Landlords, and their lording of land

I swear that time never moved so fast until I had to start paying rent. As soon as I write one soul-crushing check, the next one is due. Where the hell did my month go?

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5 Responses to “Landlords, and their lording of land”

  1. PenaltyBOXXX Says:

    Since you don’t actually own anything when you pay rent, don’t you think there should be a law that requires landlords to provide you with tangible goods as well as a place to stay?

    Each month could be a surprise. You go and drop off your rent check and your landlord gives you a crate of clementines. Or maybe the next month your landlord gives you five new dish towels. Maybe on the third month you get a dog-eared copy of “Empire Falls”. Next month you get a bottle of antifreeze.

    You know…just to tip the scale.

  2. PenaltyBOXXX Says:

    PS, we can all afford houses in Abington, MA like right this second.

  3. indeedindeed Says:

    it’s not even close to michigan. you can get foreclosed houses (even in cities not named detroit) for 15, 20 grand.

  4. PenaltyBOXXX Says:

    I’m sure that’s true, but I think the reason those houses are so cheap is the lack of jobs.

    If I had $100,000 to blow, maybe I’d buy a few houses out there and make them affordable renting…but that seems like the worst job in the world.

  5. indeedindeed Says:

    the worst job in the world is buying someone’s foreclosed house and then renting it back to them. all of the joy of personal, face-to-face depression exploitation.

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