BERKELEY, Calif.— Two-thirds of all roommates at the University of California, Berkeley, are hitting their breaking point as of this Thursday.
Data collected shows that roommate arguments over taking the trash out, washing one’s dishes, and being too loud are at an all-time high.
“It’s possible that dead week is putting on extra stress to the student population, which could be exacerbating some of these tensions,” said statistician Dr. Linda Barron.
“It was Penelope’s turn to take the trash out, and she didn’t. She keeps talking about how she doesn’t have time because she needs to study for her Chem final. It’s such a bad excuse, I have finals too!” said Heather Wong.
The statistics showed that tensions were leading to retaliatory behavior, such as eating each other’s food and using each other’s shampoo.
“There’s no question about it,” said Barron, “roommates are edging into relationship ruining territory this week, and there’s nothing we can do about it.”