Well my university has this rule where everyone must have a roommate. Well the roommate I had last semester dropped out of school (he sucked - he stole $40 from me, and just when he left, he stole my snack basket... ****ing worthless bastard) so I rejoiced. The past three weeks I have be living in the room all by my own lonesome. AWESOME! But wait! I am now told that I have to find a roommate by Tuesday, or I'll be assigned one. Now the dilemma. I found a roommate... sort of. He seems cool, he's from Saudi Arabia. But the problem is he lives in a crappy dorm (small, crappy room, one bathroom for the whole floor - 20 rooms). I now live in a decent dorm (decent room size, bare walls so there's flexibility in room configurations, four bathrooms per floor - same 20 rooms per floor). But this Arab guy refuses to move here because the "cooler" people live here - all internationals, Born Again Christians (no offense ) and generally socially uncool people live in that dorm, and he likes the quiet . So if I just leave it be, and let myself be assigned, I will be staying in this dorm. But it's possible I end up with a crappy roommate again. If I move over to the other dorm, there's a less risk of having a crappy roommate, but 100% risk of living in crap conditions And to top it off, the university takes crap care of the dorm - it's going to be wrecked to the ground sometime in the next two years. What would you do? DAMN, this post is much longer than I'd anticipated.