Like most twenty-somethings, I’ve had my fair share of uh, interesting roommates.
However, back when I was a wee little first year, I had no idea what to expect from the whole shared living situation. Would my roomie and I hit it off and become BFFs, or would I end up with a total psycho?
It’s a pretty huge gamble, and undoubtedly, one of the most stressful parts of starting university.
However, even though I’ve dealt with some pretty unreasonable people during my time at school, this UCLA freshman takes it to a whole ‘nother level.
Winnie Chen and her friend Guistinna Tun received this email from their new roomie and it’s pretty much red flag city.
My roommate that I haven’t even met… pic.twitter.com/OkJwUF8LGp
— Winnie (@miniwinnieee) September 1, 2016
After feeling like she was ignored by her future roommates, the roommate goes on a tirade, listing her various demands such as claiming the top bunk of the bunk bed and one of the closets. “If needed be, I’ll turn it into a bigger situation so don’t try me,” she writes. “Sorry but not that sorry for the attitude.” Yikes. Guistinna responded, clarifying that it had been at most, two days since the unnamed roommate’s initial email so her claims to “being ignored” were pretty unfounded.
@miniwinnieee Update: My other roommate responded pic.twitter.com/ayjIbiJyHE — Winnie (@miniwinnieee) September 2, 2016
But wait, there’s more. The first roommate responded, and while she toned down the attitude a little bit, it’s still pretty scary with quotes like, “I’m not that much of a people person” (no kidding).
@miniwinnieee Final Update: Housing never responded to my request, so I am stuck with the Ticking Time Bomb pic.twitter.com/5bGB0Sigdf
— Winnie (@miniwinnieee) September 9, 2016
She also describes herself as,”really chill,” but then immediately contradicts herself with this terrifying statement – “I am like a ticking time bomb that sets off when certain things I don’t like happen to me.”
Because that’s exactly what you want to hear from the person you’re going to be sharing a living space with for eight months.
I must say, after reading this email exchange, I’ve never been so happy to be in the working world where I can actually choose who I want to live with. Let’s hope that UCLA eventually comes through with the room change request and gets those girls out of there ASAP.