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To be honest your roommate sounds like a tool but.... your whole problem is that he burps and farts too much?

Uh...I dont know man, I personally dont see an actual problem here... something that could be annoying, sure, but this thread seems kinda whiny to me

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Old 03-05-2010, 01:09 PM Golf(e) is offline  
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I'm speaking as someone who has lived with friends on and off for many years of my life. You are being a bit unreasonable. Not in a sense that you are entitled to your opinion but that your roommate doesn't legally owe you the courtesy of not being an ape. He owes you rent and to keep his share of things clean. Part of growing up is being able to take responsibility for for your actions. In this case, sure your roommate could be more courteous towards you but hey ... you chose to live with him, and this is what some of us would call a life lesson. You did what you could by asking him to be more polite, but he doesn't owe you that.. do you understand that? Its your responsibility to choose better people to live with, and if you are unhappy find another place to live.

One thing I can promise you is that if all you can complain about is him burping/farting you've got it easy. Many people have it much worse, with people who never clean, dont pay rent on time, and are utter slobs. In a few years you'll look back and compare this guy to someone else you'll live with who'll probably be far worse and wonder what all the bitching was about. Sure burping and farting can be gross, but my whole point here is that you need to recognize that you take some responsibility for choosing him as a roommate. If he doesn't want to clean up his act then simply wait until the lease is up and find a new place to live.

In the end, I can guarantee you right now that no matter who you live with you are always going to be annoyed by something. This will never go away. It started when living at home (parents), it'll continue through your 20s (friends/strangers) and it'll still be there when you're married (wife/children). Living a happy life is learning to live with others and their quirks, realizing you are never going to have everything that you want unless you live alone the rest of your life.

You did what you could here by bringing it up, do yourself and your friendship a favor and leave it alone. Finding a new place is your solution, not pestering your friend like his mother would.

edit. There is a large chance he has created a thread somewhere on the internet stating that his roommates trys to tell him how often he can burp and fart. Look at it from his side, its pretty controlling and ridiculous if you ask me. There are much worse things one could complain about and this is all pretty trivial. Ultimately though, what you're going through is pretty normal for someone new to living on their own. This whole feeling of entitlement now that you pay rent, when in reality you aren't entitled to much more than a roof over your head.

Moral of the story : You choose to live with an ape, pick better roommates.
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yeah, i would say it is unreasonable of you. like others have stated, shit, if it is just burps and farts that annoy you... it can be a lot worse. My roommate snoops through all my shit, rips ass constantly, generally a slob, doesn't shower often, and doesn't think of anyone else but himself. in my opinion, you got it easy. just live alone or with someone else next semester. this semester is almost over.
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I've ultimately decided to move out so that I don't grow to hate this friend.
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good idea. obviously you don't like him enough or are comfortable enough with him that you can handle his flatulance... as gross as that is.
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Grossgusting.
Makes me worry about living with five other people this summer, but I'll be in an 1800 sq. ft. apt.

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Still better than the single roommate ive ever had that publicly masturbated near constantly (didnt even care that i was in the room), left rotting food all around, literally never saw him shower once, and left cumrags all over the place.

All in an 8x10 room.

I had that as a roommate my freshman year sans masturbating publicly
He kept microwaving food without anything under it and getting grease everywhere
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In any roommate situation, problems will arise, especially if you both live in one room like in a dorm. Having no place private that is your own to get away can be draining, and make any problems you have with your roommate seem bigger than they are.

My current roommate has his computer speakers up much louder than I ever would, and it seems like he is constantly playing a military RTS = WW2 next door all day/night. Normally, this wouldn't bother me, but I've asked him numerous times to keep it down or wear headphones, and I get a response of, "video games are meant to be played loudly." Which I imagine is a lot like him telling you real men fart/burp loudly, only obnoxious because it completely undermines any authority you think you might have.
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In any roommate situation, problems will arise, especially if you both live in one room like in a dorm. Having no place private that is your own to get away can be draining, and make any problems you have with your roommate seem bigger than they are.

