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Old 09-25-2013, 07:00 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Katie H View Post
You indirectly answered your own question when you said Person C is a very messy person. That's just a considerate way of saying "slob."

Yep, that's what I said. Slob.

Now...Person C needs to take responsibility, grow up and clean up their own messes. Unless, of course, Persons A and B consider themselves maid service.

I suppose my answer will seem harsh to some, but Person C apparently has gone on with their life expecting others to take care of things. If one is living on their own and sharing living space with other adults, then they should behave like an adult.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Doesn't sound harsh to me.

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Old 09-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #12
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I agree with what everyone else said.

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:16 PM   #13
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If the existing agreement was that C didn't have to help keep kitchen clean, then A's response was inappropriate.
That said, all three do need to sit down and hash out some new rules pronto.

And cover the stove reflectors with tin foil for easy clean up.

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:37 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Steve Kroll View Post
Sounds like Person C could use a couple of good whacks upside the head with a rolling pin.
. . . +1
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:01 AM   #15
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I clean our 3-story condominium twice a week very thoroughly, including my basement lair. DA likes a nice, clean home and so do I.

Person C needs to be spoken to. Mamma said when I was growing up, "You made the mess, now clean it up!" That was a rule.

A nice person does not leave the messes for others to clean! If this Person C did this in our home, I would bonk him on the top of his head with DA's walker and then introduce him to the cleaning supplies.

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Old 09-28-2013, 04:14 PM   #16
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Once a slob, always a slob. Never knew someone to suddenly become neater because a room mate (or for that matter, spouse) didn't like it. When you choose that person's replacement, make it clear, in writing if necessary, what exactly is expected.

My husband of 30 years and I joke about our "pre-nup". One rule was that s/he who cooks doesn't have to clean. Yes, at this point (over 30+ years, we lived together for a couple of years prior) that means I cook and seldom do dishes. I do get stuck with some of the more tedious pain in the butt housecleaning chores, but when I ask him to do one of them, or we do what we call a "white tornado" in advance of house-guests, he pulls his share.

By the way, another of the prenups was bill paying. I'd write the checks, he has to balance the checkbooks.

Another was "s/he who is doing the job is doing it correctly, period." That is to say, if you don't want to do the laundry, don't complain about how your Tshirts are folded, etc.

None of these were written, but they were discussed and agreed to before we moved in together, and put into practice before we married. This is what you need to do when you get married. But a room-mates agreement? Watch Big Bang Theory (I don't know how to insert it, but picture me laughing uproarosly.

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