“I don’t mind when my roommates borrow my stuff. We’ve all been there. All I ask is that they replace what they take. It’s as simple as that. Unfortunately, my roommate doesn’t seem to get this. She keeps taking my stuff and when I ask her to please replace everything she takes she’ll buy one new thing and ‘forget’ to do it the next time, despite having more money than me.”
“I finally snapped when I wanted to wash my clothes but only found an empty box that used to contain my washing powder. I had told her over and over to not use my washing powder if she wasn’t going to replace it and I just had enough.
I bought a new box of washing powder and some fabric dye, mixed it with a bit of the washing powder and dumped it into the old box. When the dye is dry it looks like washing powder, especially if you’re not expecting it. I took my new box of washing powder to my room and waited.
A week later, I came home from work and saw her laundry hanging outside, all with a mysterious pink color. She stomped up to me and demanded to know what I had done. I told her I was going to dye my own clothes and someone had told me the shade would be lighter if I mixed it with powder, then asked her why she had used it when it had clearly been in a box with my name on it?
I don’t think she believed me but she finally got the message. She almost never takes my stuff anymore, and when she does she’s quick to replace it.”
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