Skeptical 

I’m actively looking for an apartment. We have been staying with family and now that I have decided to split from my marriage. The housing situation has become strained.

I got a wonderful email from someone renting an apartment. It was heartfelt and God inspiring. He accepted my application and I felt relief and joy. But when he asked for me to send the money via money gram my heart broke. Even money gram tells you not to send money for business transactions unless it’s a known source.  So I ask the man for his full contact info. Especially since he’s going to be my landlord and he resides out of town. He told me that the transaction was going to be in his Secretary’s name. And still never let me have his name and contact info.

Call me a skeptic but I have very limited funds. I’m barely affording the move since it’s summer break and work doesn’t start until August. I have no room for errors to put it honestly. And since he was mailing the keys and my rental agreement I would have assumed he was going to want to give me his info for any prior monthly property issues. Guess that I assumed wrong.

I may still need a place to go but I’m definitely not in the position to accidentally take any unnecessary losses. I’m not sure if I can afford a hotel room for a month but I definitely can’t afford to lose any more time.

A continued rental hunt is ahead and hopefully it will lead to a nice domain.

It’s okay to be skeptical about the things you and your family invest in. Be comfortable with checking and even double checking anything that sends a red flag in your body. Trust your instincts and pray that you have the right answers. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Happy Friday y’all!

C. L Cunningham

Still finding my way

2 thoughts on “Skeptical 

  1. You are so right! You made the right choice. I’m trying to get paid for three shifts I did for a recent job. I felt a couple red flags when I took the job, but I thought I needed the money, so I did it, anyway. It could end up being a $500 lesson.

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