First, I’m going to start off by saying I get that boys are messy. If I live with boys its expected. There is a fine line between messy and just gross. I’m a really clean person and I admit I’m obsessive about it. Others do not have to be like me but please have the decency for some form of hygiene.
Carrying on….. it has been a while since we’ve moved into the apartment and I like to clean about once a week maybe once every two if school gets busy. I vacuum, clean my restroom completely, clean the stove and oven, clean out the fridge, wipe down everything for dust, etc. Our apartment is only 900 sq ft so its not huge and I can get everything done in a couple of hours. You would think that because the kitchen, dining room, and living room are common areas a person would learn to keep it clean as a courtesy. NOPE! Not Alec. Absolutely dreadful. Not once did he help clean but he added to the messes. He would use the salt that I pay for (that he doesn’t pay back by the way) and leave it open sitting on the counter. I would end up finding soy sauce (also mine since he hasn’t bought ANY kitchen stuff STILL) open on the STOVE. Who does that?? Oh and then sometimes the stove will be left ON. WHAT!? Fire hazard much!? Guess who’s paying for and is the only person on the rental insurance. ME.
Now.. not only does he not clean the common areas, not even his own room or restroom. Remember Barker? His dog. He sheds so much.. Nope, not a long hair dog but he just sheds like there is no tomorrow. Hence we bought a pet vacuum. Not once has he use this vacuum on his own room. His dog sleeps in there, HE sleeps in there, he “sleeps” (more than one meaning there) with his girlfriend in there. That is just downright wrong.
Its not his room that is the grossiest mess of them all though. The restroom. Let me tell you now that Alec is lactose intolerant but he does in fact eat dairy anyways. On top of this, he told us about what he describes as “fiery poops.” He let us know in gross details that when he eats spicy his body does not handle it as well resulting in so-called “fiery poops.” Now, you can imagine that its been months and he has yet to buy any type of restroom cleaning supplies, what his bathroom and especially his toilet look like. After a while, as you walk by, it definitely emits some kind of smell. God the smell.. no one should have to know what its like to smell the result of the roommates bad reaction to dairy and spicy food.
So it had been a while since we’ve moved in together with Alec and it was okay for the most part. This is after I knew he didn’t even like me very much to begin with. (There’s this whole story about how he called Ian to complain about me that I’ll tell another time I guess.) Anyways.. during the last post I’ve already explained to everyone that Alec basically had nothing when we moved in. This wasn’t really an issue because he just told us he needed time to get everything. He let us know so it was okay. He borrowed detergent and dryer sheets for washing and drying his clothes. This was fine like I said, we’ve only been here maybe a week or so so if he didn’t have this stuff it was understandable. He told us yeah it was just until he got his own. Okay.
He borrowed other stuff too like detergent for his dishes, our blender or drink mixer for his protein shakes, batteries for his nose trimmer, etc. After borrowing our stuff for a while he had the audacity to say that we had too much stuff. He actually complained about that. That’s funny because he owns nothing yet starts continuously borrowing ours. How is it right that you complain that we have too much stuff?! I just let it slide, didn’t want to make it a big deal.
He did keep up his word about being independent. (yeah right -.-) He never asked us to help him clean, he kept to himself in his room most of the time, and he kept himself fed. All that he was totally dependent on us for at this point was just our stuff. This was cool. I made a point to tell him that if he needed stuff like pots, pans, blenders, and stuff he could just borrow as long as he cleaned it and put it back where he got it. He did this so all was good. Then again, this was only a week in and things can really change from there.
Sorry for the long wait for this post but I’ve been super busy!! Hope you guys all understand. (:
I moved in a day before Ian and Alec just to get settled in and unpack all the huge boxes of stuff I had. I had most of my things unpacked before they arrived so it was all their stuff when they arrived. We basically had no furniture moving in. I had my mattress in my room that Ian and I were going to share and all my stuff put into the restroom. Alec told me not to worry about him and his stuff so I decided to take half the cabinets for Ian and myself and the other half I would leave for him. I labeled all the cabinets so there wouldn’t be any confusion. The first thing Alec asked was if he could have a whole cabinet for his dog, Barker. We said yeah sure just take one of your own.
