Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Roommate Rant

One of the reasons that I don't post very often is because I feel like I have a lot of negativity and you know people don't want to hear about negative things. But I just need to get some venting off of my chest. And who knows that's what this blog could turn into. I always have good stories!

I am 32, still single and trying to be a fiscally responsible individual. What that translates to is A LOT OF ROOMMATES! Close to 45 to be exact. That is way too many roommates, individuals, personalities, drama and bathroom sharing for one girl to put up with. I purchased a home a year and a half ago and to help out with the mortgage I have 2 roommates. It's a 1900 square foot, 4-bedroom home, so there should be plenty of room for all of us. I currently spend most of my time at home (which isn't very much) locked up in my room to avoid my roommates.

So here are my questions about roommates:
  • Why do people not understand what the word clean means?
  • Why is it necessary to have a chore chart when everyone in that house is over 30 years old? That's right 30 year olds and chore chart. So moms out there if you've got good ideas for a chore chart let me know.
  • Why do I always attract the really needy people? Just on a side note, I think it's the same reason that I attract weirdo guys, which is probably why I'm still not married. So if anyone can seriously answer that question I will do something extremely nice for you, extremely nice.
  • How does someone not know to clean the dryer vent out when you use the dryer?
  • How does someone not know how to mow a lawn?
  • Why can't people do things on their own instead of waiting for me to do something. Come on people, I am not your mother!
  • How can someone manage to watch TV for 4 hours straight every night and not go insane?
  • Am I an abnormally clean freak?
  • Why when you open the pantry door and don't have any room to put another thing do you either buy more stuff and try to fit it in or not have the capability to clean it out?
  • What is the phobia about emptying a dishwasher?
  • What is the need to fill every single corner of space in the kitchen with crap?
  • Why when you've actually vacuumed up a spill in the carpet, do you leave the vacuum sitting right in the middle of the floor? For how many days? I'm waiting to see how long it will take.
Fact: The majority of these questions have come from events that have happened this week and yes it is only Wednesday.

Now I realize that I am probably a little weary and have probably run out of patience with roommates, but, honestly can you blame me? We're all over the age of 30, and I've had more than 40 of them!

Hmmm, that kind of felt good. Beware you might be getting more ranting from me in the near future. Have a fantastic night!


Melvin and Carly said...

Having been one of those 45roommates, I can be attest that you are not "abnormally" clean. Clean, yes, but not abnormally so. I probably drove you crazy with my unorganized desk. (Thank goodness you don't have to share an actual room with these ones!) I'll think about your ranting and let you know if I come up with any answers for you. My guess for much of it - they're lazy. Maybe suggest they go live with their mothers if they still need them so badly!

Karma said...

I hope your roommates don't follow your blog. :) Anyway, I agree that it is probably not you. People are irresponsible and lazy. For the record, My husband (also over 30) exhibits many of the same symptoms as your roommates. :)

Jeff, Shannon and Rebekah said...

Okay...I loved this post! You are too funny! So, how many days has the vacuum been out? I loved seeing how long the sink could be full of dishes before someone else came to clean them besides me. Luckily, with you I never had that problem! I agree with're not abnormal, just appropriately clean. More people should be that way! Love ya!

Sarah said...

Hi Mable! Not having had as many rommamates as you ... but still, I had many of the same problems as you did with the ones I had. Drove me crazy!! I don't think you're abnormal; I think Carly is right and your roommates are just lazy. That stuff would drive me crazy!! Cory knows how I feel about leaving dishes in the sink when the dishwasher is empty ... and he's getting really good at not doing that :) Sorry about all the roommate drama!!