To become an independent individual you must go through a process in life. This process may include setting your priorities in order, having financial security and focusing on your career. However, before you can start this process one needs to go to school and get an education, one needs to learn how to network to help pursue their career and one needs to move out of the house! Moving into your parent’s basement does not count!
Going to college and moving out is one of the most thrilling things a person can do. They get to meet new people, they get to learn how to become more responsible and they get to share a room or suite with someone they’ve never met. But… some people come into college thinking that because their parents aren’t around they get to party it up and do whatever they please. And because students aren’t “required” to attend classes, who cares about going, right? WRONG! There go the grades, there go their morals and here comes the beer weight!
Moving in with someone you don’t know might not be so exhilarating when you get a roommate who’s mom didn’t really teach them how to behave when going out into the world. You know how your mom always told you to make sure your underwear are clean or how she always got mad about cleaning your room- there’s a reason for that. To get you ready for the real world. Moms would also always teach us that monogamy was the proper way to live life. That way a nice boy or girl will come along and want to take you home to his or her mommy and daddy. Still not convinced that what mom was saying was for your own good? Read on!
One year I had a roommate who felt like she needed to service more people than McDonalds! I tend to exaggerate at moments but right now I really am being honest! This girl had a new guy over every night-sometimes two in a night. Oh but that’s not all. She thought by turning up the music it would cover the noises her and her gentleman caller were making. The louder they got the louder the music got. Thank God I had my own room! Okay, so this wouldn’t have been so bad if she didn’t have other flaws. This girl was also messy and saying messy is an understatement. She was a SLOB! One bright morning I come out of my room walk over to the sink to brush my teeth and when I look down I see pubes… Pubes in the sink… Now I really don’t need to know what she does on her own time (even though I already knew), how on earth did they get in the sink and why did she not bother cleaning it up? Isn’t there some kind of unwritten rule that you can’t just leave your business out like that? In fact isn’t it just presumed by humans all over? Oh mom, thank you for teaching me how to be a proper human being!
Now there are other unwritten rules that people should know about, but, what fun would it be if I told them all to you? You wouldn’t be able to have your own awkward moments!! Or maybe I’m just being cruel and want to laugh at you. Either way, you’ll never know what my real intentions are. Got your own stories? Comment away!