living below our landlord

so this is an unusual post and i wouldn't normally think to commit such an act of self indulgence well i  would think to do it but not actually do it... here we are anyway.  
about landlords and living under them,  i mean literally in our current situtuation.
when we were looking for a place one of our main criterion was laundry in the building.  Of course when we were looking our *i'll refrain from name calling here* landlord, was very proud to inform us there was a washer and dryer that they would be willing, due to thier GRAcious genrous natures, to let us use them. 

 well that gave poor me, who's few kicks in life reside in mundane things such as having laundry in their building, the impression that this place has (had) laundry. 
well the short is, now it doesn't. we have been without this convience, which i believe few would agree laundry in your building is less in the category of  convenience and more in the category of necessity. 

as i went to pay rent on the 1st yesterday with a check filled out, all but the amount, i was hoping for some kind of consideration and adjustment not expecting more than 30 dollars off our already, really too high for this 2 bedroom that's really a one bedroom with an office, rent.  
well he was ready with no hesitation and some aggressive defense. he firmly stated that the full amount was fair, and that no where in the 15 page ,seriously have you ever signed a lease for an apartment that long?, was there any agreement to the building having laundry.  then as a tactic he has used in the past, he let's me know how much he has suffered in letting us use THEIR laundry with NO charge. 

If he wants to charge us, charge us! I just want to do our laundry, is that so much to ask!?

he came down with the novel of a lease in his hand spouting off the paragraph and page in which it states that he has the smallest weener on the block and there is no such agreement to laundry.  Based on principal i shouldn't have wrote the whole amount right there but you never know what a boy who pretends to be a man might do. i wasn't about to have him throwing a tantrum in our living space, honetsly his demeanor was so disgusting i just wrote it and tryed to get him out as quick as possible. plus we were on our way to feast and "conflict and contention are in no-wise permited". 

obviously the issue still has me in its clutch, but ooo it feels so nice to vent here, since i know noone really reads this. if you do read this feel free to leave comments, what would you have done. oh and BTW there is no promise of the machines being fixed... if you are reading this and are one of those people who has kindly let us use thier machines, thank you, thank you, thank you. 

what's more interesting is what becomes so important to for me it's laundry, i guess i really am a full fledged house wife.

thanks for sharing this experience with me.  


  1. Wow, he sounds like Miyuki. Especially the bit about suffering in letting you use his laundry machine. It made me chuckle a little, in remembrance. I would have done the same thing in your situation. :)

  2. I'm reading this now! I love you. How are your friends in Japan? How sad...prayers are with them. I'm glad though you guys are here now.