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how common is this?
im taking this as a compliment and you dont have a choice.
until i tipped his bed upside down and covered it with milk and honey
well, odd bits like once a year maybe, but nothing i can ever remember
all too common.
MY PERSONAL BEERS
I've been dropping it into conversations with people from my corridor all week.
bringing the empty bottle down over his head did the trick
The main targets are tea towels and large knives. Very sinister.
the occasional biscuit, or eating meals that you'd cooked for yourself?
make a cup of tea, don't start making milk jelly.
we're quite a communal flat. Cutlery, plates etc = fair game. Need some milk for breakfast? yeah, it's all cool. Most evenings aswell we'll do a big group meal where one of us cooks for who ever signs up [and because we all have a go we don't worry about paying each other for ingredients etc because it balances out over time]. But then, tonight, this absolute fucking cunt stole a whole loaf of my bread. A whole fucking loaf. I mean if he'd asked for a slice of two, yeah no problem. But taking it all, without fucking asking. I'm probably really over reacting but I feel so angry. I could have punched his little fucking face when he told me. Then to make it worse his fat little unrequited love burst out laughing, as if this we're the funniest thing in the whole bloody world. But I knew she was a cunt from the first day when she started to snort 'oh LOL' everytime anyone said anything mildly amusing.
i mean, that's more than most people could eat before its rightful owner noticed it was missing. did he eat the whole loaf in one go?
they wolfed through half of it and he froze [!!??] the other half.
The anime girl said so.
has he replaced it?
someone i knew drank some of her flatmate's orange squash while her flatmate was on holiday and replaced it with a full bottle of squash before she got back, and the flatmate still went insane about it. *that* was overreacting.
Once someone ate a pizza I had in the freezer after a night out, but the next day they'd already bought me a new one by the time they confessed, so I wasn't really bothered.
A whole loaf of bread's not on though.
what was so special about that particular bottle of squash? if it's replaced and no-one's inconvenienced, what's the problem?
and freeze it, regardless of whether it needs freezing or not.
"lol" in real life? I would've killed her now. Killed her dead.
but if you replace it it's not really stealing is it. Generally text the person or ask them if the're in if in doubt. Hard to find space for 2 of everything in teeny flats so things get mixed up.
my diabetic flat mate takes some sweet stuff of mine if he's "low" (first time he said he was "low" i thought it meant he didn't have enough orange juice, so had to steal mine, the cheeky cunt).
my other flatmate is actually pretty outrageous though. he's been using my washing detergent powder thing since he got here and he hasn't made an effort to buy his own, he just assumed he could use it. he's used half the fucking box. that's like, 24324kg of detergent or some shit because he does a wash every single fucking day. plus his girlfriend is a fucking twat.
the only thing that used to really piss me off was girlfriends and boyfriends using up stuff and showering etc and no extra contribution to the bills
but tbf our bills are all paid for here. my girlfriend stays but she cleans the whole place and stuff. she's a better housemate than the other two fuckwits.
like if they have any soup or stuff in the freezer like chips or burgers. I always replace within a week at most though so it's all good.
Someone in my house is stealing little bits of my cheese and has had a whole tub of my I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, plus about half a bottle of my posh robinsons squash. I'm mildly pissed off about this.
how common is this?
surely it's easier to wash it up, as soon as you've used it??!!? rather than letting it build up, washing 1 plate = easier than 5.
it takes 5 mins at the most and makes the whole place seem more orderly. dishwashers are pointless i think but loads of people swear by em
'YOU DIDN'T RINSE THE FUCKING PLATES! AGAIN! HOW MANY TIMES?! RINSE THEM!'
'YOU BUNG EVERYTHING IN THE DISHWASHER BUT DO YOU EVER UNLOAD IT? EVER? NO! YOU DON'T!'
a sink is the best option by far. what you see is what you get with a sink.
You've got to do the washing up right:
- You have to rinse everything after washing
- You have to start with glasses, then mugs, then plates, and work your way up to the dirtiest stuff
- Everything has two sides and with mugs and glasses you make sure you thoroughly clean the rim
- Don't just put food down the sink, clean it off into the bin first so you don't get bits sticking to the rest later.
People who wash a plate in five mins after they just used it might not use washing up liquid either which is a bit gross.
flatmates stealing milk - TOO FUCKING OFTEN
Occasionally there'll be an honest mistake- "YOU ATE MY LASAGNE?!!!" "IT WAS ON MY SHELF!"
Sometimes I might use someone else's squash.
Even if it was on your shelf, surely you'd remember if you made it/bought it/put it there.
"Oh hey, did I make lasagne last night? I don't remember...but fuck it, it's on my shelf so it must be mine!" :D
keep having their mothers staying with us. it's driving me insane, because the mothers never seem to understand that other people live in the house apart from their son/daughter, and they keep 'tidying' my stuff as though it was their son/daughter's stuff. The mother who's staying at the moment has taken it upon herself to reorganise the kitchen so I can't find anything.
