Or worse, washes up so badly you have to do it again. Deciding precisely who, however, is a journey fraught with uncertainty, anxiety and possibly their discarded toenail clippings. There are also people who will mention in passing that their mates will be staying, every weekend, but don’t worry because ‘they are totally loud and crazy! Your advert is irrelevant Even if you actually are a tidy, professional 20-something who likes a glass of wine out and a movie night in, no one cares. Avoid the phrase ‘laid-back’ – it’s catnip to oddballs. Hell is a speed flat-mating event They make you wear a name badge, which tells you everything you need to know. Everyone is awful Just reading the replies to your ad will make you wonder if your boss wants the room. Before you even put finger to keyboard on your Spare Room profile, here are 10 essential things you should know about finding a housemate. Those looking for housing wore stickers featuring a drawn pair of eyes.Those with a place to offer were identified by an image of a house.In a classroom at Taborspace community center, 20 strangers arranged a circle of folding chairs.The group of mostly older women, and a few men, filled in their name tags and took their seats. Materials: this two-page worksheet, one copy per student; some blank paper (to make notes for feedback); a pen.
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