I get annoyed by the 'communal' types

I once rented a place in a shared house and I was surprised that I was being forced to share my food. They mandated that the food was not mine somehow. They would drink, party, and take my food. I got out of their quickly. I don't know what's wrong with these people, but they were in their 30s. They seemed greasy.

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Communist

Aug 10, 2020 at 12:25pm

You seem greasy for not sharing your food

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Seconded

Aug 10, 2020 at 12:53pm

Call me a grump, but I’ve ruled out communal living. Too many politics, too many house meetings, too many egos vying for domination while pretending to be selfless, too much possessiveness of my personal time and energy.

Yes, I feel protective of the food I bought with my own money. And no, I don’t want to eat meals together 6 nights per week.

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Not all communal spaces are bad, just some people

Aug 10, 2020 at 1:16pm

Some people use communal living as an excuse to sponge.
You'll find the people that talk the loudest about sharing and all that crap are the ones that keeps secrets and their own little treasure hoards while exploiting the goodwill of others.
I've lived communally with awesome people and I never minded if they used my stuff because they were always considerate and open.
I've also had a "roommate" (NOT a communal house-sharing situation of like individuals) break my appliances, steal my stuff, start fights with neighbours, break more of my stuff, not pay their bills, while all the time complaining about how they were always getting the shit end of the stick.
Entitled nasty pricks can be found anywhere, looks like you found some.

25 3Rating: +22

I agree...

Aug 10, 2020 at 1:59pm

... re food. If it was one way, that's obviously no good, but if it was just an expectation, there's nothing wrong with that. If we were talking $30 steaks OK, that's one thing, but my experience is that "communal houses" like that eat a lot of beans...

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former communal house resident

Aug 10, 2020 at 2:13pm

we had a party one night, lots of people I'd never seen before there. in the morning even the mayonnaise jar was licked clean.

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@communist

Aug 10, 2020 at 2:23pm

Sounds like nobody agrees with communism!!!! Nobody likes mooches

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Communial living

Aug 10, 2020 at 2:32pm

I lived communally once when I was going to college and was broke. I didn't know anyone I lived with, people weren't supposed to take each other's food but mine was always eaten, I had to resort to keeping food in my room. Everyone was a slob, there were always huge messes in the laundry room, bathrooms and the kitchen. We were supposed to pay for toilet paper and other essentials for the group but there was never any to be had, and there were loud parties almost every night. I lasted about a month. The woman who rented me the room was so upset that I "betrayed" her by moving out early she kept my damage deposit. Never frikken again!

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Smart to leave

Aug 10, 2020 at 2:42pm

I’ve never heard of such roommate expectation to feed others regularly.

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Anonymous

Aug 10, 2020 at 3:41pm

The last roommate I ever had was using my soap I believe

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Years ago

Aug 10, 2020 at 5:35pm

With a good career after years of school and hard work, wanting to save money for my own apartment purchase- I answered an ad for what was portrayed to be the top floor of an old mansion in Shaughnessy. Sounded really cool.
Got there,and was six"communal" types grilling me, and then based off of my earnings they demanded that I pay an extra $600 a month for groceries. Yet at the time I paid at most $250. When I refused their offer,they got quite aggressive and attempted to shame me into paying as I was "privileged" and ought to pay. Noped out of there.
And 25 years later,these are the exact same tactics used by groups to demand resources from others, and for about 100 years previously.

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