- Education and Science
ISO a Life: Roommates (part 2)
Rude and Stupid
There was a knock at my bedroom door. I looked at the clock. It was 12 minutes after 11 at night. What does that a-hole roommate want now?
"Hi, Emma. I have bought a new filter for the shower. It has been three months. You owe me $15.00. I need it now," said Edward.
Cheap ass bastard. He's the one who showers twice a day. And why does he need it now?
"I'll have to write a check since it's a little late to go to the bank."
"Oh, that is ok."
I wrote him out the damn check. He smiled when I handed it to him.
"Have you seen the note on the bathroom door," he asked in a conspiratorial voice.
There had been a leak in the shower/tub. Laura removed all the old caulking and replaced it with new caulking. It took her a few hours. According to the directions on the caulking, you had to wait 24 hours before using the shower. So that it would dry properly.
"But it rained today. I must have shower," he said.
What the fuck, I thought.
"If you use the shower, it'll mess up the new caulking. Then Laura will have to do it all over again tomorrow."
"Oh, that's ok. I'm going to Japan tomorrow."
What the....sometimes I just wanted to kick him.
"What do you think I should do? You know it rained today. It got on my skin. I must have shower."
I was tempted to hand him a towel. I knew he really meant acid rain but he's such an ass.
"Knock on Laura's door and ask her."
He looked at Laura's bedroom door with trepidation.
"I think she's asleep."
"Is she alone?"
He looked at the door again.
"You understand, it rained today? I must have shower."
He looked at me like he was still asking my permission. Oh, hell no.
"Ask Laura," I said and closed my door.
Fifteen minutes later, there was another knock on my door.
"I don't want to wake Laura up. I must have shower," he said with some urgency. "It rained today." You'd think I was telling him he couldn't use the toilet. Pity the rain hadn't been real acid.
"Knock on Laura's door and ask her," I said and closed the door again. I then got into bed and turned out the light.
Soon I was asleep.
The next morning I was working on my computer doing my secret human algorithm stuff, when I heard the shower turn on. It was still too soon. I kept working.
A half hour later I heard a knock at my door. Guess who?
"I need to go to the airport. Would you like to drive me," he asked.
Oh, yeah, sure. I'd love to. I knew he was talking about San Francisco airport. At least 50 minutes away. I wouldn't do it even if it was the local airport.
"I can't. I'm busy."
"Oh," he said.
I shut the door.
A few hours later another knock at my door.
Edward stood there beaming at me.
"Some friends are going to drive me to the airport. I did not want you to worry. They are going to take me out to dinner first. They think of me as a member of the family."
Oh, rats. I'm going to miss out on the honor of chauffeuring Edward around.
"That's good," I said and closed my door.
Later that evening, the friend showed up 2 hours before Edward's flight was scheduled to leave. I guess dinner was going to be Micky D's drive thru.
After he left, Laura told me that he had knocked and knocked until he had woken up her and her boyfriend. He had told her the same story about the stupid rain and asked if he could use the shower. Laura had told him to use her shower in her bedroom. And he did.