Originally Posted by Tati
How does that Roomate thing work there? Do you really just go live with a stranger and hope for the best? That's a HUGE cultural difference that i can't fully wrap my mind around yet. I couldn't live with someone i don't know or at least know i get along great with.
Rules are different here. As it happens -- I still have a copy of an email i got from Jake when I was debating moving in with him (I know, I can't believe I kept this from 2005 - sorry Jake)
Jake's Rules: Roomies 101
Okay, a few house rules, but nothing you probably haven't heard before.
1. Please don't mess around with my computer. I don't want to get into it, but my last roommate messed around with my computer, and that's part of the reason I moved out. I do keystroke logging, so I'll know.
2. If you have a lady over, put a cap on the doorknob. If you need help cleaning up after, light the cap on fire and the noise from the smoke detector will eventually lure me out of my ReGen™ fury pod and I can walk you through it.
3. Under no circumstances are you to tamper with the gel in my ReGen™ fury pod. Trust me, this is for your own good!
4. When you're done cooking, put your dishes away. Your mother does not live here.