I'm sorry, I just had to rant and this is a flatmate-related thread.
but i'd tell her to fuck off, I like my Oregano where it is thanks beef curtains.
yeah, i'm not sure what the etiquette is for telling friends' mums to fuck off, I don't think it would be worth the consequences
people can drink all the milk n shit they want or have some bread (unless the isnt much left) r butter n so forth within reasson without even asking me. Milk is too hard to keep track of and butter costs nothing. On t'other hand if they ate something that was say a chocolate bar something I plan to use to make a meal with then the will be hell to pay!
My rules: Spreads, Bread, Rice, Pasta and neccicity drinks/squash = fine, take all u want, i may even go as far as to say people need not ask me for it. But if its something of which I have a VERY small supply of or costs more then say 30p a portion then dont bother :)
that was my lunch!
no one doing their washing up problem. Although now we have a naughty bin where we just chuck it all in a box in the cupboard if it's been there over 2 days. Although they did decide to make a fry up yesterday with all my plates and have neglected to wash them up...cheeky cunts.
and that's flatmates using the communal food (milk, bread, butter) and leaving a tiny smidgen in the bottom (like, a teaspoon of milk, or something), as if it justifies them not having to pop to the shop to buy another bottle.
I used to have a housemate that did this. Grr...
I swear it's so they don't have to empty the bin.
I do it unwittingly because my head is always in the sky when I'm cooking.
But I always buy replacement ones. This gets me lots of appreciation, for some reason. They're always like 'Ahhhhhhhh cheers Phil, you're such a darling'
stuff like milk, bread, jam, butter. all the usual things, but i wouldn't get pissed off with them if they used something of mine, as long as they replaced it.
eating half of a loaf of bread would be ok, but then freezing the rest of it is a bit presumtuous, unless he thought you meant he could have the whole loaf.
he should replace it, otherwise he's a knob.
depends what you mean really. We all share milk pretty much, and no-one's really too fussed if standard stuf (bread, butter, cheese, squash, spices etc) is finished by the person who didn'y buy it. Not sure what Henrik'll make of me stealing the last of his bread for toast last night though.
It's more how well you get on with you flatmates really - in a house of near randoms it's each to his own, but i think it's the sign of a good house if you can pinch your co-habitees stuff without much fuss.
but if he does anything like that agin, he's taking the fucking piss and it's part of his character so make him pay
we ask each other if we can take food and the fact we bother to ask normally means the answer is yes. One of my flatmates cannot bear to take the binbag out of the bin though, and comically sticks rubbish in another one next to the bin for days, and then gets all shocked when mice appear.
i used to share everything pretty much with my old flatmate, and we cooked for each other every time we ate so the food was communal
with this flatmate, not so much, but yeah, we share tea, milk and bits & pieces of things. wouldn't care if she took my food or anything. i'm sure i've been guilty of it, always leave a note though
Literally nothing I buy is safe, if I buy a bottle of wine she'll open it and drink it! It wouldn't be so bad if she bought things too, my brother has moved in and has started hiding his food in his room. It's not just food either, I discovered she's been using my razor too :'(
ate my bombay mix. I am angry.
I never liked what he bought so mostly it was him taking of me. that was fine. but then I think he forgot the original agreement and replaced it with " I buy my stuff for me and I you buy for both of us".
Because one month i had no money so i stoked up on basics...he wiped it all out in 3 days with his gf but when i had some of his pasta he started tutting and slamming things around the kitchen.
now he ties his stuff up tight in bags..but still he eats my stuff.
I made a stir fry to last me 2 days.
I came in one day he served it out to his mates..then cooked and wouldn't let me have any.
I'm feeling angry and it's got nothing to do with me.
tell him to not eat any of your stuff anymore, or just start eating a stupid amount of his until he gets the message.
he's also a Sikh so I whenever he's lurking in the kitchen I break out the beef.
a bunch of irishmen came to visit their friends at my mates halls. They emptied the communal freezer of like, 40 pack fish fingers and stuff. thats good stealing.
don't go opening or finishing something and don't take the piss by stealing a lot of it
but if it's a reasonable amount from something that's already on the go it's no real big deal
cos I have no food here.
and we occasionally have that problem. I used to do it, but only when I was really drunk and couldn't tell what belonged to who. Someone drunk my bottle of fanta the other week though, which pissed me off as I was saving it. It wasn't on my shelf, just on the racks where milk normally goes, but if it's not yours then don't eat/drink it.
It was a problem in halls, which is why people used to hoard stuff in their rooms. Once I had a whole load of milky ways stolen from my compartment in our halls fridge, which taught me never to out anything remotely treat-like in there again.
i've lived in 4 different shared flats/houses
They can totally cook, too. It's win.
I'll nick a bit of milk from someone if I'm out but that's it. We all have our own cupboards as well.
stealing food is bad.
but what about people that you share your cooked food with who NEVER COOK FOR YOU IN RETURN? i would have stopped offering, but I noticed whenever i'm cooking something a bit more elaborate, she hangs around the kitchen THE WHOLE TIME which she never normally does. and so i have to be polite and offer her some. it's so pathetic!
thing which gets my goat is when my housemates not only thieve my bread, which I have no great problem with, but then leave the bag on its arse-end and fully open, so the rest of it goes stale. Humph!