By Sarah Carroll
We’ve all had bad roommates — it’s a rite of passage — but this incoming UCLA freshman sounds like everyone’s worst nightmare!
The girl, simply identified as Ashly, allegedly sent an email to her two bunkmates with a list of very specific demands. 17-year-old Winnie Chen then shared the exchange on Twitter.
“Okay, so I’m not sure why neither of you responded back to my emails, but I don’t really care, just as long as you both know this and understand that I’m not gonna settle for anything less than what I’m gonna tell you that I’m gonna get once I arrive in the dorm [sic],” Ashly began.
Her tirade continued: “I’ll take the top bunk of the bunk bed that has a bottom and top bunk. I DO NOT want the single bunk where it has a desk underneath the top bunk so don’t try to leave me with that. I’m also taking one of the white closets. There should be two white closets and I’m taking one of them.”
And she wasn’t done yet. She closed out her letter with a vague threat: “I won’t be in the mood for any arguing or other nonsense because one of you two decided to deliberately disregard this email. If needed be, I’ll turn it into a bigger situation so don’t try me. Sorry but not that sorry for the attitude.”
Guistinna, the third roommate, wasn’t intimidated by Ashly’s stern words.
“Here is a list of things we don’t appreciate: 1. You assuming off the bat that we are ignoring you. Please, don’t play the victim. It’s petty, 2. You making all of these demands. While it may not seem like it to you, it seems like it to us, 3. Your attitude. GIIRRRL, WE HAVEN’T EVEN MET YET. But at this rate, I don’t think I wanna even meet you anymore. #SORRYBUTNOTTHATSORRY, 4. Your sense of entitlement…just because you gave up the BOTTOM BUNK.”
Guistinna then suggested she and Winnie wouldn’t be offended if Ashly decided to look for other roommates, but also said they were willing to work things out and start over from scratch.
Ashly replied, trying to explain her behavior, while simultaneously still making the same demands.
“As you can see from my previous email, I am like a ticking time bomb that sets off when certain things I don’t like happen to me.”
“I do have anger issues that has only been going off recently because of personal stuff, one of the major ones being I’m leaving home to go miles away. If that scares you, then you can request another roommate. I have low tolerance for a lot of things and my patience level isn’t high at all. ”
“If you’d like to request another roommate that’s fine. But if not, that’s cool too. I’d appreciate it if you would take the top bunk with the desk underneath (lol).”
Guistinna later shared on Instagram that she received a call from her Residence Director, but they informed her that there would be “no room for changes as of right now.”