House sharing & Bad Housekeeping
As some of you know, Erik and I are currently house sharing with 3 other males. One of them is a male in his late 20s/early 30s who is a good person overall, just his housekeeping and sense of cleanliness is horrible!
Pet Peeve #1: This man will use his shirt or pants to wipe away the water after washing his butcher knife that he leaves communal in the kitchen. It's the only knife that actually works to cut meats/poultry, etc.
Pet Peeve #2: He will dirty all the dishes before he runs a load in the dishwasher. Sometimes we are down to 1 or 2 dinner size plates before he will bring out the rest that he kept in his room. Gross!!!!
Pet Peeve #3: I feel like he takes advantage of other room mates' generosity of washing his dishes that he leaves in the sink. *Mainly mine* I don't mind washing your dishes if you leave a couple behind, not a big deal. But if you're consistently leaving behind pots and pans and other utensils that you've used in order to make your meal and you leave it sitting on the kitchen counter or in the sink, have some common courtesy and wash it by the next morning...
Pet Peeve #4: Out of the 5, 4 of us share 1 bathroom. He leaves his tangled hair in the shower and doesn't throw them away. Really??? You can't take your tangled fur ball mess into the garbage so it doesn't end up clogging the drain???
Pet Peeve #5: I rarely ever see him wash his hands in the kitchen when he prepares food. Makes me want to puke when he offers me something he's made.
Pet Peeve #6: I've never witnessed him do any kind of light housekeeping around the house while the rest of us mow/edge the lawn, sweep/mop the kitchen and living room floors, clean the bathroom.
Pet Peeve #7: If you know that the dish washer is used as a drying rack, the least you can do is take out the already dry dishes and put them away. DON'T MIX clean and dirty dishes together. Erik and I have told him politely in casual conversation that any dishes he sees inside the dish washer are clean.
Pet Peeve #8: It is not okay to give my shoulders a brief squeeze while we're near each other. I've never invited the gesture. When I tense my shoulders after you have squeezed them with your dirty hands, isn't that enough body language to tell you NOT to do it a 2nd time???
Had to rant about this room mate. We move in less than 2 months. Erik says it's not worth it to be a taddle tale to our landlord because we're not staying much longer and because these are all in-house issues that need to be addressed amongst those who live here, We don't have floor meetings or anything like that, and now I wish something like that was instituted so we all know what everyone's standards are and to come to some kind of middle ground.
Anyone have any suggestions? Erik left a note beside the sink with all of room mate's dirty dishes and asked that whomever dishes they are to get washed & that any dishes inside dish washer are clean. He said that he didn't want to point the finger at anyone even though we all know whose dishes they are lol.
I'm the only one bringing in the income while Erik works with Voc Rehab. It's soooooo frustrating right now. I'll probably post a rant about that one when it really bothers me.