After unpacking what we already owned we still needed furniture and what not so it was off to IKEA for us. We intended to split the cost of a couch for the living room and everything else was just whatever the individuals wanted. Ian and I needed a TV stand for the 49″ television we got on sale which was going to be for all of us but Alec decided he wanted his own. He didn’t want to share a television in the living room, he wanted to use it freely whenever he wanted and keep it in his room. It was whatever with us. We weren’t going to move our television to the room though, we had pet rabbits that took up that space. Alec wanted a mattress, bedframe, pots, pans, etc. He basically had nothing. I had previously lived nearby so the move was simpler for me this time. I had bought everything I needed to live by myself in the simplest manner. Moving in with Ian was just a tad different because we needed desks, more bowls, utensils, and other small things like that. It didn’t seem like Alec had anything when he moved in.
Anyways, that first night they were assembling furniture and doing their manly jobs when I thought it was time to cook dinner. I started cooking when I asked Alec if he wanted anything specific. He pointed out that he told Ian to tell me to never worry about his meals because he was on a special diet. He said he would always be cooking for himself and taking care of his own meals. Okay, less things for me to do. At this point he has made it a point several times to say that he was going to be independent and we didn’t need to care about his eating, cleaning, or anything. Gotta remember, HE said all of this himself. Boy do things change into a different tone later.
Before moving in with someone there’s usually some conversations you have with some ground rules and how things are going to work out. Well, those were definitely established. Too bad they all go down the drain after moving in. Anyways, let’s catch you guys up on some of the things that happened.
Ian- my boyfriend
Alec- our soon to be roommate and Ian’s friend
Alice- Alec’s girlfriend
Ian and I were already living together and getting ready to go to university together in a few months. Everything was swell and things were planned out between us. One of his friends then decides to come along and tell me about this pact he made with my boyfriend when they younger. He states that if they were ever to go to the same school again, they would live together. Well, that’s all fine and dandy but we already had plans without Alec. He insists on this pact and it was then decided that since we all attend the same school we could just all live together. That’s fine too. I decide to look into bigger and better apartments because the one I was currently living in wasn’t so glamorous. With the extra cash coming in I thought we could get a nicer place in a nicer community. It was settled that when Alec was coming up for orientation, we could check out the places we narrowed down.
As time went on more and more rules were established. Ian and I would get our own room and restroom and he would as well. His girlfriend, Alice, would come over and stay as a guest sometimes on weekends since she went to school only 2 hours away. I expressed the fact that I don’t really know him and I wouldn’t know how things would work out. Alec assures me that it’s fine because we’re all just living together to save on rent and for convenience. He claims that we probably won’t hang out and be best friends or anything and we could all just stay in our rooms and stuff. That sounded fine to me! (Keep this in mind for later because most of the issues I’ll have with Alec will be because he doesn’t mean anything he says). I told him that I wouldn’t have to worry about cleaning his toilets as well right? He’s like no, just mind your own stuff. Sounds all fine and dandy now until you’ve lived with him.. >.>
Then comes the time where we must discuss the actual living arrangements. After a few complications we found a nice 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with decent rent in a nice neighborhood. My usual way of living for school was that I would rent for a 9 month lease so that I would be able to go home during the summer and not pay the extra rent. (School is about a 6 hour drive away from our homes). During the summer I would leave my belongings in my relative’s care because they lived nearby. Alec showed a strong dislike to this plan, he insisted we get a full year lease because he didn’t want to move around every time he was to come back for school. Eventually we let him have his way and agreed to this. After he saw the apartment he stood by his decisions as well. He fell in love with it at first sight and said he would rent it for as long as he could. His girlfriend even offered to pay part of the rent if she could stay there they were so in love. It was then settled and the move in process was going to begin soon. That’s where the bigger issues will soon come in as well..
Hey everyone! I’ve started this blog page because I really really need to just rant out all my frustrations in writing haha. I know I know, everyone does that but the main topic for this blog page will mostly be about literally the worst person I know. All of the events will be not just based off a true story it is basically the entire side of mine. All the names will be changed, just because I’m not cruel enough to let out their identity. Feel free to let me know if any of this has ever happened to you and someone you’ve known or just let me know your feelings on the person. Maybe I’m just completely wrong in judging him and I’m just plain crazy haha. Keep in mind, this is only my side of the story so who knows.. Thanks for reading guys and I’ll post whenever I’m free! (: