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Old 11-29-2011, 03:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The problem with lazy roommates is that they are so used to doing jack shit and living in filth, nothing works for leverage against them. My roommate is a bit of a slob, (and I thought females were supposed to be clean, I'm seriously reevaluating my gender preconceptions) but thankfully she mostly keeps the Hurricane Katrina Aftermath in her own room. I'm anal and like things clean/organized, so I basically maintain the rest of the house by myself.

I came to the realization a long time ago that it's harder to get people to do shit then it is to just do it yourself. It's a sad reality, but it's better then pounding a brick wall and seeing 0 results.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I came to the realization a long time ago that it's harder to get people to do shit then it is to just do it yourself. It's a sad reality, but it's better then pounding a brick wall and seeing 0 results.
I wish you could impress this on my wife. My life would be sooo much easier if she would just do the shit she's nagging me about all the time, and she would probably be less frustrated, too.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My junior year in college I knew 2 of my roommates and they stuck us with a stranger. Well this guy had a drinking problem, i.e. drinking a 24 pack of bud diesel every night. He would piss his bed multiple times a week and also piss on the couch were we all sat frequently. He would drink the beer we bought constantly. It was rather sad he had such a problem. After that year we moved out of the complex and just got a house together so we could control who lived with us and who didn't.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The problem with lazy roommates is that they are so used to doing jack shit and living in filth, nothing works for leverage against them. My roommate is a bit of a slob, (and I thought females were supposed to be clean, I'm seriously reevaluating my gender preconceptions) but thankfully she mostly keeps the Hurricane Katrina Aftermath in her own room. I'm anal and like things clean/organized, so I basically maintain the rest of the house by myself.

I came to the realization a long time ago that it's harder to get people to do shit then it is to just do it yourself. It's a sad reality, but it's better then pounding a brick wall and seeing 0 results.
This is totally true. I bought a house and lived with a guy that I was really good friends with for 2 prior years of college. I knew he was a slob but he said he would clean it up and not leave messes everywhere. He totally failed to perform on that promise. He ended up moving out after about 7 months because we'd always fight and he said he found a better place to live with "real friends" (they were slobs too). So then my girlfriend moved in and helped pay my house payment until I could get a job to pay my house payment. Moral of the story don't live with friends. It doesn't ver seem to end with you still being friends. So OP just try and deal with it the best you can for the next few months and learn from your mistake. Or you could try and sublet your part of the place to one of their other friends.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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In college I had two roomates (not on campus) who happened to be two of my best friends. Both of them were pretty dirty but I had no idea until I lived with them. I signed a 1.5 year lease with them and almost immediately regretted it. Neither of them picked up after themselves. I was ashamed to have people over. It was particularly embarassing to have women over. But, neither of them cared as they were both scared to talk to women.

It came to a head one night after a bunch of people came over after a party. Some dude wanted something to drink but we didn't have any clean glasses so he started cleaning a glass for himself. Somehow the glass broke in his hand and cut the shit out of his hand badly (like blood squirting out of his hand with every heart beat bad). I think the glass must have had a stress crack in it from sitting in the sink with dishes sitting on top of it and the dude picked it up and accidently squeezed it too hard. I'm pretty sure that wouldn't have happened if the roomate had done the dishes when it was his turn and not let the dishes sit like that for a week.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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haha I'm loving all the different stories, The guy isnt actually that bad, I was just pissed off and kinda blew it outta proportion myself. I mean he is still a lazy fuck, but he has started to pull his weight a bit more!
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I lived in a 5 bedroom house with friends for years. Not always same crew, people came and went but it worked well. Good times and plenty of bbq action. It can work, but usually there is a fair bit of 'sacking up' and dealing with issues before they become problems.
Yeah, the ol' alcoholic flatmate is a classic.. pissing in their sleep, wherever etc. Hilarious... a couple years after they've been kicked out that is. Wonder if that dude is even still alive now? Hmm
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I've lived with two of my best friends, and haven't had too much of an issue. Only with dishes, so now we just wash the dishes that we use and don't ever argue about who's turn it is to do them.

But I'd suggest either dealing with it, or maybe trying to get him to pay a bit more in rent since you keep the house clean. Some lazy people won't mind paying the extra for that service, lol.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:34 PM   #19 (permalink)
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yea if we were in a group lease I would tell him to cough up some extra pennies, but we all signed individual leases for seperate rooms soo....
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:37 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You don't truly know anyone until you've lived with them. That's the truth.
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