Transitioning from high school to college can be a big change for many. The thought of leaving home and gaining independence from mom and dad for the first time can cause some anxiety for many freshman. Having an entitled roommate you haven’t even met that already gets off on the wrong foot by sending you a list of demands makes things even worse.
Earlier this month a UCLA freshman identified as Winnie posted a picture on Twitter of an email her roommate identified as Ashly sent her.
My roommate that I haven’t even met… pic.twitter.com/OkJwUF8LGp
— Winnie (@miniwinnieee) September 1, 2016
The email reads:
“Okay so I’m not sure why neither of you responded back to my emails, but I don’t really care 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. I’ll take the top bunk. 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 closes and I’m taking one of them. I don’t care which one it is, just know I’m taking one of them.
“I want the desk that’s near the window. Plain and simple. I don’t care about who gets the bottom bunk but just know that what I stated above 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 two decided to deliberately disregard this email. IF needed be I’ll turn it into a bigger situation so don’t try me.
“Sorry but not that sorry for the attitude. 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.
“So as a final reminder: I am getting the top bunk of the bunk bed with the bed on the bottom, I am getting one of the white closes and I’m getting the desk near the window. That’s fair enough to ask considering that I’m giving up fighting for the top bunk.”
The third roommate identified as Guistinna Tun, wrote back to Ashly the next day saying that her and Winnie were more than willing to compromise on the living situation, however, they did call her out for her sense of entitlement and listed other things that they didn’t appreciate in the extremely rude email she sent them.
A week later, Ashly responded with another email.
Ashly explained that she liked that Tun wrote back and stuck up for herself. She also explained her thoughts behind her initial email which probably didn’t make the other two girls feel any better about here as a roommate.
Ashly said, “I’m also really chill too, But as you can see from my previous email, I am like a ticking time bomb that sets off when things I don’t like happen to me.”
It may be in Winnie and Tun’s best interest to find a different roommate before their college experience is ruined by this terrible start.
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