As everyone knows, although you love your friends, living with them is an entirely different situation.
Most college students don’t have the luxury of living in privacy and I’ve personally encountered the good, bad, annoying, ugly, wtf moments, and more. Here are some common problems that I’m sure are frustrating to everyone.
1. Alarm Clocks
Chances are you and your roommate will not have the same class schedule. In my case, my roommate was in crew and had to wake up before 5am every morning for practice. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she was the type that could never wake up to her alarm, letting it ring as I annoyingly laid in bed wanting to break it.
2. Getting Sexiled
Everyone can get frisky from time to time but if it happens constantly, it can be one of the most frustrating situations especially when you really need something from your room but can’t! I’ve seen people purposely locked out of their room for hours and even others with roommates who got right down to it while they were still in the room!
3. Sharing is Caring…not.
As much as people say that sharing is caring, boundaries are definitely necessary when it comes to borrowing and using things with your roommates. I’ve had snacks and ingredients used up almost entirely before I even touched it and things mysteriously getting misused and disappearing. Not cool.
4. Cleaning Up
As a girl, I assumed others would be fairly organized and clean; I could not have been any more wrong. Past roommates of mine would leave dishes piling, alcohol bottles everywhere, food rotting in the fridge, the recycle bin overflowing, hair all over the bathroom, and the list goes on!
5. Being Loud
If your roommate is being obnoxiously loud before your 8am class or midterm you literally just want them to shut up or get out! It’s even worse when they’re not even doing anything productive but literally just doing stupid things like chasing each other or laughing at Youtube videos.
What annoying things have you all encountered? How did you deal with it?