Rules of Apartment Living

 
 1.  If someone calls while you are on the phone, do NOT answer the call
 waiting signals, after all your conversation to your boyfriend's, cousin's,
 sister's, ex-best friend's, father-in-law's, stepson is probably too important
 to be interrupted.
 
 2.  Of course there is no need to record any messages on a piece of paper
      a.  you would have to actually walk towards the kitchen to get to the
          pad of paper which requires that you write down a name and check
          off a few boxes
 
      b.  but more importantly, all roommates have mental telepathy and are
          aware that if you tell the party on the phone that he/she will be
          called back at the callee's first free moment, the callee will
          telepathically be aware of this
 
 3.  Don't buy anything for the apartment, use and abuse other roommates items
 until they are destroyed and wait for them to buy a new one (case example:
 the spatula).
 
 4.  Feel free to leave any and all dirty dishes wherever you please, certainly
 one of your roommates has taken classes in house-cleaning 101 and will clean
 up after you.  Just because you are big enough to make a mess shouldn't
 obligate you to be big enough to clean it up.
 
 5.  If you wake up at 6:45 am and need to take a shower, be sure to lock the
 bathroom door!  Your roommates should be able and considerate enough to drive
 to the nearest gas station to use the toilet.  Also, make sure that you take
 a 40 minute shower--it really stinks when a roommate leaves for work early and
 you have to take the bus.
 
 6.  Leave all electrical appliances, especially the lights on at all times--we
 are paying for the apartment, and there is no need to conserve energy--let
 other less important people do that.
 
 7.  If you need to use the phone late at night and it is in your roommates
 room, be sure to wake them up when you go to remove it.  It's important that
 they know you are going to make a phone call to your dog!
 
 8.  Make sure that when you answer the phone you are as rude as possible to
 whoever is calling so that they won't call back and bother you again--how
 dare they interrupt whatever it is that you are not doing!
 
 9.  Never, ever,ever, ever empty the trash--if your roommate won't do it, just
 let the apartment stink.   You were not born a garbage man, so why lower
 yourself to that level especially when you are a princess?
 
 10.  If your roommate has a car and drives to work, feel free to ride with
 her, but don't bother to offer her any money for gas.  This is the 90's and
 gas is free for all Summer Interns.
 
 11.  Make sure that you leave as much hair as possible on the bathroom sinks
 and in the shower.  Don't clean out your brush over the trash can, of course
 your roommates want to look at pieces of your broken hair each and everytime
 they go to the bathroom.
 
 12.  Don't ever throw out any of your food that may be moldy because it
 was buried behind all the STUFF that is piled in the refrigerator.  Mold is
 a beautiful thing and everyone likes to watch it develop through its stages.
 
 13.  Feel free to eat any food that is located in the kitchen.  Whether it
 be in your cabinet or not, it is free for the taking.  Even if its not open,
 your roommates shop for the entire apartment, not themselves.  Oh, and if
 your roommate questions you about missing food, pretend you know nothing
 about it--you can always blame it on the cookie monster.
 
 14.  If one of your roommates has fish, and she doesn't ask you to feed them
 when she leaves town--then DON'T bother wasting your time feeding them.
 They're only fish, they probably won't need to eat anyways.
 
 15.  If you feel like listening to some music and you don't have a cd player
 or stereo, simply remove your roommate's from her room.  She won't mind if
 you leave it, or any of her cd's, on the floor.  After all, if it is not ours,
 why should you have to put it away??!!??
 
 16.  Make some soup whenever you want, and be sure to leave it in your
 roommates pot in the refrigerator for a week or two, if need be.  She probably
 doesn't want to use HER pot anyway.
 
 17.  If your roommate buys a 12 pack of chicken legs and you feel like
 cooking for someone else--you should definitely take your roommates chicken
 and cook it.  Oh, and be sure that you tell the dinner guest that it is
 YOUR food.
 
 18.  If a neighbor (of course a friendly one) comes over and wants some
 spaghetti sauce and you don't have any to give them, feel free to go into a
 roommates cabinet and give away theirs.  They can always go to the grocery
 store and buy some more for themselves.  Oh, and don't tell them that you've
 given it away either until the ever so friendly neigbor brings back a few
 drops of it and thanks YOU for GIVING it to them.
 
 19.  If you think that you have an incredibly sexy body--show it off to your
 roommates at any opportunity possible--walk around in your bra at all times
 some people get really turned on by stuff like that.
 
 20.  Sometimes it can get really hot at night, especially when you find it
 necessary to leave the airconditioning running at 80 degrees, so try sleeping
 without any underwear on--your roommates are certain to find looking at your
 bare behind a sight to remember.
 
 21.   If your roommate is kind enough to take you to New York with her because
 she knows that you have never been there, be sure to do the following:
      a.  insult your roommate's friend who shows the 2 of you around the city
      b.  don't say thank you for anything and act as bored as possible
      c.  be sure to tell everyone you see when you get back what a rotten
          time that you had.
 






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