051 – Rental Drama: The Sequel

by | Mar 20, 2024 | Podcast

Sometimes there is no logic to the way people treat you. You could pay less for better service. You could pay more for lesser service. And what you end up with isn’t always predictable going in.

In this episode of Creativity Excitement Emotion, David elaborates on the rental drama that recently unfolded in his life.



00:17 – Being treated worse for more money
01:34 – Blood, sweat, and tears
02:17 – All feelings, no logic
03:10 – Paying back kindness with cruelty


Something that occurred to me about my ridiculous rental situation… I realized that I was staying in Abbotsford for about two years, paying, I think it was $800 or $900 a month. It certainly wasn’t a whole lot more than that.

And I was treated way better there than paying $1,350 at a friend’s house in Vancouver. Like, how does this even add up? Simple math says I should be treated just as well, if not better. And yet, on some level, I think there’s miscommunication, or communication that needs to happen that’s not happening.

“We need you to be out of here in two weeks.” Now, we have no formal written agreement. So, it’s not a situation where I can go back to them and be like, “Yeah, two weeks is not enough.” I’ve pleaded my case already. I’ve already made my case.

I said, “Even if I happen to find a place tomorrow and send in my application, and I’m approved, it’s very unlikely that I’ll be able to move in after two weeks,” and I was met with a dead stare.

So, that kind of tells me everything. They’re clueless. They have no idea what’s going on. Maybe they think I’m lucky, for being able to move from place to place.

Yeah, lucky, sure. You try working your ass off for 10 years or longer to get to this point and build something from nothing. Something that you must put your blood, sweat, tears, and effort into every single day to build.

All I can say is “Good luck with that.” Because most people don’t do it. Honestly, all I can think is they just want to be more buddy-buddy with me or something. They’re expecting way more communication than I’m giving.

Even though they could just as easily, come down, knock on my door, and say “Hi.” See what’s going on and ask about my life, which they don’t do.

So, at the end of the day, it just seems to me it’s all about feelings. It has nothing to do with logic.

Like, if someone was paying me $1,350 per month, and they were living in my basement, and they were quiet and clean, Sure, maybe I’d worry a little bit and check up on them every once in a while and see if they’re okay. But aside from that, I would let them be. I would let them live their life.

I wouldn’t worry too much about their habits as long as they’re not completely out to lunch. And it’s like, “Man, we all miss a meal now and again. We all miss a shower now and again.”

But just because I’m not always eating at home or not always showering at home, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m not doing those things.

I want to ask, like, “Do I look dirty and unhealthy?” Because I don’t. Not even a little bit.

So, this is what you get for being respectful of others. They pay back your kindness with, “Yeah, you can’t be here. We don’t like you.”

Like I said, I think something is missing in communication. I’m not getting something they’re saying, and they’re not getting something I’m saying. They’re just basing everything off things I’ve done or not done, not based on any communication or conversation that’s been had.

All I can say is “Good luck with that,” because I know we’re human, but if you make all your decisions based on, “I don’t want to talk to them.” Sometimes, you’ve got to take the initiative and have those conversations, especially if something’s missing for you.

For someone who’s supposed to be a leader, all I can say is “Good luck.” Good luck. If you make all your decisions about your team based on your feelings, you’re going to mess it up good.