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    Hi everyone, I recently moved into student accommodation and since a girl from Korea moved in the kitchen has smelt vile. She cooks at least four times a day and the stench remains all day and night. The windows are constantly open and me and other room mates constantly febreeze that place but with no luck. She has also been rather rude to us and not introduced herself or blatantly ignored as we try to speak to us. I understand she has every right to cook but she seems to have no common courtesy for the other four people living in the flat, who find the smell revolting. Another issue is she fails to clean up after herself and leave lettuce etc on the floor and raw meat packaging on the bunker. It's gotten to the point where on Saturday when I had friends over they politely asked if we could go to someone else's flat because they couldn't bear the smell in the kitchen. I'm now too embarrassed to have friends over and coming home to such an awful smelling flat makes me want to tear my hair out. Please, if anyone has any suggestions on how to handle the situation it would be greatly appreciated.
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    :lol: I feel for you, no solutions from me I'm afraid.
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    First, I would suggest getting everyone to sit down and talk about the use of the kitchen. Just so it doesn't feel like she is being directly targetted. More like a discussion of "ok well sometimes we might all have different friends over so we should all clean up after ourselves" etc etc.

    If that fails, then, secondly, I would complain to the uni accommodation team. Cooking 4 times a day is a bit excessive and if the smell is that bad...
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    (Original post by DreamerGirly)
    Hi everyone, I recently moved into student accommodation and since a girl from Korea moved in the kitchen has smelt vile. She cooks at least four times a day and the stench remains all day and night. The windows are constantly open and me and other room mates constantly febreeze that place but with no luck. She has also been rather rude to us and not introduced herself or blatantly ignored as we try to speak to us. I understand she has every right to cook but she seems to have no common courtesy for the other four people living in the flat, who find the smell revolting. Another issue is she fails to clean up after herself and leave lettuce etc on the floor and raw meat packaging on the bunker. It's gotten to the point where on Saturday when I had friends over they politely asked if we could go to someone else's flat because they couldn't bear the smell in the kitchen. I'm now too embarrassed to have friends over and coming home to such an awful smelling flat makes me want to tear my hair out. Please, if anyone has any suggestions on how to handle the situation it would be greatly appreciated.
    Do you have a resident tutor or suchlike you can raise your concerns with?
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    First, I would suggest getting everyone to sit down and talk about the use of the kitchen. Just so it doesn't feel like she is being directly targetted. More like a discussion of "ok well sometimes we might all have different friends over so we should all clean up after ourselves" etc etc.

    If that fails, then, secondly, I would complain to the uni accommodation team. Cooking 4 times a day is a bit excessive and if the smell is that bad...
    This is what I was hoping would happen when we all moved in however, we hardly ever talk to each other. Me and two other who live here and close but the other two hardly talk to us. It's hard to get a chance to say to them hey can we all have a meeting when we hardly see them. Also I'm not sure how I would approach the subject because I doubt she thinks her food smells so bad and I don't want to come across as offensive. But when I have friends asking me if we can please go somewhere else because my kitchen always smells so bad it's a real issue mostly everyone is good at cleaning up, it just seems that she can't be assed with it and expects that's bc so far we have done it we will continue to clean the messes she makes.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Do you have a resident tutor or suchlike you can raise your concerns with?
    We have a manager however, I'm not sure she could do anything about the smell because the girl has a right to be able to cook. As for cleaning we get fined if it's not clean and the only advice she gives is to have meeting and make sure everyone pulls there weight which isn't happening because we don't even know her name to ask her to come to a flat meeting. She doesn't seem interested in socialising with us in the slightest and I think she expects that we'll clean up her mess for her
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    (Original post by DreamerGirly)
    We have a manager however, I'm not sure she could do anything about the smell because the girl has a right to be able to cook. As for cleaning we get fined if it's not clean and the only advice she gives is to have meeting and make sure everyone pulls there weight which isn't happening because we don't even know her name to ask her to come to a flat meeting. She doesn't seem interested in socialising with us in the slightest and I think she expects that we'll clean up her mess for her
    I meant like a fellow student (albeit older) who lives in the block and is there to make sure you are all ok. I know the resident tutor I had at uni would have spoken to the girl directly if I'd told her what you've just said.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    I meant like a fellow student (albeit older) who lives in the block and is there to make sure you are all ok. I know the resident tutor I had at uni would have spoken to the girl directly if I'd told her what you've just said.
    Oh I see, that's a great idea! We have wardens who are here to help us out. I never thought of going to them 😅 thanks so much. I'll defo visit one tmrw.
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    What is she cooking which smells so badly? If you can identify something specific then it will make it easier to discuss it e.g. 'can you not make fish every day' 'can you not use X herb every day'.

    I would go with house meeting. If you don't see her arrange a time and leave a note on her door about it.
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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    What is she cooking which smells so badly? If you can identify something specific then it will make it easier to discuss it e.g. 'can you not make fish every day' 'can you not use X herb every day'.

    I would go with house meeting. If you don't see her arrange a time and leave a note on her door about it.
    Most of the writing on her packages are in Korean, however I believe that she is cooking her meats in fish oils. I wouldn't mind if it was only occasionally that she was using it, however because it's everyday the kitchen is constantly smelling. I'm also afraid that because of the smell we will fail our inspections and will all be charged because of it, something that would put me in a really difficult financial position 😨
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    Just take her to a car wash...
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    What the hell is she cooking?Boiling a fetus in a stew?
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    Piss in her food if she keeps being rude
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    Hmm, the title on the Today On TSR thing said "It smells and I don't know what to do". This was not the type of thread I was expecting.
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    I'd just get the **** out of there while you still can if I were you. She could be making some kind of horrible spiderweb nest thing, with the intention to eat you. I wouldn't stay there for another day. Just talk to whoever's in charge and tell them that there's an unbearable human in the kitchen.
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    Talk to her about it and if that fails then report it to whomever you got the accommodation from
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    (Original post by SomeWelshGuy123)
    Hmm, the title on the Today On TSR thing said "It smells and I don't know what to do". This was not the type of thread I was expecting.
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    Say you'll call border patrol if she doesn't cook less
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    get an air filter. you need a cleaning rota. explain to her that is quite a strong smell maybe take turns cooking for each other. could she not prepare her food once or twice a week. however be careful you could come across as racially motivated. have you tried her food.
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    (Original post by DreamerGirly)
    Oh I see, that's a great idea! We have wardens who are here to help us out. I never thought of going to them 😅 thanks so much. I'll defo visit one tmrw.
    Best of luck, hope you can find a solution.
 
 
 
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