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nphilly
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 00:36


so, my roommate... does NOT COOK. AT ALL. i mean the girl could NOT fry an egg! and usually, she doesnt try to cook- she is a Resident Assistant, so she has a meal plan. but sometimes she decides she wants to cook. good for her right? well sort of...

im no rachel ray, but i can cook. i HAVE to cook, because unless i spend my measly savings on eating out, i would die. so i go food shopping and i cook.



tonight she decided she wanted to make chicken. so she calls her also cooking impaired friend for advice. WHAT? she has a humongous block of frozen chicken-- the kind you get when you have a family of 8 (or live in the Duggar household).
"so how do you defrost it?" she asks her friend. she follows her friend's advice of putting it in water.

HOT WATER! steam rising from it...

and since the package is too enormous to put in a pot or something, she fills up our kitchen sink with hot water and throws it in.

now, i have a kind of cleaning OCD. i wait until shes sleeping and i disinfect like crazy. and if this all wasn't bad enough, she put the chicken in the sink, OUT of the package. THERE IS JUST CHICKEN BREASTS ALL UP IN MY KITCHEN SINK! not in wrapping. or a bag. nothing. WHATTTT!

so, i try to contain myself. but its hard. i suggest, after 45 minutes of chicken pieces floating around my sink, that maybe they are soft enough to take out. so she goes for it... puts them in a different bowl of water and empties the sink.
she DID realize there needed to be some sort of sanitation sanitation, so she gets out my comet and puts it in the sink, BUTTTTT she uses the same towel that she had put in the chicken filled sink when trying to pull up the stopper.

SO, in case that is confusing, she cleans the sink (and COUNTERS--eeeeekkk) with a chicken towel. omg!

then she cuts the chicken up in pieces and i am just watching this hot/half frozen chicken be mutilated, and my kitchen counters become infected.

now it would probably be best for my nerves to go in my room and shut the door and watch the live puppy cam, but i cant...
its like a car crash. i have to keep watching the madness. partly because i want to know exactly what needs to be cleaned after she goes to sleep. i feel so bad doing it in front of her. but for someone who cooks daily and can make some decent meals, i just cant handle it.

my roommate is a lovely girl. but sometimes... i just want to yell!


sorry, i had to rant. and i knew all of you who know about the importance of cleanliness in frog tanks, would understand how i feel about my kitchen!


Nina
nphilly
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 00:39


now she's calling all her friends asking them if they want to come over for chicken! lol if only they knew where this chicken has been...


Nina
BullfrogGreg
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 00:45


I myself wouldn't put chicken in the kitchen sink because thats where you usually wash off stuff and I wouldn't want my chicken covered in old trapped in sink drain food. Good luck with her though, sounds nasty.

Michelle Houseman
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 00:47


I feel for you as I'm the same way about my kitchen and cooking. People know that I'm like Bree on Desperate Housewives. Maybe , you could go over food safety with her and try to show her the correct methods. Offer her help the next time and make it seem like she's doing you a favor


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nphilly
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 00:53


ya, i definitely wouldnt either greg lol its just no good. i've lived with her over a year now. shes very nice in other ways...

i tried to offer some advice but if i was to actually correct everything she did it would be like...EVERYTHING... so i try to be selective about what i go for. i told her about wiping the counters with chicken towel=no good. oh boy...

on the bright side, tomorrow i will have the cleanest apartment in college park!


Nina
lestat
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 01:29


Sadly, she sounds better than my last roommate. lol She would rinse off dirty dishes and put them with the clean dishes and say she'd washed them, sneak people into her room to live with her, scream at me if I knocked on her door for any reason, and never did any of the chores we had agreed on splitting up. She left trash on the kitchen counters when the trash can started getting full, then say that whoever put trash in it last should have to take it out. She cried when I told her that wasn't okay, and I had been nice about it! I ended up kicking her out a couple weeks ago, and now she's trying to sue me. LOL So while you're cleaning up after your roommate, just think about how bad it could be.


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BullfrogGreg
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 01:32


suing you? For what? If its something embarassing like sexual harrassment you don't have to say anything.

Michelle Houseman
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 01:42


I've never had a roommate. I always lived alone until I was married. I'm not sure I'd due well with one as I like my privacy and space too much


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lestat
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 01:44


haha No... (it's way harder than that to embarrass me anyhow. lol) She wants her cleaning deposit back. Ignoring the fact that we kicked her out for being a huge slob and not cleaning anything, her room reeks of cigarettes and pot. She didn't even go to the small effort of vacuuming her room. I can't rent it in this condition, and I'll probably have to replace the carpet. I've already had to replace the locks, since she refused to give back her key.

