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12/08/2011

Broke but looking good

If you are a tenant, I’m sure you have had an excuse as to why you could not pay your rent. If you are a home owner, I’m sure things have happened that make you late on your mortgage. We all experience delays one way or another. It’s how we handle it that differentiates whether you’re a struggling individual or an outright loser.
As a landlord I hear all kind of excuses. Sometimes they are lame but sometimes they are good. However, this latest excuse was just plain stupid. So stupid that I had to laugh after real ing the tenant out about priorities.
This is how it started: the tenant comes in and says I can’t pay my rent could we please work with her and not kick her out. Naturally I ask why can’t you pay, her response

I have brought you the receipts to show I’m not lying. I had to take my clothes to the cleaners which cost $200 and then I had to take the rest of my clothes to the laundry, which cost me $150. By time I bought groceries and paid my cell phone bill I had no money left for rent! Read the rest of this entry »