I typed up a post the other day, but decided not to post it because I didn't want to be whiney. Now I'm just frustrated. I live with three other girls. For the most part everyone gets along. We have squabbles sometimes, but nothing major. Occasionally they make me wanna pull my hair out and I think this is turning into one of those times. My one room mate has been sort of sour lately. Not really talking to me, watching movies really loudly and asking everyone to watch it with her except me, and shutting her door everytime I do something in the livingroom. It's kind of bizaare and has been going on pretty much ever since we got back to the school two weeks ago. Lately the big thing has been taking off shoes. Everyone else in the apartment takes their shoes off at the door and walks around in socks or bare feet. I like a clean floor, but I try not to annoy everyone by constantly nagging to keep the floor clean. Since we moved in after winter break, this room mate has been walking with her gross boots all through the apartment and tracking sand, salt, and water everywhere. I feel like I'm mopping and wiping up every day. I've asked her politely not to walk in the house with her boots on and I set up a nice little area with a rug to keep shoes by the door. Now she's just ignoring me when I ask and it's really getting on my nerves. It's getting to the point where the salt from the roads is starting to irritate my feet whether I wear socks or not. Now I understand that people come from different backgrounds and this has been an issue in the past. I thought we had settled it though. We set the rule that everyone either takes off their shoes or cleans up immediately after walking through the apartment with them on. It almost seems like she's doing it now just to get under my skin, which is usually her tactic when she's mad about something. While I'd like to just ask her why the heck she's being like that, I feel like I would be giving in to her childish pouting. It's not my job to play mom. BUT, I'm getting really, really tired of cleaning the floor on a constant basis. In my opinion, everyone has to make compromises when living with other people. I've made several so the least she can do is take off her shoes at the door for the rest of us. I have one more semester after this one, but the rest of my room mates graduate this semester. I'm crossing my fingers I get into a single dorm for my last semester and I will really, really enjoy living by myself, even if the room is the size of a small jail cell.