Sunday, April 23, 2006

I have a confession to make...

... so I lied! I said that I'd be posting alot more often once I get back to Oman and I didn't! In fact, I don't think I updated my blog at all! But I was just soooo thrilled to be back home and not have to worry about bills, uni and whatever, that I didn't really get a chance to sit myself down and type anything let alone a whole post! And you know how long my posts are.... I'm incapable of typing short posts... It's not me!!!

Well, now that I'm back in Leeds, I'm not going to promise you guys anything, but I tend to get the time to update my blog atleast once every week. BUT, like I said, I can't promise you anything!

Being back in Leeds has been a nightmare! I arrived in Manchester airport at around 8, got on the first train to Leeds and reached Leeds at around 9.30p.m. My friend was there to meet me and we decided that I'd chill with him and the group until I was too tired to stay out! And that's exactly what I did.

A few hours later I decided that I was too tired to function. So, I grabbed my bags and took a cab back home. Imagine, I had slept at three in the morning the night before, woken up at 6 in the morning to get ready for the flight back to Leeds, hadn't slept at all on the plane or train and had chilled with my friends until 1 in the morning (which was like 3 in Oman). I couldn't wait to go home, get changed, jump on my bed and doze off!

Finally I was home. I walked up to my flat and stopped to check the mail box. Once I finally placed the letters in my bag, I searched for my keys and finally unlocked the door.

First there was shock.. then there was nausea and finally there were tears! My flat had been flooded with shit once again. Yes, It had happened before but atleast the first time it'd happened my flatmates and I were there to put an end to it. This time, the shit on the floor looked like it had been there for weeks! Problem is, it was still flowing out of our toilet onto our floor and into our rooms! The smell was unbearable and the sight was just disgusting!

I immediately called my friend and informed her that I was not sleeping in the flat when it was practically soaked in shit...I had to check it out though. I needed to know that my room was ok. That my shoes, clothes and carpet were all ok. So I placed a few plastic bags on the floor and barely made it into my room. The smell had invaded my room as well. My carpet was ok and so were my shoes. Although they smelled like shit, my clothes were fine too.

For some UNAPPARENT reason, I decided that I could not carry my huge bag with me wherever I went, and so I went back out and carried my bags into my room. I then found my way out and headed towards my new temporary home!

I have now been living in someone else's house for 2 nights and the news just keep getting better! The flat's situation is worse than we all thought! It's not just drenched in shit, but the whole floor needs replacing. My poor flatmate's carpet has also suffered from the flooding as his room is the closest to the toilet!

At this point in life, words can not describe how pissed off I am! I'm fed up and I'm not impressed. With the amount of money these assholes are making us pay, you'd think that the flat ought to be of high standard! High standard my ass! The flat has the equivalent of sleeping out on the streets!

Anyways, I've got shit loads of work to hand in this week and two exams to revise for. Without a home, clean clothes and books, I can't exactly do anything can I!? Oh well, shit happens.... LITERALLY!

This can only mean one thing... I am definitely back in Leeds!


Blogger Per Your Request said...

Im sorry to hear about your Apt, I would be pissed too. Just outta curiousity, why is the landlord making you pay for it? Shouldnt they pay for all repairs as landlord? or are you referring to the rent you pay?
Best of Luck

2:54 am  
Blogger Qatar Cat said...

Shit happens! Hope you got it sorted out, or find yourself a new place!

The sewage thing in the compound got blocked today, with all the shit leaking outside - thankfully, not into the houses. It reminded me of you! (sorry :p )

12:54 pm  
Blogger Sleepless In Muscat said...

got back safely, huh?

well, nothing a little perfume that won't cure ;op

just look out for large rats and insects ;o)

5:50 pm  
Blogger Lym said...


I'm so sorry! See, you should have came to Aussie. You won't be facing such problems.

Having said that, lol!

6:44 pm  
Blogger mimi said...

@ per your request: hey and welcome to my blog :) The landlord's not making us pay anything, I was referring to the rent :) Thanks though.

@ Q.C: haha thanks man. It brings me joy when people remember me in such situations :) It's all sorted out now. I moved in 2 nights ago and I have to admit I don't think I've ever seen the flat this clean since we moved in 8 months ago :)

@ ali: Yep, I'm back alright! Perfume? hahahaha.. No man this is like way beyond perfume! No rats or anything though :)

@ lym: Well, you never know! Aussie can wait :D

5:22 pm  
Blogger Degoat said...

Life doesn't get better..

Hey shit is not so bad.. it only smells.. at least it looks like chocolate :P


10:43 am  
Blogger Life... said...

oh!! woow..too late i know but I hope things are waaaay waaay better now...pooorr thing...good luck :D keep smilligggg

3:31 am  

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