So I mentioned in the Emotional Support Animal Journey that I briefly had a roommate and I really just wanted to tell that story because I think it is so funny that this happened.
Before I begin telling this story, I am going to preface this story by explaining that we actually don’t have any bad blood. She seems pretty cool and while admittedly, she’s not exactly my kind of person to hang out with, I wish her luck in her journey.
Before moving in, she had actually reached out to me through Email and introduced herself or whatever and I sent a really long email in return, explaining things about me and Apple because I was not aware if she knew or not (they do eventually reach out to your roommate but they don’t explain why you have him and I wanted to explain that!)
She seemed pretty cool but I did immediately notice that we weren’t exactly similar in any way. She was a bit of a partier and definitely a social person which was made very apparent early on. There is nothing wrong with that, I literally don’t care but I just wanted to explain the situation.
I was admittedly surprised that we had been paired together, as we take a roommate quiz about our personalities and we were complete opposites. She hated the cold and wanted to change the temperature in our room the second she arrived to medium rather than high, which is fine and she didn’t mind that I used a fan but I was still really surprised that we had been paired together.
So she moved in on the 24th of August, I moved in on the 17th because of Thrive so I had the room to myself for an entire week. I had hung out in the room all day waiting for her because I didn’t want our interaction to be weird or anything and we talked while she unpacked and I met her parents. They made a lot of comments about the room being small, which is true because I am almost entirely sure that the room was originally a single that was turned into a double but it wasn’t my fault.
After that, we separated and didn’t really see each other for the rest of the day. We would see each other for brief moments but not for very long and it was pretty awkward in general. But for the most part, she was never in the room which is very, very different to me because I am almost always in the room but I actually really liked it. I got some alone time in the room which was very much needed and Apple got plenty of time out of the cage without me having to worry about it.
The only issue that came up was sometimes during the week, she lost her key so I kept having to let her borrow the key to get into the room and I would have to wake up to let her inside the room. Kind of annoying simply because I thought it was super inconsiderate, like you lost your key and I get that you don’t have time to look for it but are you really going to come in at 2am when this is happening?
Mind you, the situation didn’t last very long and on the 29th, she sent me a text explaining that she was moving out into another building because she loved the rooms, the showers, etc, etc. I was actually super excited because at this point, she had lost her key a few times and I had been letting her borrow my key meaning I would have to track her down whenever I wanted to get into the room myself.
Later that day, she started moving her stuff out of the room and I was actually leaving for the weekend so I told her she could borrow my key while I was gone to get the rest of her stuff out of the room. Mind you, she was supposed to have all out of it gone by the 31st but I figured I’d be nice and give her some extra time since she joined a sports team and was super busy.
You would think that if I gave you TWO extra days where you didn’t have to WORRY about me AT ALL then you would get all of the shit of the room? Well, you would think but then you would be wrong.
I came back around dinner time on Sunday and she had some of her stuff out of the room but there was still some stuff there and she gave me the key and explained she would get it out later that day.
Later that day… It didn’t happen. She never showed up.
She finally came either Tuesday or Wednesday and got the last of her stuff. So she lived in the room from the 24th to 29th (5 days) and then got her stuff out of the room on the 4th or 5th of September. (7 days later).
So yeah, that happened. My roommate that lasted for about two weeks if you include the time during where my room simply housed her stuff.
But hey, on a good note, I actually am getting a new roommate soon! She’s my best friend here on campus and one of my best friends in general so I’m really excited about that and BONUS? SHE LOVES APPLE.