for several months, i helped pay someone's rent, bought his food, cleaned up after him, paid his bills. i was told by she that he was dating that she would cover his share of things; that was never forthcoming. fine. whatever. i can put up with a lot of shit. i had already put up with a lot of shit, in that living situation, starting from the day we signed the lease. however, i was NEVER told "thank you" for taking this person into my home, for sheltering him, for feeding him. not once. this person NEVER said "hey, you've taken me into your home, i must owe you something for bills, food, whatever. i don't have money, maybe i should clean up after my fucking mess instead." but whatever, it didn't much matter. my shit meter is high. but then i get shit like this pointed out to me, and i get pissed. really pissed. really, really, fucking pissed.
but then again, i can't expect anyone that would take advantage of a situation like that to be nice, can i?
we had other people stay with us for extended periods of time during our lease there, and they *gasp* bought food. and did dishes. and vacuumed. and mopped. and were generally pleasent to be around.
And if I do, since I don't live with them anymore, I see no point in even trying to be civil.
(this would have gone as a comment in his journal, but i can't post there. surprise.)
[heh. anonymous comments are still on. *snicker*]