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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

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So I finally got to meet with Dr. Lambert today, and it looks like we really do have a definite pattern- what neither of us were sure would occur seems to have been observed. There is really no way to express how cool that actually is. Of course, he couldn't make his statistical analyzer do the things to the data he needed to do to the data, so I decided it's just easier for me to write a C++ program for it. Yay Standard Template Library and stuff. And there's something inherently cool about having a key to one of the laboratories on campus- I've got the key to his lab, in case I do need to use his analysis program.

Much less yay and more growl is that apparently, the other three rooms in my suite are going to be used as hotel rooms. I asked about the sign posted in the wall- the "We hope your stay here is nice", etc., obviously talking to temporary guests rather than a student really living here- at ResLife, and the reply was "yes, and there's not a fucking thing you can do about it, you're fucking shafted." The student behind the desk was also frustrated about similar circumstances happening to him. Apparently, not only will the other three rooms be used as hotel rooms, but the guests have restroom priority- they're allowed to use both of the restrooms in the suite. (The one farther from me? Fine. The one I've got? Not so fine.) Oh, and I'll have to move my towels and toiletries out of there, so "Quadrangle Housing Company" (the University's hotel branch, pretty much) can provide their towels, washcloths, soap, and shampoo in them. I am expressly forbidden from using any of them, since I got a dorm room, not a hotel room. (I am actually paying much more than hotel guests, by the way.) Did I mention that, from people shafted like this in the past, the soap and shampoo are scented- and I got housed here because I fucking have asthma and can't have a roommate or bathroom-mate using anything scented because it can fucking kill me?

I am very angry about that. I suppose consolation is that the first round of guests- who will be moving in next week- are all professors for a conference, so shouldn't be too noisy. I hope not- because I've been actively told that I am explicitly NOT allowed to ask them to quiet down or otherwise "inibit their stay" (whatever the fuck that means), even after quiet hours. They can demand that I do so, however- to the point where I'll be fined $50 if I don't quiet down whenever asked at any time of the day, the usual fee for violating quiet hours during Finals Week and Reading Week.

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... Ouch ...

I'm rather surprised that they're mixing dorm rooms and hotel rooms like that. It would seem to be easier for them not to do so.

My suggestion (which is so obvious that you've probably already done it):
Complain about the scented stuff setting off your allergies. If you've got a medical reason for there to be a problem, I would think it would be a lot easier for them to move the hotel people to an unoccupied suite than to deal with someone complaining about a medical condition.

Were there any guarantees when you signed up for housing regarding number of people who would be residing in your suite (each has their own bathroom or you have the whole thing to yourself or anything like that)? If there were and this violates it, complain like nuts.

I'm reluctant to suggest it because your parents might decide to just haul you home, but getting your parents to complain may actually do more than just you complaining yourself. Talk to someone besides the student at the desk. They probably can't do anything; you need one of the normal staff people. Don't give up until you do get to talk to someone who actually has the authority to do something if they can. You're in the building and suite for medical reasons, not because you wanted to live away from everyone else. That should be respected.

I was just looking at the website about summer school housing, and it says that all medical stuff has to go through student health services. You might try contacting them and getting them to fight ResLife for you.

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