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    odd roommate

    Ok so my roommate is a little... different. He plays WoW in the dark with the blinds down, talks to himself (frequently), refuses to do laundry, and goes to the college in his hometown majoring in the department that both his parents work in, and rarely leaves the room (he goes to class occasionally

    but seriously... How many men use hair-brushes? If you want to tame your man-hair, get a comb! Maybe I'm homophobic or uptight, but this freaks me out.


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    Brushes aren't girly. They're for long hair. Women just happen to have long hair more than guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Brushes aren't girly. They're for long hair. Women just happen to have long hair more than guys.
    That would be reasonable. If he had long hair.

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    I'd discreetly inquire about any guns that he owns - and just as discreetly inform the college and obtain a new roommate at your earliest convenience if he tests positive for firearms.
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    Your roommate's weird, but you're the one posting pics of his hairbrush on a bicycle forum?

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    Well, I use a brush like that. It's my wife's. If it weren't around, I'd probably use a comb tho.

    Of all the things you describe, the hairbrush is the LEAST disturbing.
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    so....I trim my beard with a razor blade held up against my comb.....does that make me weird?

    ....honestly, I find my method does a faster and better job at trimming my beard, that's why I do it....maybe he finds the brush works better for him.
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    I hope you are aware that the locals around Boone are sub-chapter of one of the Northern Idaho separatist cults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    I hope you are aware that the locals around Boone are sub-chapter of one of the Northern Idaho separatist cults.
    Hmm they didn't seem to mention that on the college tour...

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    I have short hair and use a brush it seems to work better than a comb. Your roomie sounds like he would still be strange if he used a comb
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    Using a brush wouldn't bother me. The whole not doing laundry and (I'm assuming) smelling funky thing would.

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    Haven't you heard of the compost pile way to clean clothes? They do need to be turned over once every couple of days though so it's not totally effort free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polara426sh View Post
    Using a brush wouldn't bother me. The whole not doing laundry and (I'm assuming) smelling funky thing would.
    I think its more of the fact that its sitting on a shared part of the room. The funk is unbelievable the room. I've had the window/door open to ventilate and people have walked by and started talking about the stench to each other.

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    Until recently when I shaved my head...I used a brush for about the last 20 years. It tangles less than a comb.


    BTW...you should have seen the post he made about YOU last week. Wow...that was a laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnickgo View Post
    I think its more of the fact that its sitting on a shared part of the room. The funk is unbelievable the room. I've had the window/door open to ventilate and people have walked by and started talking about the stench to each other.
    Have you talked to him about it? I've had to talk to several people while I was in the military about their lack of hygiene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Until recently when I shaved my head...I used a brush for about the last 20 years. It tangles less than a comb.


    BTW...you should have seen the post he made about YOU last week. Wow...that was a laugh.
    That would be a new social high!

    So I'm wrong about the brush thing. Thats cool, I was looking for confirmation of if that was odd or not anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polara426sh View Post
    Have you talked to him about it? I've had to talk to several people while I was in the military about their lack of hygiene.

    I have. I got the response "Oh well I'm going to do my laundry soon". That was a week ago.
    It's a battle I'm not ready to jump into yet. I finally get him to agree to rearrange the room so my bike didn't have to go underneath my bed. That and I try and spend as little time in the room as possible, right now I am only in here because I'm doing laundry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnickgo View Post
    I think its more of the fact that its sitting on a shared part of the room. The funk is unbelievable the room. I've had the window/door open to ventilate and people have walked by and started talking about the stench to each other.
    OK, that's time to just start leaving those pine tree car air fresheners all over his area.
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    Sometimes if politely talking to someone about a problem like that doesn't work, public humiliation will.

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    Fine, superglue pine tree air fresheners to him.
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    At one job I had, I had an officemate who absolutely refused to bathe. This was not proven true by the olfactory nerves wanting to commit seppeku, but the fact that you could tell what the said person had for meals for the past couple days because of the detritus on the facial hair.

    I eventually bought a gross of deodorant spray at a big box store, and every day (because I arrived earlier than he did), put one can on his chair, and one can on his keyboard. After a month of this, he finally got the point and actually started shaving/showering.

    The one thing about a person, smells hit a primitive part of the brain, and once a person associates another person with being smelly, that association almost never goes away.

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    Reminds me of the vegan roommate I had way back in the day.

    What a ****ing weirdo that guy was/is.
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    I once had a student go AWOL in one of my classes. After missing an entire month, he returned claiming to have sorted out his personal problems. Then, a week later, went AWOL again. Later that semester I asked his friend what happened. He told me that he couldn't stop playing Worlds of Warcraft.

    Basically he spent $14k to come to Penn State and play WOW for four months. At least he had the sense to withdraw so that he didn't pay for straight Fs.

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    Using a brush does not equal weird. Refusing to do laundry does not necessarily equal weird. Especially if he can refuse and get someone else to do it for him.
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