• Stop whining, please and thank you.

    by  • November 6, 2011 • * Safe for Work *, Frustration • 1 Comment

    Dear Roommate,

    We’ve been friends for a while and we’ve lived together for a couple of years, so naturally we’ve discovered some annoying little habits in each other. While most of yours I can live with, there’s one that I just can’t stand and I don’t know how to say it nicely, so here goes: SHUT UP WITH THE WHINING. YOU’RE NOT WORKING THAT HARD.

    It’s one thing to say “wow, I’m really tired today,” every now and then, but when you stretch that out into a five minute speech every single freaking day, it gets to be a little much. Especially when the person you’re complaining to is actually physically ill from a combination of stress and sleep-deprivation, and the only reason you’re tired at all is that you stay up until 2 every night watching shows on Hulu. STOP IT.

    And even without that, you still have nothing to complain about. You try to tell me about how hard your school program is, but I don’t buy it. You’re taking a grand total of 2 classes, and you’ve said yourself that neither of them is very demanding- hell, one of them even has freaking open-note tests. And I acknowledge that you spend a lot of time in your lab, but once you leave there you’re done with it and free to do what you want for the rest of the evening. Meanwhile, I have class until 5 every day, followed by endless studying to the point that no matter how late I stay up I still never finish everything I need to on a given day and it’s literally making me sick. You don’t even wake up until 8 at the earliest, while I’m already sitting in my first class by that time. I won’t say it to your face, but if you’re “so exhausted” it’s your own stupid fault, and I think you already know that at some level. Turn off the internet and go to bed. Problem solved.

    I really try hard not to complain much about my own schedule and resulting lack of sleep because I don’t want to annoy you and because I knew what I was getting into when I signed up for this. Is it so much to ask that you do the same?

    Your burned-out, stressed-out roommate

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    One Response to Stop whining, please and thank you.

    1. Ella
      November 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      I feel the same exact way. Although my roommate thankfully does not complain like this because she is almost as stressed as I am, but one of my friends likes to complain about his stress-load when he knows full well that I am well over 1000x as stressed as he is.



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