My current roommate has his computer speakers up much louder than I ever would, and it seems like he is constantly playing a military RTS = WW2 next door all day/night. Normally, this wouldn't bother me, but I've asked him numerous times to keep it down or wear headphones, and I get a response of, "video games are meant to be played loudly." Which I imagine is a lot like him telling you real men fart/burp loudly, only obnoxious because it completely undermines any authority you think you might have.

Maybe have a headphones rule at night?
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He still sounds a bit better than my current roommate who never does dishes or take out trash. He never buys any house supplies like toilet paper, toilet detergent, dish soap, etc. He even sometimes eat my food like he's entitled to it.
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Do his farts smell? If not, what's the problem?

I think you are being unreasonable. If he never brushes his teeth and is burping up last night's six pack of beer and pizza and vomit breath, or his farts reek... yea you might have a point.

If not, what's necessarily wrong with it? Burp, sneeze, cough, yawning, same deal. Does he do it purposely loud when you're sleeping to wake you up? Does he come do it in your face while you're studying? If not, then just relax.


And I have a bone to pick with another statement you made, showing how ignorant you are. Then you say you "put up with his bong collection". What's wrong with bongs? Whats wrong if he smokes a little? No, I don't smoke at all. But I have no problem with it. 3 of my 4 roommates blaze up everyday, and they're all college grad engineering professionals. Not degenerate losers, and I don't mind putting up with their bowl collection and Volcano vaporizer. You could easily replace bong collection with shot glass collection, DVD collection, model airplane collection, silverware/forks, guitar collection. Are you calling him a degenerate loser because he smokes pot? If so, you are being unreasonable (and quite ignorant). Please don't associate pot smoking with being dirty, a loser, etc.. and this is coming from someone that does not even like it at all
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if this is the worst he does you don't have it that bad.


But yea, sounds like he is trying to Alpha Dog you and basically be tougher than you are. So i say you arms race his ass. Everytime he does it, do something really annoying that he hates.
eventually you will fist fight, get it over with, have a few beers and be cool again
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if this is the worst he does you don't have it that bad.


But yea, sounds like he is trying to Alpha Dog you and basically be tougher than you are. So i say you arms race his ass. Everytime he does it, do something really annoying that he hates.
eventually you will fist fight, get it over with, have a few beers and be cool again

In my case, I won and the kid basically just never came back. I think he ended up getting his own place. I was pretty obnoxious, but it worked.
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And I have a bone to pick with another statement you made, showing how ignorant you are. Then you say you "put up with his bong collection". What's wrong with bongs? Whats wrong if he smokes a little? No, I don't smoke at all. But I have no problem with it. 3 of my 4 roommates blaze up everyday, and they're all college grad engineering professionals. Not degenerate losers, and I don't mind putting up with their bowl collection and Volcano vaporizer. You could easily replace bong collection with shot glass collection, DVD collection, model airplane collection, silverware/forks, guitar collection. Are you calling him a degenerate loser because he smokes pot? If so, you are being unreasonable (and quite ignorant). Please don't associate pot smoking with being dirty, a loser, etc.. and this is coming from someone that does not even like it at all

Don't go on a rant until you have the facts. When I say "degenerate loser," I mean it. We're talking sub 2.5 GPA in a useless major, no job/income, bank account constantly fluctuates between overdrafted and $20 or so. Is a fifth year senior and spends his free time hanging out with freshmen in hopes that they'll smoke him out. What little money he comes across, he spends on bud. Has racked up three DUIs and several possession charges. Already thrown out of another college his freshman year. He was a good friend last year when I didn't live with him, because the only time I saw him was on the weekends when we hit the bars. Living with him has been a huge mistake.

Also, I'm still in the Army, and will commission after graduating. He knows I shouldn't have drugs and paraphernalia in my living area, but keeps it in the room anyways even though he knows I could get caught up in having to explain to a Colonel why I allowed that shit in my room if the RA's were to come write the room up.

That aside, I'm still moving out, and will never room with a friend again. Next year I will buck up and pay for my own room.
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you try and squeek out your own farts in your own home?
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