My phase-of-life of having unrelated housemates has exceeded the original span of time I envisioned for myself. It’s been years of navigating the delicate relationships that come along with living with friends, acquaintances and complete strangers. Roommates create a unique relationship dynamic and sometimes its just all together exhausting. Many of us have been there, through the agony of hunting for the perfect living situation and then the ever-extensive adjustment phase of figuring out how to navigate home sharing. It’s not all rainbows and butterflies, as they say. In my experience, the worst type of roommate relation is the passive aggressive type. I’m currently learning the ins and outs of living with someone with whom I am very different from. Let’s call it a personality clash. The particular personality I’m clashing with is that of the extremely passive aggressive individual. My roommate, when around other people talks about me and never to me, in a strange indescribable third-person narrative kind of way. There are occasional notes left behind with an undeniably undertone of sass and anything I place in a “shared space” is quickly relocated, when I’m not around, to a more optimal place for said roommate. Why on earth would I assume a candle could live on the shelf!? Silly me. In my search for solutions to dealing with this certain situation, I’ve found comfort in the fact that I’m not alone. No, there are a lot of us out there dealing with the pleasure of passive aggressive, overly controlling housemates and this is from where my comfort or at least entertainment stems. For your enjoyment, passive aggressive notes from roommates.
Clearly, I’m not the only one with this issue. Maybe dealing with passive aggressive roommates can be considered “character building”… we’ll go with that.