Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Because Time Won't Give Me Time

Here is a photo of a guy putting up fliers that I took last Fall. Now I'm that girl putting up fliers.

I know I've yacked on here about what a small town this is, and how everyone pretty much knows everyone else's business in whatever circles they're in. It doesn't bother me, because I'm an open person and try not to do anything that I'd be ashamed for people to know. Plus, my life is so damn mundane that if people talked too much about it, they'd all pass-out and go into boredom comas. So, now that I'm trying to get someone to rent my apartment, I thought I'd let this whole small town yacking work in my favor. I started telling everyone I knew that I needed a subletter and hoped that it would spread like wildfire. I suppose that it would work better if I could make it more salacious. In keeping with the whole "trying to buy a house is like trying to find a relationship" analogy; it does kind of feel like I'm trying to move onto a better domestic situation and my apartment just won't get over me and let me go. If only my apartment could meet a new tenant that it liked even better than me, we could both get some kind of closure. There. That had a little more drama to it. Now it might be more fun for people to tell their friends about, who tell their friends and so on and so on and so on...

So, I've spent much of my breaks and lunches and after work time, putting up fliers around town. The drag is that it hasn't yielded even one phone call so far. The upside is that I've been running into people I haven't seen in forever. I guess there's always good and bad in everything.

Anyway, I guess I'll just keep putting up fliers everyday in hopes that my apartment and I can resolve our differences, get over each other, find ourselves in better situations and move on.


Remiman said...

Yup, break ups are hard, even amicable ones. Keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Tara said...

Are you able to put up fliers at local colleges?

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

NoRegrets said...

Oh I hope so. It's a bad time of year to be doing it, but just be persistent.

laura b. said...

This is bound to be the answer that someone has been looking for. It is just a matter of connecting.

Thinking good thoughts.

this new place said...

small towns=good and bad

AlienCG said...

I hope you find a taker soon. I wish I knew more Iowans, but you're the only one and I don't think you're looking for an apartment. Good luck.

Churlita said...


I will. I have to. I can't afford not to.


Our University is huge, so I've been putting them up in certain places, but I don't know if I'll have time to cover the whole campus.


I know. People keep telling me I might get more interest, closer to the new semester in January.


It's a great place for two people. I think it's a little big and expensive for one and that's all I'm getting - singles.


It's true. I think every sized town has both.


Me too. I wish I could look into the future and at least know one is coming so I can stop stressing.

Ananda girl said...

How awful... the clingy apartment. Good luck getting it filled. Time to move on.