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    Dude(et)s of Micechat I have a serious problem. I have a sloth for a roommate. Some back story He's failed 4 out of 5 of his classes so far at Western Culinary Institute, and does nothing but eat macrowave burritos and play videogames. He has the mentality of a five year old and I honestly think he may be mentally handicapped, though not severe.

    Here's were I need help. He has terrible hygeine. He wears about 3 out of the five uniforms that were provided for him, and he has not done laundry in about a month. He does not wash his hands, and I don't believe"wipes" to put it nicely. Today I was passing by him when I smelt what I thought was mold, wrapped in Gym Socks (OK that is putting it nicely) I walked away thinking it was something else and the smell decreased, I walked back and the smell intensified. I asked him how long it has been since he did his laundry, I already knew the answer but he still tried to avoid the question. Next I asked him how long it has been since he took a shower. Again he avoided the question, so I asked if he had this week; His answer? No. Has it been longer? Yes. How do I know? the bathroom is next to my room, and the water heater is in my closet, so I would know.

    How can I get him to practice better hygeine? It's difficult because I am not his parent or keeper, so I have no authority over him.

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    New roommate?
    Har har har

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    • #3
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      Wow. That sounds like my ex, sans the culinary school stuff.

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      • #4
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        Oh yeah and He annoys the hell out of me

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        • #5
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          I would say while he's sleeping spritz him with Febreeze?

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by knittingknerd View Post
            I would say while he's sleeping spritz him with Febreeze?
            That's actually sounding good.
            Serious though his hygeine is so bad I want to hurt him simply for petting my cat, no living creature should be subjected to that filth.
            Last edited by DarthDucky; 11-16-2007, 07:53 PM.

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            • #7
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              I would just sit him down and draw the line...lay down the rules or move out!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by DarthDucky View Post
                That's actually sounding good.
                Serious though his hygeine is so bad I want to hurt him simply for petting my cat, no living creature should be subjected to that filth.
                You could spritz it all over and then when he comes into the room spritz him. It's mean but...

                Can you keep your cat in your bedroom?

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                • #9
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                  On Craig's List you can be very specific about what you're looking for in a roommate. I say boot the guy, and get an acceptable person to share the rent. If it's his place, use Craig's List to find a place to move to.

                  With roommates, there will always be compromises. Sometimes, though, unacceptable behavior is exactly that, unacceptable. Good luck.
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                  • #10
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                    wow, maybe letting him know a new roomate is in order if
                    1. he does not change and I mean that literally
                    2. shower or I will hose you down
                    3. call his mommy
                    4. lock the door and tell him not to come back until he cleans up his act ( or his doerjobby)

                    is it his place or yours? if its his and your his romy I say move the heck out!

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Hakuna Makarla View Post
                      wow, maybe letting him know a new roomate is in order if
                      1. he does not change and I mean that literally
                      2. shower or I will hose you down
                      3. call his mommy
                      4. lock the door and tell him not to come back until he cleans up his act ( or his doerjobby)

                      is it his place or yours? if its his and your his romy I say move the heck out!
                      It's an apartment, and his mom was the cosigner

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by DarthDucky View Post
                        It's an apartment, and his mom was the cosigner
                        is his mom dirty? does she come around very often to see this chap this way? maybe letting her know privatly that her son stinks..... yeah stinks! ( maybe send her an anonomous letter :lol: or if she stinks I say run for the boarder, and not taco johns :lmao:

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Hakuna Makarla View Post
                          is his mom dirty? does she come around very often to see this chap this way? maybe letting her know privatly that her son stinks..... yeah stinks! ( maybe send her an anonomous letter :lol: or if she stinks I say run for the boarder, and not taco johns :lmao:
                          No his mom doesn't stink to my knoweledge, and she has seen her son maybe two times since he moved in August, so she doesn't know first hand.

                          Ok so when he comes home from the movies tonight I am going to talk to him, see what happens. I'll threaten to move out, i think that will do it, I have the PS2 which he is addicted to. And if I move out, he has the pleasure of putting the bills in his name (and I know he would forget to pay them) if he's smart (oh wait he's not) he will bathe

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                          • #14
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                            Once many years ago, I had a roommate like this. In the 6 months that he lived with me, he NEVER took a shower at the house. He stunk too. He claimed that he took one at the gym or at school after he ran the track. He never looked like he worked out at the gym or could run even a 1/4 of the track. My boyfriend and I called him Stinky. He was gross.
                            Back when I had issues in confronting people, I started doing stuff that pissed him off. I found out what it would be, in his case banging the kitchen cupboards really loud and I would have really loud sex with my boyfriend.
                            He asked me not to do it, I told him he stunk. I told him that if he wanted me to knock it off, he had to take a shower and not stink any longer. He didn't. I didn't stop making noises.
                            Two or three weeks later, he was gone.
                            It took 4 days to get the stink out of his room.
                            I say move.
                            Oh, I'm over confronting issues now.
                            My new motto for 2008 - "If you will live like no one else today, later you can live like no one else." - Dave Ramsey.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by toadann View Post
                              and I would have really loud sex with my boyfriend.
                              :botoxid I need to know that?

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                              • #16
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                                Originally posted by DarthDucky View Post
                                :botoxid I need to know that?
                                Probable not, but you don't know me. And it's part of how I got rid of him so it fit into the story. Sorry if it offended you. My bad!
                                My new motto for 2008 - "If you will live like no one else today, later you can live like no one else." - Dave Ramsey.

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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by toadann View Post
                                  Probable not, but you don't know me. And it's part of how I got rid of him so it fit into the story. Sorry if it offended you. My bad!
                                  That's not offending, just personal

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                                  • #18
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                                    Originally posted by DarthDucky View Post
                                    Oh yeah and He annoys the hell out of me
                                    That sounds like my ex too! OMG when he moved out when we broke up... we had a 2 bed/2 bath place, so we each got our own bathroom. He NEVER cleaned his bathroom! My dad said it was just vile in there when he went to clean it up for me before my now former roommate moved in. UGH!

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                                    • #19
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                                      You can't change people.. Personally I think threatening him that you'll move out may work for a little while, but if the stinky dude actually gets his act together, it will have to be because he wants to, not because you want him to. You're not going to want to deal with him for much longer, I say start looking for somewhere else to live.. Some people are just impossible to live with.
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                                      • #20
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                                        I was going to suggest Craigslist, too. But not for a new roommate, just to Rant about him in an open forum, writing whatever you want, with no restraints. Just to get it out of you.

                                        Then I'd threaten to move, and mean it. Life is too short to be miserable at home with a foul person like him. It disgusts me that a person like him is at the culinary institute!! :yuck:

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