Moving away from home and living on our own is something that everyone needs to experience at least once in their lives. It teaches us a lot about life and independence. While people may warn you about the struggles of living on your own, there are some things you learn the hard way. One such thing is dealing with a roommate--and a messy one at that. When you share a room or a house with another person, they become a huge part of your life.
While you may have found someone who gets along with you, their living habits might be a different ball game altogether. So, if you've ended up with a messy roommate, there might be some hiccups along the road. We're sure you've seen that mess of dirty clothes, super untidy room and that horror story of a cupboard. If reading that makes you scream 'been there, seen it', here are some things you'll totally relate to if you have a messy roommate.
Drama is a part of your daily life but your roomie makes it worse when they forget to clean their hair after they take a shower and you end up with a clogged drain. We're sure you're wishing you could just have them clean up right now but we know that's never gonna happen.
Your fridge has become home to days or maybe even weeks old food 'coz your roomie never cleans it out. It is full of half-eaten food packets and expired milk and god knows what else.
Your garbage bin is always overflowing with kachra and they never clean it or put it out. It's always you who’s dragging numerous packets of garbage to throw out!
You know it but they're just oblivious to that fact. The dirty dishes continue to pile up in the sink till you run out of utensils to use and it stinks but they don't even blink an eyelid. Your messy roommate just continues to eat out of a box, but washing the dirty dishes is just out of the question.
You're the one with all the jugaad. You’ve tried every trick in the book to get your messy roommate to get up and clean after themselves. From emotional blackmail to bribes to threats, you do every possible thing to make your room/house look a little bit cleaner.
Be it alcohol bottles or plastic bottles, your house is full of them and you're always running around collecting them to recycle 'coz you're the only one who cares!
If stale food wasn't enough, you always have to deal with expired or rather phata hua doodh. And it's always so bad that you cannot even make paneer out of it. And it's a blessing if all you find just phata hua doodh. Trust me, I’ve seen worse…milk with creepy crawlies is not a pretty sight!
You're always running into things or stubbing your toe because their things are just all over the place. And when you tell them to clean up, they simply stuff things in a different place but it's just as messy!
That's literally your reaction on the rare occasion when they clean up. Them cleaning up is like finding a unicorn. And it's also when you find all those things you lost including that armchair hidden behind all their laundry wale kapde.
You may be super-duper pissed with your roommate, but no matter how messy they are, you can't help but love them for being by your side whenever you need them. They're your family away from family, messy roomie or not!
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