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June 20, 1992
January 16, 2010
I first thought about writing
this one a long time ago:
The peeves that are not peeves,
the mountainous molehills.
I was puzzled about where to
"file" the results, and I guess
I wasn't so sure the subject
was that interesting.
It's about living with other
people, and getting into fights
about stuff that at least *looks*
like trivia, but I suspect isn't.
You might go off on a roomate for
leaving a dirty plate sitting in
the sink, when obviously it's not
a federal case... it would even be Thankfully, I haven't
easier to just wash it than had to deal with one
complain about it. of these in a long
But are you going to do this
every time? It's largely a problem with
And if you've asked them not to kids... maybe it goes away
leave dirty dishes in the sink when you're dealing with
already, then there's another thirtyish people instead of
layer to this problem, they're twentyish.
explicitly blowing you off.
Another way of looking
at it, though, is that
there are multiple
reasonable ways you
might set-up household
rules, and the "zero
tolerance" policy on
dirty dishes isn't
necessarily the only
way to do it.
Myself, when living
with around six
people, I've tended
to insist on it...
With only a few
roomates, it's possible
to be a little more
Why argue about such silly things? TITFORTAT (?)
Because it's just a symbol of a larger issue.
Who has control?
A sense of outrage,
fighting for justice
even in trivial causes.
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