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Okay, a little background on this guy, let's call him John. He's 60 years old, and works down at the landlord's restaurant in exchange for a place to live, plus some money. Since he opted to live in a tent on the property, and this property has two units on it, he has permission to use the bathroom and kitchen of the unit I'm sharing with two other people. He's also one hell of a drinker, puts away four of those budweiser tallboys a day at least. I'd like to think of myself as a forgiving person, but he's a mess. Like, one night I get home from work at close to midnight and the toilet seat has shit stains pretty much coating it. My other two roommates have been at the landlords restaurant for most of the day (roomie #1 actually manages and bartends the place, #2 tries to pick up women there), and it's clear that they're not more than a few hours old. On top of that, I can catch maybe one word of every four that John says after 7 PM and he's forgetting to turn off the stove when he finishes cooking. Roomie #1 used to live with this guy, and says that he's way worse than before.
Like I said, I think I'm a forgiving person, but he crossed the line today. My car just had a problem with the cooling system fixed, and he was curious about the details, since he likes working on cars. I point out what was wrong, all that stuff, and he sees corrosion on one of my battery terminals, and assures me that hitting it with a little water will clear it up. So he hits the fucking thing with the garden hose while I pretty much dive at the spigot to turn it off, because it's pretty ingrained in me that water+electric device=BAD. I went to pick up some dinner, car takes a bit longer to start than usual, I think nothing of it. I leave the place and I get that annoying click that happens when the battery's drained. I have one of those portable battery tester/jumper things, so I hook it up and the charge is normal. I try starting it, same behavior. Turn on the jumper, give it a few seconds to get some charge, engine turns right over. When I got home I went through this same thing, with the exact same outcome. I deliver pizza for a living, if my car needs a jump every time I have to start it I'm in trouble.
So, what this boils down to is, did he kill my three month old car battery which would leave me justified in blowing up in his face (at least, in my opinion it would), or should I approach this situation as a concerned roommate like I was originally going to do? Moving out of here really isn't an option.
heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.