Alllllrighty, been a while eh?
I've been dog/house-sitting for a co-worker, Joe. I find this to be a great relief from my new roommate, even though I need to return to her on wednesday. Don't get me wrong, she's pretty nice and very down to earth, but seriously...
So far she's really only done two things to REALLy piss me off.
Let me start by saying how the room is set up. There are two beds (on opposite walls,) two standing lockers, and two media-lockers and a bathroom (standing shower only.)
Yes folks, we SHARE the room.
We have been on opposite shifts lately. I have the days and she has the mids. When I get up in the morning, I go out of my way not to disturb her. I get ready in the dark (using a dull flashlight if I NEED to,) I remain as quiet as I can, and I try to get ready for work quickly, as to not be a burden on her sleeping hours. OKAY, let's turn it around. I had about another hour and a half before I'd have to get up for work. Now an hour and a half isn't like it's 3 AM. It's closer to 6 AM. Seriously, that's an hour and a half I'd like to keep! NOW, it's an hour and a half before I have to get up, and she comes home from work. She not only turns on the light, she turns on both the overhead (FLUORESCENT) light AND her bedside lamp. She then proceeds to noisily dig through the fridge and microwave herself something to eat. She sits there on her bed and eats, and watches television. ... Yes, folks, that said television.
Now the most recent thing she did was shower. I know what you're thinking, guys! Everybody should shower! Well let's see. She know what time I get up in the morning to shower (because half the time I get up she hasn't gone to bet yet anyway.) When I woke up a few mornings ago, she was in the shower. No big del, I think, until 45 minutes go by and I realize that she's given me 15 minutes to shower and get out the door. I then hear the shower turn off. Oh good I can get in a quick shower! Ooooor not. She stays in there for about 8 minutes "doin her thang." I now have 7 minutes to be showered and out the door. She minute she gets out, I run in there and take a boot camp style quick shower, get dressed as fast as I can, and run out the door. I was still on time for work, but really... is a 45 minute shower really necessary? In fact it was over 45 minutes because she was already in the shower when I woke up!
Not to mention she is messy and she leaves her hair all over the bathroom. Ah, but she does take out the trash! Awesome, what a huge contribution to the room!
By the way, here the reference to my LJ name, in case anybody was curious.