Jigging Time

I’ve got another roommate story for you all today. I spent the greater part of yesterday at the library working on a paper that’s due on Friday. After putting a day’s worth of work and make a substantial dent in it I decide to call it quits and leave around 1:00 AM. I return home around 1:30 AM. I open the door to be greeted with squid jigging music! Full blast – coming from my roommate’s room. I eventually determine that she’s watching some sort of TV Show or movie that has jigging music as its main background music. She has gone from being a person who readily apologized when her bootycall woke me up at midnight on a weekday to being a person who does whatever she wants, whenever she wants without a care in the world as to how her actions affect anyone else around (except her boyfriend of course).

All this because I dared to question her and took issue with the fact that she had essentially invited her boyfriend to move in with us without asking. Sigh. I just don’t know anymore. The noise continued on until about 3:00 AM when it finally stopped and I was able to get some sleep. The odd thing is that this change where she stays up super late and is super noisy from 11:30 AM to 3:00 AM is a new development. It only started happening a couple of weeks ago.

This is the last week of the semester. With only a few weeks to go, when we’ve never had more to do, she’s decided that staying up to all hours of the morning and being extremely loud is now an okay thing to do. I don’t understand it. She has to be busy with course work, final assignments, and marking like the rest of us (in fact I know that she is because a friend of mine is in the same program) yet she somehow finds time to stay up, be loud, and annoy the crap out of me at all hours. How does she function like this? Why does she function like this? Why would you willingly work all day and then stay up all night? I’m doing it because I’ve got too much due, a tight schedule, and a roommate from hell. In other words I don’t have a choice. But she does. So why do it?

The Mischief Mistress


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