Single Male with No Criminal History?
Because i have to move somewhere and i've always had a fondness for the cities of twin, i'll be heading back to Minneapolis in mid-July. However, because i don't know exactly where life will direct me, i'm looking for sublets. I don't want to commit to a year-long lease only to discover that my life calling awaits in Bloomington, Indiana. Current Music:
So, i've been scouring craigslist for sublet opportunities. The area has several colleges, so such listings are not difficult to find. I won't really know what i'm looking at til i arrive in Minneapolis next week (to visit/find a place to live), but i'm not terribly worried. I'm sure i can find something that will do, and besides, Robby's offered up her place as a permanent back-up (we'd probably kill each other, but still, good to have options).
Anyhow, perhaps the most difficult part of the process is searching the entries without clearly defined criteria. I mean, i have a ballpark range that i'd like to be meeting for rent. No need for the luxury apartments. But beyond that, i'm pretty flexible. So i'm sending out lost of emails.
However. I came across one post that seemed to meet all of my standard criteria. It's actually in the city (none of this suburban nonsense), and the rent is reasonable. But the individual providing the listing kind of ruined it for me when he mentioned that he is a single male with no criminal background, willing to provide identification. I mean...really? Really? The fact he finds this to be information worth sharing makes me steer clear. Perhaps i'm just too naive to understand the potential horrific roommate situations that could greet me in the next few months - but my assumption is that most people are lacking of serious criminal histories. I don't understand how this is to be a selling point.
Ani Difranco - Providence