Me: Can you finish cleaning the kitchen, take out the cat litter, and get the rest of the glass and butts off the patio, please?
Her: Dude. I already have done that shit today. Quit being a pest. You can take out the rest of your trash when you get home because I aint your bitch in that regard.
Me: Wow. That was not a request. I was being polite. Our agreement was that you cook and clean. I don't need you to help me pay rent. Either you can clean, pay 50% of the rent, or find another place to live. (she calls. I ignore.) I am at work. I'm not going to argue with you over the phone. I listened to your voicemail. You need to get something straight. You clean on a consistent basis or pay your half. Period.
Her: I am your equal. You need to treat me that way. I've been mad since you yelled at me that night. You treat me right, and I'll shut up and do what you want.
Me: I don't need to worry about you being mad and I don't need you being overly sensitive about shit that doesn't matter. I have waited patiently for several days days for you to clean. You have the terms. Do with them what you will. I paid for everything you needed to move. I didn't ask for reimbursement. I will not have my kindness taken advantage of. Right now, the problem is you, not me.
Her: Are you saying if I keep it clean 24/7 I pay less rent? If that's the case, fair.
Me: You ARE paying less rent. Our rent is $740 without including electricity and internet. You gave me $250. Yes. That is the deal.
Her: Brandon. Fix your tone. Period. Like I said, I already cleaned today. This is done.
Me: Keep it clean. I'm not being mean. I am being direct. If you can't tell the different or handle it, that's not my problem.
Her: I'm serious. Do not speak to me that way.
Me: I'm serious. Take care of shit.
Me: I'm done discussing it. I asked you nicely to take care of things. You blew up at me. I'm not going to tolerate that.
Me: Seriously. I am one step away from telling you to pack your shit. And I'm counting on you to be mature enough to leave my stuff alone.
Her: Ph god. Seriously? Grow up. I wouldn't even think of something like that but you apparently would. We just need to learn to cohabitate respectfully. Drop it.
I don't know how to handle this.
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