Atta Ikede

May 28, 2008

Roommate

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 5:57 pm

I have had a roomie for the last week. She’s going to stay until the end of this week.

She’s the korean girl I met off craigslist back when I was looking for an art class on there. She had posted in the activity partners section and her post was really friendly so I figured it couldn’t hurt to reply.

I coincidentally gave her a call a couple days before she was supposed to move out from the temporary housing her school provided her. I guess that dorm was quite expensive so apparently she’d been looking for something else for the next few months. She’s studying english here. Anyway, she said she hadn’t found a place, but would probably, but sounded stressed out, so i *volunteered* (why am i such a sucker) and said oh, well if you’re in a pinch you can stay with me for a few days.

i got a call from her a couple days later saying she was taking me up on my offer! She was very sheepish about it though, and took me out to dinner, and so i figured it was fine. Less than 10 days… no biggie.

Overall, I have to say she’s a nice girl and it’s been interesting having her around. My conclusion is that …. this is making me remember why I promised myself never to have roommates!! It’s ok having her around, but there’s no doubt that it puts a damper on my style and introduces a psychological overhead that was previously absent from my life. Nothing’s been specifically annoying — on the contrary, she cleaned my apartment and washes dishes even though I told her to leave them! It’s just .. i prefer being alone. Yes, looks like i’m anti-social. So be it!

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5 Comments »

  1. you are not the only one who is like that…. I bet there are tons of “us” out there….

    Comment by picnic buddy — May 29, 2008 @ 8:52 am

  2. I am so with you there, I don’t like living with other people and refuse to get a roommate or rent out a room when I do buy my own house for that reason. I value my privacy. I don’t like having to justify everything I do… even if it is not expected I explain, I still feel like I have to. I even get bitter when I come home from a night out and someone is still up… I HATE IT!!!

    Comment by Lisa — June 5, 2008 @ 11:52 am

  3. indeed! we are not alone :)

    Comment by attaikede — June 6, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

  4. Lisa – sounds like you’ve been living with your parents for too long!

    Comment by attaikede — June 6, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

  5. I’m so with you on this one! Not only do you not need to justify doing anything but also you don’t need to make the effort to talk to anyone when you don’t want to.

    Comment by rabbitdownunder — June 11, 2008 @ 5:24 am


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