New York is the city of roommates. Before living in NY, I’d never have roommates, and I didn’t really want to have some. But given that prices in NY are so expensive, I had no other choice. So now it’s 10 months I live with roommates, I love my them, living in community has a lot of advantages but sometimes it is also annoying. These are the pros and cons of living with roommates, I’m sure that most of you will understand…
Pros: You never feel alone
When you’re sad and you need to speak, there’s always someone, you’re never really alone
Cons: You share everything
Nothing is really yours, indeed you have to accept to share almost everything: Bathroom, shampoo, food, kitchen utensils etc
Pro: It’s Party all the Time
If it’s not you who organize a party, it’s your roommates. So there’re parties at least every week end
Cons: The noise
Sometimes you just want to be alone, relax in silence.. but it’s not possible because you’re not alone and it’s always noisy.
Pro: You can learn a new language
For people like me, who don’t speak english, I think living with roommates is the best way to learn
Cons: The cleaning part
Sometimes roommates are not really clean, so you’ll have to clean up everything even if it’s not your turn.