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And your new flatmates are…

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So you’re finally moving into a place of your own? Congratulations, first and foremost. In a world that never fails to deliver its share of letdowns and crushing disappointments, this is one rite of passage that actually lives up to the hype. Before outlining some of the comparatively minor pitfalls that may lie ahead, it is worth taking stock again of what precisely you stand to gain. Read the rest of this article here.

August 31st, 2010.

7 Responses to “And your new flatmates are…”

  1. Alex Says:

    How timely! I’m living alone as of yesterday and I’ve wanted to live alone since I was 3. 31 years later…

  2. Ponyo Says:

    I’m in a mass grave

  3. gueuleton Says:

    After all these years are the Young ones still the benchmark for bad flatmates? Surely there have been others since?

  4. Eoin Says:

    @ gueuleton – Well there was this lady as well, wasn’t there?

    http://members.cscoms.com/~suwat/poster/single_white_female.jpg

  5. massey Says:

    College days are the craic alright but I have my own spot now and I don’t know if I’d be too keen on sharing again. 80% of people I shared with grand, but some of them utter cunts from hell. Never again.

  6. DD Says:

    Roommates suck. They should be banned permanently not celebrated.

  7. Eoin Says:

    @ DD – Myself and a couple of mates shared with a French guy once. One day I came home from work early to find that he’d just washed the dishes and left them soaking in that foamy oven cleaner stuff. Even when I told him he’d made a mistake, he insisted he hadn’t. (He didn’t speak English, therefore showing him the label was no use.) I never even asked him if he’d done this before and, if so, how many times.

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