Thursday, 21 April 2011

Returning to my flat...I mean germ heaven!

I can feel another rant coming on.

When living at home, most of us have chores. We hoover up, wash the dishes, mow the lawn and when we move out of the house and into a flat with 5 other students we do our own dishes and occasionally take the bin out.

In my flat there is a list pinned to the wall. When we take the bin out we write our name and the date so not only one person is taking the bin out all the time. When it’s your turn, you take the bin, everyone is happy.

What a lovely surprise me and a fellow flatmate had when we came back from a weeks break at home to find a full bin bag sat in the middle of the kitchen. I wasn’t our rubbish, we hadn’t been there for a week. Two people had been in the flat while we were away and only one of their names was on the bin list. So its understandable that we were pretty miffed!

Almost a week later and the bin still sat there, now smelling like something had died in it. Enough is enough, this morning me and another flatmate decided to take the bin down.

First it fell over and flies started flying out, then bin juice spread across the floor, then more flies flew through the window to smell the horrendous odour filling the whole flat! After using plastic bags as gloves to pick the rubbish up and holding our breathe until we turned blue, we managed to put the full bin bag on a chair and carry it down the stairs between us. I have to say, the green goo on the floor just screamed that the bin had probably been there for almost two weeks!

After that I will NOT be taking the bin down for a while! Don’t be so selfish and clean up your own mess! I’m a rather lazy person myself but even I wouldn’t sit and let the bin turn into germ heaven and then let people who didn’t even make the rubbish take it down!