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Post by Frizzle on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:07 am

So one of my housemates has snakes, and I told her that she could go into the freezer and pick out my culls as long as she left me money.

Adults: 1.50
Sml. Adults: 1.00
Hoppers: .75
Fuzzies: .50
Pinkies: .25

This is what we decided on, being that adult mice cost her 3+ at petco, and everything else is a dollar, whether it be a pinkie or a hopper. So i go into the freezer, and find a couple quarters, but ultimately discover that close to $5 worth of my mice are gone. Now, I'm not in this for money, but that's a water bottle. Half a tank. 5 lbs of feed! So I wrote up the prices, counted all my sizes and marked the bags with the date and used forestry dots to tally in permanent marker. I'm kinda vindictive, so if she continues to under pay me, the question is whether I throw them all out to be spiteful, or continue to be shortchanged?
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Post by lunalady on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:03 am

Tell her that she owes you money. You are doing her a service, and covering very little of your feed. If she is not willing to pay such a cheap price. Get rid of them. OR Why don't u offer half the price across the board for fellow college students to get their rodents for a reduced cost. Just an idea. I know as a college student with limited money my son would have jumped on it.

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Post by doganddisc on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:11 am

What lunalady said. You are going this girl a big favor by offering such low prices. She shouldn't take advantage of that. Tell her the mice will be sold elsewhere if she doesn't want to pay.
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Post by Frizzle on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:20 am

I didn't have the bags numbered, how do I KNOW she's been shortchanging me (That will be the question)? There is no way that I can get my money back without worrying she's doing something super passive aggressive (I thoroughly believe she'd open the tops to the cages in the basement and let my mice free, or do things in/to my room). Past my irritation's with her, I'm pretty certain she has some mild mental problems/retardation, so I'm probably just going to have to let it drop. I can't wait to move out next semester, never have to deal with her psycho BS again!

I did put up an advertisement on Hoobly and craigslist, and contacted the local herpetology (reptile) club about if I could type up an add to be forwarded to members. I got a reply asking about why I was raising them (hobby) and a couple other questions (like culling methods), but I haven't heard back since. The clubs are busy, so chances are it got opened, never replied back to. I know I should email them back and put myself out there, but it's kinda irritating working with ppl like that.

I've been thinking of an add to put in the bathroom stalls:
"Got Herps? Reptile's, I mean!"

It's something that will catch ppl's attention, being a college audience and all, followed up with what I have frozen and contact information. It's a big environmental school, so if I stick it in the Natural Resource Building, I should get some hits.
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Post by kawmice on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:06 am

Wow... so sorry to hear that!! I hate when people take advantage of others. I have had some crazy stuff happen to me in the past. I even had a phsyco friend kill all three of my fish tanks (I had those fish for over 8 years! I am considered a fish specialist and had beautiful tanks. she put bleach in every one!), beat my dog, kill some of my prized mice and try to blame the cats, and so on. Needless to say at the time I moved out of that house and almost put her through the wall for beating my dog. People are great aren't they??
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Post by doganddisc on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:03 am

Kawmice, if anybody TOUCHED my dog that way, there wild be a warrant for my arrest after I did unspeakable things to the abuser in retaliation. Beating a dog is like beating a child and there is NO reason for that.
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Post by lunalady on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:21 am

OMG, you didn't tell me your roommate had issues. Just let well enough alone. I certainly would get a new roommate. Boy, living with someone with issues is a whole different story.

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Post by lunalady on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:32 am

Doganddisc you took the words out of my mouth.

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Post by Frizzle on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:46 pm

lunalady wrote:OMG, you didn't tell me your roommate had issues. Just let well enough alone. I certainly would get a new roommate. Boy, living with someone with issues is a whole different story.

Don't I know it! We were actually pretty good friends up until this summer when a bunch of things went down. I started typing it all, but it was super long. To summarize (my best abilities to include both p.o.v.'s): we lived together with her boyfriend and his parents for a month, spent waaaay to much time around each other, her boyfriend is a control freak, I hate being controlled and started to micromanage/bitch at work, no one told me when I did something that "displeased" someone else (example, apparently I made tuna too loud in the glass bowels one morning, so the mom put in plastic bowels), everyone held grudges. It was very stressful.

