Whatever gypsy magic my university used to match me up with my roommates worked, because we were all equally “quirky” in our own ways and went on to live with each other for another three years. We slowly developed a roster of bizarre inside jokes nobody understood and the engineers that lived below us came to accept there was nothing they could do to stop our impromptu 80s dance parties after nightfall.
Anyway, I’d gladly accept all our weird quirks over horrible roommates that leave greasy messes in the kitchen and slyly try to steal my food. One way to deal with inconsiderate roomies is to leave passive aggressive notes that
gently remind them their roommate duties aren’t being fulfilled if they leave their empty water bottles on the living room table for you to clean up.
While I wouldn’t say it’s the ideal way to deal with such situations (maybe try an adult conversation?) passive aggressive notes are certainly fun to read.
Don’t be chronically messy
Pick up your mess
Don’t sleep in someone else’s bed
Don’t leave 21 passive aggressive notes
Don’t make noise OR steal clothes
Don’t make a kitchen flowchart