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20 August 2011 @ 11:38 am
well, streak broken.  but not surprising since i didn't really do much yesterday worth talking about.

And today I have yet to do, but I can complain at any time!  You see, boy housemate mostly kept the house clean for when I got back.  At least clean up to his standards, which admittedly, are far lower than mine.  So that meant that the first night I got back i cleaned the bathroom so that there wasn't a ring in the toilet and the shower was comet-ed.  And I've cleaned the kitchen floor like three times because it's *sticky* (which he swears it isn't, but he walks around in socks and i walk in bare feet, and trust me, *something* is going on with the floor).

So today I notice that there's a red spatter of wax on the wall.  We have totally white walls, and it's a spatter the size of a spread hand, with some more drips down below.  And i point at it an laugh, and he says yeah, that must have come from when he filmed this short with his friends in our apartment, and lolz.

Then i realize that he's not going to clean it up if he hasn't already.  And that now that I've seen it, I'll see it every time I walk past that wall.  So i was like, um, yeah, can you clean that up?  It'll stain the wall?

And he's like, "um, yeah? i guess?" as if it hadn't occurred to him that one needs to do that, and as if i was being particularly weird asking him to clean up a mess he'd made ... and you guys tell me - is that weird?  it feels weird. 

i want to go back in there and be like, "look, sorry you don't think that you need to clean up your own mess, but you do.  and it's not unreasonable for me to expect you to do so.  i shouldn't have to do it.  and it's my deposit if it doesn't get clean when we move out!"

also posted to dreamwidth | you can reply here or there | um, but don't worry, i'm still an lj girl
Innocent Bystanderfiresprite1105 on August 20th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's such a pet peeve for me. Both of my roommates are slobs, and it seems to me that it's kinda a given that if you make a mess and are living with other people and don't have maid service, you clean up after yourself.

Edited at 2011-08-20 11:57 pm (UTC)
my monkied brain: AI_adam_shykatekat1010 on August 21st, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)

the tough part is when they have different ideas about what constitutes 'clean' than you.... and i think no matter what, living with other people just has that as a drawback, you know?
bexmaddybexmaddy on August 23rd, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
I feel your roomie-pain. Sara (and Jon) made stain-type messes all the time that I noticed and she was "like....whatever." I had to clean up after her not only because she didn't find it important, but the few times she tried to clean a mess/stain, she didn't know what she was doing and I had to finish up for her anyways. Press the point and make him clean it up. It will bug you. Gosh, it bugs me....ugh.....bad Sara memories coming on. Anyways, thinking of you lately....glad you made it back home safe and sound.
my monkied brain: _Mekatekat1010 on August 23rd, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
Re: Roomie-pain
He actually did clean it up, and that afternoon too, so maybe his tone of voice wasn't quite as dismissive as I thought it was?

But you're right about the problem not just being cleaning up the mess, but being *how* they clean up the mess. That's why I think the floor is sticky - someone cleaned something up but didn't finish the job.

Sorry I brought up the bad Sara memories - the good part is that they're just that, memories!

And give me a call if you have time some night soon - it'd be good to catch up in person!