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    I have been living in uni halls for nearly a week and already my flatmates have been using my stuff, I have a mental health condition which means this causes me anxiety. So I've decided to move all of it to my room and take what I'm using into the kitchen when I'm using it and back to my room when I'm done with it. Anyone else done this (I have moved some of my food too, like my cereal and some snacks. And my blackcurrent squash as it was half empty yesterday, today it was nearly empty so clearly they've been having it. I wouldn't mind as much if they asked. It's the fact they aren't asking!
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    Confront them? idk sorri
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    (Original post by maryling1997)
    I have been living in uni halls for nearly a week and already my flatmates have been using my stuff, I have a mental health condition which means this causes me anxiety. So I've decided to move all of it to my room and take what I'm using into the kitchen when I'm using it and back to my room when I'm done with it. Anyone else done this (I have moved some of my food too, like my cereal and some snacks. And my blackcurrent squash as it was half empty yesterday, today it was nearly empty so clearly they've been having it. I wouldn't mind as much if they asked. It's the fact they aren't asking!
    Pepper spray is legal, I think. If not, it's not hard to source.
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    OK here is an old trick to educate your flatmates.

    Bring the issue to the open and tell them that it is not OK. I had similar problem with a flatmate once and we discussed it, he saw my point.

    Otherwise mix your squash with laxatives. That will teach them a lesson

    good luck
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    (Original post by maryling1997)
    And my blackcurrent squash as it was half empty yesterday, today it was nearly empty so clearly they've been having it. I wouldn't mind as much if they asked. It's the fact they aren't asking!
    Oh, you're one of those "blackcurrent squash half empty" kinda blokes?
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    I kept most of my stuff in my room during first year, simply because we only had one tiny cupboard each. I have no clue if my flatmates did the same or not.
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    how much squash do you drink?
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    (Original post by maryling1997)
    I have been living in uni halls for nearly a week and already my flatmates have been using my stuff, I have a mental health condition which means this causes me anxiety. So I've decided to move all of it to my room and take what I'm using into the kitchen when I'm using it and back to my room when I'm done with it. Anyone else done this (I have moved some of my food too, like my cereal and some snacks. And my blackcurrent squash as it was half empty yesterday, today it was nearly empty so clearly they've been having it. I wouldn't mind as much if they asked. It's the fact they aren't asking!
    Hello ,

    It's a common thing to happen if you're in a shared kitchen but at the same time, if you haven't told them that you aren't comfortable with them using your stuff, they aren't to know. Sure, I understand that is should be general courtesy to ask to use your stuff but university students have a different life style. I had a similar experience at the beginning of my first year, I moved some of my stuff but then actually spoke to my flatmates and was like I don't mind you using stuff, just ask.
    I know it causes you anxiety and it's horrible but it won't change if you don't say anything - don't be confrontational just politely tell them how you feel.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by maryling1997)
    I have been living in uni halls for nearly a week and already my flatmates have been using my stuff, I have a mental health condition which means this causes me anxiety. So I've decided to move all of it to my room and take what I'm using into the kitchen when I'm using it and back to my room when I'm done with it. Anyone else done this (I have moved some of my food too, like my cereal and some snacks. And my blackcurrent squash as it was half empty yesterday, today it was nearly empty so clearly they've been having it. I wouldn't mind as much if they asked. It's the fact they aren't asking!
    I used to do that, as we had someone in our flat who kept stealing food and stuff from the kitchen. That person would even take plates/cutlery/pans (to their room) and bring them back dirty after a week+. bleh

    I used to keep all my kitchen and cooking stuff in my room (I didn't have much) and some food (Cereals, fruits, honey etc)
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    Use theirs
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    (Original post by PrinceOfOrange)
    how much squash do you drink?
    Sounds like it'll be none if he doesn't hide it soon.
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    To avoid confrontation, buy UHT milk and keep it in your room. Even better, multipacks of single servings.
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    To avoid confrontation, buy UHT milk and keep it in your room. Even better, multipacks of single servings.
    UHT milk, white water we call it
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    it's squash... chill
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    Want to borrow a gun? I don't care any-more. Already got one post struck off. **** it if I can help. Only doing this for ****-n-gigs. Aim for the knee not the head. GBH > manslaughter. Unless you like proper bum-fun.
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