Your roommate is someone you come to know over the years. Through the period you are with her or him you have ups and downs, but significantly you experience exciting times that will be forever memorable. Here are some things you should be thankful to your roommate for.
1. You have someone who says great things about you when your parents visit
Your parents visit and all that awkward feeling of “what if they find out…” is simply not there because you have someone who knows the right things to say about you. Even when they are quizzed awkwardly they will remain your disciple all through the conversation.
2. You feel incomplete when they are out of town
You miss them if they are not around because in a way they compliment you, vitalize you and make you validated.
3. You have no restrictions with them
You spend more time on their bed or in their side of the room than yours. You have no restrictions with them, whether they are borrowing your item or you are undressing when they are around. There is nothing awkward between you and your roommate.
4. You are okay with their friends
Somehow your social groups are intertwined. You have similar standards or interests when hanging out with friends and you are okay with them coming around.
5. You share secrets with them
You can tell them your wants and needs and how you messed up your first relationship. Secrets do not create a wedge between the two of you, but bond you.
6. Your roommate accepts you for who you are
Your roommate doesn’t despise you for your body modifications or tattoos. She or he understands you and is cool with your extreme acts.
7. You act most stupid around them
You can fart, belch or act stupid around them. It is cool. They are not overly critical of your stupid actions because you are most comfortable being around them.
8. You have a shoulder to cry on
Your roommate is familiar with your whining, bickering and complaints. They understand you and can listen to you all through your moody sessions.
9. You get all the best advice from them
It seems they are the best experts on various subjects, from career to dating they offer the best advice to keep you tuned up.
10. You share dreams together
Whether it is going to Africa, getting yourself a partner or getting a job in a Fortune 500 company you share dreams of what the future will be like.
11. You have seen each other’s nasty sides
There is no big deal about the other person’s horrible face or wretched hair or how awful you look in the morning. You have seen and have become comfortable with your roommate’s nasty self.
12. You cook for each other
There is no problem with your roommate eating your meals or knowing what kind of food you like or not. You can cook for each other and still enjoy a decent meal together.
13. You bicker and complain over little things but laugh over it at the end of the day
You bicker like an old couple about little things, from who is taking out the thrash or who is fixing the room. But in the end you have a good laugh about it.
14. You have someone who stands by you
Whether it is the landlord who pays a visit to raise an issue with both of you or it is the neighbor who comes with a frantic complaint, both of you can stand by each other and take equal responsibility for whatever has gone wrong.
15. You understand you have a family away from family
At the end of the day during a period they are the only family you have and can see you through the ordeals of sickness, moodiness and carelessness.