I know this may sound kind of weird but I strongly believe that I should be able to do whatever I want whenever I want in my room. It's my room. People tell me that nobody gets what they want all the time. While that is true, when I'm in my room it's not. For example in high school when I lived at my parents house, if I wanted to watch TV, study, go on my computer, etc. I did it or whatever else I wanted when I wanted. I'm so use to this that I can't stand sharing a one room living space with someone. I have found that just simply talking to your roommate dosen't work. Getting a new roommate dosen't work either because my university dosen't allow people to do that after the first week or so of the semester, by which I don't know if I'm living with a good roommate or not. I completely disagree that living with a roommate is all about making sacrifices. If I'm studying in my room and my roommate wants to watch TV why on earth do I have to leave MY ROOM so that way my roommate can watch TV? Well people tell me that it's his room to and he should also be able to do what ever he pleases. I agree with that completely, to a degree. If it was true that both me and my roommate could do whatever we wanted when we wanted, then it would be alright for me to watch TV at 1:00 A.M. in the morning while my roommate is trying to sleep. This is clearly incorrect. So the correct philosophy is that both members should be able to do whatever they want whenever they want, under the condition that it dosen't cause a disturbance to the other person. My roommate last semester was SO STUPID! He watched TV at 1:00 A.M. in the morning during finals week when I had a final that day!!! I have gone through this mess and don't want to go through it again. It was like that the whole semester. The guy had no common sense. I bought professional ear muffs!!! 33 NRR the best they come 33 NRR ear plugs, the best they come 2 big square fans 2 small circle floor fans a white noise machine my roommate was still to loud!!! I have found out that my new roommate who I haven't met yet is bringing a TV =(! What am I going to do??? I can't change rooms because I need the location. I have been thinking of a way to get around bad roommates that watch TV! I was thinking of buying one of those ninja universal remotes online. I could turn off his TV when ever he turns it on. I was thinking of buying a very high quality very loud speaker that I can hook up to my computer. Play white noise on it when he's watching TV and overpower his TV in loudness. I have also considered the legalities of living with someone. Now just in case my roommate has people in people in the room a lot... It's my understanding that both me and my roommate are considered the tenets of the living space. If one tenet has a non-tenet guest over that I don't want over all I have to do is request that person to leave and they have to? At least I thought all tenets have to agree to other people being within the living space and if the non-tenet is asked to leave by one of the tenets than that request of leaving the space surpasses the other tenet's wishes for that person to stay? Correct? If they don't leave I think it becomes trespassing which is illegal and a violation of student code of conduct at my university as well. So I was thinking I could inform that person that they are trespassing and I would report them if they don't leave. These are my plans so far. What do you think? Honestly my last semester was terrible. It sucked. I can't stand another semester of bad roommates. I don't see why my roommate can't just put some headphones in and then he could watch whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted, for as long as he wanted. I don't get what's so hard about that. I respect the fact that he values watching TV, but I don't see why I should have to sit there and listen to it. What if I would rather listen to a different channel, what if I'm engaging in some activity, like sleeping, and don't want to listen to the noise at all? I know it's kind of bad but if my roommate is to loud then I'm thinking about being loud on purpose when he tries to sleep just to prove a point lol.