My father-in-law is the manager of a large apartment complex. One of the side benefits of this for everyone in the family is the occasional furniture upgrades. People constantly move out and leave behind a couch or table that, for one reason or another, they couldn’t/didn’t want to take with them. If it’s good stuff, then yoink!
However, every now and then, we run into a case like we’re seeing right now. A tenant had been locked out for non-payment – these happen all the time – it’s generally just a matter of “square things up and you’ll be fine, otherwise let us know and we’ll let you in (escorted) to get your stuff”. But in this case, the tenant went to visit some friends in Florida, decided he liked it, and isn’t coming back. They phoned him up, and he had a complete “don’t care” attitude about it.
We went in last week to take a look (dibs on the beautiful dining room set), and were amazed. Flat-screen TV, nice living room furniture, X-Box, all left behind. Furniture I can more or less understand, but how about all the $160 football jerseys in the closet? For cripes sake, how about the pile of cash you left sitting on the fricking bed? Is that too tough to transport? We’re talking two, maybe three hundred bucks just sitting there – not like a suitcase filled with tens of thousands of certainly ill-gotten gains. Clothes still in dressers, the cabinets stocked with food, everything all left behind. Bizarre…
So now I’m wondering – anyone here ever just said “Hell with it, I don’t need all that stuff from my former life, I’m walking away”?