“Dear roomie - Just because you buy your Easy Mac from Whole Foods doesn’t mean that it’s healthy. I am really sick of you bragging about how smart you are for finding all of the “healthy” versions of your favorite foods. Eat some vegetables; they are actually good for you.”
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My dad wants me to join the army/sherrif’s department but I want to finish college and get my law degree. Any thoughts? Also, y’all are awesome. – Robin
It’s pretty normal to have some disconnect between what your parents want for your future and your own ambitions. For example, I wanted to be a Disney channel star but my parents wanted me to be “college educated” and “not likely to drive a Porsche through a stranger’s living room while on a coke binge.” Your dad has spent eighteen years making the major decisions for your life, so it’s probably a little scary to give up control to a complete life-running rookie. But ultimately, it is your life. So if what you really want is to be a lawyer, do it. Work your ass off and openly weep during the LSATs and buy power suits. Also, leave me your number because I’m going to need a good lawyer if the Disney thing ever pans out.
How do you gently tell you roommate that she NEEDS TO FUCKING KEEP HER SHIT ON HER SIDE OF THE DAMN ROOM? – M.V.
I’d say you have two options:
A series of passive aggressive notes that spiral into aggressive aggressive notes and eventually land you a meeting with the RA to explain why you’ve covered the dorm room with “Fuck you and your fucking cereal bowl” post-its.
Talk to her. Unless she’s some psychological mastermind, she’s probably not trying to piss you off on purpose. She might not even be aware of how much she’s invading your space. Don’t try to scold her (no one likes feeling cornered), but let her know where your head is at. “Hey can you try to keep your things on your side a little more? Sorry, stuff like that really stresses me out.”
BOOM! Angry confrontation avoided! People skills achieved!
“Why are 90% of these posts absolutely psychotic? The roommates sound bad but the people submitting sound even worse. Whatever happened to dealing with a lousy roommate (who doesn’t do chores or has sex with their significant other too loudly) in a mature way, instead of just pissing in everything they drink or shower with.”
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“In my new accommodation I am sharing a house with 5 other people. I just found out 2 of them dated for most of the year before breaking up right at the end, they had no idea they where in the same house till they arrived.”
“The reason I live alone now? Reading these stories. God forbid we should confront roommates like rational adults and at least give them the benefit of the doubt. Nah, easier to just piss in something they’ll eat. Yeah. That’ll teach ‘em.”
“I didn’t prank my roommate, but one day when he went to class I rifled through all of his shit. I found his condoms with a small bag of rubber bands inside the box with them. What the fuck are the rubber bands for?”
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I thought we agreed when we first moved in: you handle the snakes and I’ll do the dishes.
Looks like it’s going to be a fun year for Willie’s roommate.
“Jo, remember that weekend I was out of town and you said you had sex in my bed because you were too lazy to clean off your own bed? To get back at you, I peed in the bag your chicken was marinating in. You ate it with your whore girlfriend that night. I hope it was go”