I moved in today and I can already tell that the dorm is stricter that I would prefer. After living on my own for the last 3 years, it is hard for me to live with a high degree of supervision. I think once you live independently it is impossible to go back. But for now I am going to just have to try.
I was thinking that my friend Travis would be able to stay with me for the 2 nights until he can move into his dorm. OR at least I was going to try to sneak him in. But after reading my contract and the rules, I learned the dorm can terminate my lease if they find out that someone was staying over. At that point, we decided that it would be better if Travis found a hotel room. I felt pretty bad though, since he wasn't planning on spending any money for the next couple nights.
There are rules against moving the furniture in the room, hours for using washing machines and even taking showers. Guests can only be in our apartments during office hours so 9am-6pm. I am not a fan...
I just realized today I have a feeling of self-righteousness. It is a pretty strong American stereotype, but in my case at least, it is true. I never recognized it before, but especially in the dorm situation, I feel like I should have the right to do what I want. Its not like I am disrespectful I just feel like some of the actions are overreactions. I think "Well I am paying to stay here, so...". Its kinda funny. I'm gonna just hafta try to behave myself for now :)