(Original post by wallflower*)
My flatmate wanted to set the timer so the heating would come on at 5am, so that she wouldn't be cold when she got up for uni. When i pointed out that as she never gets up before 9am it would be slightly unnecessary she got in a mood and wouldn't speak to me for a week! She leaves her window open all the time so she can smoke in her room and wanders around in just a t-shirt and then complains that she feels cold.
I brought up the idea of her paying extra towards the gas bill but she got offended and acted like it was me who was the unreasonable one for even suggesting it. Some people just don't seem to understand the costs of things like heating, because they don't have to pay for it immediately it's easy to pretend that they don't have to pay for it at all.
Now i just creep around closing windows and turning down thermostats, and switching off lights like scrooge.
I have the exact same problem with my housemate.
She sets the heating to come on for a full 2hrs before she gets up, and even when she gets up she's out the door in about 10 mins! Hardly enough time to get cold when you're rushing around getting ready, is it?
She also sets the heating to come on about 2hrs before she gets home - and most of the time shes stays on late at work anyway.
When she gets home she whacks the heating onto 'ON' and turns it up.
She then sits downstairs where its draughty in light clothing complaining its cold!
Meanwhile me and my gf are upstairs in our room with our window open as its so fecking hot it makes me feel ill!
We've reached the point where whenever the heatings on we turn it off (or if its actually quite cold we leave it on, but turn it down or shorten the time its on)
We got a massive bill the other day and since its in her name she split it evenly and asked us for the money! pfftt, if it wasn't for me I'd say the bill would be close to double what it actually was.
In fact she's been known to leave the heating on full blast while everyone is out all day - I nearly died when I came in that day, sooooo hot!
I think it all stems from her mother who's rather loopy and has their heating on full blast all year round. no joke!
Anyway, this is the 2nd year we've had massive winter bills because of her and plus many other reasons which I could seriously write all day about, enough is enough and we're moving out.