In my last post I wrote about moving to Prague. I was pretty excited about that, and I still am, though I found myself in kind of a messy situation, that taught me a great life lesson.
I needed a humble start, so I searched for low cost living until I can get myself some proper place to stay. I found these apartments that are meant for students or young professionals under 30 for short-term stay.
They are great, not too expensive, new and nice, have all I need. But for the first month I ended up living with a roommate, that turned out to be a roommate from hell.
She has zero regards for the rest of the people in the apartment, stays up until 3-5 a.m., makes noise in the room where I try to sleep, regularly cooks some fried smelly food in these hours as well and is incredibly messy, like filthy-messy.
So this is what happened:
I’ve been brought up to be a good girl, not to complain and to deal with people openly. Several times I tried talking to her and to establish some rules so that we both can live alongside peacefully.
She completely ignored it. And she started acting even worse after each talk.
It took me another week and more talks with her to gather up the courage to contact the building manager about this problem. I didn’t want to bother them about this, but since my approach failed me, I had to admit to myself that I needed help.
And it worked. I’m getting a new room and I may finally get some sleep.
So why was I feeling like such a bitch doing this?
Is it cultural? Or a gender issue? Is it a nature vs. nurture question? Or is it just me and my personality?
I don’t have the answers for these questions, I just keep on wondering, because it seems like a recurring theme in my life and something tells me I might not be the only one. Am I?
Let me know in the comments below if you also struggle with this.
So what have I learned from this situation?
That this is something I really need to work on, because my inner bitch got s**t done and I should listen to that gal a bit more, she might actually get me places.