Posted by Poor_Franklin
also, one was a good friend whom we found to have very annoying living habits. it took me 9 months of not living w/ him to finally look forward to hanging out w/ him again.
i wouldnt ever say not to have roommates, but i would warn everyone to choose them wisely
I have to agree. When I first moved away for school I lived in a house of 11 other people for 2 years (10 min walk from school, cheap rent all inclusive, 5 min walk to grocery store), then me and 4 friends from that house got a new place for a year, and then 2 of them and I got a new place for a year. You find out really fast how annoying some things can be and what you can tolerate. My first residence I moved in knowing nobody, and realized how much I took for granted.
Living with somebody, you see things that either you wouldnt expect from them or you see a whole new side of them. It's one thing to hang out for a couple hours watching the game, its another seeing them everyday for hours on end
Don't get me wrong, having roommates/housemates can lead to some of the best friendships and moments in your life and will be a great experience, but as P_F said, choose wisely. It's very easy to snap on them over nothing if things build up...luckily we were a bunch of stoners so nothing got too heated; we vented, smoked a bowl and everything was good