You know you’re in trouble when….
You’re discussing the terms of your new lease with the rental agent, and you’re asking about some technicality-filled provision. And the rental guy’s face is frozen in its pleasant grin the whole time. And you end your multi-faceted question with “…. is that correct?” And he replies, “Oh, I wasn’t listening.”
You know you are further in trouble when the same thing happens again fifteen minutes later, WITH A DIFFERENT RENTAL AGENT.