Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.
A Good Family is like Insurance-
You’re covered. Your premium payment is respect.
So be kind or don’t put in claim.
Daily I come across individuals who have fallen on hard times. This morning I received a text from an applicant for an apartment who was declined. When we met a few weeks ago, she shared that there was an eviction on her credit from a past relationship gone bad. She is now gainfully employed at two local restaurants and trying to put her life on track. She has been sober for 3 years and needed a YES. After her credit was ran, it was verified indeed it was and currently is deplorable. I asked if she had anyone willing to co-sign and she said she did not.
I was left with the dilemma of taking a chance when her own family would not. She did not have a single friend, co-worker or family member willing to come to her aid. Knowingly when I encounter these circumstances, there is usually a bad ending. Possession is 9/10 the law. So once I let her in, I run the risk and expense of non payment and an expensive legal eviction process. But my human compassionate side says everyone deserves a chance. What would you do?
Daily, I see young graduate students in extreme debt from college loans. As my daughter embarks on her upcoming college years, I continually remind her it is a privilege.
So today, my thoughts are for those of you fortunate to have family or extended friends who have your back, show them appreciation. It’s a blessing not an obligation- just because they are related – can you relate?