Backstory: I’m homeless in London, I live in a hostel. It’s a hoot.
I feel like this Hostel guy (staff) has a problem with me… like since I got here I’ve been overhearing about things going missing – theft is kinda expected in a place like this: minimal security, lots of travellers, lots of young people who are a) stupid, and b) have limited morals… it’s a recipe for theft. Kids are also over-dramatic and forgetful (easily distracted) – they throw their £300 phone somewhere and forget where they threw it so they instantly blame someone for “stealing” it.
But let me explain the atmosphere here – and why I’m the odd one out… There’s a lot of long-term young pretty girls staying here and the staff are young men who are way over-friendly with these girls (not professional!), like they go out drinking with them and give them special privileges.
I’m older and I stay out of things because, y’know… that’s my right. I am a customer: I pay for the room, I stay in the room – the end. It’s a business transaction.
Because I don’t flirt with the staff I must be “suspicious”. Unfortnately us INTJs always seem suspicious anyway cause we’re kinda poker-faced and don’t react to things…
Anyway, so the staff guy follows me into the dorm room today and is like, “Did you see anyone else sleeping here at 10…11 am?”
I was out around 10… I think… typical anxiety is where you start back-tracking and wondering if you’re somehow in the wrong… I know I had breakfast about 7:30 then I took a shower at about 8:30, I don’t go for the tube train until at least 9:30 because that’s when it’s off-peak. I know I was later setting off today than usual cause my phone broke this morning so I was setting up some stuff on my computer so I could keep in touch with people but I’m sure I set off around… 10..ish. Anyway, that’s beside the point because: I don’t steal people’s stuff!
So he was trying to imply I was the last person in the room and I stole stuff. He was like “things have gone missing from this room…. again…” :evil look: Like, so? Not my problem! And III know that things have gone missing from OTHER rooms too, not just the “Teenage Girls’ Room” (the room I was put in) but also the “New Zealand Dudes’ Room” (the room full of dudes from New Zealand).
Also of note, the door to the “Teenage Girls’ Room” does not always lock properly. It’s a keypad lock and will lock automatically if closed properly but it has to be sort of slammed to lock. If it’s closed gently it doesn’t lock. I also know some people “try” the door as they go past ’cause I hear someone push against it at times…
Anyway, this guy didn’t care to hear this, he just wanted to blame the older chick who doesn’t flirt with him. I make a good scapegoat.
Also of note, while most people in this room are long-termers there is a steady drift of one-nighters so… maybe one of them stole stuff…
But tbh I think people are just lying about stuff being stolen or they just lose stuff. Like I say, you got a lot of young people who don’t think to keep their shit safe. Do I leave my expensive irriplacable shit lying around? Fuck no! Do these kids? Erm, yeah, all the damn time!
Secondly, several of my travelling trips over the years I’ve heard about someone losing a shitload of cash and that just doesn’t make sense to me. One time on a bus to France eons back in my youth we had a break so people could stretch their legs and when everyone got back on the bus this woman was like “Someone stole my money – £500 – I left it on the seat…” Now what the actual fuck? who the hell leaves £500 cash on a seat while they go stretch their legs? Get real! This ish is a scam! They’re hoping – I don’t know – maybe they think they’ll be able to claim insurance or sue the company – I don’t know, it doesn’t make sense to me. Now at this hostel, my first day the New Zealand guy was saying he had £600 stolen that he’d left on his bed. Again, why the F would you leave £600 on your bed while you go somewhere? Get real! Notice it’s always crazy money? £500… £600. Not like just £5 or £20…
Anyway, it’s either a scam or these people are really stupid for leaving that kinda cash around!
Besides, it could be one of the housekeepers because they hire any random assholes here. Although one of the housekeeper guys is really good – like the day he was cleaning, shit was cleaned properly, beds were made properly, I don’t think he stole nothing cuz he takes too much pride in his work, but the other dudes I wouldn’t trust ’em as far as I could throw ’em.
So I’m suspicious cause:
I don’t flirt with the staff to get privileges
I don’t have massive tits that I shove in staffs’ faces to get privileges
I’m not pretty
I mind my own goddamn business
And they’re suggesting like I stay in the room all day sleeping… like what?! I’m out at uni most days. At the weekend I WAS in because this place gave me food poisoning – that’s their fault for not cleaning shit properly. And I sometimes go to my bed to do computer work because it’s the only place I can get the fuck away from these kids and their noise!!! That is not fucking evidence that I’m a thief.
If they wanna stop being dramatic queens and check my bags, they can do that, but they better also check everyone else’s bags including the little girls because otherwise #discrimination. I’m actually worried about people stealing my shit in pseudo-retaliation or something.. I only own like three valuable things in the world: my phone, my credit card, and my laptop – these things I guard with my life. And my phone broke recently so the other shit is even more important now. But these kids are such little drama queens, they just wanna make shit up so they got something to talk about. Uhh, was I ever that young?