I'm chomping at the bit to get into my own space, or at least out of the one I'm in. The woman I'm staying with is a French filmmaker, and she owns the flat. Her incredibly beautiful girlfriend lives with her, and always seems to be cooking or baking something in the kitchen.
When I first arrived, the French filmmaker gave me a long list of house rules that was filled with lots of words in ALL CAPS and tons of exclaimation points!!! It basically all boiled down to "I don't want to know you are here." I like to think I'm a pretty considerate person, so I figured big deal. Of course I will clean up after myself. Of course I will be quiet.
Well, on my second night I couldn't sleep because I was still adjusting to the time difference, so I got up to make a cup of tea. I stood in the kitchen, waiting for the water to boil, and then suddenly the French filmmaker burst in, shielding her eyes from the weak lamp light, "You are really being too loud! Please, I am trying to sleep! What time is it anyway? This is ridiculous!" and then was gone as soon as she'd appeared. I thought that perhaps she'd been having a dream of people being loud or something, because I'd been doing my utmost to remain completely silent.
Now, after two weeks and several additional passive agressive episodes, I've quit even trying to use the kitchen and basically just stay in my room when I'm there because the French filmmaker doesn't have a job and is therefore ALWAYS around. Not only that, but the girl doesn't practice what she preaches - she's both loud and messy.
To put it mildly, I can't wait to leave. I'm hoping that this week I'll find a place of my own and be able to move in immediately so I can be rid of this awful woman's presence in my life.