It was then time for a six week class, I grouped with her because I knew that either way it would be my fault if she had a bad time; I'm territorial and she slept in my bed while I was gone for a weekend, I found out, I was mad, I didn't say ANYTHING because I knew I would be "wrong," then my shoes got volunteered, I said no, she claimed I thought she was disgusting, "I just don't like it when my stuff gets volunteered. Like my bed. And my shoes." (my exact words) I said it super level, super angry, at conversation level. Apparently I "screamed" at her and had a fit, and she told her bf and another close friend (also living with in this house) which prompted an unfriending on fb. I asked my other group mates if I had indeed yelled at her/been unreasonable (if they said yes, I would have apologized), and they said no. So with that, I decided I didn't want to be friends with a psycho who was gonna drag me into her little drama's (there were other things), and became really good friends with the rest of my group.

Really, it was that we spent too much time with each other, we all did things that annoyed/p.o. each other, and it might not have worked out the same if any one or two things had been changed. But all in all, it worked out okay. I have a bunch of new friends (my Homies and DDs), and do a lot more cool stuff then if I'd kept being friends with my old crew. I set out this year with being a good housemate even if I wouldn't be good friends, and except for a couple things like this, it's all gone better then expected.

Kawmice: Sounds like you know what i mean by crazy roommates! Really sorry to hear about your fish and other pets, I hope you got sweet justice for that. I totally agree with doganddisc in the comparison of abusing dogs (as well as some other animals) to abusing children, I go "mamma bear" on people who mess with mine.
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Post by kawmice on Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:44 pm

Trust me- if I had proof she would have been arested but not before she went through my picture window in the path of a car. My animals are my life, my kids. I will protect them until I am dead. I could never prove what she did. She always came into my house when I was not home.

I actually work at the aspca and see abuse everyday. It is sickening. I never raise my hand to any of my babies. My dog Ace (same dog) destroyed my couch one night. Ripped it to shreds and do you know what I did? Went back To bed without saying a word and cleaned it yo in the morning. Then went and got a used but nice couch to replace it. Lol. Things happen.

And I am soooo sorry you are dealing with someone like that!! Not cool.
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Post by doganddisc on Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:16 pm

I never raise my hand to any of my babies. My dog Ace (same dog) destroyed my couch one night. Ripped it to shreds and do you know what I did? Went back To bed without saying a word and cleaned it yo in the morning. Then went and got a used but nice couch to replace it. Lol. Things happen.

I'm this way too! If they destroy the furniture, I figure it is my fault. Should have crated/trained them.
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Post by tinyhartmouseries on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:36 pm

I would never never put up with crap like this, not even from family. NO ONE has the right to treat you badly. You are not obligated to put up with anyone's controlling family members, much less actually be controlled by them! That is absolutely not ok.
You need to just stand up for yourself, once and for all, and just deal with the fallout. Or move. Or stand up for yourself and move. Peers have no right to tell you how to live your life or to influence your decision making.
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Post by Frizzle on Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:00 pm

Well, I went to the freezer today and found three of the fuzzies missing. Went to email the person on Facebook, and found that she'd removed me from her messaging list. So I looked up her boyfriend, and emailed him instead asking if he could let her know she owes me money. I left the price vague, I'm hoping she worries that I have been tracking it longer then just this last week and pays me more than the $1.50.

Thanks Tinyhart. Thought I replied before, but I guess not... Thankfully, the both of them live upstairs, and after they got a huge tv, they stopped coming downstairs for the most part. Even better, I got switched to weekday work, which means that we're never home at the same time. As well as I spend my free time outside the house, basically I sleep here if that. This girl is super shy around new people besides the mental problems, and I don't think she's made any new friends since we cut ties. As mentioned, her bf is rather controlling, so I don't know if he encourages her to have friends.

But anyways, yes. Come May I get to move into the new house with my Homies, which has it's own drama, but thankfully it's not my own. : p I'm in the Natural Resource field, as are the people in the upstairs. This means that in the future there is the possibility that we might have to work together, so I've decided to keep the confrontations to a minimum.
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Post by Lycrisa on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:14 am

At this point I think you should consider giving them away if your not using them. Or get a small freezer unit for your room so she has to ask you directly.
Too bad you can't make a "vending machine". What a jerk.
People are just so, wrong sometimes.
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Post by seafolly on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:49 am

I second the idea of getting a separate freezer unit. This way you can padlock it with a little creativity. Even those little fridge units have freezer compartments. I've had a pretty bad housemate experience but fortunately my pets were left out of it.
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