A Classic Friend MVWR
MVWR was a friend I met in the dorms this past year. I always wondered why her roommate couldn’t stand her and treated her so poorly. I found out. We moved in a two bedroom apartment, which I found by myself and it was a joint lease. So when we moved in, she immediately suggested we take bubble baths together and have sleepovers in each others rooms. NO!
Then we went to Walmart to shop for apartment appliances. We needed a microwave, toaster, silverware, trashcan, trash bags–all the things that are “joint” purchases for the whole apartment. My part of the total was $300. She said, “Oh well I’ll let your take care of this stuff and I’ll decorate the apartment.” At first, I left it, not wanting to create a fight but was hoping she’d pay me back half. So three weeks later, she paid me (barely) half back. Then came grocery shopping time and she told me that I should buy the groceries and she would drive us to Walmart. The mega store is less than a mile away and we have a free bus and I again said no. She constantly ate my food, used my detergent and didn’t pay for anything. She said I should pay the electricity and she pay cable. I wanted to split it, but she refused to give me her Social Security number, so I couldn’t put her name on the electricity.
So by October, we were falling out. I already didn’t like her too much. She was obnoxious. She would beat on my door constantly when I tried hiding from her and would always invite herself to where ever I went. I never liked hanging out with her and there about 10 people at the university that liked her. She stopped paying her rent and since it was a joint lease, we were equally responsible. My rent was paid in advance so she used my surplus to cover up her lack of payments. There was nothing the apartment people can do, nor did they care.
She has now left for the summer and I’m sure she’s going to screw the people she signed a lease with next year because she’s not coming back. She didn’t have money issues–she just wanted to screw me over.