It’s the 21st of the month y’all. If you haven’t paid your rent by now…when the fuck ARE you going to pay it?!
I called a lady today and told her that if she didn’t get her rent into me by the time I get here tomorrow – we have a night drop – that I was going to send her paperwork to the attorney for eviction.
You’re thinking to yourself, “Damn, Sassy…you’re a bitch!”
Yeah, well…here’s a little background. Previous managers here have apparently been letting this woman get away with this for QUITE some time…and it’s continued since I’ve managed here because, well…a precedence has been set. 48 times this woman has been late with her rent. FORTY-EIGHT. Let that sink in for a minute, you guys.
Like I said, I called her and said it had to be here tomorrow when I got here or her paperwork is being sent to the attorney. Which will incur legal fees, because evictions aren’t cheap.
She says to me, “But Sassy…can’t you help me out?”
No, I can’t. You told me first, that you’d pay it on the 11th. Then you told me you’d pay it on the 18th. Now you’re telling me you’re going to pay it on the 25th? I’ve helped you by giving you 21 days to pay your rent. I will not allow 22 days. If it’s not here when I get here in the morning, you will be sent for eviction. This has gone on long enough! (…extreeeeeeemely long pause of silence – if I learned anything, the art of winning a battle is the first person that breaks the silence loses. I rarely lose these stand-offs…)
So you’re not going to help me out, huh?
I’ve already helped you out – now you need to help me out. Pay your rent or move out. Period. (…more silence…I win.)
How long does this take?
The paperwork that the process server gives you will explain what you need to do. (more silence…I win again, bitches!)
So if I pay you Friday anyway, will you take it?
Not unless the attorney advises me to do so. There will be legal fees that will become part of your balance due.
Days like this make me want to slam my face onto my desk. Hard.