Sort of a funny follow-up to my post about how we should just love everyone, but that’s what you all love about me: my unpredictablity. Right? Right?
Ugh, fine, be that way. It’s not like I care. I’m not crying in a corner or anything.
My roommate’s younger brother is staying with us for a few days and I’ve noticed that he’s essentially a distillation of her worst traits, wrapped up in the body of a teenage boy. In other words: the roommate from hell. I’ll avoid going into specifics because, uh, that’s just rude. I’m not the most patient or tolerant of people, so I don’t doubt that some of my ire is my own fault.
Anyway, I don’t like this kid and he gets on my nerves. I can’t exactly kick him out because he’s living with us and half of the room belongs to my roommate. Rather than writing a post about how much I hate him (well, anymore of a post), I decided to come up with a bunch of ways to deal. Hopefully this works on any and all of your unwanted guests!
♥ Breathe. And again. Remember that he’s a teenager and he can’t help it. We’ve all been there – cocky, arrogant, and convinced of our inherent superiority. Over time, we are ground down into insignificant nubs aware of their own failings. This is called college. He will get there eventually.
♥ Find other places to be. This is better if, like this guest, he’s only going to be staying for a few days. I’ve turned this into an excuse for being social and hanging out with my friends.
♥ Ask him to be less of a dick. Probably not in those words. But if it gets to be too bad, talk to him – tell him what’s bothering you, and ask if he can change or compromise. There’s no point to suffering in silence, my little monsters.
♥ Take advantage of the quiet moments. He can’t be with you all the time…right? If you’re dealing with a houseguest, this might be a little more problematic.
♥ Meditate. Remember: You are a serene, glowing, calm font of calm, glowing serenity. This might sound a lot like the first method. That’s because…it is. Except not, because it’s better! More advanced! You aren’t just breathing, you’re meditating. Why are you meditating? Because you need to get up the nerve for the last method:
♥ Tell him to leave. A last resort, one to be used if you genuinely can’t stand your unwelcome guest. Be polite, but be firm. Things to avoid: Telling him how much you can’t stand him, throwing things, screaming, locking him out.
Good luck with all of your unwelcome guests, and wish me luck with mine.
your friendly neighborhood supergoddess