“Wait! You requested ME as your roommate?” Marie didn’t look as happy as I thought she would when I shared this news with her in the break room at Publix, where we both worked. In fact, she looked quite pissed off. “Yes! And I put it as a priority over my dorm preference!” I was so happy about the thought of living with one of my besties. Sure, all of the OLD people in my life had told me that living with a friend was never a good idea, but what did they know? Marie and I had so much fun together. We both wanted to live together. Of course, we did!