As pit rants go, I expect this to be pretty lame. Please add your own roommate troubles to the list.
Here’s what’s bugging me:
The dishes. She cooks these large, greasy meals for herself and her son and then leaves the dishes (both in the sink and on the stove) for days. I can understand a single day, maybe two for pots and pans, but come on. I complained that I couldn’t use the sink, so rather than actually start doing her dishes, she started *neatly piling * the dirty dishes on the counter.
The phone. When she moved in, she said she didn’t need to use the house phone, because she and her son both had cell phones. It wasn’t a week later that she announced she was having a “dispute” with her cell phone company and could she give a few people my number to contact her here. Since then, 9 times out of 10, the call is for her. It was even better in the summertime when my boss would call (I work from home) and her son would answer. I felt so professional.
Her son. At twelve years old, he’s training to be a Grade-A freeloader. Since school started (around Sept. 3) he has called me no less than 5 times for a ride home. School is exactly six blocks away. He also prefers my food over theirs at all times.
The rent. Probably none of this would bug me too much, if it weren’t for the fact that my roommate is constantly behind on her rent. She’s promised to pay me Friday what she still owes for September.
Anyone else have inconsiderate roommates?