Forced into a small space, a few metres wide, with bars on the windows and little more than a bed, a desk and a sink. Oh, the joys of living in pris… I mean, on campus.
Still, most students have it easy compared to Winnie – a UCLA student who discovered she must serve her four years with the roommate from hell.
The pair have never even met, but it took just one email to trigger alarm bells, and lucky for us she’s shared it via Twitter for our horror/entertainment.
It began like this.
Okay so I’m not sure why neither of you responded back to my emails, but I don’t really care just as long as you both know this and understand that I’m not going to settle for anything less than what I’m gonna tell you that I’m gonna get once I arrive in the dorm.
Right. So not the most polite start, but let’s see where she goes with this.
I’ll take the top bunk bed that has a bottom and top bunk bed. I DO NOT want the single bunk where it has a desk underneath the top bunk, so don’t try to leave me that. I’m also taking one of the white closets. There should be two white closets, and I’m taking one of them. I don’t care for which one it is, just know I’m taking one of them.
Maybe not. That sounds disturbingly like a list of demands, so maybe tread very lightly and give her what she wants.
I want the desk near the window. Plain and simple. I don’t care who gets the bottom bunk, but just know what I stated is what I’m expecting once I arrive at the dorm, and I won’t be in the mood for any arguing or other nonsense because one of you decided to deliberately disregard this email.
Okay, Millie, run. Seriously, get out out of there. It’s not safe.
If needs be I’ll turn it into a bigger situation so don’t try me. Sorry but not that sorry for the attitude.
LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND! THERE’S NO TIME.
I don’t like being ignored because that’s just rude, but that’s what you both decided to do, so I decided to make it clear now on the kind of person I am and what I will and will not take.
This is what a hero looks like. Image: Instagram.
Oh, we know what kind of person you are, alright. And we're freakin' terrified. But thankfully, there are heroes in this world, and Millie's other roommate, Guistinna (pictured above), is one of them.
Not willing to cop the stranger's sass, she hit back with a snarky email of her own.
I would just like to say that me and Winnie are extremely easy going people. We're chill and more than willing to compromise with one another, including you, and make decisions based on fairness. And we appreciate that you are letting us know your preferences from the get go.
But here is a list of things we don’t appreciate:
1. You assuming off the bat that we are ignoring you. Please, don’t play the victim. It’s petty.
2. You making all of these demands. While it may not seem like it to you, it seems like it to us.
3. Your attitude. GIRL, WE HAVEN’T EVEN MET YET. But at this rate, I don’t think I wanna even meet you anymore #SORRYBUTNOTTHATSORRY.
4. Your sense of entitlement… just because you gave up the BOTTOM BUNK. Please, there is more to life than the bottom bunk.
Boom. And the gold stacks up...
Look, I’m not here to fight with you. I hate being a b****, but I am not going to allow anyone to talk to me or Winnie like that.
You said ‘don’t try me’, but you ended up trying me. So, here I am.
I’d understand if you would want to change roommates after reading this email, because honestly, this is how me and Winnie felt after reading yours.
Latest reports suggest the trio are still searching for a solution, but the scary lady seems to have been impressed by Guistinna's gall.
"The fact that you stuck up for you and Winnie seemed pretty cool to me – I like people who know how to speak up for themselves but, most importantly, for others too," she responded in yet another email.
“So yeah, I don’t mind starting over, considering the fact that I don’t get along with people right off the bat because I’m not that much of a people person.
“So I’m not looking to find other roommates either."
*Googles "How to sleep with one eye open".*