Hey, it’s me…back at it again with a more general social question this time. …How do you talk to your roommates?? Right now I’ve got one roommate, with two more who should arrive on September 1st. I’ve been rooming with my current roommate for about a year, and it’s been okay - I stay out of her way, and she stays out of mine, more or less. But actually, there are a lot of things that she does in the kitchen and common areas that really annoy me. (Most of them are…disagreements in food disposal, I guess? I’m maybe overly sensitive to Rotting Food Smell, so I really prefer for all food waste to be either in a closed garbage bin or down the garbage disposal at all times...) I’ve just been putting up with those things because I thought she was leaving at the end of the summer. Well…it turns out that she’s renewed her lease after all... But how do I bring all this stuff up now?? I’m sure she has her own list of complaints about me that she could fire back with if I came to her with my own. And like…we’ve never talked. I don’t even know how to pronounce her name (and the internet gave me conflicting information on that, so thanks for nothing, Youtube). And if I’m the one who brings it up, then I’m the unfun one with the stick up my ass. But like…I really want something about this situation to change. There has to be some way to talk to roommates, right??