Having a roommate can not only be fun, but it can also be stressful. Making a positive first impression is extremely important as this is someone you will be spending a huge chunk of time with. Here are some lies we've all told our roommates upon getting to know them:
1. “I like to make my bed every morning.”
A made bed really does make any room look exponentially cleaner. But let's be real, after that first week, sleeping in for an extra five minutes beats impressing your roommate with your motivation to tuck and fold sheets in the morning.
2. “I’m a quiet sleeper, I swear!”
While this usually doesn’t intentionally start off as a lie, it always ends up being one.
3. “We will be best friends!”
It’s great to be close with your roommate. I have developed an amazing relationship with my current roommate. However, setting this expectation can put a strain on the relationship. Let the relationship take its natural course!
4. “I wake up as soon as my first alarm goes off.”
Because we’re all just so motivated to jump out of bed as soon as our alarms obnoxiously remind us it’s 7 a.m., right? Wrong. After a while, waking up in the morning goes from rapidly reaching for your phone to turn off the alarm and (hopefully) not waking up your roommate, to reaching and grunting for the phone and hitting the snooze button, only for it to go off six more times.