well … that was creepy and scary.
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  • Rajlakshmi
    27 September 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I remember reading your prev post on flatmate hunting. Well, she could have atleast informed. Good luck … hope you find a better flatmate soon.
    My worst experience was when one of my previous flatmate bit the other flatmate , so well … that was creepy and scary.
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  • Bikram
    29 September 2014 at 8:24 pm

    oops..

    well here is something to think about , make sure when the next one comes you tell them you will keep a rent of ONE month and you need a notice of a month at least .. if not then you have the months rent in advance ..

    All the best with the search.. if it was UK I would have got a LINE ready..

    Take care
    Bikram
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  • Bikram
    29 September 2014 at 8:24 pm

    oops..

    well here is something to think about , make sure when the next one comes you tell them you will keep a rent of ONE month and you need a notice of a month at least .. if not then you have the months rent in advance ..

    All the best with the search.. if it was UK I would have got a LINE ready..

    Take care
    Bikram
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