Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Money + Family = BAD

So I talked to my sister a few days ago, and she asked me if I could co-sign the lease on her new apartment, since she doesn't have a job yet, so she can't pass the credit check at the moment.

Well, actually she asked me if mom and dad had told me I was co-signing the lease. Apparently it was just assumed that I would agree to this little plan.

Now I didn't have any problem with doing this, so I said yes, and she faxed me the forms.

Today, I get the forms and look at them, and they seem awfully odd. They aren't designed for a person who's co-signing a lease, they're designed for someone who's leasing an apartment, so they ask for a lot of information that they don't need for a credit check. The forms also don't have a lot of information that one would expect them to have, like how much the rent is for example.

Since I'm a little leery of filling out a form that looks a bit wrong, and I'm a lot leery of filling out a form that says I'm financially liable for some amount of money when I don't even know how much money it is, so I call my sister to ask about these things.

Then she gets all pissy because I'm asking these questions, like I'm supposed to just smile and nod and sign the papers.

Money and Family just don't mix. That's all I'm going to say.