Hostel life has a charm of its own. You may come out the familiar surroundings of your dear ones and enter a new world of strangers, who are experiencing the same dilemmas as you. However some basic etiquettes can make the hostel life a memorable experience although they are creating problems anyway. The first dilemma I faced when I entered the hostel was to share my room with a new girl. I never used to share my room at home with anyone and found this change quite difficult. My roommate on the other hand was hailed from a joint family and never tried to keep a private environment in the room.
Things got really worse since we had different lifestyle. My routine had trained me to sleep early at night and to wake up early in the morning. My roommate on the other hand was a late night bird and never used to leave her bed in the morning. We started to agree upon one factor that our sleep gets disturbed because of the other one. There were more things to make me worried in the hostel life. At many mornings I woke up to find dirtied toilets. The ongoing notices about the toilet etiquette went unnoticed by those who did the mischief.
Those who clinged to cleanliness had collapsed into misery whenever they had to see littered papers, food items and hair. In addition to that, some of the pet animals started to raise a serious concerns about the hostel hygiene. Money also became a villain to hinder so many relationships in the hostel life. I soon learnt that there are some ‘parasites’ who pride themselves to depend on others. Complaints started to raise of unreturned money and at times about theft. In addition to these, the hostel life also presented some terrific nights with robbers and first hand description of ghost experiences.
The last thing that I am going to explain about my problems of living in a hostel is the food. My college canteen was an exceptional one in offering some of the most delicious food items. I often longed for the homely food and often starved when the plain food has been served at my college canteen. This brings out a drastic change for many of my friends who had the bliss to enjoy the desirable food at any time we want. Moreover hostel life served as a background to groom us for the real life. Many of the hurdles that I faced in the initial stages of hostel life, I started to feel the life heavenly at one stage.