Today I received the following from my roommate. After my recent post about the joys of living with my grandma, I think its only appropriate for the third lady in our household to speak her piece.
By Azadeh Zeyghami
The Nomadic-Roommate appears to live with you but in actuality is never there. You may see reminisce of their existence, for example, laundry drying, toothbrush, stacks of mail suddenly disappearing from the staircase and reappearing in the trash. They are often quiet, occasionally having short bursts of intense living in the same living-area as you. Only do disappear as soon as they suddenly appeared.
It is not uncommon for your Nomadic-Roommate to actually be an old acquaintances or a friend that has recently moved into your area from out-of-town or out-of-state. They will most likely be very appreciative of their new home and promise that their living with you will only be temporary, and then stay there for the next three years!! Do choose your nomadic-friends carefully! Unless they have substantial wealth in forms of a wonderful sense of humor, amazing party tricks, similar clothing taste and sizes or vacation home it is best to NEVER EVER invite them to ‘stay’ with you ‘until they get settled’. In some cases they may become your dependent and no one wants that!!!
One recent case study brought many interesting items of the nomadic-roommate to light. The case-study includes one, Ms. AAA, who is a lovely and fun girl but has nomadic living sense-ability she has moved from her hometown of Wausau, to Madison, to England, to New York. Most recently she has ‘moved’ into her boyfriends. For those of you unfamiliar to the definition of nomadic living, the definition of nomadic-roommate is an individual whom ‘lives’ at a home-base, which is where they house most of their personal items, clothing and living essentials, and then having a smaller living space at another residence, where they might actually spend most of their time, but do not have many personal items at this other residence, this ‘other’ living space is often the nomad’s significant-other’s place but it may also be their office or parents home. Ms. AAA is an interesting case study as she has a New York and Wisconsin home-base, in her New York home base she keeps most of her clothing and personal items, and in Wisconsin she keeps her treasures from her childhood, mostly of books and nick-knacks.
While the nomadic roommate’s room often remains unchanged, if your roommate’s room looks like it has been through a hurricane, it is best to assume that they were looking for a single item and when it could not be found, they tore the room apart trying to find it and hence the hurricane like appearance of their room. Or they have been robbed and you may have and you should take a look at your own room.
While your nomadic-roommate may cause you some concern or just confusion you, please know that you are always in their thoughts. When Ms. AAA was asked about how she felt when she hadn’t seen her own roommate, she said, ‘I miss her and think of her often. In some situations I sometimes think, ‘What would E do, say, think, feel, react, smell like in this situation?’ J
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