THE start of a new term at Uni is an exciting time, and moving into your new digs can often be the highlight. But what about if your new roommates aren’t so great?
While the majority of students will have to wait and see whether or not their new roommates are ‘their kind of people’, one fresher found out hers was just a little crazy before she even moved in.
The Sun reports that a UCLA student took to Twitter to share her new roomie’s crazy emails – and needless to say, they are not what you would want to be sent by the person you’re meant to be living with for the next year.
It all started when new student Winnie took longer than two days to respond to an email.
Her roommate-to-be didn’t like this one bit and sent a full-on rant to Winnie in response.
Winnie shared the outburst on Twitter, alongside the caption: “My roommate that I haven’t even met…”
The email read: “Okay so I’m not sure why neither of you responded to my emails, but I don’t really care as long as you both know this and understand that I’m not gonna settle for anything less than what I’m gonna tell you.
“I’ll take the top bunk of the bunk bed that has a bottom and top bunk.
“I DO NOT want the single bunk where it has a desk underneath the top bunk, so don’t try and leave me that.
“I’m also taking one of the white closets. There should be two white closets and I’m taking one of them. I don’t care which one it is, just know I’m taking one of them.
“I want the desk that’s near the window. Plain and simple.
“I don’t care who gets the bottom bunk but just know what I stated is what I’m expecting once I arrive at the dorm and I won’t be in the mood for any arguing or other nonsense because one of you decided to deliberately disregard this email.
My roommate that I haven’t even met… pic.twitter.com/OkJwUF8LGp
— Winnie (@miniwinnieee) September 1, 2016
“If needs be I’ll turn it into a bigger situation so don’t try me. Sorry but not that sorry for the attitude.
“I don’t like being ignored because that’s just rude but that’s what you both decided to do, so I decided to make it clear now on the kind of person I am and what I will and will not take.
“So as a final reminder: I am getting the top bunk bed with the bed on the bottom, I am getting one of the white closets, and I’m getting the desk near the window.
“That’s fair enough to ask considering I’m giving up fighting for the bottom bunk.”
A bit extreme, right?
Winnie later posted an update regarding the situation, after her other roomie had sent a reply.
Winne tweeted: “Update: My other roommate responded”.
@miniwinnieee Update: My other roommate responded pic.twitter.com/ayjIbiJyHE
— Winnie (@miniwinnieee) September 2, 2016
The email read: “Hi Ashly. First and foremost, I was not ignoring you.
“Not only have I been incredibly busy moving houses this week and driving back and forth for more than three hours every day, which leaves me little to no time to talk to my friends – much less check my email – but I’m not used to communicating with people through email.
“So please excuse me for being rusty at this. Plus, we first got in contact on Tuesday, and today is barely Thursday.
“A day’s difference shouldn’t be made into such a ‘BIGGER SITUATION’.
“That’s simply why I suggested that we communicate through group chat on Facebook messenger, but honestly it’s ok if you don’t want to.
“I can settle with emailing.
“Second, I would just like to say that me and Winnie are extremely easy going people.
“We’re chill and more than willing to compromise with one another, including you, and make decisions based on fairness.
“And we appreciate that you are letting us know your preferences from the get go.
“But… here is a list of things we don’t appreciate:
– You assuming off the bat that we are ignoring you. Please, don’t play the victim. It’s petty.
– You making all of these demands. While it may not seem like it to you, it seems like it to us.
– Your attitude. GIRL, WE HAVEN’T EVEN MET YET. But at this rate, I don’t think I wanna even meet you anymore #SORRYBUTNOTTHATSORRY.
– Your sense of entitlement … just because you gave up the BOTTOM BUNK. Please, there is more to life than the bottom bunk.
@miniwinnieee Final Update: Housing never responded to my request, so I am stuck with the Ticking Time Bomb pic.twitter.com/5bGB0Sigdf
— Winnie (@miniwinnieee) September 9, 2016
“And that doesn’t give you the excuse to automatically demand (everything else).
“Look, I’m not here to fight with you. I hate being a b****, but I am not going to allow anyone to talk to me or Winnie like that.
“You said ‘don’t try me’, but you ended up trying me. So, here I am.
“I’d understand if you would want to change roommates after reading this email, because honestly, this is how me and Winnie felt after reading yours.
“But if you’re willing to work this out and start over, then so are we. I’m all about being open minded and getting to know people.
“Just let me and Winnie know. p.s. I’m fine with the top bunk and the desk underneath it.”
Of course, it was only a matter of time before the dreaded new-roomie, Ashly, got back in touch.
Winnie tweeted: “Final update: Housing never responded to my request, so I am stuck with the Ticking Time Bomb.”
The next email read: “But word of advice: while I stepped out of line with my attitude, you throwing it right back along with other snarky, unnecessary comments is just fighting fire with fire.
“I’m mature enough to put out the fire myself once I see it spreading, but other people aren’t so I don’t think that was necessarily the right way to handle the situation.
“However like I said, the fact that you stuck up for you and Winnie seemed pretty cool to me – I like people who know how to speak up for themselves but, most importantly, for others too.
“So yeah, I don’t mind starting over considering the fact that I don’t get along with people right off the bat because I’m not that much of a people person.
“So I’m not looking to find other roommates either.
“I’m also really chill too. But as you can see from my previous email, I am like a ticking time bomb that sets off when certain things I don’t like happen to me.
“I went far with the assumptions that you both were ignoring me, but I wasn’t ‘playing victim’, I truly believed I was being ignored because of how I was looking at the situation.
“My mind trails elsewhere when I’m not catching it on the tracks.
“I’m an over analyser which leads to over thinking at times.
“I do have anger issues that have only been going off recently because of personal stuff, one of the major ones being I’m leaving home to go miles away.
“If that scares you then you can request another roommate. I have low tolerance for a lot of things and my patience level isn’t high at all.
“Those are three things I’ve been working on and plan on working on it while in college too, since it’s one of the best times to grow and develop into who you want to be.
“So, now that I’ve said a little more about myself and my piece on the situation, if you’d like to request another roommate that’s fine.
“But if not that’s cool too, I’d appreciate if you would take the top bunk with the desk underneath (lol).”
Yikes. What a way to start term…
This article originally appeared in The Sun