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roomates that steal or always want to borrow your stuff Posted on 06-18-2008
arielle06

I don't know if this is just me, but when yall got ready for college did you ever worry about having a roomate that might steal or have a bunch of friends coming in and out of the dorm who might do the same? I know there are some of yall out there who know yall got some nice ish (jewelry, kicks, laptops, clothes, etc.) and I wanted to know how yall handled it. Did u buy a safe or what? I ask because I'm about to move into my dorm next semester and I KNOW I got some nice stuff, especially jewelry, and thought about buying a safe to protect it, but I don't want to buy this safe and then have my rommate/other people thinking like "WTH, she think her sh*t too good to leave out!?" I don't want my new roomate to think I automatically think she's going to steal.....any advice? Please and thanks in advance
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06-18-2008 08:14AM [Reply]

C Nels
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When I was in school, I locked my things up in a trunk that stayed in the bottom of my closet, which also had a lock. I wouldn't worry about shoes and clothes more than I'd worry about the laptop and jewelry. Safe bet is to take the jewelry you need and leave the rest at home. As for the laptop, buy a lock for it and see if you can get it insured.

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06-18-2008 08:24AM [Reply]
spel_diva2010

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arielle06 wrote:
I don't know if this is just me, but when yall got ready for college did you ever worry about having a roomate that might steal or have a bunch of friends coming in and out of the dorm who might do the same? I know there are some of yall out there who know yall got some nice ish (jewelry, kicks, laptops, clothes, etc.) and I wanted to know how yall handled it. Did u buy a safe or what? I ask because I'm about to move into my dorm next semester and I KNOW I got some nice stuff, especially jewelry, and thought about buying a safe to protect it, but I don't want to buy this safe and then have my rommate/other people thinking like "WTH, she think her sh*t too good to leave out!?" I don't want my new roomate to think I automatically think she's going to steal.....any advice? Please and thanks in advance
I think a safe is good just in case. As long as you don't look crazy when doing it. My friend's freshman year roommate always rushed and put things away when she and I walked into the room. That was offensive. But stealing is the least of your worries. My freshman year roommate was nasty and my sophomore year roommate was very friendly with the guys, got arrested for shoplifting, and did drugs. At least living on campus you can report this to the RA, living off campus my landlord was not exactly understanding.

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06-18-2008 11:28AM [Reply]
treyslizzle
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spel_diva2010 wrote:
I think a safe is good just in case. As long as you don't look crazy when doing it. My friend's freshman year roommate always rushed and put things away when she and I walked into the room. That was offensive. But stealing is the least of your worries. My freshman year roommate was nasty and my sophomore year roommate was very friendly with the guys, got arrested for shoplifting, and did drugs. At least living on campus you can report this to the RA, living off campus my landlord was not exactly understanding.
Damn. They doin it like that at spelman. Well shittt, I guess so cuz they in inner-city atlanta.

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06-18-2008 11:29AM [Reply]
treyslizzle
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The doing drugs part.

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06-18-2008 01:43PM [Reply]

DJ Knightmare
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spel_diva2010 wrote:
I think a safe is good just in case. As long as you don't look crazy when doing it. My friend's freshman year roommate always rushed and put things away when she and I walked into the room. That was offensive. But stealing is the least of your worries. My freshman year roommate was nasty and my sophomore year roommate was very friendly with the guys, got arrested for shoplifting, and did drugs. At least living on campus you can report this to the RA, living off campus my landlord was not exactly understanding.
*****z gone steal.. point blank... if u make stealing the least of ya worries ya stuff gone get took.... i give a ***** one time for my stuff to end up missin.. then its a wrap.. im an RA.. so i know how it goes......

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06-18-2008 09:49PM [Reply]
arielle06

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Quote: Originally Posted by spel_diva2010 I think a safe is good just in case. As long as you don't look crazy when doing it. My friend's freshman year roommate always rushed and put things away when she and I walked into the room. That was offensive. But stealing is the least of your worries. My freshman year roommate was nasty and my sophomore year roommate was very friendly with the guys, got arrested for shoplifting, and did drugs. At least living on campus you can report this to the RA, living off campus my landlord was not exactly understanding.
treyslizzle wrote:
Damn. They doin it like that at spelman. Well shittt, I guess so cuz they in inner-city atlanta.
Awww dayum! That's the college I'm going to!
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06-19-2008 03:55AM [Reply]
spel_diva2010

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Not everyone is that way. She just had some issues. No matter where you go there is always one who slips under the radar.

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06-19-2008 03:57AM [Reply]
spel_diva2010

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treyslizzle wrote:
The doing drugs part.
Naw, everyone's not like that she just really needed some help. Serious help.

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06-20-2008 12:21AM [Reply]
arielle06

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treyslizzle wrote:
Damn. They doin it like that at spelman. Well shittt, I guess so cuz they in inner-city atlanta.
spel_diva2010 wrote:
Not everyone is that way. She just had some issues. No matter where you go there is always one who slips under the radar.
lol yeah cuz u know that college be screenin people like a mug! I hope and PRAY I don't get a roomate like that So basically what yall are saying is that it's normal for people to have safes in their dorms just don't be paranoid with it. Gotcha. ^_~ Thanks
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