The Echo Chamber: Let Me Tell You About My Roommates…

By Senior John Anderson
The Echo Assistant Campus Life Editor

Having roommates can be the most terrifying thing or the most wonderful thing.

In the past, having roommates has always came back to bite because they can be so messy.

I am a bit of a neat freak and I like to have my house or apartment clean. Telling my current roommates to clean is like telling a two-year-old not to play with a glass object. The roommates that I have now don’t like the cold, so you can imagine how hot it is in my apartment.

In my apartment complex, the circulation is horrible and it takes forever to cool down the apartment, which I wouldn’t need to but my roommates keep the heat on. 

I try to take a shower at night, so I don’t have to do it in the morning because my roommates for some reason take the longest in the bedroom.

For example, I tried to take a shower one morning because I had stayed up for two nights that weekend to catch up on homework. So, I set my alarm clock for 9:30 a.m. and when I woke up one of my roommates was in the shower for 40 minutes. Not only did I have to skip my shower, but I was ten minutes late because I still needed to brush my teeth and wash my face. 

When my roommates take showers, I don’t know how they get water everywhere except for inside the shower. I remember I had woke up because I had to use the bathroom and one of them had recently took a shower and they was water all over the floor. I was not paying attention because it was early in the morning and I was half asleep.

So, you can imagine what happen. I slipped and almost hit my neck on the toilet. I could have lost my life.

However, I do enjoy connecting with my roommates. During my freshman year, my roommate was a little like me. He was a neat freak at heart and I loved every minute of it. There were nights where I would wake up at the middle of the night with him mopping the floor with Pine-Sol. He was always considerate. 

Having roommates is a gamble, sometimes that gamble pays off, and other times it doesn’t. It’s best to talk about problems up front and get things straightened out before they get worse.

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