Why can't things ever be EASY?!?!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I love Chicago. The city has been amazing. But...

This subleasing experience is quickly turning into a complete and utter nightmare, and I am so upset. I have been looking for other sublease options on Crai*gslist and am really hoping I can find something, because I am not ready to leave this city. There has been some crying, and it is currently 1:00 am and I can't sleep.

In short. {but not that short}

  • The girl I am subleasing from was best friends with my sis growing up. Figured I could trust her.
  • She has told a whole string of lies about how she was moving to Hawaii for work, didn't do that, went to SF, and is now going to Europe. First she was going to Europe for her job. It was supposedly a nonprofit company, which I was then told was a company that organized events for other companies. Now she's going to help a friend with something. And apparently, she doesn't even have a job.
  • I thought it was weird that she told me two dresses in the apartment were not hers, yet they were with her stuff.
  • She also told me she rented a truck and drove all her stuff to SF. Then that turned in to most of her stuff. I'm sorry, but all her stuff is still here. There is no way she did that.
  • I have NO tolerance for lies. I am such a tell it like it is person. I don't like liars. Obviously. Who does? Thought I should mention that.
  • Yesterday, my mom and I went out. We had a great time at the bean & after lunch, I hopped in a cab to go to TJ's for some groceries, then hopped in another cab to go back to the apartment. She said she had to leave because of allergies. She did appear to actually have allergies. I come back to find my $100 lululem*on hoodie missing. Let's not judge me for purchasing such an expensive hoodie. I work hard and live in this thing. I love it.
  • Apparently, she is a medium. I'm talking 6th sense, sees dead people medium. I am not one to judge. Do I believe in spirits? Yes. Do I believe that as she said the spirits were "messing with her" and took my hoodie, her iP*od, and her Uggs? NO. I do not.
  • Then there is her extensive lulule*mon collection. It just isn't adding up.
  • She also took the spare key. Since I don't trust that she's even going to Europe, I am completely uncomfortable with her having access to this unit. My cat and my things are here. My pets mean the world to me. I have to feel like my kitten is safe. I'd die if something happened to him. Things can be replaced. He can not.
  • She wasn't sure she was ok with me having both keys. She wanted one. But she wouldn't need it in Europe, would she?
  • The thing is, spirits don't take my things, and if this happens to her, how do I know that "they" won't take her key and come in here and mess with my things?
I just want this trip to be easy and fun. I love Chicago. I hope this one apt. that looks amazing is available. I love it. Great location and it looks fantastic. There also may be a sublease within this building.

Please think good thoughts for me. I do not want to leave but cannot stay in this unit. I have 2 days to sort this out. I do not trust her. At all. There shouldn't be any drama behind this situation, and all these things added up make me very, very nervous. Yes, I am neurotic, but there are just too many red flags.

I called J and he freaked out. He {of course} was worried about the kitten {loves animals like I do} and said he doesn't feel safe having me there once my mom leaves. He tends to balance things out when I freak out {which happens every so often}. I can overreact and tend to worry about every little thing. I'm fun like that. So knowing he is worried makes me even more uncomfortable.

This is not meant to be a "poor me" post. I am just really frustrated. I love this city and this is supposed to be an amazing experience. I am hoping it still will be. I just don't understand why things can't just be easy for once.


  1. Oh it sounds AWFUL!! I hope you get another sub lease, like, yesterday and can move out. And I would never judge what you spend your money on. You work insanely hard x

  2. Oh my goodness. Yes, I agree. Red flags everywhere!!

    I will be praying that you get a new apartment to lease very soon!!

  3. omg! Find a different place!!! That's what I would do. I wouldn't trust this girl either. grrrr She does not seem like a very nice person, and why must she lie so much? What is her deal?

  4. Can you have a deadbolt installed high on the door? Then keep the keys to yourself!

  5. Girl, I am very much praying for you and that things will work themselves out!!!! Love you :)

  6. Oh No! Don't you worry, things have a strange way of working themselves out, and often for the better! I know that it is easier said than done, but don't let the worry overcome you. If you do, you will end up with regrets and hating it there.

    If you want to take a trip up here to Ontario just let me know! It's only 7 hours and 460 miles ;)

  7. You don't know me from Adam (or Eve!) but I read your blog here & there..& geez! This girl sounds like a nut case! I would be pretty unhappy/uncomfortable, too. I DO like Suburban Princess's dead-bolt idea...

    Sending happy thoughts your way, for sure!

  8. OMG what a creep! How can she sleep at night? I hope she reads your blog to know that she has been outed as a Clepto! Maybe Dexter will claw her little hand as she goes to swipe something else of yours! Hope you find somewhere else to live soon!

  9. Wow, that sounds awful. I hope you can find some place else, I will keep you in my prayers.

  10. You need to get out of that apt. Witchcraft is real, and that's what it sounds like to me. She is taking your things, and it just sounds like a situation with extra stress. You don't need that. You can find another apt & it will be safer & better.

  11. Wow. How insane. THE SPIRITS took your hoodie? Seriously??? That is what she said? OMG!!!!!!! I have now heard it all.