This is going to be a short but very informative post for all of you youngin’s out there. When I first moved to the city I live in now, the landlord said to me, “always keep your receipts.”
Being that this was the first apartment I paid for with my own money, I heeded her advice.
So, today, I go into the office to pay my rent and the woman at the front desk tells me I owe two months rent, which I absolutely did not.
Long story short, after a lot of talking and deliberation, I gather up all my receipts and bring them downstairs and show her that every month has been paid for.
After she realizes that I’m correct and I owe ZERO money, she tells me, “the secretary stole it.”
Now, personally, I don’t think anybody is stupid enough to work in an apartment complex and steal tenants’ rent.
That’s pretty absurd.
You could have to be a complete moron to do shit like that, considering three different parties keep track of the payments including myself, the office, and headquarters.
However, I guess this woman stole – according to the landlord – (but in my opinion, she probably lost it) my rent and got rid of the receipt of payment.
So, thank god I kept records of all of my payments!
For any of you young guys (and girls) out there, make sure you keep a record of any major payments, especially ones where you’re paying by cash.
Not even because people are malicious because I don’t think they are. People are only human and they make all kinds of mistakes. Essentially, You have to protect yourself from other peoples’ incompetence.