The Theft

Someone stole over a thousand dollars from my landlady and for a minute I was a suspect!  It’s a long story but one of her employees collected money for something in their business and instead of locking it up like he was supposed to he (says he) put in on her desk.  Since I had access to the desk, I was a suspect!

This happened a few days ago.  What madness.  I thought I might lose my place to live.  I was mentally preparing to start sleeping in my van again.

Then it blew over.  She knows her employee did it.  She invited me to dinner tomorrow.  Whew.  That was awful.  I thought, what if she calls the cops to interview us or something?  I’d be so nervous I’d make myself look guilty!  Plus that sort of thing ALWAYS stays on your record even if you weren’t the guilty party.  So, since the way I earn my living requires me to be in people’s houses all the time, usually when they aren’t home…if something came up again…if something came up missing, I’d have this blot on my record and look guilty!

Anyway.  I think it’s going to be okay.  My heart got a a good workout because it was beating really fast all day Monday!  It’s going to be OKAY.

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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6 Responses to The Theft

  1. Ryu says:

    You are still a suspect. She just doesn’t want you to know that.

    The problem with owning or renting a home is that its not really yours. Your fate is in the hands of another. If you landlady wished, she could kick you out, and that would be it. Money has nothing to do with it.

    Its not an equal relationship, between you and this landlady. She is the master, you are the slave. And she knows that too.

    At least as a free sleeper, it was only you against the cops. Now it is you against the landlady, her employees, and the cops. Because of how close they are to you, they probably know you watch houses, and the damage possible to do to your reputation.

    • lucy says:

      What you are saying doesn’t sound too encouraging, I hope everything straightens out & your landlady realizes you aren’t the ‘ bad guy ‘.

      Best of luck !

      • Ryu says:

        We’ll see.

        It’ll take some time for the landlord to set up things in such a way that she could evict Maureen without M having any way to hurt the landlord.

        You don’t just kick someone out without considering the revenge possibility. An angry tenant can really jack a place up.

        • Maureen, Living in a Van says:

          I don’t think she is going to evict me. I just need to stay cool, not protest too much (I do that because I get my feeling hurt) and try not to let it ruin another week.

      • Maureen, Living in a Van says:

        Thanks Lucy.

    • Maureen, Living in a Van says:

      Oh yes, I’ve thought of little else but my reputation.

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