It's hard to have a roommate

After I lost my job during the quarantine, I had a hard time finding something.

  • I used all of my savings to pay my rent, car payment, and gas bill.

I didn’t have a lot of money left over for anything, so I had to find a roommate quickly. One of my old co-workers named Jack offered to move into the second bedroom in my apartment and share the rent 50/50. The guy was still living at home with his parents so it was a good transition to make, because he wasn’t going to be alone, but he was still sort of on his own. His mom and Dad paid the security deposit and two months rent when he moved into the apartment. I like Jack a lot, but I have definitely noticed some behaviors that drive me crazy. Jack likes the indoor temperatures much colder than me. I normally have the thermostat temperature set at 74 degrees. The day Jack moved in, he made a comment about living in a steam room. I thought he was joking, but apparently he was telling the truth. Every morning when I wake up after Jack, I adjust the thermostat from 68° back up to 74 degrees. This has been going on for the past few weeks. I don’t think all of the shifts in temperature are good for the thermostat or the air conditioner, but I don’t want to fight with my new roommate when the guy just moved in. The indoor temperature seems like such a trivial thing to argue about when one of us can put on a sweatshirt or put on a pair of shorts.


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