okay so last night was beyond ridiculous in the realm of dorm room issues.
i am currently staying in a 21 bed mixed dorm. not completely full, but there’s probably about 15 people in here i would assume. so a lot of people, and there’s bound to be some kind of friction because everyone is different and are here for different reasons.
luckily i am not in any way sleep precious.
the evening started off with the fire alarm going off sporadically a few times from 9pm ish until about midnight when it finally stopped. then there were a few girls going out to various bars and things. they left separately but they seemed friendly and asked around the room to see if people wanted to go. i was attempting to enjoy my last night and day (today) off work so i declined.
then at 3.30am it all began. for some reason i had decided not to turn my alarm off so my watch woke me up buzzing away. this was fine. it was irritating but i turned it off and rolled over. now it must’ve been not even 5 minutes later, when one of the girls comes in.
slams the door shut, stomps up the stairs to where the beds are (i also want to note here, it’s super odd to have a dorm room that has stairs AFTER the door), drops her stuff on the ground, turns on the big light, goes into one of the two bathrooms we have in this room. she then sees the state of the bathroom (which obviously we’ve all already noticed and we all know about it already). basically the hostel has taken all the shower curtains to be cleaned and hasn’t returned them just yet so someone had a shower and the entire bathroom is flooded pretty much. she starts yelling about how disgusting it it and leaves that bathroom to come back to the middle of the room and ask (as if it’s 6 in the evening and everyone is awake), who did that. no one responds. so she goes into the next bathroom and once she’s done (because you can literally hear everything because i swear the walls are made out of plastic or something), she leaves. no flush. no turning the bathroom light off. no turning the main light off. nothing.
then, and bear with because i can’t remember how this started but the other girl that was out who had already come home sometime before (quietly i assume because i hadn’t been woken up), she decides to go to the bathroom. when she comes out she starts playing fm radio from her 5 pound Alcatel brick phone. obviously because of the phone quality, the sound quality isn’t too good. one of the british guys speaks out and asks her nicely to turn the music off and she yells over the music saying she can’t hear him. then another older guy (possibly spanish or portugese) climbs down from his bed, pulls back her curtain and tells her to quieten down. now this is when shit really hits the fan.
she jumps out of bed and starts swearing her head off at this guy and he’s yelling back telling her to shut up and to turn her music off. by this point it’s starting to get super loud. he goes to the bathroom then comes out, puts some shoes on and a coat and leaves the room. now the british guy from before is started to get pissed (understandably). this girl is talking to herself, loudly. about how ridiculous it it. about how everyone wakes her up at 2pm. about how overly sensitive everyone is. about how she doesn’t care. etc etc. it goes on and on.
the british guy jumps out of bed and brings her head phones asks if she wants to borrow them. she tells him she doesn’t need them and to fuck off.
then the guy who went downstairs, came back upstairs with one of the guys who works at the hostel. he tells her to turn it off and she pretends like she thought her head phones were in the whole time. acting as though she hasn’t had the music blasting at 4 in the morning for the last 15 minutes, waking everyone up.
once the receptionist leaves, she says a few more things to herself, and eventually everyone heads back to bed.
looking forward to seeing where tonight takes us all.
Jax Goes OUT