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asking to rent a room off someone you met 5 minutes ago... normal?

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posted on Mar, 15 2019 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Met my current landlord during a sort of fluke conversation in a street where it was mentioned he was unsure who to choose from with two tenants offering a deposit. Offered him nothing but a promise that I would pay the rent on time but could not offer a deposit due to situations beyond my control. I offered a handshake whilst saying "trust your judgement". Moved in two days later.

Just over a year now, ive never missed a payment, never caused any bother and they have always been one phone call away if I needed them.

I think the person is just desperate for a home, having shelter is pretty much secondary to food and water. Sometimes we face circumstances that validate asking around and putting a bit of pressure on others for survival, don't be so quick to judge


Don't get me wrong here, not saying it always works out but it can.
edit on 15-3-2019 by XXXN3O because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 15 2019 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

The only "off"'part about it is the pressuring you said he's doing to one guy who already said no.

It's stressful to move to a new city of you don't have a place to live. It's stressful if you DO have a place to live. Yall are going to be his work family for the foreseeable future, so I'm sure he's just thinking there must be a camaraderie amongst his fellow work mates that would make them prone to help him.

Some people are completely lacking social graces, too. Some people can't read body language and social cues. You know, the people who are fine, but "odd." And if he's a PhD, the probability for oddness and lack of social intelligence goes WAY up.



posted on Mar, 16 2019 @ 12:01 PM
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That's a lot of cringe at one time.



 
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