Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Today, I wanted to write a blog, but I didn't know what to write about. So I turned to google in search of a topic to blog about and came across Imagination Prompt Generator. I clicked through the prompts until I found one that interested me, and came across one that I had been discussing with my bestie just earlier this evening.

Prompt: Did you have roommates or companions? Tell about them and the things you learned living with others.

I have had a few roomates in my single days as a soldier in the barracks in training & while stationed at Bragg, but none were as nightmareish as the friend of my husbands we took in after last deployment. At first, it was great, aren't most things in the beginning? He took my husbands to and from work since they were in the same unit, paid for half the groceries, and gave us $200 a month for rent. While we were too kind in the monetary arrangements, he was out friend and it didn't bother us.

But of course, it all changed. Shortly after the new year, our roomate became involved with another friends sister inlaw and they embarked on a long distance relationship. Our roommate turned almost into a completely different person. After a few months of dating, roomie decided to pop the question -- then it all changed 100%. He told me that he could no longer afford the $200 he had been paying and would have to cut down to $100 since he bought her an engagement ring. So let me get this straight, you're now getting housing allowance of $800 or so, and you want to pay $100 for rent, water, electricty, cable, and internet? But being the nice person I am, I said ok. One month it had been a few days past his 'rent dues' and I asked him for the money, and he got mad saying I was being rude. Uh, no. I don't think so. You can go buy her a big ring and pay double the amount of your car payment to pay it off sooner and then tell me your changing the amount you owe, but when I ask for it, I am in the wrong?

My husband and roomies friendship has never fully recovered. He is married now and no longer our roommate, but we hear he will be getting a roommate himself. I can only hope this guy is as much of a moocher as he was.