Originally Posted by WarKitty
I could see that. It doesn't help that I feel like I'm getting culture conflict with my other roommate, despite neither of us being foreign! We just have very different ideas of what taking care of a house entails, and he doesn't know how to do a *lot* of very basic things. He assumes people just pay for them instead and doesn't like "wasting time" doing them himself. I don't like spending a lot of money to get someone else to do things I could do perfectly well.
Culture shock it's pretty horrible. Especially in a flatmate situation. Were you all sort of thrown together by the winds of fortune then?
I've found that a distressing number of my peers don't know basic things about keeping a house running(like, not leaving fruit rotting around and creating a fly or gnat infestation basic), let alone how to deal with basic minor maintenance and cleaning beyond using chlorox wipes.