Monday, January 26, 2009

What would you do?

What would you do if your son was at home? Crying all alone on the bedroom floor, 'cause he's hungry. And the only way to feed him is to, sleep with a man for a little bit of money. And his daddys gone, somewhere smoking rock now, in and out of lock-down I ain't got a job now. So for you this is just a good time but for me this is what I call life. Mmmm.

That's actually not the question I want to ask but that is the song that popped into my head when I said the phrase 'what would you do' out loud. That's 'What Would You Do' by City High possibly released in 2001 (Google did not immediately give me the year so I'm not going to search for it) in case anyone was curious.

ANYWAY-What would you do if your roommate (roommate #4) decided to have sex with her boyfriend at 4:30 in the afternoon when you are still home? In the room next to yours with walls that have the sound retention equivalent of those paper sliding doors they have in Japan? I thought there was some sort of unspoken rule about not having sex when your roommates are home but, apparently I was wrong.

If you're me you turn on your loudest music possible (Rage Against The Machine) and point your laptop at her wall. This works well for two reasons 1) It's Rage Against The Machine which is by default loud and 2) Rage has the added bonus of conveying your current feelings about the situation well. This emotion is anger. I felt that this response was appropriately passive aggressive as it allowed me to express my feelings with out having to actually confront anyone, success!

2 comments:

Jay said...

You are definitely wrong. At least you would be were you a guy; I can't say that they rules are the same for women. So long as it isn't on my bed or in full view of me, whatever happens remains high five-worthy, no matter what time of the day it happens.

Greta said...

I would've done the same thing, blast the music. Rage sounds perfect. Then maybe call my man over and give her a taste of her own medicine.