Bruce Cote 4/17/2014 Ms. Lucier Cause and Effect
What are the effects of friction between two roommates?
Having a roommate can be a delicate thing. Almost everybody has some type of routine, likes things a certain way, and enjoys their privacy to a certain extent. Not respecting these things can lead to sticky situations. Let's take a look at some no-no's that can cause some friction between two people that have decided to take the plunge into the unknown, murky waters of roommate land. Mike and Jeff have just graduated from different colleges. After spending the summer living with their parents at the beach, they both secured entry level positions in the city. Both Jeff and Mike are both excited to be starting their new careers. Jeff is an intern at a top notch publisher, and Mike is starting at Big Bank as a teller. Jeff and Mike realize that they're not going to be able to afford to live on their own in the city. Jeff knows that his childhood friend Mike is also starting a new job in the city, so Jeff gives Mike a call. “Hey Mike, it's Jeff”, he says. “I was just thinking, since we're both working in the city, why don't we get a place together so we're able to afford it?” Mike thinks about it and agrees that it would be a good way to save money and travel time. Mike accepts Jeff's offer of becoming his roommate and they start looking for a place to live. Eventually, Mike and Jeff find a nice place in the city. It's spacious and clean and neither one will have to travel very far to get to work. Mike comes from a pretty wealthy family and his parents help him out with his share of the down payment. Jeff, on the other hand, went to college on a scholarship and doesn't come from money. Jeff and Mike agree to a...
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