Well I moved into a new place a month ago and it's pretty good. I can sunnbathe on the roof, sit in the garden, it's nice, tidy, convenient quiet downtown location and so forth. So it's good here! But a couple of days ago I got this text from one of my housemates. The girl who used to live in my room wishes she was still here, so would I mind moving into the place she's planning to go to this month?
Well, I would. I agreed to go and see it because I don't want to be recalcitrant and then have to live with them all thinking I'm a dick, but it's probably not as good so I guess I'll be staying here, to the sound of quiet resentment. I really can't think of any way that I might have offended them, so it's even more baffling. Maybe they just didn't spot that 'you just moved in, but would you please leave to make space for someone we like better' is breathtakingly rude. That seems tough to miss, but there it is.
The kicker is that the new place in question in about five minutes' walk away. It's not as though the distance is somehow an impediment to them hanging out. And when I leave at the beginning of September, she'll be moving into this room anyway. Given that, I can't avoid thinking there's some additional reason. Is it worth asking a fella this so you can spend three months living in the house rather than down the road?