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post #1 of 14 Old 10-25-2012, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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I hate my roommates!

Ugh, I was assured when the idea was hatched that the people we would be living with are "nice, neat, clean, and organized". Well after nearly two months, "nice" is the only thing that can be said about them.

This morning, I went out early to I to the bank. My boyfriend was gone, and when I got back, so was the guy roommate(girl might have been sleeping). I have been avoiding the kitchen even though I LOVE to cook and play in the kitchen. Thanks to them, I will rarely go in. This morning when I got back from the bank,, the pantry was open, the refrigerator was open a crack, two cabinets were open and the milk was on the counter surrounded by spilled cereal which was also on the incredibly dirty floor. I opened the microwave and there was food spattered all over it and the stove has been orange with grease for a week. Not to mention the frozen pool of hamburger blood in the freezer from their wonderful method of thawing it. They are idiots. Maybe they just haven't learned what to do yet. Maybe it is their locale and ingrained trashy instincts that are preventing them from being able I clean. I don't know.

I am NOT happy. Before I left for work, I dismantled the stovetop. I pulled all the burners off and took the pans out, and hid them. Petty, a little, but that stove is not going to be used until it is clean. Which will be after dinner time when I get home from work. I will clean it this time and then no more. If they can't be grown ups and take care of messes they create, then they are going to lose my portion of the rent when I take my snakes and leave. I am so frustrated. My nephews aren't even this careless and messy. I am so frustrated right now.
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post #2 of 14 Old 10-25-2012, 03:59 PM
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The joys of roommates. Been there. If they are nice, maybe you can talk to them about splitting chores up more evenly?

When it came down to it, I knew that my apartment wouldn't be clean and we wouldn't have electricity if I didn't do it myself. So I did. An expensive and frustrating lesson, but not at all uncommon. Try not to be petty, you'll just stay frustrated. Shrug them off as incompetent children, maybe they can start buying more/all the food and you can handle the cooking/cleaning of the kitchen?
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post #3 of 14 Old 10-25-2012, 04:01 PM
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Can you call a house meeting? I'd do that before I go ballistic on them and find somewhere else to live.

Some people are natural slobs, but can and will do better if it's pointed out to them.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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post #4 of 14 Old 10-25-2012, 04:33 PM
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It's usually very stressful to live w/people you don't know. A meeting is in order. Some rules need to be made & expectations aired. Good luck!
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post #5 of 14 Old 10-26-2012, 08:46 AM
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Yep, been there, done that....

Good roommates are hard to find.......

Things like this is what will really make you appreciate your own place when you get it.

Don't worry to much....that day is coming....

My best friends mother had a saying.."every little mousey needs his own little housey.."

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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post #6 of 14 Old 10-26-2012, 09:57 AM
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HA its hard living with people you know even! When I first moved down to kansas I moved in with friends from highschool (stationed here by the army)..

They fit this description to a dang T..
Living with this family of 4 was more like being in a frat house!

It took me finally getting pissed off and threatening to move out before things got somewhat better. I agree at not being petty, but its not fair to flat out be taken advantage of. AND The more you clean up after these people, the more you are enabling them to be the way that they are.

So yes call a house meeting and maybe make a cleaning chart...there is noreason that everybody can't be responsible for their own dishes ect...and cooking one night a week..
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My brother and 5 friends rented an old mansion with 7 bedrooms. The 7th was a guest bedroom. Their house rules were strict. If you didn't clean up after yourself you were out on very short notice. One person would shop and cook supper for all and did the cleanup. His/her turn came once weekly. Sunday meant everyone cooked or did cleanup. Sat. Morning was spent dusting, dry mopping and washing floors. I was impressed. They were all students so money was tightly budgeted. By doing it this way they all had a nice clean place they all called home.
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My brother and 5 friends rented an old mansion with 7 bedrooms. The 7th was a guest bedroom. Their house rules were strict. If you didn't clean up after yourself you were out on very short notice. One person would shop and cook supper for all and did the cleanup. His/her turn came once weekly. Sunday meant everyone cooked or did cleanup. Sat. Morning was spent dusting, dry mopping and washing floors. I was impressed. They were all students so money was tightly budgeted. By doing it this way they all had a nice clean place they all called home.
While this is a brilliant set up, I find it only really works if its set up prior to moving in. After everyone is set in their ways, it's harder to change things.
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Bwahahahaha!!! Holy crap. I JUST don't understand.

Pet fees at our apartment are $300 per pet plus $25 more a month.

We get a knock on the door with a happy "Hey come look what we got!" My boyfriend opens the door... "WE GOT A PUPPY!! It's okay! We are going to keep in in the bathroom and don't worry about the fee! We will take care of the fee when we get our taxes back!" They can't cover RENT!

I have been laughing hysterically since I heard "It's a chihuahua!" My boyfriend made very clear JUST what a ba idea it was, and closed the door and fussed about it to me for 20 minutes. I think they know now that the walls are paper thin, because we soon got a knock on the door. "We'll take it back tonight."

"I want a basset hound. I also want laser eyes and the ability to fly! I don't understand! Anyone who wants to hide a chihuahua in a bathroom does not deserve a dog! What the cracker jacks!"

How stupid can these people be?! I am laughing so hard right now. Just in shock. I can't take it. I am SO my father's daughter.
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post #10 of 14 Old 10-28-2012, 09:51 AM
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Wow... just... wow...

Never mind the fact its cruel to hide a dog in the bathroom. But uh... a chihuahua? They are one of the most yippy breeds out there! There is no hiding a chihuahua!

I feel for you. I hated doing the room mate thing. Its so hard to find that right balance where everyone will be happy.
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