Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Cje95 | Texas Boy in a DC World | 11 Apr 2021

A few weeks ago I broke the news about my roommate being transferred back to Texas. Since that time I have really learned a lot about both him and the people I work with. 

I met my roommate on a political campaign trail and we honestly shared a lot in common. We both went to Texas A&M and frequented the same places so we had a fast friendship. He is the one who really talked me into moving from Texas to Washington, D.C..


Sadly with his transfer I have learned a lot more about him that part of me wishes I never knew. He was never a bad roommate but he also never was that great. As someone who laid all the cards in the table when we discussed moving up here together I would have figured he would.


I was lied to though. I could spend an hour writing about how he stabbed me in the back, outwardly lied, and tried to manipulate me but there is not any point. Rather how he left speaks volumes itself. 

He flew back into town Monday evening and had a ton of time to pack things up and just talk to me. Instead he decided to not tell me anything and leave me in the dark. When his family arrived Wednesday he actually left the apartment and did not return. Friday when I went back to work people in the office asked about him and I told them how he did not tell me anything and how I just did not know the answered tk their questions. 


To further show how little he thought of me Friday he sent me a message at 12:15 telling me that movers would be moving his stuff out at 4:30. A key issue though was in this very message he told me that he had found out Thursday evening. He just did not tell me for half a day. 

When I got off work and arrived home I walked into an apartment that looked like a bomb had gone off. Not only where both of his parents there but his grandparents from his moms side. With it storming outside I was unable to deal with the activity and went to the roof to work. When I came back down almost all of the packing had been done.


When they left I went though the kitchen to notice the crazy amount of my stuff they took. Now I know stuff accidentally get taken however the seer quantity was crazy. To add insult to injury he told me when I had first arrived home he knew I was going to feel bad with the storms and did not want me to worry he would make sure stuff was done right. That was a bold faced lie.


Beyond the stuff that was mine that he took. A prime example is my wine stuff he doesn’t drink any wine so the corks, stoppers and wine pourers where obviously mine. He took almost all the food. He literally left half eaten left overs while taking the food I had bought the day before. He took everything from canned goods to my protein drinks and pasta! He literally took the bread I had gotten that I had had one slice of. 

When my parents found out my dad called his dad and told his dad how disappointed he was. See while my roommate was leaving the lease was in both of our names. Due to trusting them I was willing to take on a certain amount of liability for them. However that trust has been shattered with all of his antics and I am moving to terminate the lease. This will have a severe financial consequence on him and not me due to me resigning and all the fees and rent being waved. 

It is crazy to me that this guy could threaten me as he had and then not think anything would happen to him. It’s just a sad state and a shame he wrecked a friendship for absolutely no reason. It will be interesting to see how tomorrow goes as Sunday he is leaving. He has yet to communicate with me at all and I am tired of carrying the load.


I wish him nothing but the best but this is silly now. You cannot treat people like this and expect them to cover for you like he has asked of me.

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Graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2020 had dabbled in crypto since 2017 but dove in at the end of 2019. December of 2020 packed up and moved to D.C.! Huge sports fan, space nerd, and international newsreader! Follow me on Twitter @Cje95_

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