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College Roommate Issue
So I recently moved into a dorm with a new roommate, and let’s just say things haven’t been smooth sailing. For the first few weeks, everything was wonderful. We had some great conversations and I thought I had finally found a dorm mate I could be genuine friends with; however, recently things have gotten rough, and I must rant before I have a mental breakdown. One of the main things that has been bothering me is a smell that has been lingering in our dorm for WEEKS. It is a mixture of feet, ass, and mildew. I truly have never smelled anything like it before, and it makes me want to vomit. I realized that the smell was coming from her drawer, but I didn’t say anything to her because I’m terrified of confrontation. Recently, the smell has gotten on her clothes as well, and whenever she walked through the room I’m hit with the same terrible scent. For a while I had to hide under my blanket to avoid breathing it in. I asked her if she smelled anything off, and she has said no twice. I’m not sure if she has no sense of smell, or if she knows it’s her and is too embarrassed. Either way, it’s not good. There have been times where I’ve climbed into bed and could smell her from her side of the room. I have witnesses who smelled it when they walked in as well, so I know I’m not going crazy. The thing is, she’s shy and very timid. She’s also a very nice person, so I don’t want to confront her in a mean way. I genuinely like her as a person and would never want to hurt her. At this point, I’m beginning to lose my mind; her whole drawer stinks so bad and it’s starting to radiate through the entire room. It never stops. I don’t want to bring my RA into this because I don’t want to embarrass her. Anyone have any solutions? Yes, I’ve already bought excessive amounts of air freshener, but it hasn’t been very effective.7 replies