I know, I said there wouldn't be so much cake... but things haven't quite turned out as planned. Sam was meant to move into his new house on Sunday but he's still here.
The girl from whom he was sub-letting the room, Alex, failed to tell her female house mates that Sam was in fact Samuel not Samantha. Alex also failed to tell Sam that one of her housemates was prohibited from living in a mixed gender house due to religious reasons. As far as we can tell she planned for Sam to move in on Sunday and hoped that somehow everything would be alright. It was probably fortunate that the landlord found out what was happening and emailed Sam on Friday... just two days before the planned move... to tell him he would not be able to take the room.
I know in the grand scheme of things none of this is that bad. After all, Sam is not homeless and Jacob will get over the disappointment - in fact he took the news really well and was more concerned that I'd lost the money (I think I can claim it back on my credit card for goods not delivered). I'll even get over the fact that I feel a bit of a muppet being so gullible and taken in so easily. But what really gets to me is the realisation that there such unscrupulous and duplicitous people in the world. I may be a bit of a mug but I like to see the best in everyone... I like people... I trust them. Of course I know there are bad people out there but when it comes so close to home it shakes my world. Sorry to moan but I feel pretty crappy today!