The Life and Times of a 500 Pound Woman.
Hello Peep, glad to be back on your stellar blog. I returned to my country of origin and it has been quite a challenging month. By the grace of God, I am still standing. This post and video (thank you, Smakintosh)is quite apropos. I booked a temporary accommodation while I viewed apts. I was hosted by the most evil fraudulent malignanat narc I have ever met. So folks, book airbnb at your own risk. I learned first-hand, there are no background checks of any type or vetting process in place. So any criminal or psychopath can post an accommodation. In a nutshell, I needed to go to the police, and received a police escort out of there. The MN accommodation was in a very criminally active ghetto neighborhood (I had not lived in this city before) and of course, the ad was completely deceptive. In addition, my cats are being accused of destroying MN belongings. This is a complete lie and to extort $$. I have closed my account and will never ever use there services again. They basically don't care & do not take any responsibity. The good news is, (Peep, with blogs like yours educating about these evil entities),I went into immediate "high gear" NO CONTACT. Also, changing my new phone number. The days are evil...Psalm 52:5
I hope everything turns out good for you Kittiestravel and glad you made it through a challenging month. That's terrible you encountered a sociopathic, narc airbnb person, if you needed the police, they sound like a criminal too. I wonder if all the trafficking how many crooks and evil have set up bad situations for people. Yes they will try and extort money and do worse to people. I wonder how many women have been kidnapped or worse done. I don't trust Uber either but live in a smaller place with out it. yes stay away from it. I am glad you are safe and got away. Yes there are no checks and balances. When staying at someone's place, they have a lot of power over you. I think they don't tell the truth about the rating systems providing protection.
Because of my days in Chicago, I even told a friend that Uber scared me and some woman could find herself easily kidnapped. Sounds like airbnb is the same kind of set up.
Hi Peep, airbnb is suppose to settle the narc's accusations. During my stay she snuck pet charges on her ad and was later demanding them. They will not succumb to this since they have the original snapshot of her ad. A complete evil nightmare & a hoarder too! Peep, I beleve the city I choose to return to will be the "new Chicago" shortly. I took over a lease which is only 6 months. I called my previous owner which is in a smaller decent city and told him I want to come back. He should have a vacancy by the summer. I thought I would try my present location wanting something a little bit bigger. Well, I have landed in a crime-ridden ghetto pit! One has to be on high alert with pepper spray here daily. Can't wait to return to my old apartment when a vancany arises. I have only used Uber once....and I agree with you...it's all creepy if you are a woman alone. Bye- bye to Uber too.
I would let them handle it, and never respond to her. I can tell she is using it to scam and adding charges and I am sure every "tenant" is a "problem" that cost her money she wants to demand. Wow a hoarder too. Ugh. Many cities in America are going down to wastland status. We have our inner city half here, where it looks like a war happened over there, some houses burned down, etc. Well even the rural towns are dying too, I left one, it is good we never went back, I wanted to BADLY, but they have lost their own police force and the roads are so bad, they have not been fixed in 10 years. The county had something like 2,000 abandoned houses in it. I hope you can move back to the smaller decent city soon, and glad your landlord will have a new vacancy. Yes lots of places are crime pits. I live in a better area now and PAY for it, but just barely but I lived in a lot of crime ridden neighborhoods some I got jumped in. Stay safe. We are too small for Uber out here, but I plan to avoid them. Too much set up. Even being a taxi driver is now being ruined. One wonders if any real jobs will be left in the "hustle" and "gig" economy. I hope you can move soon!
Hi Peep, yes, went No Contact immediately(closed airbnb acct. and changed my phone #) and the police officer instructed me to mail narc the keys and never to return again. Cry Baby narc was complaining she never received her keys (a blatant lie) I sent airbnb postal tracking that keys had arrived. Also, got wind when I was there that narc is on food stamps but she happens to be taking an Asian leisure vacation this month. Narc is in her 60s has been on a student loan & claims to be a student. I think narc is a career criminal just below the surface and has figued out how to work the system! I'm orginally from one of the coasts and find the center of the country much more affordable. I wouldn't mind living in a small town however, there is a lot of agricultural spraying in the farmland areas and I'm not tolerant healthwise being near the chemicals. Job first( by His grace),& then move!
I am glad you went no contact immediately. Wow she has some major scams going to afford an overseas vacation, and then on food stamps. The two do not go together. People without money do not travel. I have not been out of my own county since 2015. Yes I know that is sad. Our car got a lot older. If you don't have cash or credit to get your car back on a tow, you don't go. A friend that used to take us on short day trips has basically disappeared from our lives. Some people will dump you if you get poor enough. I think she definitely is working the system. Sadly the narcs and sociopaths never are without a dollar as they know how to get away with everything and often do! Oh on the coast, some of us would be homeless. It is insane. Yes the center is much affordable just stay away from areas where they burn the fields or do lot of agricultural spraying. I will pray you get a good job and can move soon :)
Yes, I agree narcs are always working some scam or lining up an old or sick relative to turn over an inheritance to them. They are barely below life's surface with their criminality. I'm sorry about your x-friend, but who needs a friend like that..I hope your car has many more miles to go...I currently do not have a car , am on the bus and hope to find an affordable used auto soon. Btw, the rent on the Coast is almost double of what I pay now!
Yeah they are and I think many of them do actual crimes and never get caught, they definite live below life's surface. Thanks regarding the friend, yeah it bothered me. :( I hope my car can keep going too. Hope you are able to get a good used car too. Wow with rent on coast. I have been told my rent is "cheap" which makes me laugh, because in my old rural town my rent was 300 a month cheaper then here, but on the coast we would be homeless, no question of that.
LOL the 300 cheaper may not apply now, 10 years has passed, they probably are getting a 100 under us now.