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Not Zooey Deschanel in that new Zooey Deschanel vehicle on C4
I asked you instead.
If someone mentioned neatness that would.
it'd be something like 'We're not neat freaks but we do have a weekly cleaning rota which you'll be expected to pitch in with'
marckee > brusma
The only people who actually put that on an ad are really boring though.
If they're just conventional but nice enough, that's fine. If they're the kind of "boring" that means them constantly talking at you, that's different. Or always having their boring friends over for inane conversations.
I accepted someone to move into a flat with me who put that on their reply to my ad. It was, in retrospect, a warning sign I should have spotted.
yeah, the immediate 'fuck that shit' is always "you would be living with two australians, a kiwi and a man from brazil"
australians in london houseshares are relentlessly irritating people. in fact, i've never met an australian that wasn't really annoying in some way. no, i don't assume all australians are cunts, but for some reason the ones that come to london always are.
"want someone to bring good vibes, not someone who's going to sit in their room all the time" this means: "want an extra person to provide weed and doesn't mind listening to wub wub bass music full volume at 3am"
the most irritating aspect of all this, is the number of people that say "women only!" as if women are these quiet little mice that always pay the bills on time. it's got fuck all to do with your gender, mr landlord. oh and the constant, "must be a single, employed professional female" searching for the elusive lodger who has no boyfriend over, is out most of the day, has a good job so they will afford the bills and is a quiet lovely woman. ALL OF THOSE WOMEN LIVE IN THEIR OWN FLATS OR HOUSES YOU FUCKING IDIOT.
Wouldn't that count as discrimination?
but it happens
When I went round to view the room, they emphasised that they wouldn't be happy with anyone coming round more than very occasionally.
People who take in lodgers really do want the moon on a stick.
And they certainly let me know it. They were nice people, but it was always made very clear the place was theirs. I was welcome to use the living room when they were out (which, to be fair, was most evenings) but if they were in I was expected to stay in my room, even to eat my dinner.
but I don't think my reaction of "Cunts!" when you mentioned having to eat your dinner in your room was entirely unreasonable. I can only hope they mentioned all this before you moved in, and gave you a properly cheap rate.
We are 2 australians, and one handsome spaniard at the moment- we are chilled guys, love our music and beer almost as much as our herb, and always enjoy social experiences together. Both boys and girls are more than welcome to browse around our museum of debauchery, however the place could be more suited to a male (only one bathroom, sorry girls if thats a pickle).
*pours petrol into a wine bottle and stuffs a rag in the top*
I thought all the stoner Aussies had been pushed out of that area by trendy creatives.
It was one of the first adverts that came up under Bristol. It's about three minutes from my place, I might feign interest just so I can go round and meet the guys.
anyone that says "we're not super strict about the dishes, as long as it gets done" while that sounds reasonable on the surface, the fact that they're mentioning it in the ad for the room means they're going to be massively anal and annoying about the dishes.
or at least that day, you're an irredeemable cunt.
it's that they outlined it that early on.
The next time I advertise for a flatmate I'm probably going to mention something about it not being the ideal place if you want your partner over an unreasonable amount, not 'cos I'm massively anal about people having their boyfriend or girlfriend over but 'cos my current flatmate lets her boyfriend hang about the place when she's at work and, given it's a small 2-bedroom flat and he's a massively annoying twat, is a major issue.
i might pretend to be gay.
i once lived with a gay couple, they were lovely.
advertised as a 'gay flatshare', and would they mind if I wasn't gay. It was a really nice flat. The man emailed me and said he only accepts gays. I emailed him back and said it was discrimination against straight people, and that anyway I wouldn't mind about their orgies in the front room on Friday nights, and if they got me drunk enough I might join in anyway. He didn't email me back.
Not saying that straights are discriminated against more than gays, but it irks me that it seems perfectly okay to give somebody substandard treatment on the basis of sexuality if that sexuality happens to be the majority.
it didn't last long :')
“Large double room in fully furnished house
To share with male owner of large property
This room would suite a single quiet female
Boyfriends or male friends will not be able to visit”
"rent absolutely free if you're willing to offer some companionship" and then go on to say "no bbws"
and that reminds me of the 'adult' section of gumtree/craigslist which absolutely hilarious and deserves its own thread
except for some reason I read it as "Mixed vegetable gay family" which seemed a bit odd.
I finally found a place to stay in gumtree and the ad did not really say much about the folk staying in it but they turned out to be brand new.
The phrase I kept seeing about was "enjoys all that london has to offer" Why does everyone love using that phrase?
On another note you know what I hate? That fact that me being Australian, whenever I chat to someone about where/who I live with, people tend to assume I live in an Aussie house share. I couldn't think of anything worse.
you forgot that old chestnut..
DSS WELCOME, too
No front door