Roommate Thinks She Can Just Come Into The Room Whenever She Wants
WALSH HALL — Local roommate Michelle Baryshnikov (MCAS ‘22) has gotten it into her head that she can come into the double she shares with roommate Nicole Purcell (CSOM ‘22) anytime she pleases.
Purcell, who claims principal ownership of the room based on being there at all times besides class and spreading her laundry over three-quarters of the room’s surface area, reminded her best friend and direct roommate of her domain.
“Like, this isn’t a fuckin’ corner store,” Purcell said. “You can’t just be walking in here anytime you want, day and night. People live here. I need privacy.”
Purcell wondered why her direct roommate wouldn’t simply choose somewhere else to hang out, like their Walsh common room or a study carrel on O’Neill 3.
“Our common room smells like farts and raspberry Smirnoff,” Baryshnikov said. “Normally it smells like farts and raspberry Rubi, but [8-man suitemate] Laura’s cool aunt just visited and got us the good stuff.”
Baryshnikov, who generally leaves the room before 10 A.M. and comes back from the library past midnight, met Purcell the third week of freshman year and decided to room with her the fourth week.
“I love Nicole,” she said, “but I think we maybe shouldn’t live together next year.”
At press time, the two were signing a lease on a two-bedroom Comm Ave. apartment for junior year.