Roommate thinks I'm dirty but it really isn't me...
October 18, 2013 11:39 PM Subscribe
I recently moved into a place with three other girls. They've all been there for a while - I'm the new one. We have a bug problem in the kitchen which was there even when I moved in. However, recently, we've seen an increase in fruit flies. Turns out, someone was throwing trash into the garbage can and I'm fairly certain the girl who cleaned it out thinks it's me. She left a note. How do I tackle this? I'm innocent!
posted by cyml to human relations (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
She was cleaning today and she asked me, while I was on my way out, whether or not some over-ripe bananas were mine. They were, and I offered to put them in the freezer after she said there was a lot of fruit flies. I really don't think they were from my bananas - they were really ripe, yes, but they weren't rotten and they were still fully in their peels.
Later, when I came home from work, I noticed our dirty recycling bin outside. A note was inside saying that she found garbage and lots of fruit flies in there and asked that we don't do that and that whoever was doing it should clean the recycling.
I feel like it was directed at me... because I'm the newest girl there and she's best friends with one girl and she's lived with the third girl for a while already so the use of 'whoever' can only be directed at me... right? Plus, she was pretty pissed at my overripe bananas. However, it really wasn't me. I use the kitchen like once a week and I can differentiate between a recycling and a garbage can. There's no cleaning schedule or anything, but I've made a point of cleaning the kitchen once a week even though I don't use it as much as they do. Should I say anything? I think I know which girl it was but she's incredibly dirty. We share a bathroom, and she never takes out the garbage, and I don't think she will even care about this whole thing.
Anyway, should I just clean the recycling as a sign of good faith and then let her know it wasn't me? Should I ignore it? Does it even matter? I don't want her to hate me for something I didn't do... It may sound stupid but this sort of thing bothers me.