I have started looking for a flatmate.
After living by myself for almost 2 months in a 2 bedroom unit, I have realised that I am going to need a flatmate to assist with some expenses. I have loved having the whole place to myself. But after doing my taxes yesterday and receiving an unexpected shock that I have to pay additional taxes instead of getting any returns, I made the decision. I am not happy about my tax situation.
It feels a bit different being on the other side. So far, I’ve always been the one looking and running around to different places and being interviewed. Now I am going to be the one interviewing people.
I don’t know if it’s any better.
All I can hope for is to not get a psycho or a weirdo. My friends and I even had half a mind of administering some psych tests of intelligence and mental health when I start looking for prospective flatmates. The following would be some of my selection criteria:
High intelligence – Tick
High neuroticism – Tick
Mild depression – Tick
Obsessive-compulsive – Tick. Provided you leave the mess in my room alone.
Employed – Tick
Not highly religious – Tick. Even better if agnostic or an atheist
Enjoys occassional glass of red wine – Tick
Highly Depressed –
No way Will consider if on meds
Highly psychotic – No way
Personality disordered – No way
Always optimistic person – Nope. Because you are probably doing drugs.
And because I think every one of us has our issues, anyone with absolutely no issues or stress at all will get the boot too…because they have got to be lying!
So anyway, the search begins now.
I will keep you all updated.
Wish me luck!
Until next time,