When my son became a senior in college he finally had a room to himself. For his sophomore & junior years he was in a triple, so I thought he must be very happy to have some space finally. Although he was in an apartment with 4 other guys, at least he had his own room.
After his Christmas holidays last year he told me he was getting a new roommate. I was not sure if this was a good idea. I knew the type, and I suspected there might be trouble. My son has a soft-heart and he felt sorry for this guy, so he went ahead with this plan.
I would sometimes ask how things were going and he would tell me everything was fine. I would ask if his roommate was messy or a trouble maker in any way. He would always tell me no. Until he graduated and it was time to move out, then he saw the destruction his roommate had caused when my son wasn’t around. That was a problem that had to be solved by bribing the maintenance people.
My son moved back home after graduating, and his roommate came too. Well I guess we’re all a little soft (or nuts) because we just sort of adopted this roommate into our family. He had no place else to go, what could we do?