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It may sound cliche to say that college is a place to branch out and try new things, but it is. And for me, living in a house and being the only girl is definitely something new.
Sometimes it's challenging, sometimes it;s fun, but it definitely is an experience. Training for marriage I say. Here are a few things to look out for when you become a girl in the boy's club.
1. Food is a whole different ball game with dudes- According to my roommate, if my name is not on my food, it’s open to all. Now really, yes we share cabinets, unless you want to chip in and buy me a cabinet for my own room. You know which food is yours and which is not, unless your eyes are closed while your at Stop&Shop. Yes, the statement above was most likely a joke answer when I questioned him, but he still continues to consume the food.
Next stop, Staples, where I will buy post its and label every item in the fridge/freeze/and cabinets. Close but no Cigar:
2. Cleaning? HA!- I appreciate the fact that they clean (once every three weeks). But hey, I see effort there. Effort however, that stops at the 80% mark. Now men, not saying you’re all like this but, if you vacuum (like I said before, I do appreciate) why leave it in the middle of the floor after your done. Waking up, eyes still half closed, and tripping over the vacuum just doesn’t sound like a good start to a day.
3. No more "me" space- My stove essentially acts as a counter. We’ve all come home from a late night out and wanted to eat whatever we see in our sights. The only thing is, waking up the next morning to pans and pans of food still on the stove can be disgusting at times. Especially since one of my roommates thinks he’s Bill Nye and concocts meals such as cinnamon buns and hot sauce. If you’re going to leave a pan, fine go right ahead, but stale buns and hot sauce, 12-14 hours later, does not leave for a good smell.
Now maybe your reading this like, wow this girl sounds spoiled, but honestly it is just common sense. Most things my roommates do not seem to do, require little effort. But do not get me wrong, they are great guys, becoming much like brothers, which is why I can say these things (yes I say it to their faces also). But I guarantee somebody out there is reading this shaking their head going, “I totally understand!” And to you I say, "stay strong, sister."
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