Not another blog about my roommate! Oh, yes, it is. Student life is full of odd tales to share. What else can I say about my life? It is still in the formative stage so now you have to accept getting a glimpse of what is going on so far. When I am rich and famous, you will say you “knew me when.” Ha! No kidding. I want to be a world-famous comic strip author found syndicated around the globe. I will be translated into many languages and the toons will speak for themselves. I have big ambitions, if I don’t let the current state of affairs in the dorm get me down.
So what can be so bad? Let me tell you. My roommate (the culprit who snores and keeps me tossing and turning at night) smells bad and there is always a funk in the room. Sure I can change to another person, but I rather like this guy as I have said before. It could be worse. I could get a slob or someone who talks drivel all day long. Meanwhile when friends pop in they often exclaim, “dude, what is that smell?” Yikes. How embarrassing; but frankly it is on his head, not mine.
I think he doesn’t change his socks even though there is a washer in the dorm basement for public use. It would be so easy to throw them in with the towels and underwear. What is his problem!!! I have dropped many a hint to no avail. If I did the same thing, imagine the horrendous odor. He must have a plugged up nose and a poor sense of smell. I hear there are people like that. They need to bathe more often and can load up on the cologne because they don’t think there is enough. Thank goodness he has spared me this extra burden.
I could go on and on, but I have to admit that I solved the problem. After much deliberation and some cold nights with the window open, I hit on the idea of a Clean Breathing air purifier. You can get a small one suitable for a dorm room for a song. The price doesn’t affect its functionality; it just covers a limited area. It is an amazing appliance that you can use anywhere all day long. The room smells better already. I thought about spray deodorizers but they can be sickly sweet, plus you keep shelling out the dollars week after week. Fresh air doesn’t come cheap. But the air purifier was the panacea for my problem. It isn’t noisy as you can imagine. You plug it in, set the timer, and let it perform its magic. I recommend it highly. If you have pet odors or cooking smells at home, give it a go.
With all the bitching about my roommate, who seems to have multiple issues, I have come up with an answer for all of them. So far so good. If he starts to eat in the room and leaves crumbs for the ants, I will tackle that, too.