Michael Rotondo became one of the most famous people in America last week for doing, well, nothing. The 30-year-old upstate New York resident was successfully sued by his own parents after their efforts to get him to move out of their home proved unsuccessful, even after giving him five written eviction notices and money to help him secure his own place in the real world.
Rotondo, who is unemployed, has a young son who he lost visitation rights within the last year, and claims his parents’ moved to take him to court while he was spending his time trying to appeal for visitation with his son. This has contributed to his stubbornness in staying put and his lack of desire to reconcile with his parents.
He has spent the past week doing numerous media interviews with outlets like Fox News and CNN, accumulating in Alex Jones’ radio show giving him $3,000 for an appearance.
The former Best Buy employee has only two days to move out of his parents home (Friday at noon) after eight years living rent-free and is looking for “someplace inexpensive, with internet.”
The father of one is getting help from all corners of the internet. A Home Depot employee offered to pay for Rotondo’s moving expenses after he complained he was too broke to move out, but he refused. Villa Italian Kitchen offered him a signing bonus of $1,101 to come join one of their 250 locations, which he probably won’t take them up on.
Rotondo went to Lowe’s to begin the packing process and walked out with 30 boxes and a tape gun. He claims, however, that he’s still not sure how long it will take to pack his disheveled room.
“Looking around my room and stuff – how much more is all this going to take to pack?” Rotondo said, noting he wasn’t experienced in packing up.
Rotondo plans to move everything into a storage unit until he finds a new pad to settle down in.
“There’s no more urgency after that,” he added. “Everything else is just finding a long-term place.”
Best of luck on the move, bruh. The real world sucks.