It has come to that point of the academic year where anything that happens that is a pain, turns into the most annoying thing to EVER happen.
This is because we’ve just got back to university and have started to get all those last essays of the year in (or your undergraduate degree *weep*), and have started to turn to the dreaded exam period full of revision, stress and comfort eating. Yet, this also seems to be the time things go wrong- probably only small things that if happened any other point of your life would be a pest but okay, but no, right now it seems to be the worst possible thing to ever happen.
Take my house for example, six of us live in it and things break and stop working, they have done so for the last two years that we have rented it. This is normal. Things break. Light bulbs blow, door locks fall off and kettles blow fuses. We try and sort them in logical ways and laugh them off with the feeling that student houses are meant to be stuck together with tape.
However, the laughter has died away as cupboard doors keep falling off and our fridge and freezer have decided to have their own Easter break. Any other time and this would be another joke- an object of humour like the fact we still do not have a light in our kitchen after 3 months. But now… now it seems like the house is out to get us. It hates us for turning off the heating too soon and has realised that we have no more space for stress and so it throws more at us in punishment.
I sit here wondering if my food will remain cold and wondering how much I can eat in one day, when really I should be focusing on formatting my dissertation.
I worry for my house and its sadistic tendencies. This is not very nice of it, and though it has been a nice place to live for two years, I’m glad I’m moving as I’m not sure we can put up with each other for another year. Me- turning the heating and lights off, not allowing it to shine, and the house- breaking everything that could ever break in extreme moments of stress. We’re pushing each other’s buttons and I don’t think it is right.