Since our son, daughter-in-law and grand babies are moving away this summer
we have put our apartment up for rent.
I will be a landlord.
(I don't count it when it's family)
I'm not sure I'm cut out for being a landlord, to tell you the truth.
I'm just too nice.
I like people too much.
I want to make everyone happy.
So the idea of being "friendly" but not "friends" because of a business relationship
is really a foreign thing for me.
So far I have been contacted by about 10 people for my one apartment.
and I want to give it to all of them.
I want to give it to the girl with the little dog, even though we have a no pets policy.
I want to give it to the people who called and I heard a bunch of crying in the background.
Even if it will inconvenience me, I want to make these strangers happy.
Way back when we were in college,
Frank and I were managers of an apartment complex.
We got reduced rent in exchange for our work as managers.
I was terrible at it.
I just wanted people to be happy.
I wanted to give everyone their way.
I wanted to fix everyone's problems.
I wanted to let everyone live in the one open apartment that we had.
I get flashback stress just thinking about it.
I am the one fielding all of the phone calls, texts and emails and I'm just not sure I'm cut out for it!