Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I live with someone like this. It's terrible because her parents own the house. She seemed perfectly normal and nice before I moved in (I knew her a bit) but now I just want out. It get's so annoying being told you are doing the dishes the "wrong" way and hanging out the washing the "wrong" way, or that "we don't do things like that here". She tries to bully people into believing what she believes.
What gets to me most though, is the way that she talks about things she knows nothing about, and makes other people uncomfortable. Like my other flatmate is young and naive, her car was smelling a little, just needed a service, but my evil flatmate started going on about all these terrible things that are wrong with the car, and my flatmate was actually considering cancelling a trip she had planned for months because of this as she didn't want to break down, and was stressed and almost in tears. I know very well that my evil flatmate knows nothing about cars, and couldn't even change a windscreen wiper or oil if her life depended on it.
I take a deep breath though, and ignore it, and look at her life and see that really she has nothing. And one day she'll realise she can't just go around treating people terribly unless she wants to be alone forever.