Posts Tagged: buying vs. renting

Always Fix the First Thing That Breaks: A Cautionary Tale

Always fix the first thing that breaks, because then if something else breaks, you'll hesitate to get it fixed out of embarrassment that the fixer will see you've had something else broken the whole time. Even more complicated is when the first thing breaks and you do call to get it fixed, except the landlord can't actually fix it properly and says he'll be back to fully fix it another time, but then he never comes back, and you get sort of used to it being broken. And then when the second thing breaks, you don't call him, because you figure he'll show up and say, "oh, I forgot [...]