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    Double Trouble

    The centuries old debate between getting a single or a double room has undoubtedly crossed the mind of every college student. Take it from someone who has seen the other side of the grass and found that it ain’t any greener.

    I was in a double my first two years here, and it wasn’t until I chose a single that I realized how much I had reduced the quality of my living earlier. I have now discovered about 593 reasons (and still counting) to live in a single, but so as not to overwhelm my opponent, I will only list a few.

    For starters, you can pick your nose, fart and basically slob around whenever and wherever you please. If you can’t study without some Nine Inch Nails blasting, you can finally do it without someone turning their turbo vacuum at the same time. And now you can finally resume that soda can tower, which your roomie had earlier crushed ‘accidentally.’

    Here’s the best part – no more moms! When you are in a single, no one inquires about your whereabouts every single day. For the Canadians out there, you can make it as cold as the Arctic and you won’t get dirty looks from some glob in green sweaters.

    Some say that with doubles, you get an instant friend. But that’s a poor excuse for losers who can’t click otherwise. Research shows those in singles are more social than those in doubles. Things could backfire with a roomie (or more what with all the tripling) and you could be fearing for your life in your sleep.

    A wise man once told me a story about the time he came back to his room to find his roommate watching a looping reel of him sleeping. Needless to say, he never came back to the room. Would you?

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