Ben Mabbott (themabbi) wrote,
Ben Mabbott

I got a very strange proposal today. One of the Riverdale families is moving to Europe, and their son that attends the High School wants to stay here until he finishes school. What they're trying to do sounds very weird to me. They want to have someone move into an apartment with this kid in Lake Oswego and basicly take care of him until he graduates High School (he's going to be a sophomore I think). In return, they're offering rent, a car, and $1000 a month, and they're asking me to do it.

I just don't know what to think of this. My initial gut reaction is that it's a little too strange, but the perks are too good to dismiss the idea right off the bat. If anyone has an opinion, by all means, chime in. Right now though, I really think I'm going to turn it down. There are just too many unknowns. First off, I've never met this kid before. I'm told by several people that he's a good kid and shouldn't be much trouble but still, he's a teenager, it won't be all fun and games. If this kid does happen to get into any trouble it's my door they'll be knocking on. Plus, mom and dad are thousands of miles away. If I end up hating this I can't just decide that I want to quit 3 months down the line unless I want to look like a total jackass.

If this were just free rent to live with the kid, I'd turn it down no sweat, rent isn't that much money. But a grand a month on top of's a lot to consider. I'm heading to Chicago for 4 days tomorrow morning, so I'll have some time to collect my thoughts on the subject while I'm gone I suppose.
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