So now that we've signed a lease on our Brand! New! Apartment! for next year, the 5 of us (who normally get along fabulously) are in the midst of a Big! Angry! Fight! and it is Driving! Me! Crazy!
So: halp? Plz?
Here's the deal. Our apartment is 5 bedrooms. 4 bedrooms are HUGE with big windows and built-in closets. 1 bedroom is TINY with no (zero) windows and no (zero) closets.
We're drawing numbers out of a hat to see who gets which room. Roomie who draws #1 gets first pick of rooms. Roomie who draws #2 gets second pick of rooms. Etc.
Two of us think this way (me included): Person who gets stuck with tiny bedroom with no windows and no closet (and who would have to pay money to BUY some sort of armoire or clothing rack to put in her already tiny room) should have to pay $20/month less than the other girls (which means the other 4 would have to pay $5 more per month).
Two of us think another way: Everybody pays equally whether they have the tiniest bedroom or not.
One roommate is on the fence and won't make a decision.
I'm a naturally stubborn person, and I know in a lot of cases this makes me unreasonable. But I just can't come to terms with making whoever gets stuck with the smallest bedroom pay the same as everyone else.
THEN there's the issue of one of my roommates arguing that $20/month (what the person in the smallest room would be saving) isn't that much money. DO NOT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THAT ARGUMENT.
I don't know. We should have worked this out before we signed the lease, but we didn't. And now we're arguing. Please: opinions? Suggestions? Am I being unreasonable? (If I am, I'll back down. I swear.)
Edited to add: I found out that the people who are currently in the apartment allow the person with the tiny room to pay $100 less per month than the others. I'd still be fine with $20. And...the only thing we can agree on is that we're not willing to double up in a room.