I’m a college student living in Clifton, renting a two bedroom in the Gaslight District. I got a part-time job that helps cover the rent but I got tired of barely getting by, so I put an ad in the paper for a roommate. I really didn’t need a study anyway.
Jack answered the ad and we’ve been living together for the past three months. He’s an all right guy, kind of quiet and keeps to himself which is fine with me. What’s bugging me is that he doesn’t know how to help out with any of the housework.
His room is his business. If he wants beer bottles and clothes scattered all over the place, I’m not going to say anything about it. But what’s getting to me is his lack of attention in other areas.
Why am I the only one who knows how to take out the trash? Jack also has never washed a dish since he’s been here. He leaves dishes stacked up almost to the ceiling. The bathroom he doesn’t clean either. I’m the one on my hands and knees scrubbing the tub.
He doesn’t buy toilet paper, doesn’t buy paper towels but uses what I purchase and now I’m very sure that when he runs out of beer, he’s been helping himself to mine.
Jack’s never been late with the rent money, but he’s turning into a bit of a slacker. Any suggestions on how to deal with it?
(Photo of Slacker Jack from robuo3.tripod.com)