Tales of the cat lady college roommate who drove me nuts
COVID-19 is making college students miss out on crazy roommate stories
Writer’s note: This post was first published on Medium’s “Tickled” on October 3, 2020 and will now be permanently housed on Substack’s new “Tickled” column.
“Okay, Montie, don’t get mad,” she said to me, standing by the bathroom door.
I hung my head and mumbled, “Jeezus Christah.” In less than a year of us being roommates, there was never a dull moment and I knew this would be no different. But I was not expecting two furry kittens to come trotting into our 12 x 12 dorm room and for her to come back with two guinea pigs.
“Get those rats out of here!” I yelled, stepping onto my desk chair.
She didn’t even bother trying to tell me the difference between guinea pigs and rats. She already knew I wasn’t trying to hear it. The kittens, however, I was willing to tolerate — for a short period of time. Our suitemate was dropping out of college, and she and my roommate needed somewhere to hide the kittens. Apparently our Resident Adviser (RA) had grown suspicious. I knew my roommate was hanging out an odd amount of time in the room adjacent to ours, but I hadn’t figured out why. At least it kept her from making our room pitch black and hiding under her covers all day.