I've come about the room.

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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I've come about the room.

Postby Samoan » 09 May 2017, 08:56



Have you ever been in the prospective flatmate hot seat ?
How did it all pan out ?

Have you done any "interviewing" yourself ?
Who got the OK and who got the thumbs down and why ?

Who's been your most unusual or odd flatmate?
Who's become a fast friend to this day ?
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Re: I've come about the room.

Postby Jimbo » 09 May 2017, 11:05

Garth and I were not meant to be. He was a non-smoker, non-druggie and had no interest in cool music. Our first night together he went to bed and I stayed in the living room blasting tunes, Garth came out from his room with a pair of headphones and asked me to use them. I plugged them into the stereo, he returned to his room only to come back out a short time later asking me to turn down the headphones.

Garth aside I have had some wonderful flatmates, dormitory roommates, house mates, rooming house mates and now my wife of 33 years, whom I met in a Seattle rooming house, is getting to be more like Garth everyday.
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Re: I've come about the room.

Postby The Great Defector » 09 May 2017, 12:19

Me: Do you know a John Coan?
Person looking for room: No, who's he?
Me: Nevermind, you got the room.
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Re: I've come about the room.

Postby John aka Josh » 09 May 2017, 20:25

I was buying a house - the ground floor came with tenants, a couple in the early 60s. Lived on the first floor, shared kitchen & bathroom & rented out 2 of the rooms. The first tenant is now my wife of approx. 30 years, the other to a guy with whom I got on really well. Initially he was a D & T teacher, he moved to become a careers advisor. Owned a Fender Strat & had some similar musical taste albeit he went further into jazz/funk than I was at the time. We attended each others weddings and continued seeing each other for a few years but have drifted apart now that he has moved areas.


Interviewing them both was fine, I did interview a few others who I just didn't gel with - np spark that made me think 'we're going to get along'.
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Re: I've come about the room.

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 May 2017, 21:02

I've just roomed with good friends.
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Re: I've come about the room.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 12 May 2017, 03:37

It amazes me now how little vetting we did on housemates - or was done on me.
Having said that, nobody ever came to much harm.
The worst thing involved a guy that me and my pal invited to live with us. We knew him pretty casually from punk nightclubs. We'll call him "H". At one point he was dating my best friend who I'll call "R." She called it off. Months afterwards, he needed somewhere to live. Me and my mate (not "R") invited him to live with us.
He worked on a building site in Leeds, so used to get up at 4am and run downstairs in his hobnail boots into the kitchen. He would get the deep fat fryer going, make some batter mix and some eggs, and throw them into the fat. Eggs and batter for breakfast. Then he would get home late afternoon, go to the pub, home, bed, up at 4am.
We wondered why he always kept his bedroom door locked. One lunchtime when he was at work and me and my pal were full of cider, we took a screwdriver and broke into his bedroom. Throwing open the door, we found several milk bottles full of piss and very many centerfolds and rather unusual and..er..eclectic pictures from specialist magazines adorning the walls. On closer inspection, we found that H had taken some scissors to all the photos he had of R, cut out several of her heads, and glued them carefully to the heads of the women in the pictures.
We pretended we were getting evicted to get him to go, all packing our clothes into bags and going "oh no, we've got to go, boohoo" etc.
Extraordinary.
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Re: I've come about the room.

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 12 May 2017, 14:17

Yikes.

Like Sloop, I've only ever shared apartments with friends.
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Re: I've come about the room.

Postby The Great Defector » 12 May 2017, 14:54

Samoan wrote:

Have you ever been in the prospective flatmate hot seat ?
How did it all pan out ?

Have you done any "interviewing" yourself ?
Who got the OK and who got the thumbs down and why ?

Who's been your most unusual or odd flatmate?
Who's become a fast friend to this day ?



I think you should just start a thread or ask us to come up with questions for you to ask. :D What's the worst that could happen?

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Re: I've come about the room.

Postby PresMuffley » 12 May 2017, 18:29

You're nothing if not thorough, Martha.

I haven't had roommates since I moved out of my parents' place when I was 16.

1) Never been in a hot seat, though I've played hot potato.

2) Well enough. Taught me I hate living with other people who also happen to not be my parents.

3) See above

4) None were very unusual. Typical '90s type college people who smoked a lot of pot and worked shit jobs.

5) None of them. They're all married, uptight bores last I checked, which wasn't very recently. I have no interest in any of them.
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Re: I've come about the room.

Postby hippopotamus » 12 May 2017, 18:59

Have you ever been in the prospective flatmate hot seat ?
When I was 16 I was living in Hong Kong and found out that I got a place at St. Andrews, but there were no dorms. So I looked online for people to share with, but got too nervous to call them. My sister called long-distance and did the whole interview for me. She obviously made a good impression, because I ended up getting the room.


Then again, it was a bit more like the video. I went to meet a hodge podge group of undergrad chemistry students (when I was a graduate student.) They were WAY more nervous than I was.


How did it all pan out ?
.I became quite good friends with most of them. Though half way through the year I found out one of them wanted me to live with them so he could date me?!

Have you done any "interviewing" yourself ?
Who got the OK and who got the thumbs down and why ?


Nope.


Who's been your most unusual or odd flatmate?

Take your pick from
1) Lesbian cantonese girl who I would find watching me sleep until I locked the door (who also used to like cook roast chicken for breakfast every morning!).
2) Depressive PhD girl who used fry chili peppers every afternoon, so that no one could breath without coughing. She also had a habit of walking into rooms and giving guests ugly looks and just walking out again without saying a word.
3) Girl with borderline OCD tendencies who wouldn't tolerate anything on any surfaces ever. But she wasn't equally good at cleaning up. So she would just HIDE things. She'd put her dirty dishes in the oven, or the fridge. She would just put anything in any draw. If I lost something...I would just have to look anywhere.

I think I've been pretty lucky

Who's become a fast friend to this day ?
The first place, I'm still close to the one I didn't get on with at all with when we lived together.
Probably my closest friends are ones I lived with about 10 years ago.
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