Sunday, March 3, 2013

136 days left on this bullshit contract

So I'm chilling at my home in Taiwan and I get an email from my co-teacher that says you have to move out of company housing in that shitty hotel. This is a problem because I was told specifically that I had to stay in the shitty hotel and because of that I never made arrangements for a new place to live. I fly back to Saudi and my boss says don't worry you'll have a month to look for something new. 3 days later I'm told that month has been shortened to 3 days and my fat fuck boss decides that to add an additional layer of difficulty we all have to move within 5 blocks of him.  So here I am in this shit country with less than rudimentary Arabic looking for a place. Extra problem. This is a tourist town (because Arabs are dumb) so most places only want to rent for 3 months so they can jack the rent during high season.

We get up on Wednesday( the day before we are scheduled to move out to look for apartments because the deal we made on Tuesday with the Sudanese apartment manager for reasonably nice apartments was voided by the Saudi owner who was looking to price gouge the Americans) and this place is a horror scene. We were openly speculating on the number and nature of the murders committed in this space.  The next space was just as dirty and dark so I didn't take any pics.

This filthy fucking apartment costs about 2,400 dollars us ( 6 months prepaid)  To make it extra dangerous for me I make about 20x more than most of my neighbors. Luckily I can play the Nigerian/ Sudanese card to make me slightly less desirable as a target.

 This big ass hole in the wall is where an air conditioning unit would go if the apartment had one .
 This is the back bedroom I don't use
 My sad and depressing kitchen
 The big ass padlock I use to keep my neighbors out. Everything of value except perhaps my PS3 I keep on me at all times .
 I only use two rooms of the 6 in this apartment
Two bathrooms but only one works

And of course no third world shithole is complete without a third world shithole. There is a western toilet in the back but there is no water in the pipes back there.  I could take it apart and rig it so that the toilet flows into that shit but why bother. I'm here for 4.5 months and I can shit in the administration building at school.

My employer gave me 4,000 dollars to live in this luxury but at this point I'll just keep what's left over from the deposit and eat at restaurants rather than cook. My dumb ass co-workers are busy buying beds and tv's and shit but there is no way I would ever do business with these people again so I'll just sleep on a mat and download movies from the internet.

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