The two types of people in a student house.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that within a universitary establishment there are two types of students: the ones who have their sh*t together, and the ones who don’t.” -Lama El Khamy
University is a big step most people our age take, it is the start of a new life of independence and adulthood which we have been longing for for many years.
“The days of doing what we want whenever we want come days of hell which we can call: taking care of ourselves and not setting our house on fire”
However, along with these days of doing what we want whenever we want come days of hell which we can call: taking care of ourselves and not setting our house on fire. Let’s face it, living alone without actual adults who have experience is difficult. I mean who would’ve thought that eating pasta every day would become boring?
There are two types of students, the ones who’ve got their shit together whom we will call for the sake of argument as Monica (you know, because in Friends her house was spotless) and ones who haven’t got their shit together whom we will call Joey (also from Friends). Now, let me take you through two stories.
You are sitting with a group of friends, chatting about life, love and deadlines when suddenly Monica suggests that you all meet up at her place. Arriving at her place is like visiting heaven: shoes off and placed in a cupboard is the usual routine for entering her palce, you look at the floor and it’s like you’re looking at a mirror.
It smells of a beautiful meadow with roses and jasmin flowers. You enter her room and it’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen. All the books are perfectly stacked, all the clothes are in the closet and to top all of that, Monica actually took the time to decorate her room with the nicest bed sheet, desk, drapes and twinkling lights.
You get hungry and go to the kitchen, veggies are everywhere and something is cooking in the OVEN! Talk about time management. That’s how neat Monica’s house is and that’s only one side of the plot.
It is the same setting as plot one. The day comes where you have to visit Joey’s place and you may as well have descended to hell. The term wild west cannot begin to describe the dust balls that are everywhere. A stinky smell hits up your nose while you slip on empty bottles of alcohol. You walk into his room and it looks like a garbage truck exploded and toxic fumes have leaked (empty pizza boxes, food containers and dirty bowls should not be left in your bedroom!)
You go to the living room and you feel the same way except fake books are everywhere (you know when you go to the library and pick up about 15 books convincing yourself that you’ll actually use them all for the upcoming deadline? Well guess what, you’ll probably only use two max).
It’s now time to eat and guess what, rice & tuna for dinner because let’s admit it, we only discovered this “invention” at uni. You’re a student as well so you compromise, you open a cupboard to get a plate and there are none. Why you may ask, because their all in the sink and have not been cleaned for almost a week (also the kitchen floor is sticky because Joey used normal soap in the dishwasher and soap went everywhere). This is a day in the life of Casa del Joey.
Whether you’re a Monica or a Joey, we don’t really care because, let’s face it being a student is hard enough and we’re all managing fine in our own way. At the end of the day, we are all amazing human beings trying our hardest and doing our best at adulting and life. We’re fabulous and we slay at life.