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?
Until next time,