Originally Posted by DancingArabian
Maybe take a different approach than you have in the past? We know that the past ways of getting the chores done hasn't been working. Honestly I can't think of a way to keep everyone on top of chores if they're going to be totally unmotivated without being reminded, which is just going to make you come off as a nag.
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That's exactly what I'm trying to do now. A different approach. I've tried being passive aggressive and letting it get dirty [horrid dirty, not just dirty to me]. I've tried asking politely, "Hey, do you think you can vacuum this week?" I've tried, "I feel like I'm the only who does this." The roommate who I'm kicking out I just went outright witch with and took all the dishes away since they couldn't possibly clean them [the latest excuse was, "Yeah, the water stopped working days ago."]
That said, I'm not often rude unless you've been very very rude first. I've never had a tiff with either of the girls and don't ever plan to. We get along pretty well, I just think it would be nice to even out the chores, and I figure right now [bringing in a new roommate] is a good time to try. It will be even more difficult to try and work something out when she's already moved in and settled in her ways, know what I mean?