why do people think everyone owes them

United States
September 5, 2008 8:40pm CST
i was brought up to work for what you get. it just seems like people now days want everything for nothing. i mean we have one set that we let move into one of our rentals and told them that if they helped with repairs on it. we supplied the materails that they just did the work that they could have the rent for 100.00 a month. all it needs is some holes repaired in the walls. cabinet drawers put back together with finishing nails, paint, little things here and there nothing big nothing hard. that if they did the repairs for 6 months rent would be 100.00. they havent done any repairs, dont pay the rent on time, and like to talk bad about us to other people. i jsut dont understand. we normally rent out this 3 bed room for 275.00 a month. we always keep the rent cheap here. it is for people starting out in life or having a hard time. they are old mobiles but in good condition. the last people that lived there were just not very clean and they put like 4 holes in the walls. i mean i would love to have this deal. they told the other renters that they will do the work when they feel like it and we can deal with it that way. i mean come on !!!!!!! all teh supplies are right next door to them. no body in that house works. one is on disablity and the other doesnt work cause they dont want to. they thinkt he gvt should just pay for everything for them. man i wish i could figure that one out lol. no i dont i couldnt live with myself if i could work and just sat on my butt and had the tax payers pay my bills.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
8 Sep 08
I commend you for trying to give someone a break. Most people would jump on it and do what you asked. You have just found a bad apple. What is worse, is it will be hard to get your money out of them, at least that is what I heard, because all the money that is coming in is government money. From what I understand, a judge cannot touch government money. A friend that was a landlord, told us that it is really hard to even get them evicted. I would just get on their case and stay on it. They will either do it or get tired of being hassled and leave.
• China
6 Sep 08
easymoney75503(1232); You must ask the people on welfare,who begin to take the mone y with a good heart,and then get so used to the easy money(though much less than wo rking at times)its not a bad idea anymore,just to stay home.You appear to be a good Landlord,and its hard to say this,but not all landlords are the same.Sometimes rhe people have been bitten, and have lost as much,if not more than their last rented apartment.You say $275 a month,is reasonable if the mobile is actually still in som e what good condition.However;$100 dollars a month is okay.You do not say what year this mobile is,or how long,and what the lot it sits on is like.Sometimes LandLords are not what they appear,and there is a catch some where,as you did not say if they pay their own Utilities,or if a Sponsor pays their rent.Unfortunately,not too many of us do just sit around.Sometimes the government makes us sit around,for if you work even a little,you can lose your money,depending on what the disability case is and what the conditions are to be followed.You may be wealthy and its exploited to wards them where they are feeling intimidated by you,and afraid that you will say the same things of them as you said of the last tenants.You wanted to save on money for repairs,so you offered a good deal to fix the mobile,then raise the rent back to $275 a month.Maybe after the repairs,you may decide to charge$300 a month.Perhap s you gave them a double edged sword,and they figured it out.The tenants not always wrong,and the LandLord is not always Right.So is the Fairest of them them all??
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
6 Sep 08
Some ppl are like that. It seems to be more and more common. It used to be that ppl were ashamed of being on assistance...they didn't go on it except as a last resort. Now it's like everyone is on it. My Mom's been trying to get Hubby and I to sign up for HUD b/c he's disabled (bone disease) and I have to be home to help him most of the time but we've decided that as long as we're able to cover the rent and the monthly bills that we won't turn to HUD unless it's absolutely necessary. We're one of the very few ppl in our apartments that actually pay our full rent and don't get assistance of any kind. Most of the ppl that live here get HUD, foodstamps, wic, medicaid and checks from Welfare...and they still complain. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~ [/b]
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
6 Sep 08
i worked hard for everything i have. i have no patience w/lazy peple who thinks the world owes them something. don't know where they get that idea. i din't have any choice but to work i raised 2 sons by myself & never got anyting free. i blame our goverment for keeping up these deadbeats. instead of handing out money, foodstamps & free insurance " find them a job'!!!
• United States
6 Sep 08
I'm not sure why many people are like this now however I am realizing it's more the younger generation that is more ready to have things handed to them. I lived with someone that had the me me me attitude for the longest time. They thought they were special and that they deserved to just be handed things simply because they receieved good grades in highschool and because their father fought int he Vietnam war. If she didn't get the things she felt she deserved, she'd throw fits and then work on manipulating the system. Of course she's a pretty lazy person. I did more work a week than she did during a month and her grades proved it. I think most of this is based on parents that just never taught their children that if you want something, you need to work for it. Parents now just give into what their kids want too easily and then the kids start feeling like everyone else needs to hand them things as well. So normal people like us that do not take advantage of the system have to listen to their whiny rants when they do not get their way.
• United States
6 Sep 08
I would ask them about it and if they don't do the repairs then kick them out. I am sure there are needy people out there looking for a place to stay. Or if you can't kick them out, tell them you are going to fix the place up and rent is going to go up.
• Canada
6 Sep 08
Your tenants sound like real nightmares. I wouldn't want to be their landlord. I think I would have kicked them out over that problem. Yikes!! sounds really really annoying. My step-dad loves doing all those repairs. I think he'd be happy, were he there, to repair the place for that little bit of rent. Some people don't know how friggen lucky they are.