When living with parents, friends or boyfriends they usually know you pretty well. They know what you do and don’t like and what will really set you off. Unfortunately, living with roommates, who you have never met before, you forget to mention these hidden rules. Plus, who wants to point out their flaws. It generally isn’t a common conversation one has with people they don’t know very well.
For me, there are two things that you do not want to disrupt or get in the way of because, yes, I will become very cranky and bite your head off 🙂
They are food and sleep. Makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint right?
My mom has experienced many times how my mood changes when I am starving. I am no longer my happy go lucky self but rather I become light headed, stressed, emotional and very annoyed with everything. This is partly due to my blood sugar levels.
I remember one night when we were traveling in Venice and I lost it on a guy trying to sell me a rose. It was 9:30 at night, we were lost because I have no sense of direction and Venice is confusing as heck, and of course, I was starving. As we stopped to study the map for the umpteenth time, a man approached me. I really am very sorry for what he experienced but really? Trying to sell a rose to a lost hungry girl is like sticking your finger in a socket. You will get zilched!
The same effect happens with sleep. This past week my sleep has been disrupted two nights and two mornings and I couldn’t hold back from not saying something and losing it on one of my male 19 year roommates any longer. Really who showers past 11 when there roommates room is right beside the shower or who runs like an elephant down stairs and wakes you up at 6:30 am. An inconsiderate roommate is who.
Next time I will be more clear when meeting roommates. Don’t mess with my food or sleep and we will be friends.
For now here’s a picture from when my mom visited because I am sure that by reading this she is laughing and saying o yeah.
Now to sleep. Hopefully…
P.S. This post was written on my IPhone. How cool!