UCLA Freshman Sends Angry List Of Demands To Roommate

Starting college is hard enough as it is but what happens when you are faced with a “ticking time bomb” of a roommate?

Two incoming freshmen are expecting a roommate from hell after they received a list of her insane demands even before they met.

Winnie Chen and Giustinna Tun, the two newcomers at the University of California, received the aggressive email from their soon-to-be-roommate, only identified as “Ashly,” after her first email did not get a response from either of the girls.



The highly offensive email included a whole wishlist centered around the furniture Ashly wanted to claim for herself when she moves into the dormitory.

“I'll take the top bunk of the bunk bed that has a bottom and top bunk. I DO NOT want the single bunk where it has a desk underneath the top bunk so don't try to leave me with that,” the email read. “I'm also taking one of the white closets. There should be two white closets and I'm taking one of them. I don't care for which one it is, just know I'm taking one of them.”

She also warned them she “won't be in the mood for any arguing or other nonsense because one of you two decided to deliberately disregard this email,” and threatened them with “a bigger situation” if her demands were not met.

Tun, 18, who will be studying human biology and society as a pre-med student, initially planned on ignoring the email but then decided to reply after she became “livid” upon talking to her friends about the incident. She then wrote an email letting Ashly know they were less than impressed with her attitude. She explained they were not deliberately ignoring her messages but were too busy with moving in to check their emails. Tun also said that she and Chen were “easygoing” people and were willing to negotiate with one another over the things in their room.

However, she added they did not appreciate Ashly’s sense of entitlement and attitude.

“GIIRRRL, WE HAVEN'T EVEN MET YET. But, at this rate, I don't think I wanna even meet you anymore. #SORRYBUTNOTTHATSORRY,” wrote Tun in a reciprocatory email.

Ashly’s next response was far from conciliatory. Although she did say she was prone to over-analyzing stuff, she also added she was a “ticking time bomb that sets off when certain things I don’t like happen to me.”

Chen, 17, who has chosen a financial actuarial mathemetics major, has pleaded with the university’s housing department to change roommates but they have declined her request stating they don’t allow switches unless the offended party can find an alternative person.

Her post was shared over 3,000 times and friends and well-wishers have come up with helpful advice for the two, including “arrive early” and “fart on her pillow.”

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