Ever had a roommate like Sheldon?
June 9, 2011 2:24pm CST
Well ok... Sheldon Cooper is a bit of an extreme LOL With his Roommate Agreement, bathroom schedule and such... but, seriously, have you ever had a demanding roommate? My daughter's friend, Sam, is currently looking for an apartment and he met up with another friend that is also looking, so Sam thought they could possibly be roommates. Turns out that the guy is obsessive to the point that he's a lot like Sheldon... in fact, they were trying to arrange a moving date and Sam was able to get them a truck for free (and help from his dad) on July 2nd. The other guy is freaking out because he wants to move on July 1st and NO other date. Seems he has many of these quirks to the point that Sam is thinking he doesn't want to move with him after all. Would you be able to be roommates with Sheldon Cooper? Do you find his quirks endearing or would he drive you up a wall?
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10 Jun 11
I am very much a controlling person too... I don't know if I'm quirky but I imagine there are things I do that other people would find too regimented. OH! I just thought of a quirk! The way I hang laundry out on the clothesline LOL I can only do it one way (longest items first, moving to the shortest ones closest to the house and things that are in pairs (like socks or pjs) have to be hung together so I can fold everything as I take it down off the line later). I've honestly tried to see if I can do it in a more "random" way and I can't Perhaps Sheldon and I could live together quite well!
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10 Jun 11
I honestly don't believe I am quirky either.. I call it controlling. I want things to go my way and if they don't I get frustrated, irritated, and impatient. So I guess you could call it quirky. Like, I don't like for anyone else to sit at my computer.. I just can't handle it. It's my computer. We have a laptop.. if someone else wants to be online they use that.. but not my computer. I don't even let hubby "fix" or "work on" my computer unless I'm not home. I also notice I'm quirky at work. I've gotten into a particular routine that I like. Working with other people tends to mess up my routine because they tend to do things their own way and at times they see fit to doing it. Thankfully this doesn't bother me much. I do not feel the need to go and do it again behind them. I'm only quirky when it comes to the tasks I choose to take on. Like if I mop, I start in back and work my way up.. and I refuse to let anyone walk on my mopped floor until it's dry. If someone else mops, I don't care how they do it or where they start.. and I don't care if I walk on it or if they do.. I only care if I'm the one who mopped. At home when it comes to cleaning I'm learning not to be so quirky. I think I used to be.. but quickly learned that others will not change the way they do things just because I don't like it.. instead they just won't do it, leaving it all for me. So I'm now biting my lip and dealing with things being done in a different way just so that I don't have to do it. As long as it's clean, it shouldn't matter how the dishes are put away or how the laundry is folded or if they sweep from left to right instead of right to left.
10 Jun 11
I completely understand EVERYthing you've said here because I'm very much the same. I've caught myself having this conversation out loud: THEM: Everything always has to be done YOUR way!! ME: That's because my way is the RIGHT way. Ugh. I guess that's not a very attractive quality, is it? But it's how I instinctively respond. For the record, no one touches my computers either. Since I work from home, I can't run the risk of people screwing things up. There is an old desktop computer in my office that can be used for email, Facebook or surfing and, believe me, I have cleaned that thing out SO many times because of viruses and hijackers. It's complete proof of why I guard my own desktop and my laptop soooo carefully. My daughters each have a laptop for school and it's their responsibility to care for those - they are very computer literate and only ask me if they need specific help. Years ago, after I almost lost my younger daughter at the age of one month, I had a bit of a breakdown... was diagnosed with severe depression and had to be taken off work for a bit. At that time, I was put on meds and made to see a therapist weekly. He told me that I have a touch of OCD. Not in the way that I wash my hands all the time, for example, but just in the way that I have specific ways of doing things that make me incapable of change. I don't think it's a big deal... I just try to make sure I don't get on people's nerves.
10 Jun 11
I get told all the time that I'm too strict, chipesterkhan. I've been told that "everything has to be my way all the time" and I do see where I am like that. I have very definite ways of doing things and I tend to insist that others do them my way. I believe part of it stems from being raised in that type of household as a child -- my mom had very specific methods for accomplishing household tasks, for example, and if we didn't do them exactly to her standards, we had to do them again. I guess some things you never really forget
9 Jun 11
The only "roommate" i've ever had is my husband, and he's great!!! Sheldon might be fun as a neighbour, since I wouldn't have to actually live in the same apartment as him. LOL I love The Big Bang Theory. :) He'd be better than the idiotic neighbour I have now. Atleast Sheldon doesn't get drunk, and hang around on the porch harassing people all day.