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Wednesday Morning Question [Dec. 19th, 2012|07:47 am]
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Poll #1885702
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Which of these things would you have a serious problem with if your roommate partook in?

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Was apart of a religious group that constantly tried to recruit people to their denomination
60 (7.4%)
Drank out of the milk jug
39 (4.8%)
Never put the new toilet roll on
18 (2.2%)
Put wet dirty rags in with the clean rags
63 (7.8%)
Loud religious chanting in the mornings and evenings (no participation required of you)
58 (7.1%)
Animal sacrifices (religious)
86 (10.6%)
Animal sacrifices (non-religious)
85 (10.5%)
Seemed to think the common room was a fine place for their thousands of nicknacks
31 (3.8%)
Wanted everyone to pray before eatting
59 (7.3%)
Insisted everyone eat a meal together
38 (4.7%)
Refused to learn to drive but constantly asked you for rides (pay for gas)
55 (6.8%)
Wanted to keep chickens in their room
71 (8.7%)
Gave loads of unsolicited advice to everyone
32 (3.9%)
Would not lift a finger to do anything that wasn't agreed to at least a week in advance
63 (7.8%)
Cooked very bad smelling food daily
54 (6.7%)

Are any of the actions above something you would consider asking them to leave over?

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No, I'm really easy going
7 (8.9%)
Yes, maybe I'll explain in the comments
72 (91.1%)
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[User Picture]From: hajiomatic
2012-12-19 03:57 pm (UTC)

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I'm easy going...but thats the roomamte from hades
i think i'll live alone for the rest of my life
[User Picture]From: kikkyo
2012-12-19 03:59 pm (UTC)

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Why would they want to keep chickens in their room?
[User Picture]From: st0neface
2012-12-19 04:04 pm (UTC)

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For the animal sacrifice obviously
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2012-12-19 04:35 pm (UTC)

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lol fresh eggs?
[User Picture]From: cindyanne1
2012-12-19 05:31 pm (UTC)

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I uh... may have two chickens in my family room... >_>

They won't stay there forever, of course, but they are Silkie bantams and they will be getting a nice coop just for them in the spring, but they can't overwinter with the rest of my flock because they are so small (right now they are about 1 or 1.5 pounds each.)

So, I have them in a medium sized dog crate and I just change their bedding (hay) every other day. Shhh... don't tell them they are chickens. They think they are parrots. :P
[User Picture]From: unearthingbone
2012-12-19 10:29 pm (UTC)

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this comment made me really happy!
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2012-12-19 04:00 pm (UTC)

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if my roommate was killing any kind of animals besides bugs and mice/rats (though the latter would make me a bit sad) in the house, i would fucking call the cops/aspca/landlord etc. Especially if it was just for shits and giggles.

Edited at 2012-12-19 04:00 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: onedotfour
2012-12-19 04:05 pm (UTC)

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Im easy going with roommates. The only thing(s) im not okay with are when they include themselves in something im doing. I like to do things alone so no eating with them, driving them, praying with them. I have roommates now and sometimes we chat but for like 5 min max. I really like that we can pretend were more like neighbors rather than roommates.
[User Picture]From: jaelle_n_gilla
2012-12-19 04:25 pm (UTC)

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Animal sacrifices of any kind would make me kick them out and skip the asking. And that's a biologist and not-vegetarian saying that.

In all the other cases I'd probably leave myself and find a new place. I'm not one for roommates anyway.
[User Picture]From: kikkyo
2012-12-19 04:26 pm (UTC)

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I'm pretty easygoing normally and I like having some amount of friendship with my roommates, and also religious myself, so I don't mind things like wanting to eat together/praying before meals, and to a certain degree giving unwanted advice (as long as it isn't an excruciatingly regular occurrence and isn't done in a blatantly offensive way). I don't mind having to change the toilet rolls every once in a while, and since I don't tend to share my groceries like that I wouldn't have a problem with them drinking from the milk jug as long as it wasn't my milk. I wouldn't have a problem with the nicknacks if we were each chipping in with the furniture/decoration for the common area, and I think I could live with it even if they were religious and pertaining to a religion that I don't practice as long as the roommate wasn't trying to use them as some sort of tactic to force their religion on me. I'd still wonder why they didn't set them up in their own room though. I think I could handle the smelly food, I'd just make sure not to be in the apartment while they were cooking.

Everything else is a disrespect to me and anyone else involved, and the animal sacrifices (I don't care what the purpose is) would be the last straw.

Edited at 2012-12-19 05:13 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: ellelelle
2012-12-19 04:27 pm (UTC)

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Once they didn't actually do the things or stopped when I asked them to stop, I wouldn't ask them to leave.

I really don't understand the animal sacrifice thing. Is non-religious animal sacrifice just.. slaughtering your own animals for food?
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2012-12-19 04:36 pm (UTC)

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or pleasure? :/
[User Picture]From: ellelelle
2012-12-19 04:45 pm (UTC)

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I would lose my life if it was for pleasure. that would be something I would report to the police. i couldn't be under the same roof as that person
[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2012-12-19 04:34 pm (UTC)

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I've been fortunate enough that I haven't had to room with anyone other than a SO, but I'm generally easy going. But I don't like my routine messed with, and if it affects MY life, they're outta there.
[User Picture]From: mikehz
2012-12-19 06:29 pm (UTC)

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Believe whatever you want, just don't ask me to participate.

I cannot tolerate living in a dirty/smelly space.

While I have raised many caged birds in the house, chickens are a bit too noisy for indoor life. However, I've kept doves indoors, and they do just fine.
[User Picture]From: coconut_theory
2012-12-19 06:51 pm (UTC)

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I clicked all but two!

In a roommate situation, I want to be able to live, for the most part, without having to interact with them. My only non-romantic roommate situation was not horrible, but we were incompatible with regard to how we lived (not really our personalities). It caused quite a bit of tension at times because neither of us are confrontational and we'd just let shit stew.
[User Picture]From: heyfashion
2012-12-19 10:16 pm (UTC)

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animal sacrifice? Ya, they're getting kicked out right after I call the police...
[User Picture]From: syzygyalignsnow
2012-12-19 11:35 pm (UTC)

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While some of it is just entirely not okay, like animal sacrifices, some of those for me would depend on how close we were. I have some personal space issues that are very strong for people I don't know that well and I'm just living with but fairly nonexistent for my friends. My most recent roommate (in the dorms) is one of my best friends, so I don't care if she wants to drink milk out of the carton.
[User Picture]From: xtoolchickx
2012-12-20 12:29 am (UTC)

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I don't know if it's typical for lots of roommates to do these things.... but if so, no wonder I live alone.