Frequently, when our parents supply us advice, it goes in one ear and out the other. We never honestly listen to them and we do not realize that our parents know best until we’ve learned for ourselves the hard way. I’ve been in this boat many times, however, the most recent experience had to do with my apartment.
When I first set out to move into my own apartment, I insisted that I do it on my own. I set up all of the appointments and toured many apartments. I was truly sold on on 1 unique apartment, but the property owner would not respond to my calls for weeks; My Dad warned me that this was a bad sign. He insisted that if I were to move in, she would be unresponsive if I had any complications. In hindsight, he was right. I moved into this apartment, despite his concerns. After a few months of living there and the Winter season began, my heating unit started to make some concerning noises. I called our property owner, but she did not respond. A few days later, the noises stopped, but the heating unit shut off entirely. I was so worried because it was the middle of winter. I went weeks with any heat. I called our property owner almost twenty times without an answer.
I stayed with our parents for those weeks until I finally got the property owner to come over. It took a threatening letter for her to respond. Turned out, the oil furnace was due for a replacement for weeks and she was neglecting it, however she neglected to tell me this too. , Next time, I’ll really take my parent’s advice more seriously.