Roommate Squabbles

Ansley Ansley
This question goes out to all of us Edenites who have had adult roommates other than our immediate family members.

We've all heard or shared stories on just how frustrating it was when Jack or Jill left the sauce pot in the sink for three days or how Sarah never pitched in with the vacuuming and dusting and threw loud parties with random people she met in bars.

As human nature goes, we're probably a little more reticent about what we may have done to annoy them! Do you think any of your habits annoyed roommates of your past or present? Any that might annoy those in the future?

EDIT: I swear I did not see the other post about the sister/sister situation. Haha! It's pure coincedence!
07/21/2011
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Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Ansley
This question goes out to all of us Edenites who have had adult roommates other than our immediate family members.

We've all heard or shared stories on just how frustrating it was when Jack or Jill left the sauce pot in the sink for three ... More
After undergrad I finally was making enough money that having a roommate wasn't necessary (even though my undergrad roommate was *amazing*), because I hate wearing clothes. I never actually walked around naked except in my own bedroom because I didn't want to bother my roommates, but I know it would have bothered (her/them, depending on the house).

So... I don't know if that exactly counts, but nudity is probably a habit that keeps me from living with people.



Other than that, we all kept our dishes and food and things separate. It always worked excellently for us, but if I had lived with different people it might not have worked so well, because I might have gotten territorial about the food I'd cooked, for example. But as long as you know in advance to check whether someone has communal eating habits, and only live with people that match your style, that's not a problem.
07/21/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
When I was in college, I shared a campus run 2 bedroom apartment with 4 other girls. (Yeah, the basket ball players got 3 bedroom apartments to themselves, for FREE while those of us who PAID our own tuition were jammed together like rats.)

I had a room mate who always used to eat everyone elses food. She came from a wealthy family, was 21 years old, had NEVER held a job, had rich parents, never paid for anything, came in from dates in the middle of the night (and I, who sleep very lightly, had to share a room with her) and was a general PITA. We did make it clear to her that she was not allowed to have sex in the apartment, as several of the girls had lived with her before and that had been an issue.

Anyway, one time I had made some deviled eggs and had such a taste for them. I was sitting in class, thinking about these eggs (I was a vegetarian at the time and had a $20.00 a week food budget, while this girl came from a very rich family and almost never bought food) I got home and went to the refrigerator, and my eggs were gone! I was so upset and so hungry I started to cry. This was not the first time she had done this and everybody was sick of it.

SO, we all talked about how certain food was communal food, but that some food was ours alone. She just sat there and nodded, and kept doing it.

SO, a few days later I made an other bunch of deviled eggs. But, before I put the mashed mayonnaise-d yolk back into the egg, I filled the inside of the whites with hot sauce and hot pepper and black pepper. You could not see it from the outside.

I got home from class the next day, and ONE egg had ONE bite taken from it (she put the rest of it back) She, however, didn't touch my food again.

It's rare that something works out so well like this. But, this time it did.
07/21/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
This question goes out to all of us Edenites who have had adult roommates other than our immediate family members.

We've all heard or shared stories on just how frustrating it was when Jack or Jill left the sauce pot in the sink for three ... More
I had a roomate when I moved out on my own for the first time. We had a few good times but she did drive me crazy. She didn't want to clean up or even look after her cat. She also loved having sex very loudly so I could hear it. I don't think I did much to annoy her though. I wouldn't have roomates again in the future. Not our thing.
07/21/2011
Dusk Dusk
Man, I had a ton of roommate issues my second year of undergrad. My roomie was on the basketball team so when she finally came home at night she wanted to invite friends over and loudly watch trashy MTV shows (I personally can't stand MTV). Of course, night-time was when I was trying to finish all of my lab reports and such. Then she would fall asleep with the television on and I wouldn't be able to sleep. Finally after much fighting, our useless RA missing three meetings with us, and me cussing her out in the hallway, she bought some wireless headphones for her TV. She was still a total pain in the ass on so many levels though.

For me as a roommate, I have a tendency to turn off my alarm clock in my sleep. This means it has to go off three times or so before I actually get up, and I could see that being really annoying if I'm waking up early than my roomie.
07/21/2011
Ansley Ansley
Pardon me, y'all but I'm in a world of fascination. I think it's interesting how even though I'm asking about our own bad habits, people still can't refrain from mentioning the behavior of others first or at some point in the text. Simply fascinating.

Anyway. I'm a smoker and I know that annoys the piss out of a lot of people. Um, I tend to watch the same set of reruns over and over again as background noise while I multi-task. I take extremely hot showers and the bathroom mirror is often fogged for twenty minutes or more, so having only one bathroom would have been a problem. My husband and I are attached at the hip and have been for a very long time so he's always around or we're always locked in the bedroom. I refuse to care for someone else's pets more than they care for the pet themselves. If that makes sense...no I won't walk your dog while you're out partying or doing whatever just because I live there. But, I will rehome them without consulting you if you're consistently gone for more than 16 hours a day, five days a week and keep the poor thing in a cage. (Trufacts, I actually did this to someone once. The dog, the previous owner and the current owner are a thousand times happier for it.)
07/21/2011
KinkyDesire KinkyDesire
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
This question goes out to all of us Edenites who have had adult roommates other than our immediate family members.

We've all heard or shared stories on just how frustrating it was when Jack or Jill left the sauce pot in the sink for three ... More
lol, I'm the one who posted about the sister/sister situation and even though we're immediate family members, I often think about this question myself. I know there are tons and tons of things my family does to annoy me and piss me off but I try to think about the things I do that might annoy them (I don't try to think about it too hard though

I've noticed though that my annoying habits (those that I'll actually admit to having) only comes out when I'm around my immediate family because I'm not that way with my other family members, my friends, my doms, or other close acquaintances. I like to think I'm a product of my environment and when I'm not in that environment, I tend to do a lot better.

I will admit though, if I had to live with myself, I would move out within a couple of months.... maybe a year....
07/21/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
I've only shared a bathroom with my sis so far. I think I could be a nuisance there with my 30min-or-longer showers, especially since I usually do them pretty late. I also stay up super-late, I'm hoping to get out of that habit before the dorm.

In general, I dunno how I'll do as a roommate. Like, I think I'm ok with sharing food, as long as someone doesn't eat the last of my food without asking (and there's a running grocery list, but I think I'd be ok with managing that myself for the most part.) I don't think I'd be ok with sharing bathroom supplies, or dishes. I'm worried I'm gonna be waking up earlier than my roommate during the week, and disturb them with my alarm clock (I usually set 2 alarms or hit snooze a few times.) I'm worried that I'll be too "you need to pay for your stuff", though. Like, I'm ok with my roommate using my Keurig if she wants, but I'll want her to get her own cups for it.

More to this later maybe...
07/21/2011
Dusk Dusk
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Originally posted by Ansley
Pardon me, y'all but I'm in a world of fascination. I think it's interesting how even though I'm asking about our own bad habits, people still can't refrain from mentioning the behavior of others first or at some point in the ... More
Haha I was just going to write about my habits, but then I got confused by the fact everyone else who posted had talked about their roommate issues @_@
07/22/2011
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