Photo Cred - Rora Elizabeth 

When it comes to ‘good’ and ‘bad’ roommates, opinions vary depending on the individual. Someone who could seem like the worst roommate to one person could be an angel to another. That being said there does seem to be a trend when it comes to fellas living in the Plateau area. Every apartment you visit looks and smells the same. So if you’re planning on shacking up with your boytoy or have signed that lease with your dude type friends, here are some things that you should probably expect.


They Smoke Inside

Everything. Cigarettes. Weed. Shisha. You name it, it’s probably somewhere in the air. It makes sense. There are so many drunk people meandering about, that they’d probably have ‘lent’ all their cigarettes to strangers before leaving the house. But you could at least blow the smoke out the window.


They Eat Out A Lot

The temptation of a smoked meat sandwich from La Main or some Ramados chicken can be too much for our male counterparts. So don’t be surprised if your apartment ends up filled with more take-out containers than plates.


They Will Leave Their Bike/Skateboard Where It Can Be Tripped On

The Plateau is close enough to everything that it’s easy to get from place to place on a bike/skateboard. That makes sense. What doesn’t make sense? Leaving your bike on the ground in the front hallway. A caution: Always look down before you walk ANYWHERE.


Photo Creds - Nadia

They All Converge For Two Reasons: Drinking and Video Games

Or both. Since the Plateau is a great spot for student living, it’s likely that most of your friends won’t be living far away. However if you’re apartment has a) A video game console or b) The possibility of afternoon drinking, your male friends will probably end up living ‘with you’.


They Won’t Fix Something Until The Last Second

Student living isn’t the most glamorous experience, we all know this. However if there is an issue, don’t count on the Plateau men to do jack shit until the problem is unbearable. They've seen it all, and they probably won't do anything until something is on fire.‘The house is going to break anyways.’ ‘The mice are going to come back next winter.’ ‘There’s room for a couple more garbage bags.” If you want stuff done, then you’re gonna have to do it yourself.

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