Waiting to find out who your roommates will be freshman year can be the scariest part of your first semester, and can totally make or break your year! College life can be difficult to adjust to, especially if you’re going to a school far from home, so it’s imperative that your dorm room be a safe, relaxing space to return to at the end of a hectic day. It’s ideal if you and your roommate hit it off and can navigate your first semester together, but as long as your roommate is at bare minimum respectful of you and your space, you’re going to be fine.
Unfortunately for future Winnie Chen and her friend Guistinna Tun, their freshman year roommate at UCLA immediately made it clear that she wasn’t going to be respectful, or fun, or anything good at all.
Winnie and Guistinna’s roommate, referred to as “Ashly” by Teen Vogue emailed them a list of demands when they didn’t immediately respond to her first email.
In case you can’t read it:
Here are some gems:
And, wait for it…
We can’t even IMAGINE kicking off your freshman year with that email. Talk about starting out on the wrong foot. Guistinna responded, waaaay more tactfully than we think we would’ve been able to.
…but of course that wasn’t the end of it. Ashly responded, and while she was a little more reasonable, there are still at least a DOZEN red flags in this email.
Yikes! Good luck, girls!