The Way of Things

10 thoughts on “The Way of Things”

  1. Having been a nomadic student, I think moving between terms is much more fun than moving during spring break, so if you look at it that way I’d say January 1st (and the extra moving days are always nice).

    As for how to let him know your plans, I’d definitely say use the “it’s not you, it’s me” approach. And the more warning you give him, the better.

  2. If you want to break him, I suggest clinking glasses with him on New Years and toast him with “Happy New Year, and happy finding a new apartment because your stuff’s going on the lawn tomorrow at noon!”

    Of course, I’m not ACTUALLY recommending you do that…but I don’t really have any real concrete advice.

  3. Just throwing my crappy, financial two cents in yet again. You know that the maximum you should be spending on rent per month is 30% of your income, right? That includes all utilities.

  4. I do not know which is better to move in the school sense, but, I personally would appreciate knowing as head of time as possible. Gives plenty time to look, and to keep it idle-y (sp) in the back of your head longer.

    As for how to break it, I don’t know. I’m not much for drama, so “You gotta go, by date foo” would work for me.

  5. Mel: thanks for the student opinion

    Karin: bahahahah!

    dearheart: yep! based on a conservative estimate of my earnings averaged over the year, it’s exactly where I should be

    Toothpaste: foo to you too!

  6. 30%? Bahahaha.

    I could live in a crackshack in East Van for 30%. Or where I live right now, for significantly more.

    Also: Jan 1st, darling. Just do it.

  7. I think Jan. 1 is a good choice. The sooner the better you’ll be happier.

    As for how to break him…I suggest taking the For Rent section of your paper, circle all the apartments that sound nice, wrap it up in Christmas paper, put it under the tree and give it to him for Christmas. See how long it takes him to figure it out.

  8. If you’re determined to do this, why don’t you just tell him, like an adult? He may not be your “cup of tea”, but he is still a human being with feelings. Jesus.

  9. Why ruin Christmas with worry? Take care of it now …. its now or later right? Its still the same stress at any time.

    These things are normal… and the chance you take when you form a partnership. Sometimes these things need to dissolve.

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