The Dish Nazi
In undergrad, I lived with two guys, “Al and “Kevin” and one other girl, “Sherry.” The guys were fine, but Sherry was not.
Before we moved in, I volunteered my parents’ extra couch and vacuum. Sherry insisted on bringing her parents’ couch and a vacuum. She got the couch reupholstered and purchased an expensive vacuum. She expected everyone else to split the costs (although she was keeping these). To avoid causing problems, I paid.
Sherry started a chore wheel. She did chores for two weeks. The guys lasted a bit longer, but after a short while, I was the only one cleaning the bathroom regularly while the rest of the apartment was rarely cleaned.
Eventually, Sherry decided that the dish situation (the sink was often full of dishes) was my fault, so she bought some baskets for us each to put our dirty dishes in outside our rooms. I started calling her the dish Nazi. After two weeks, her pile was over a meter tall and we’d run out of clean dishes. I ended up keeping a few dishes in my basket just so I’d have some.
We shared some food purchases and one time I was having a glass of milk when Sherry accused me of never buying milk. I pointed out that I had recently purchased milk (I was buying it about once a month) and started drinking soy milk to avoid having this conversation in the future.
Sherry decided that she contributed more to the house than everyone else, so she waited until she made some communal purchases and then posted a tally on the wall. The contributions from my other roommates and I quickly outpaced hers and the tally mysteriously vanished.
One time, she decided it would be classy to collect wine bottles, but didn’t wash them so they became infested with fruit flies. Al cleaned them up.
At some point, Al decided to do a co-op placement so we were going to split up the next year. Sherry and Kevin didn’t say anything to me, but I heard them talking about new places and Al told me about the co-op so I started looking for a new place and found one before they’d bothered to tell me we weren’t going to live together. The next place had a dishwasher and roommates who cleaned.