I am blatently stealing the “open letter” concept from another blog I read. This is not uncommon for me. I also stole the “reader asks” format from Megan. Hey, I never said I was original. Just ranty!
Dear former landlord:
I am so glad I no longer rent from you. And even more glad that after this rental application I will never ever have to rely on you for anything ever again.
I am a GOOD TENANT. You of all people should have recognized that. I lived next to you for almost two years. I was friendly and respectful and didn’t have parties or do anything more rowdy than crank my iPod when doing the dishes.
I know we didn’t always see eye to eye, but I thought we had reached some kind of understanding over the years.
So please tell me where you get off giving me a crappy reference for my new apartment? Where do you get off telling them that I was DIRTY. Where do you get off charging the CBC almost TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS to clean the place? Especially after you I had knocked on your door and asked to borrow a vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies and you said NOT TO BOTHER.
If it was a big deal, you should have said so upon the ‘march-out.’ I would have done something about it. No, it wasn’t spotless when I left. Yes, I burned the carpet with an iron once. But come on.
I was a 20-something single gal. You, a woman who cleans for a living. So yes, my standards of cleanliness and yours NATURALLY were going to be different.
Here’s hoping I never have to rent from someone like you again.
A very disgruntled and resentful,
Jackie S. Quire.
PS. I signed my lease today!