Crazy Landlord

I have recently arrived back home in Cerritos. Why I came back I will mention in another entry; right now I would like to record an important experience while it is still fresh. In my entire life, I have never met a more unreasonable person than my landlord in San Francisco. I do not want to go too much into detail, but I will give one example. She decided to deduct $50 from my security deposit because the chair that I had on the carpet left imprints. One would think that any adult would understand that when something is placed on carpet that it will leave a mark, but apparently not my previous landlord. If she had expected me to not put anything on the carpet that would have been unreasonable as well since the carpet covered most of the room.

I am convinced that her unreasonable personality is a result of bad experiences and the want to make money, the primary source being the former. After having a few encounters with her, it is difficult to imagine how she could have turned out like this if it were not due to her life experience. I can only imagine how difficult it is for her to form lasting relationships. Exacerbating her unreasonable character was the want of money. If I had not left imprints on the carpet I am sure she would have tried to think of another excuse to deduct money.

This experience has significantly increased my self-control. I cannot tell you how much I wanted to insult her, yell at her and make her suffer; I even played out scenarios in my mind. Luckily, I did not act out on any of these inner thoughts; it would have only made the situation worse. I am ashamed that I had these hateful feelings towards her; I was unable to avoid or repress them. Maybe one day I can give out love when faced with unreasonableness.