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  • Dear Michael: Roommate horror can be nixed

  • I just ended my first year of college with probably the worst roommate experience ever. If you’ve ever seen the movie "Single White Female," you’ll kind of get the gist of the situation. I want to go back to college next year but I don’t want to have another horribly awful roommate. What should I do?

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  • Dear Michael,
    I just ended my first year of college with probably the worst roommate experience ever. If you’ve ever seen the movie "Single White Female," you’ll kind of get the gist of the situation. I want to go back to college next year but I don’t want to have another horribly awful roommate. What should I do
    Sincerely, Doesn’t Play Well With Others
     
    Dear Doesn’t Play,
    Who says you have to live in a dorm room? If your college is far from home, take the check you were going to drop on campus-housing and invest in a close-to-campus apartment with a couple of hand-picked gems for roommates!
    Love, Your Diva, Michael
     
    Dear Michael,
    We started a new project at school this week and it just so happens to be a group project. The groups were selected at random, and of course I’ve got the one girl in the whole class I can’t stand. She’s bossy and opinionated and never lets any of us contribute to the project. I want to tell her to stick it, but I would like to do so politely, any ideas?
    Sincerely, Timid and Fed up
     
    Dear Timid,
    Is there really any nice way to tell a witch she’s a witch? I think you should tell that wicked hussy exactly how you feel about her! It very well may fix your problem and make you feel 100 percent better!
    Love, Your Diva Michael
     
    Dear Michael,
    As of now I live with my boyfriend in an apartment in Boston. We originally signed off on a two-year lease, and since then our relationship has taken a turn for the worst. The lease will be terminated in about three months and I’m conflicted on signing on for another lease with him if our relationship continues in this direction. What should I do?
    Sincerely, Love Lost Lease
     
    Dear Love,
    Well don’t fly the coop on the poor guy before letting him know what’s going on! Maybe he feels the same way and doesn’t even want to sign himself. A two-year lease in an apartment with someone is a commitment, and he has the right to know exactly what you’re scheming, girlfriend!
    Love, Your Diva Michael
     
    Michael Serode is the owner/operator of Salon Serode in Pembroke, Mass., and your divine advice columnist. Send questions to salonserode@gmail.com
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