The claim she filed says that I subjected her to uninhabitable living conditions, including a cricket infestation, filthy kitchen, bathroom, and living area. That is a HUGE joke... My brother lives with me, and his girlfriend (who spends a ton of time here) HATES crickets. If a single one had escaped, she'd have seen it. lol In the first month that roommate lived here, I cleaned the bathroom and kitchen from top to bottom myself every weekend. I'm kind of a germaphobe, so you can be SURE they were both spotless. After that, we split up the chores, which is when the problems started. Both my brother and I were working at least 16 hours a day, eating all our meals at work, and only home to sleep for a few weeks... During that time, the kitchen became a huge filthy mess, and our roommate tried to blame it on us and refused to clean it. That was pretty much the final straw and we told her to get out. Two days later, she filed the law suit. It'll be incredibly easy to beat... For one thing, legally, I have 31 days to give her an itemized list of what the security deposit was spent on, so she's extremely premature in filing anything, legitimate or not.

Sorry... not trying to hijack. Your roommate would drive me nuts too... My bottle of bleach has a permanent home on the counter cos I'm always disinfecting the kitchen. lol


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Michelle Houseman
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 01:49


Want me to beat her with a broom


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nphilly
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 02:01


lol feel free to highjack! i am in my room avoiding the offer of a chicken dinner that i just havent figured out how to say no to nicely.

you are right, it could be much worse!


Nina
kimix
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 02:10


You think that is bad.. Try living with a Mom that has obsessive-compulsive hoarding disorder. Over 50% of the house is unusable at this point since its all filled with boxes of crap. Its impossible to vacuum, dust or really do any sort of cleaning anymore, and my mom has two dogs, so dog hair is everywhere now, which also can't be cleaned up. There is not a single bit of counter space or table space that has any clean area, and floor area is also becoming extinct. I'm amazed that no one has become ill from eating things made in the kitchen b/c its far from sanitary at this point. If I can't buy a house next year I'm gonna have to kill myself from the stress of living here ugh. And my reptiles/frogs are in my bedroom, the only clean room in the entire house for anyone wondering that.


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nphilly
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 02:27


i saw a documentary on TLC or something about that. thats a pretty intense disorder... im sure your mom is greatful you've stuck by her!


Nina
lestat
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 02:31


My dad was like that when I was a kid, kimix. It's pretty frustrating to live with someone like that. He's gotten a lot better, but it took him almost dying for him to realize how worthless all that crap was.


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BullfrogGreg
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 02:33


You think that is bad.. Try living with a Mom that has obsessive-compulsive hoarding disorder. Over 50% of the house is unusable at this point since its all filled with boxes of crap.
Call Oprah! The only episode of Oprah I've ever seen was the one where she cleaned up these two hoarders house.

kimix
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 02:39


She doesn't care, She only cares about her crap she collects, and any activity that she can use as an excuse as to why she can't clean. Her and my dad spend all time that they are both home screaming at at each other b/c she wont clean the house or throw anything away.

She has actully told my dad she will divorce him before throwing all this junk away. Its literally a mental illness, and there is no rational to it.

Me and my sisters are only important if we are currently providing a distraction that allows to have an excuse to not clean. I seriously hate her at this point. And if I can manage it, I don't plan on speaking to her for a very long time once I get out of here.

The only plus side is I can have all the pets I want, the house is in so much disorder that my animals are the least of anyone's worry's compared to the condition of the house and family.


Kim Klisiak
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kimix
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 02:42


Call Oprah! The only episode of Oprah I've ever seen was the one where she cleaned up these two hoarders house.

Haha. I say all the time that I'm gonna call Oprah, we are in the chicagoland area and Oprah is in chicago anyway.

The only thing is.. I don't know how they do those "surprise house attacks" because I guranatee, the homeowner has got to give legal permission to do that. They cant just walk in and throw shit out. And my mom will never agree..


Kim Klisiak
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lestat
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# Posted: 16 Nov 2008 04:57


Couldn't your dad give legal permission? Or maybe you could trick her into going to therapy.


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nuggular
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# Posted: 17 Nov 2008 14:48 · Edited by: nuggular


WOW. Sounds like you have a morron for a roomate. Nice or not, she lacks some essential skills.

I was over at my parents a month ago for a packer game. My dad cooked chicken for the game. I am eating away only to find out that he put the cooked chicken back into the same bowl that the raw chicken was in and never cleaned it out. There was even raw chicken juice at the bottom of the bowl. I was pretty pissed. Where is the common sense that so many lack.


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nphilly
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# Posted: 17 Nov 2008 16:07


eeeeeeek yuck


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Michelle Houseman
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# Posted: 17 Nov 2008 16:37


That's wrong in so many ways. I wish people would use common sense. One thing about cleaning hoods... we know where it's safe to eat


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