Dopers, I need some advice. My ex-roommate and I have been in dispute of various bills since we’ve moved out of the house we’d been renting. For some unknown reason, he is holding a huge grudge against me (actually ever since August, and he’s spurned any recoursive action on my part - he prefers to remain bitter and resentful of something). And to back that grudge up, he’s refusing to pay his part ($185) of the gas bill. Now, I’m sure everyone is mostly familiar with the rising energy costs this year, and can imagine what it what cost to heat a 100 year old drafty 2-story house in northern Indiana.
Well anyway, there have been several e-mail exchanges, in which he claims he’s just going to chalk the $185 off to cleaning charges, which I left him to do. Granted it was a poor move on my part to leave him with cleaning the house, but certainly my part of the cleaning doesn’t add THAT high. In fact, I contacted some local maid services where I live to get an estimate (I’m now in Indianapolis, the house is in South Bend) on a 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, all hardwood floors house with a dog. They ranged from $75 to $150. So I said that if he sent me a check for $125, I would just call it even, and let the whole thing pass.
He replies with the following:
That’s it. That was his entire e-mail. For the record, I was unaware e-mails HAD postmarks. What could he possibly mean by this? I’m not asking for advice on what to do here, I’m just incredibly curious as to what that statement could possibly mean. ANY help would be incredibly appreciated.