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Smelly after workout and share housing in Canberra?

By MartianMick - 5 September 2012 23

I am considering entering to share housing. I am concerned because I have sport 3 nights a week and I sweat like nothing else. After training there are no showers so I have to come home smelly. I jump straight into the shower because I cannot stand my own smell.

In a share house situation you’re usually renting a room only, so you need to hide from the head tenant. I am wondering what people’s attitude to a housemate comes home smelly then goes straight to the shower.

Now I know this sounds totally ridiculous, but people who run share houses (i.e head tenants) must be assumed to be complete monsters that make real estate agents look like angels until proven otherwise.

What’s Your opinion?


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23 Responses to
Smelly after workout and share housing in Canberra?
carnardly 6:15 pm 05 Sep 12

Pork Hunt said :

The reader can probably work out what the first thing was I saw every morning when I went to the loo….

I would’ve “seen the light” and got up half an hour earlier each day…. 🙂

carnardly 6:14 pm 05 Sep 12

Genie said :

[I’m going to have to air the house out for a month when B1 and his stench leaves.

WHEN he leaves…????? rolls eyes again

Pork Hunt 6:03 pm 05 Sep 12

I used to live with a housemate who ate rice cakes like there was no tomorrow.
Rice cakes float after passing throught the human digestive tract.
His bowels were as regular as clockwork.
He always woke up before me.
The reader can probably work out what the first thing was I saw every morning when I went to the loo….

Roadrage77 5:43 pm 05 Sep 12

This ranks as one of the top 10 weirdest threads on Riotact.

What planet are you from MartianMick?

Genie 5:29 pm 05 Sep 12

Golden-Alpine said :

Sounds like this share house now has room available. Sounds like you would fit right in too!

http://the-riotact.com/help-how-to-get-rid-of-a-room-mate/74040

NO… Just no….

I’m going to have to air the house out for a month when B1 and his stench leaves.

Golden-Alpine 2:40 pm 05 Sep 12

Sounds like this share house now has room available. Sounds like you would fit right in too!

http://the-riotact.com/help-how-to-get-rid-of-a-room-mate/74040

joingler 1:16 pm 05 Sep 12

As long as you don’t turn up to the interview after exercising, I don’t really see a problem

rbka 10:51 am 05 Sep 12

In my experience a share house means the house is shared. If you have to hide from the owner/lessee you are in the wrong place, use the interview to check.

Sure you need to work out the best thing collectively ie shower scheduling and housework. If you pong from sport, hard work or sex, take a shower.

The head tenant might be a bit bossy about cleaning and potential damage etc, but they are liable after all.

gospeedygo 10:24 am 05 Sep 12

Erm, you do realise that there are share houses out there with ‘normal’ people living in them, right?

carnardly 10:05 am 05 Sep 12

hide from the head tenant???

Croikey – me and my last ‘head tenant” had dinner together most nights. They cooked most times, and I cleaned up. We watched tv together and had beer and bbqs together.

Isn’t it only weird people that hide from head tenants…? Share housing isn’t always full of crazies. i showered each day when i wanted and if i got extra stinky. I’d be shocked to be told i couldn’t.

You sound very sheltered…

jessieduck 9:33 am 05 Sep 12

Bathing after sport is considered normal.
Writing about your random share house concerns may not be…

RiotFrog 9:33 am 05 Sep 12

Now I know this sounds totally ridiculous…

You said it.

poetix 9:15 am 05 Sep 12

I’d be worried if you didn’t have a shower, or left your used sports gear in a communal area.

johnboy 9:08 am 05 Sep 12

I’ve never had a housemate situation where it wasn’t normal to come back from exercise and jump in the shower.

pierce 8:51 am 05 Sep 12

That’s an odd assumption – all types of people live in share houses and the vast majority are perfectly sane. I wouldn’t sweat it.

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