On Wednesday, January 28th, I received a delightful note in the post: "Landlord's Ten Days' Notice" (sic). The note informed me that if I didn't cough up January's rent by Friday the 30th they would file suit to have me forcibly removed. "That doesn't sound right," I reasoned. "My rent isn't $900 a month. And besides, I paid January's rent already."
I called my landlord on Thursday the 29th and was immediately informed "Oh, that was a mistake. We don't know how that happened." I asked if I needed to get that in writing, but was assured that that wouldn't be necessary. "Go ahead and throw the letter away." Heh, no.
On Friday the 30th I received a loud knock on my door. I opened it to find my superintendent standing in the hall, and my heart skipped a beat. Did he not get the memo? I'm supposed to be in the clear!
"You can't leave your shoes in the hallway," he said.
Anticlimactic, I know, but it sure beats getting kicked out by mistake.