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JUST BRENDA: My roommate disrespects me

Friday January 24 2020

PHOTO | FILE A stressed man.

I don't want to move from the area we live in - it's a great flat - but I can't afford the rent on my own. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  NATION

JUST BRENDA
By JUST BRENDA
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Hi Brenda,

I need a roommate, but I can't stand the one I have.

He keeps eating the food I specifically tell him not to eat, and he does not want to contribute to the kitty for groceries.

I don't want to move from the area we live in - it's a great flat - but I can't afford the rent on my own. Help!

 

Dear Miserable Marvin,

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You have two choices - either you figure out how to never put food in the fridge again, or you move out.

Is it worth the aggravation of someone stealing your food all the time, just to live in a convenient are? You'll lose your mind, or your diet.

Pick one. Food is very important, and someone taking it from your hard earned stock is even worse.

I know to many people it sounds like a small thing, but when someone takes the yoghurt you had been saving to chase away your Monday blues, this whole thing escalates into something it does not need to.

Call a roommate's meeting. Tell him you will not have this behaviour continue. Draw a contract up. Seriously.

And tell him you're not funding his stomach any longer. If he doesn't like the terms, HE can move out. Start advertising for a new roommate asap!

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