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Roommate Aftermath

Today is the greatest day of the summer for V1. As I described on Monday, living with my roommate for the past 3 months was almost hell.  Today he left for home for good and I couldn’t be any happier.

Above is a picture of “Mike” who is sleeping on the ground as he is sick of sleeping on my couch.  As part of good will, I had let him borrow my extra pillow these last two weeks.

Now here is the funniest part of this whole summer ordeal.  Mike has started his internship without the employer knowing that he got kicked out of school this last semester.  Within the last weekor two, Mike got in touch with school and filed a petition letter, stating that the reason for his poor grades last semester was due to “threats from his roommate” who had written on the back of an envelope “Die Mike” in Chinese.

During that semester, Mike was afraid and he couldn’t focus. Plus, he was able to get from his doctor a notice stating that he had ADD.  With this evidence, and beyond my own personal belief, we just learnt yesterday that the school is giving him a chance to come back this fall.

I had suffered this whole summer because Mike had believed he was not going to get back into school until next year some time, and now he is the happiest guy I know.  Well, actually I’m happier now that I don’t have to listen to his troubles anymore.

As a lasting farewell, I’m putting up this picture of him so that the rest of the world can feel my pain living with Mike.

Roommate Survival Story

This summer has got to be the most interesting summer for me, and I’ll tell you why: it deals with my roommate.  Except this time, my roommate is very interesting and I”ll explain why I’m so happy when he is gone this Friday for good!

In short, my company does summer internships, and my friend was able to get an internship.  Actually, it is partly my fault as I told him to try to get an interview and do his best.  Well, I put where my foot where my mouth is and he got it.  He got a $3K relocation package, and being the nice guy I am, I decided to let him stay this summer at my place.  I’m still wondering if it is worth it in retrospect.

For sake of discussion, lets call him Mike.  It turns out that this last semester Mike was on probatation (because he did bad the previous semester) and this most recent semester he didn’t do so well.  His semester GPA was below 2.0, so the school basically kicked him out.  To get re-entry into the school, he has to prove he has a medical condition.  In this case, he thinks he has A.D.D. and he needs to show this doctor notice to get back into the spring 09′ semester.  He can’t get into the fall 09 semester because the school won’t let him.

With that said, the guy is always depressed.  Plus, he has a friend named Stephanie which he had a crush on since high school.  She is currently a sophmore in college, and Mike is a senior (2 year age difference).  I don’t want to go into details, but basically he buys her jewelry and nice clothing and she uses it to go out with other guys and sleep with them.  Mike knows this, she knows this, and she continues.  Mike believes he can change her, but I hardly doubt it.

The worst part is he talks about her all the time to me.  He talks to her almost every single day, and I have to listen to him talk to her.  Sometimes I have no choice, as he talks to her in the car, or when we are at work or whenever.  When I go home, I just close the door in my bedroom and close my eyes and rest.  Since my place only has one bedroom, Mike sleeps in the living room.

I like to keep things clean, he likes to be messy.  He has no respect for saving money.  He likes to drink, leave the lights on when sleeping, and go to the restaurants all the time.  He is basically the complete opposite of me.  Once he got so drunk he cried on the floor, while talking to “girl” on the phone.  It was pathetic.

Now I can ramble on and on, but the point of this whole story is Mike is an annoying bastard.  This is got to be my worst summer ever as “my time” has been ruined by Mike’s depressing lifestyle.  Did I mention that he likes to swear all the time?  I am just sick of it.  Oh yea, he likes “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and he likes the music.  I frickin’ hate that movie, and the music that goes with it.  Welcome to my hell.

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The best part is Mike leaves this Friday because his internship is over and he is going back home.  He tried to get his internship to be extended, but his boss said no due to strict company funds.  I am grinning from ear to ear.  No more Stephanie, no more alcholhol, no more swearing.  I can live a normal life once again without interruption.  :0  Am I so evil? I don’t think so.

Do you have a story about an obnoxious roommate?  Let’s hear it!  I feel mine is the worst thus far, and I have lived with many different roommates over these past years.