6 Types Of Roommates & How To Deal With Them
The Shady Lady
Roommate Traits: She keeps odd hours that seem to have nothing to do with your school's class schedule. Her phone is always ringing in the middle of the night and she answers it in a different voice. Whenever she leaves the dorm, she takes a roller suitcase with her -- and she's not going on vacation. You speculate on her secret life: she's a sex worker, a drug dealer, stealing people's organs.
Helpful Hints: Maybe she's involved in something illegal and maybe she's just really into spinning and like to put her gym clothes in a suitcase. And those phone calls in the middle of the night? Maybe those are her parents calling from another time zone. Whatever the case may be, it's clear that this person wants her privacy. Try to appear as unsuspicious and unrattled as possible. Take the friendly, non-judgmental, laissez faire approach. Tell her you're around and let her come to you if she wants to talk. In the meantime, do your own thing, and resist the urge to snoop through her stuff.
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