Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Great Apartment Hunt

It seems as though I'm always on the hunt for something, doesn't it?

Sorry it's been so long since I've written anything of any substance, but it's been a very busy month for me. I'm finally going to school (college, that is), and I've been preoccupied with jumping through hoops and filling out paperwork. I also got a (very) part-time job driving a (very) large truck. Yes, I've been busy.

Now, it's time for the final thing on my list of things to do: Find a place to live.

And I thought job hunting was hard. Finding a decent apartment at a decent price is impossible. Most property management companies require you to have three times the income as the price of rent and utilites. That means that between my job and my student loans, I can afford a $300/month apartment. Unfortunately, those do not exist. Ok...let's try option two.

A room for rent. Sounds easy enough. Unless, of course, you have a two year old son that's going to be staying with you a few nights a week. I live in a college town. Everyone that's seeking a roommate wants to party hard. I'm sorry, but I never really liked Andrew W.K. I'm sure there has to be an older couple somewhere in this town with a room for rent, but unfortunately they haven't figured out how to use Craigslist yet.

One last thought: If you have a room for rent, and have a preference on the sex of your roommate (which is totally legal, as long as it's shared living space), you should put that in the ad. You could at least tell me when I come over to view the room, or when I'm filling out the application. I'm baffled by why you decided to waste both your time and mine. I guess it's for the better, because I'd rather live in a cardboard box than live with an idiot.

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