Starting college can be stressful enough without a crazy roommate. Unfortunately for a couple of incoming UCLA freshmen, a series of ridiculously demanding emails from their new dorm mate seem to suggest that they didn’t get so lucky when it came to room assignments.
Winnie Chen and Gustinna Tun are prepared to start the school year, but weeks before they move in, the two girls received a series of emails from their third roommate. The first email was a simple request for the three girls to chat about move-in day. But when Chen and Tun didn’t respond within 48 hours, the roommate, called Ashly on Tun’s email, replies with the following:
My roommate that I haven't even met... pic.twitter.com/OkJwUF8LGp— Winnie (@miniwinnieee) September 1, 2016
It’s a bit demanding to say the least. Not only has Ashly demanded the top priority desk and closet, but she has even limited Chen and Tun’s bed choices. Anyone who has ever lived in a dorm knows that the tight living quarters can be difficult, even if you’re best friends with your roommates. So, this list of demands is just a bit over the top for someone who hasn’t even met Chen and Tun.
But what truly puts this email over the top, and certainly what helped it go viral on Twitter, was Ashly’s no-nonsense, uncompromising and assuming attitude toward Chen and Tun.
“… I don’t really care as long as you both know this and understand that I’m not gonna settle for anything less what I’m gonna tell you what I’m gonna get once I arrive in the dorm,” she continued. “I won’t be in the mood for any arguing or nonsense because one of you two decided to deliberately disregard this e-mail.”
Tun did not “disregard” this email, but instead addressed Ashly’s bad attitude directly. She said, “GIRRRL. WE HAVEN’T EVEN MET YET. But at this rate, I don’t think I wanna even meet anymore.”
Ashly did respond to Tun’s email and seemed a little more reasonable and relaxed about the situation. However, she also included a statement that no one wants to hear right before they move in with a stranger.
“… I am like a ticking time bomb that sets off when certain things I don’t like happen to me,” Ashly wrote.
Based on Chen’s tweet, it seems as though she contacted UCLA housing about the issue. Sadly, her tweet says it all.
Hopefully the girls will find some sort of common ground and can live together without incident. If not, at least they will have a couple of great “horrible roommate” stories like thousands of other college students out there. Or, as one UCLA student told Fox 11, they can film everything and turn their videos into profit.
Good luck girls.