This evening, our landlord came over to collect rent; should have been a normal meeting albeit a little awkward since our housemate Steph has basically been MIA since last month after getting with her boyfriend. Yes, she does seem to be acting like that girl, ya know the one who forgets her ‘friends’ (yes, it is deliberately in quotations to which I’ll get to) when she has a new boyfriend. I have noticed a pattern of this over the past few months with the different guys she has tried to get with, one of the primary criteria for finding a new boyfriend appears to be who will spend the most money on her; draw your own conclusion.
Anywho, back to this evening. So I was in the middle of a race on Blur (awesome game) when Raj (our landlord) knocks at the door, sadly I couldn’t finish the race as I threw down the controller. So Raj walks in & sits down as he gets his rent book out so I say I’ll go & call Steph from her room (today will be the first time I’ve seen her in over a month). Raj takes our rent & asks about when we will be able to pay the next lot for next year….here is the fun bit. Steph pipes up & says “Oh I won’t be here next year but these guys don’t know yet”….I’m standing right here.
So Raj looks at her in shock and then looks at me, I look at Steph; stunned. We say nothing to each other until Raj leaves. On his way out he says quietly to me “Jesus Christ”, in a non-spoken agreement that what she just did is absolutely ridiculous, disrespectful, and pathetic.
When Raj leaves Steph tries to make a quick & quiet exit by not talking to me and heading straight upstairs as she always does due to the fact that she can’t handle any form of confrontation even though in most situations she is the root cause of the whole thing. So I shout her & she replies with the self-defensive yes that she does when she thinks an argument is about to break-out in an effort to strike first.
I ask her to come downstairs to explain herself, I’m still stunned at the point and have opted to stay this way so I don’t rip her fucking head off, we have let so much go in the past what with bailing her out three fucking semesters in a row when she has spent all of her student loan on god know’s what and never offered to pay it back…this is the biggest reason for us resenting her in the first place but we have tried to cover up this and we have kinda accepted that due to the fact that she is so fucking selfish we won’t be seeing any of it back.
Shortfall of money left by Steph (conservative) First One
Estimated average living costs of £30.00 a week
Mid-November 2011 to first week of January 2012
Calculated pay back: £210.00
third week of March to second week of April 2012
Calculated pay back: £120.00
second week of June to third week of July 2012
Calculated pay back: £180.
Shortfall of money left by Steph (conservative) Year Two
I should note that Steph did pay £90.00 back. Bryony and Steph agreed that she should pay back £50.00 for food, she also owed money to Bryony as she got £30.00 to live off over new year so I’ll subtract this from my calculations.
Mid-November 2012 to first week of January 2013
Calculated pay back: £120.00 (£90 factored in)
I should also mention that Bryony took Steph to her stepmother’s house for christmas. Her stepmum bought her a boatload of christmas presents, as did Bryony; this is how it is repaid.
Anywho, back to the delightful story. We walk into the living room and I ask what was all that about & she informs me that she is going to move back into Halls with ‘friends’. So I ask why & she says it just isn’t working out (I am not showing I am angry with her btw) and I bring up the fact that she should have probably told her this earlier & she said “I just feels awkward”.
YES IT DOES FEEL FUCKING AWKWARD!!!!! YOU HAVE MADE IT AWKWARD!!!! You seem to create scenarios in your own head in which we are ignoring you or doing something to you and you then reinforce this with your own paranoia and come to the conclusion that it is our fault. If you would just start talking to people about problems you have with them instead of just hiding away then you wouldn’t end up in this sort of situation.
So after everything we have done for you which includes putting ourselves in financial hardship because you are too irresponsible to handle your own money (Over £6,000 a year + Scholarship + Bursary) and then not pay Bryony back, then yell at us because you broke up with your boyfriend; feel bad about it and then get moody and storm up to your bedroom when we ask why you haven’t done your washing up…then you pull this fucking stunt.
Turns out breaking up with Josh was a good thing in the end because I actually like Rob, but anywho.
Yes I am realising this blog post has gone from a story to me talking directly to Steph.
Urgh, I’m done. You are the most selfish person I have ever met & I’m done with you. Goodbye.
Note: To my friends who read this, please don’t go after Steph. This is between housemates so no hacking or any shit like that, regardless of how enjoyable it might be.