My Plan for Avoiding Confrontation With My Inconsiderate Roommate at All Costs

Let me just start off by saying that I am not a very confrontational person. And when it comes to my roommate, a person I barely associate with, my level of comfort in confrontation is diminished even more. See, I have this issue where every night I come back to my room at 1, maybe 2 AM. By that point, my roommate is already long asleep, so I come into the room quietly and in complete darkness as to be a considerate human being. I gather my things to get ready to go to sleep, trying not to trip on anything that may have been left on the floor, close the window shades, and go to sleep. Now here comes the kicker: every single day - and this is not an exaggeration - I wake up to my roommate opening the window shades, and letting in all that natural light, about an hour and a half before my alarm is set to go off. The thing is though, this has been going on since the first day of school and I have yet to say anything to my roommate about it. Now there’s only about 6 weeks left in the semester and I’m wondering if maybe it’s too late...

So here’s what I think I’ll do:

  1. Continue avoiding the situation.

  2. Hold onto whatever tiny bit of hope I have that the shades will ever stay closed (which is highly unlikely).

  3. Keep thinking about next year and how I’ll have my very own room with my very own window with its very own window shade and I’ll have FULL CONTROL.

I think my plan is bulletproof, and best of all, it involves absolutely zero confrontation. Now that’s a win for me!


By Anonymous