Just how irresponsible can you be in life and get away with it? I see irresponsible people every day. I hear about them on the news, in conversations, witness their idiocies and apparent complete lack of awareness that their actions have consequences and that they need to think before they act.
I was recently confronted by an act of such heartless irresponsibility that I was floored by it. I stopped minding my own business and gave that person a piece of my mind. I knew that doing this would not change anything, because even as I told him off, he was oblivious to what he had done and how many people he had screwed over in various ways. I felt that this was the last straw for me and that irresponsible people need to be confronted, and have their actions thrown in their face.
This person signed a lease starting July 1st with a roommate. He then suddenly decided to go out West (way across the country) to work “temporarily” to make money. Throughout this time, he was offered on several occasions to see if the lease could be cancelled or if the roommate could transfer to another place and share the rent with someone else, etc. Every time, this unspeakable jerk insisted that he wanted to keep their apartment and he was coming back, that he was out there making money for a better life for them, and bla bla bla … Not once did he decide to be honest and give his roommate a chance to turn things around.
Instead, he waited until 10 days before the moving date to call her and tell her that he was never coming back and did not want the apartment.
Let me remind you that he signed the lease.
And he thinks he did the right thing. She was ready to move in 10 days. We had boxes, furniture, a rental truck, small appliances, were all set to purchase a fridge for them, we even had groceries (basics) prepared.
Everyone moves on July 1st in Quebec, so there are not many apartments left and on her own, she can’t afford it.
I only hope that if there is a penalty to pay for cancelling at the last minute, he is the one who pays. I hope they go after him and garnish his wages.
At some point, oblivious people who do unspeakable things to others have to pay.
Karma is a bitch.
But thankfully, she always finds you.
It’s only a matter of time.
Keeping my fingers crossed that she can either find a better room mate or that HE is held accountable for his rude and thoughtless actions….
I was almost tempted to include his name, but I’m classier than that, I guess. I still believe this should be widely known so that other people who have to deal with him can protect themselves.
Could you file a Small Claims action against him in Canada? That would put on record how much he has cost you and your daughter.