May 21, 2010
To the Landlord:
Sir, may you not forget that we brought to your attention last January 10, 2010 that the electric water pump you temporarily installed in your house while waiting for the water connection from Hatyai Water District started to falter (it doesn’t produce water anymore) It’s almost 5 months since that incident and until now we remain without water. During those months January, February, March and April we patiently waited for the water to come BECAUSE you told us so, you still collected the full amount of 3,500 baht without any discount though we expected that you’ll initiate to just only charge us 2,000-2,500 baht just to make us feel better even for the fact that you fail to provide us water for those four full months. We paid without any complaints because we trusted you that you’re doing your best to give us water weeks after weeks after weeks.
The 3rd week of May came but there’s still no sign that we’ll ever have water this month. To save ourselves from further frustrations for a promise that never occurred we are forced to find a new house for rent with water. We cannot take it anymore. Our patience has come to its end. If you are in our situation, what would you do? If I am the owner of the house and the same thing happened to my clients, I better be honest with them and help them find a new house or else let them stay in my house for FREE while waiting for the water to be connected. Who would rent a house without a water connection, anyway? We’re already tired fetching water to and fro from your house. It costs us about 100 baht just for the gasoline to go to your house for three times so that we’ll just have water for a day. This month, we haven’t dropped in your house to fetch water because we are so tired and sick already. Just imagine almost 5 months without water. Thank God for the RAIN. It sustains us until today. Without water, we spent about 200 baht a week just for our laundry. You can imagine how dismayed we are waiting for nothing.
Now that you know how disappointed we are, we are taking back our deposit money of 3,500 baht to compensate for the so much trouble, pain, and suffering you’ve caused to our family. We haven’t broken any contract. We are just FORCED to move because of this WATER CRISIS that hasn’t been resolved for almost 5 months. In this way, we’ll part ways with lightness in our hearts in the mighty name of Jesus.
Your ailing tenants,
Mr. and Mrs. Josh and Jenny