They're the person you will be living with for the next year.
So if you know by the first email that this person is nightmarish, then you know you're in for a bumpy ride.
That's what happened to one UCLA freshman who took to Twitter to share the ravings of her nutty roommate after she took longer than two days to respond to an email.
The message starts with this threat:
I don't really care just as long as you both know this and understand that I'm not going to settle for anything less than what I'm gonna tell you that I'm gonna get once I arrive in the dorm.
One line in and there's already some serious beef — and some serious lack of punctuation.
Once the aggressive tone has been established, she launches into her demand:
I DO NOT want the single bunk where it has a desk underneath the top bunk so don't try to leave me that. I'm also taking one of the white closets. There should be two white closets and I'm taking one of them. I don't care for which one it is, just know I'm taking one of them.
In the three-girl dorm, it seems that this particular ray of sunshine has no desire to share storage space.
If you think she leaves it there, you are wrong:
I want the desk near the window.
She quickly follows that demand with some pretty savage advice:
Just know what I stated above is what I'm expecting once I arrive in the dorm and I won't be in the mood for any arguing or other nonsense.
It seems she also has some delusions of grandeur:
If needed be I'll turn it into a bigger situation so don't try me.
Ouch. This girl lives for drama.
It looks like making friends is not at the top of this girl's list of priorities — or not on the list at all.
Sorry but not sorry for the attitude. I don't like being ignored because that's just rude but that's what you both decided to do so I decided to make it clear now on the kind of person I am and what I will and will not take.
Holy shit. Are you going to be sharing a room with a teenage girl or Vladimir Putin? It looks like she's the kind of person that's not going to be very popular on campus.