Should I be mad at my roommate because she disturbed my sleep?
January 7, 2012 7:26 PM Subscribe
Do I have a right to be bothered by my roommate watching TV in our living room?
posted by sunrisecoffee to Human Relations (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I share a two bedroom apt with a roommate who is a pretty close friend. Last night (Friday), she came home with her boyfriend at 11:30 and they proceeded to start watching a movie. They were both talking loudly and I heard her express surprise some minutes later when they realized I was home. They kept watching the movie though, knowing I had an important party with my future in-laws the next day and needed sleep. I think they should have stopped watching the movie when they realized I was home and about to go to bed. The boyfriend even tried to say hi to me in my room, even though it was just after midnight and he should have known I was about to go to bed.
Do I have a right to be upset? Should I confront my roommate about this? Is it OK for her to watch a movie in the living room so late at night?