5/4/07

Am I overreacting....

I get super, duper annoyed when people use my stuff without asking...especially when it comes to food. My brother and I have a good give & take relationship with little things like cheese or margarine where if one takes some, the other will get next and it's a bit of community property. Our roomie has gotten a little in on the game too now (guess that's what happens when you live with two siblings and feel left out...) and we seem to have a plethora of lactose-free milk kicking around in our fridge. And since I found lactose-free chocolate milk...hummina. But sometimes, there's a take that irks me. ...and here is where Jeep will pipe up that a lot of things irk me...I know, I know...I'm working on it. But when I come home to find parts of meals I cooked for the week have gone missing, I get a little miffed. Then last night I come home from my running clinic to find someone has their laptop hooked up to my tv in the living room because their screen was broken (which he must have been doing all week and I had wondered what was going on because stuff I had left on the coffee table a few nights during the week kept getting tidied up and moved around when we barely use our living room. I just thought he was watching tv during the day when he was home yet he doesn't pay for cable...). This made me go through the roof though. If I have a broken item, I go and fix it, replace it, whatever. I don't go and hook myself into someone else's property without them asking, or sneak around while they're not home and do it. I'd like to be asked BEFOREHAND if it's alright to use my things, not to stumble upon you as you're unhooking your computer or find dishes in the sink with my leftovers in them. Is that wrong or am I being a bitch? I usually am....

12 comments:

GINGER said...

I don't think your being a bitch at all just people respecting other people. I know this all too well. I think I'm a pretty easy going person but certain things - almost like you want to snap! I hope it all works out. Have a good weekend! :)

Maria said...

Nope, you're not being bitchy here at ALL. It's your property, and quite frankly, the housemate should respect that. I think a bit of give and take is great, but when bounds are over-stepped, lines have to be drawn. It's totally okay for you to be ticked off about this.

(Particularly eating your prepared meals?! I don't get this one ...)

Mandy said...

I totally agree with you. Give it to him.... that's not right.

Anonymous said...

Well Marie, I know lots of people who would say you're a bitch .... lol..... but besides that, I know for myself when others irk me by their actions it usually comes down to me not dealing with the situation. If I speak to people that annoy me, and explain the situation, usually, not always, but usually they are surprised that they had done anything wrong in the first place. Once the matter is on the table it resolves itself because both parties are now aware, and pay more attention to respecting each others space, things, feelings, etc.

mojo

Sarah said...

NOT overreacting. This is why I no longer have a roommate. I HATE it when people use/move/destroy/borrow my stuff without asking. I do not share well. :P

marie said...

ha - I think I know who those people are too, mo - friends of yours? :P

the prepared meal situation is when i make stews, etc. in my slow cooker & share them with the boys on the weekend. but then put it away in the fridge, certain people seem to think it's their dinner for the whole week too.

Shirls said...

nope, not in the least being a bitch, asking before using is a basic polite thing to do. The roomie needs a refresher in manners.

Christina said...

vent all you want, I would go ape shit if something like that happened to me, I am crazy when it comes to things like that, so no you are not bitchy, it is a perfectly normal reaction, would it have been so hard to ask first !!!

jodi said...

i think you have every right to be pissed off and have every right to say something to that person... when i decided to move out on my own, i knew i didn't want a roommate because i didn't want to deal stuff like that... i don't want people touching MY stuff, eating MY food, and leaving THEIR mess everywhere... blech!

Jen said...

Common sense would say ASK BEFORE YOU USE IT??? (and therefore, so would I!)

Can you throw his laptop at him?? or the food??? I know you are keen on throwing things *laughs*

lookoutbelow said...

i figured that was the reason why i heard something slam to the ground when you made it upstairs the other night.

Anonymous said...

No Marie, those people are no friends of mine!!!!!!

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