So last week, I posted “7 Reasons to Have Housemates.” People were pretty into it. But you know, it was only half the story.
You all forget who is supposed to clean the bathroom.
Yes, it’s great that you can share chores, but it doesn’t help anyone if the system gets forgotten or corrupted. Because then you are all expecting someone else to take out the trash, do the dishes, or brush your teeth. (Ok, not so much the last one.)
You can never find anything in the fridge…
including room for your stuff. If you try to go into our fridge right now, you will find large plastic bags of kale, summer squash, leeks, and other summer goodies piled up and slammed in. (It doesn’t help that we currently have two CSA shares for six people.) As a rule of thumb, in community, there are 75 bottles of condiments, but no milk. (Click to tweet this.)
Your housemates are always there…
but they are there the most when you want to take a shower, need to make your lunch, just want to read a good book, need to do your laundry, or want another cup of coffee. By some mystery of physics, housemates are able to be everywhere you want to be at the exact moment you want to be there. (Click to tweet this.) Also, if your housemates are married, sex.
They actually live and breathe.
It’s totally annoying. They make breakfast for themselves. They flush toilets. They talk sometimes. They even listen to music that you’re not fond of. It’s a total drag, having a housemate messing up your peaceful home.
Housemates generally subsist on just tortillas and ice cream. And whatever you wanted to eat next.
Who ate the last banana?!?!
What do you think are the biggest reasons to not have housemates? Post a comment below or here.