Tell me, am I expecting too much? Is it really difficult to wash dishes, buy your own groceries and in general, live in a clean, tidy environment? Do I possess some amazing skills that these things seem simple to me?
My roommate claims to be home so rarely that it doesn’t make sense to spend a lot of money on groceries. But she has no problem eating my cottage cheese, fruit, leftovers and yoghurt – things I buy/make especially for work lunches and snacks. I spend MY money on said groceries because I use them and when she conveniently does too, I end up buying more. Why doesn’t she? Well, she’s never home. Except to eat my food and leave dishes around the place.
Now I’m not normally a food nazi. I usually hate the whole idea of my food and your food. But that’s when both people are buying or making food. Then it becomes a case of “I’m going to the grocery store – do you need anything?” and you share. But when someone else is eating and not sharing, I get pissed. Plus she’s managed to help herself to half a packet of Tim Tams that my parents brought me from Australia, whereas I’ve been trying to save them and have had 3 in total. At the rate she’s going, we’ll be out in a week and nothing more for 3 months at least (until I go back for a visit).
I think this week is really pushing me to take that opportunity to live alone. I’m slightly (entirely, completely) on edge and at the end of my cottage-cheese-eating-dish-washing rope!