Gr, arg.

May. 16th, 2005 05:22 pm
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Save me from stupid roommates. Left on my roommate's chair:



Her and her boyfriend used to watch my TV all the time. It wasn't even that big of a deal, except that they had never asked. I never confronted the issue partly because I didn't want to deal with roommate issues and partly because I had always been fine with my roommates using my TV. What annoyed me was the fact that she never asked permission, but whatever. And things would have been fine, except now she's making a huge deal about people sitting in her chair.

First she had asked me if someone had used her chair and then declared that she didn't like people sitting in her chair. I was like, okay. That was it for a while. I guess since then, she's been keeping track of the position of her chair. I admit, sometimes I'll walk by and bump into it. Or I'll shift it to get into my cabinet. This I guess proved conclusively to her that all manner of sordiness had been using her chair. So now junk has appeared on the chair.

At first, I was just really amused. It struck me as so stupid and silly that she's so attached to the idea that no one gets to sit in her chair that she will leave a crumpled paper bag, an old newspaper, and a nearly empty roll of toilet paper (O.o which she collects from the bathroom) on it to foil me and my dastardly plan of allowing guests a place to sit. That means, everytime she wants to use her desk, she has to put the stuff aside, and then set it up again so she remembers how it has been arranged.

Seriously, it's a metal and plastic chair entrusted to us by the Haggett dorms. Hundreds of people have sat in it before she moved in. People have probably done things no one would ever dream of with/to the chairs. There is nothing special, distinct, or personal about that chair.

I respect that she doesn't want people sitting in it, even if I don't understand it at all. But the hypocrisy of it, making a huge deal about a chair that no one used since she told me her wishes, (One person touched the toilet paper until I told her that my roommate didn't want people sitting in her chair. She ended up sitting on the floor).

Argh. And I really try to be considerate. When she's asleep, I try to make as little as noise as possible. I even forgo my desk lamp, using only the light of my computer, which only provides a soft illumination into the rest of the room. I know that I often have to type papers late into the night, so I'll even put a towel/shirt to muffle my keyboard and type by touch. When she wakes up, she turns on the main light so that she can do her makeup (ignoring the bathroom that is only two feet away). She once decided to clean out her refrigerator while I was sleeping, crumpling up every possible paper bag in the process. Her boyfriend is always here as it's against some biological law that they spend any time apart. I'll even come back into the room and find him sleeping/laying down alone. It's like, why should I expend common courtesy when she doesn't do it herself.

My friends have suggested stealing her chair. Or stealing everything of hers except her chair. I'm so tempted...

Date: 2005-05-17 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ugh. I had a roommate for one semester my freshman year and just about lost it. Thank god I was able to get transferred to a single once the dropouts started. My roomie used to drape her wet towel over my chair every night. Then I'd move it. Next night? Right back again. And her chair was completely empty! Gah! It's insane how that crap can get to you. Anyway, if you think there's any chance at improvement, I'd try and talk about this with her. I've gone the passive aggressive route of doing little things to get back at the bad roommate, and it never actually makes you feel better.

Date: 2005-05-17 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Passive aggressiveness isn't productive, but it's fun to think about.

But seriously, nothing will happen. We'll ignore each other, the year will end and I'll be fine. Though if I thought talking to her would help, I might try. Sadly, our roommate relationship wasn't much of anything to start with.

Date: 2005-05-17 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You should turn her chair upside down. Then explain to her that it deters people from wanting to sit in it, therefor it's a win-win. Of course this way people can sit in it, and then when they leave, turn it upside down. That way she can't figure out where the chair was from how she left it.

... or maybe put it on her bed every time she leaves, so no one usees the chair OR the bed...

Also, you should TP her nbed before the year is over.

Date: 2005-06-13 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, Kim, could you email me Kass's emial or address? I didn't get it before I left, stupid me, and I wanna send her a postcard. Have a good summer! Miss you guys already... I got a revolutions pack! Have a giant french schooner... wanna make a trade? ^_^ hehehehe

Date: 2005-06-14 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooooh, I may. I discovered the local on base PX is selling all of the expansions. (3.75 each too) and I now have more british ships.

And Kass's info:

22101 NE 150th Ave
Battle Ground, WA



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