As school gears up across the country in August and September, many college freshmen prepare for a significant transition, with many moving away from home for the first time and opportunities to meet lots of new people.
While some college students choose to live with friends or other people they know, others choose random roommate options and live with people they have never met before. Many parents encourage the choice, saying it's a chance for lifelong friendships to form with unlikely people.
One incoming UCLA freshman might not be looking forward to moving in.
The student, identified only as Winnie, posted a photo of an email she received from one of her soon-to-be-roommates.
The roommate, identified as Ashly, states that she previously sent an email to Winnie and one other girl and makes it clear that she's unhappy that the two hadn't replied to her initial email.
"Okay, so, I'm not sure why neither of you responded back to my emails," she wrote. "I don’t like being ignored because that's just rude, but that's what you both decided to do, so I decided to make it clear now on the kind of person I am and what I will and will not take."
Ashly then launches into her preferences upon move-in:
"I'll take the 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 that. I'm also taking one of the white closets ... I want the desk that's near the window. Plain and simple. I don't care about who gets the bottom bunk, but just know that what I stated above is what I'm expecting once I arrive at the dorm."
Ashly also said that she wouldn't "be in the mood for any arguing or other nonsense."
"I'm not going to settle for anything less," she wrote, later saying that she was "sorry but not that sorry for the attitude."
The third roommate, Guistinna Tun, replied to Ashly's email the next day, saying she and Winnie were willing to compromise, but didn't appreciate Ashly's tone, Fox News reported.
The news organization said Ashly's response was a little more docile.
"I'm also really chill too, but as you can see from my previous email, I am like a ticking time bomb that sets off when things I don't like happen to me," she wrote.
Winnie wrote on Twitter that she plans to move into the dorm on Thursday.
Here's Ashly's email in full:
"Okay so I’m not sure why neither of you responded back to my emails, but I don’t really care as long as you both know this and understand that I’m not going to settle for anything less than what I’m gonna tell you that I’m gonna get once I arrive in the dorm. I’ll take the 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 that. I’m also taking one of the white closets. There should be two white closes and I’m taking one of them. I don’t care which one it is, just know I’m taking one of them.
"I want the desk that’s near the window. Plain and simple. I don’t care about who gets the bottom bunk but just know that what I stated above is what I’m expecting once I arrive at the dorm and I won’t be in the mood for any arguing or other nonsense because one of you two decided to deliberately disregard this email. IF needed be I’ll turn it into a bigger situation so don’t try me.
"Sorry but not that sorry for the attitude. I don’t like being ignored because that’s just rude but that’s what you both decided to do so I decided to make it clear now on the kind of person I am and what I will and will not take.
"So as a final reminder: I am getting the top bunk of the bunk bed with the bed on the bottom, I am getting one of the white closes and I’m getting the desk near the window. That’s fair enough to ask considering that I’m giving up fighting for the top bunk."