||[Apr. 8th, 2010|10:10 am]
The Question Club
last week i was out of town and cousin A stayed in my apartment to watch my cat, and i let cousin B (they are sisters, and close friends) borrow my car. i asked specifically that there be no smoking in my apartment, and i left the car with a half tank of gas.|
ETA: they both used the car and stayed in the house. but the house is more A's responsibility since i asked her, and B is responsible for the gas mileage.
when i returned, my gas tank was empty and there was a leak in my tire which, upon fixing, showed that my tie rods are loose and will cost me around $400 to replace.
my apartment smelled like weed and cigarettes and i had to re-wash all the clean clothes that were left in the basket in my room. the bed was un-made, the litter box was full, and the garbage was overflowing. the only thing cousin A seemed to do was the dishes. they ate all my food and drank my wine and none of it was replaced.
i said to A that B left my tank empty and she said "well what did you expect, that is how she rolls" WTF
i am going to hire my mom's cleaning lady to come and clean my place to get the smell out, etc. i am planning on asking my cousins to split the cost between each other, which i think is fair. how can i go about this nicely? should i not even bother trying to be nice?
have you ever let someone borrow your things/space and had a shitty experience?