Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by plastic therapy, Jan 8, 2017.
Just a question about roomate etiquette
If they're in the same room/nearby...yes, I'd warn them.
If they're across the apartment, then no.
I mean, the only way they'd know to put the earphones in so they weren't interrupted would be if you warned them beforehand, right?
Unless I'm misunderstanding the question.
You totally took it right. Good answer.
Roommates suck. Live alone.
I'd say it mostly depends on the time of day. Like, if it's early and they know you're not up yet, they really shouldn't be doing anything that makes that much noise.
If it's 10am, no, no warning needed for normal noisy things like vacuuming, running the dishwasher, etc.
Agree. In an instance though where it was disrupting a conversation being had online, if a roomate asked you if in the future you could give a heads up, would you consider that a selfish request?
It really isn't a huge issue. But I just wanted to know if I was bat shit crazy for thinking it was ok to ask for a heads up so it doesn't catch me in the middle of something.
In this instance I was having an online conversation and all of a sudden a vacuum cleaner starts up 2 ft from behind my head.
It normally wouldn't even be an issue but since the circumstances presented themselves, I figured it wouldn't be a big deal to ask for a heads up next time.
No, I wouldn't consider that a selfish request at all.
Especially with the vacuum starting up right next to you -- there really isn't a good reason not to say "hey, I'm going to vacuum right here -- is that okay?"
It's a respectful thing to do out of consideration fir those you're sharing space with! You're totally justified in your feelings/thoughts.
Ok. I'm considering this a successful reality check. I'm not bat shit crazy after all. Whew
Sounds like you need a "Roommate Agreement"
The Roommate Agreement
Haha That whole scenario on BBT made me laugh so much. Damn that's the best show ever
As it turns out though. This kind of miscommunication isn't isolated. So I asked for the tenancy to end. I just need to not be stressed out about rediculous things.
There you go, good idea.... always ask yourself: Will this really matter or be important in my life 5 or 10 years from now? If not, then don't stress out about it.... make a plan and implement.
I'm not sure why something like this needed a public opinion?
If something bothers you, the polite and respectful solution is to talk it out.
This poll was created so he could see the results.
I agree with you fully. But failing that, I needed to put forward a real life example of common rational thinking.
Guess who cast the one vote for no
Okay, who voted "no"? I think your roommate has an account here.
Yeah he made the account just to vote no. Lol.
Instead of taking this as an eye opener, he took it as a one sided conversation.
Some people just can't be reasoned with.
It was especially aggrivating because I was participating in a live stream that Jon Bailey had going and right when he was replying to my question the vacuum cleaner turned on behind me. Lol 1st world problems haha
But instead of being able to have a civil conversation about it, it becomes a huge source of drama focused on who blames who and what's right and wrong.
Why do people always think everything is blame? Asking for a concession is just that. Saying hey, next time could you...
Yup. Roomates suck
Ha! Mods, ban that new member! ....jk!
Depends on the situation. If he was in the same room, I'm sure he'd notice the vacuum being brought out or if we had a blender, he'd see being going to it. Pretty fair warning. I wouldn't run them when I knew he was sleeping and probably not after 10pm or 8am. Otherwise, its fair game.
BTW, I haven't had a roommate in almost a decade. Had a single apartment and now own a house. Owning a house is awesome. If you want to run the vacuum at 3am, go for it!!
I've lived with men and women. I far, FAR prefer living with women. Generally they're cleaner and they share their food.
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