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October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Sari has attempted to become a slumlord. She met with a man who wanted to rent her home in Cholera (term of endearment – not actual city). He was personable and according to her “good-looking for an old guy”. (I am sure that meant he was upwards of 35. Eee Gads!)  He was definitely controlling the tempo of the transaction and I warned her not to get caught up. There is a process and steps you have to follow in order not to get screwed. She was frustrated and low on funds and let him rent the house. She met with him to collect the first month’s rent and security deposit on a Friday night. By Saturday morning, the bank stated there were insufficient funds to cover the check. By Saturday afternoon, Hubby and I were helping her to evict a Tenant that never actually moved in.

Now there is a funny part to this story. You see, when Sari first met the man, she said he reminded her of “DH” (again- term of endearment-not actual initials of her biological father). Her actual words were, “He’s a DH”. This is funny because she is using the term as a noun. If I were to call you an Arnold, I’d be referring to the fact that you are big, muscular and talk funny. If I called you a Lilo, I’d be referring to that fact that you are young, uneducated and have no guidance. But if I call you a DH it means you are a natural con-man, pathological liar and scam artist. At least that is what Sari meant. (I could have added SEVERAL more adjectives to describe a DH, but this is not about me.) I just find it interesting that she saw right through this guy from the start, because she saw trademarks that reminded her of someone else in her life that, unfortunately, taught her lessons.  She knew from the get-go that that this was going to be a bad transaction, she gave him the benefit of the doubt and that’s all con-men need. Just that glimmer of indecision and they have you right where they want you.

In the end, she acted quickly and remedied the situation before it got out of control. I did not have to say, “I told you so”, because she knew all along. I’m never certain if it is a good thing that Sari knows what a DH is, but I can’t take it back now. However, if you believe this or not, I have taught her what a Hubby is and now she has one of her very own. Like Martha says, “that’s a good thing”.

 

Happy 2 year Anniversary

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