This viral Twitter thread is completely, embarrassingly accurate
Living with men has its quirks (toilet seat up at all times, random toenail clippings, so much burping). Living with women might just be a little bit worse. At least, that’s what we learned from a viral Twitter thread written by Robbie Stowers, a 20-year-old University of London student, who broke down the many challenges that come along with having female roommates.
Stowers recently bunked with three women during a school ski trip, and chronicled his observations into 32 succinct tweets. His posts have already racked up hundreds of thousands of likes — probably because they are acutely accurate.
“The response from this thread has been entirely unexpected and quite overwhelming,” Stowers told Scary Mommy. “I wrote it as I thought a few friends may find it amusing, now it has been seen by 72 million people from across the world.”
His roommates (aka the true superstars of the thread) were equally shocked. “They’re in disbelief that it’s gone viral,” he said. “It has all been a lot of fun.”
Without further ado, here are all of the things we’ve been doing that have been secretly annoying and baffling our male roomies. Sending many, many apologies. Except not really.
Some of us have an unhealthy relationship with makeup.
We shed. A lot.
No, seriously. We have a lot of hair and it goes everywhere.
What’s mine is yours — and it’s totally okay if you forgot to ask.
We need access to the bathroom mirror before going out on the town (because that crappy, smudged nightstand mirror just won’t cut it).
We’re not as subtle and quiet as we think we are.
But also there’s just so much to discuss.
Yes, we will dissect text messages while we’re together. It’s just much more fun that way.
We will shape each other’s eyebrows with a skilled determination. No, it won’t be painless. Yes, it will be worth it.
Every article of clothing looks terrible when you’re getting ready. Bring on the Spanx, please.
If any of the above ring true, you’re definitely not alone. Also, maybe we should collectively come together and offer to give up one of these habits in exchange for a closed toilet seat. Like, disposing of those 15 clumps of hair currently sitting in the bathtub right now. It’s for a good cause.