The 6 Roommates You’ll Have in Your Life [GIFs]
There’s a good chance that you will live with a roommate at some point in your life. According to a study from Zillow, roughly one out of every three adults ages 23 to 65 currently live in doubled-up households, defined as “including at least one adult, 18 or older, who is not enrolled in school and is not a spouse or cohabiting partner,” according to the Washington Post. That’s up from 25 percent in 2000 and 26 percent in 1990. While roommates can differ greatly, there are certain types of people you are likely to encounter as you make your way through life. Here are six of them.
The Loud Talker:
Some people have trouble modulating their voices, which can lead to problems when you share a confined space with another human being. Just ask anyone who has ever lived with a loud talker.
We all misplace our wallet or keys from time to time, but this person brings a whole new meaning to the word “forgetful.” If you have a scatterbrain roommate, beware: If you entrust him or her with anything important—paying a bill, for example—you’re going to want to follow up in the (likely) event it slipped the person’s mind.
The Food Thief:
When you live with a food thief, you should expect that anything edible you leave around will be gone the next time you go looking for it. Perhaps you should consider buying a small refrigerator that you can keep in your bedroom?
When you share a living space, it’s polite to clean up after yourself. Sometimes, though, you’re stuck living with a world-class slob.
The Overzealous Cleaner:
This neatnik occupies the opposite end of the cleanliness scale from the slob. This type of roommate is unnerved by the slightest hint of an out-of-place item, and it’s impossible for him not to clean up a mess—often the second one appears.
The Passive-Aggressive Note Writer:
Why communicate in person when you can just leave a note?