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Separating between friendship and room-mateship is really hard, especially in college. You want to have a great time, but you also don't want to live like a hobo. Some people are seriously content with mess, others like things clean.
People have to have a certain amount of routine, and sometimes when your routine doesn't align with your roommate's things can get messy.
Here are 10 things you wish you could tell your roomate.

Can you stop eating my groceries?

It's hard enough for me to be an adult, can you at least let me enjoy the fruits of my labor...literally...stop eating my fruit.

How do you mess up the living room so quickly after I clean it?

Cups, cigarettes, bottles of liquor, empty food containers...damn. It's only been 10 minutes.
Sometimes your roommates are a total garbage tornado.

Uh...what did you do in the bathroom?

What is this inhuman thing in the sink and or shower and or...ugh. No.
I know you're my friend, but come on!

Do you just have an endless supply of people you can bring over to annoy me?

Every time I come home from class, and I'm tired and hungry...there's new company. That means I have to try, and I hate trying.

Do we have to have a party this weekend?

I'm so tired! NO MORE PARTIES, and please, I don't want to have another Toga thing.

Were you raised like this...or do you treat our house like shit because it's a college dump?


Are you physically incapable of washing a dish, or do you just enjoy watching me clean up?

Is there some kind of magnetic pull between you and my personal belongings? Because they're like...personal.

It's okay if they borrow your hairbrush or something like that, but honestly: if they're going through things like your diary or worse...your computer, then you need to tell them to back off.

I know you're my friend, but do you realize you irritate the shit out of me sometimes?

Sometimes living with someone is a bit too close for comfort. We don't all have to be perfect roommates, but things can go much more smoothly if we open the line of communication and get along.
Minor skirmishes and disagreements will happen. Don't freak out about everything, be easy going...but don't let people walk all over you.
Be honest with your friends, tell them how much you love them, but don't let them off the hook...especially if you find that your living situation is uninhabitable.

If you can't reach an agreement...just live with someone else next year, it's not the end of your friendship, just the start of a more "adult" living situation.

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OMG!! Yes yes and yes. I had to live in a dorm my freshman year. (My then brand new husband and I got an apartment that summer after getting married and pregnant. Lol.) I swear, it was like nothing I had ever experienced before...or since. I grew up with THREE brothers, y'all. Yet the girl I lived with first left our bathroom way worse than my bros EVER did. Because that isn't bad enough, the girl was a kleptomaniac. Clinical. If we went out to eat, she stole everything that wasn't tied down - ashtrays, condiments, silverware - you name it. When my things started going missing, I had to padlock everything away. My parents bought me a fire safe that fit under the bed to protect jewelry, etc. It was ridiculous! By second semester, I had to move. HAD TO. I put in all my paperwork and was ready. And then, no kidding, she got arrested and kicked out for stealing a teacher's laptop. So I got to stay in my sweet room (first floor handicapped room - bigger room overall and WAY bigger bathroom and shower), even though I was prepared to lose it... And I got an awesome new roomie who became a lifelong friend. (She was WAY older, too. Score on the alcohol!)
2 years ago·Reply
Oh my god! @ButterflyBlu HORROR STORIES! hahah you've had some colorful roommates. I'm just really thankful that I never had a roommate who stole from me. My goodness gracious! That's pretty crazy hahahah
2 years ago·Reply
The struggle seems real haha ^^ @TessStevens
2 years ago·Reply
@TessStevens I guess I'm going to have to prepare with such disasters then for college hahaha
2 years ago·Reply