Passive Aggressive Roommate Posts All Her BeReals While Cleaning
Ignacio Hall A46 — In the past year, the social media app BeReal has experienced a rapid rise in popularity for its ability to authentically depict people’s day to day and remind their close friends that, no, their lives are not as glamorous as their quirky Instagram photo dumps of blurry .5 selfies and weird aesthetic pictures of trash on the street definitely make them appear. The app was originally intended as a way to “keep it real” by posting a picture of yourself every 24 hours immediately after the notification goes off. However, it has unsurprisingly been exploited by those seeking to flex their drip for the day, soft launch relationships, and most recently, subtly convey frustrations to one’s roommates.
Nadia Mohm (Lynch ‘23), fed up with the five other slobs she cohabitates with, has enacted the strategy of exclusively posting pictures of her cleaning up after them around the apartment. Her BeReals have included iconic stills of herself on all fours scrubbing the shower floor, disposing of rotting produce and weeks-old Thai food in the fridge, and unclogging the product of the aforementioned Thai from the toilet.
“I thought the public shaming element of posting the sink piled up with dishes would maybe make them think twice about their habits but so far they have remained oblivious,” Mohm said, “When I posted a receipt of the cleaning supplies from the grocery run they were just like ‘Damn, inflation really is at a 40 year high, with household goods up 11.2% this year alone,’ and didn’t even offer to pay.”
When asked about Mohm’s posting habits, roommate Lina L. Messi said “I don’t get it. The notification goes off when we are all walking Newbury Street – perfect timing to capture a unique and adorably enviable roomy moment – and instead she waits six hours to post a picture of her lounging in the trash room. It’s honestly a little ‘pick me’ behavior. I know that her parents were a ring by spring couple but this just seems like a bizarrely desperate approach.”