OP shared a living space with a friend from university, but she didn't know that her friend was experiencing financial difficulties.
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OP's roommate couldn't pay her half of the utilities but was planning a lavish vacation, so OP cut off her internet access and restricted her TV shows
OP discovered her roommate wasn't paying her rent but was spending lavishly on other things
Enjoy giving when you sense repayment is unlikely.
OP lost money because she didn't pay; she lost money due to OP's actions. It balances out.
Doing this intermittently is more impactful than constant disruption.
A similar situation with a roommate
While petty revenge may feel satisfying, it doesn't fix the problem.
Prioritizing luxury purchases over essential bills like rent and utilities is a poor choice.
A lesson in fairness and responsibility
Is this revenge or is OP just being mean?
What OP did to handle her roommate's money problems may seem a bit strange, but sometimes, when things aren't fair, you have to step up and do something about it. Even though OP's actions weren't the usual way to fix problems, they definitely made her roommate realize that not taking care of money stuff has consequences.
First off, it's really important to talk openly and honestly when you're sharing bills and rent with someone. But when that doesn't work, OP's clever moves to protect her own money show that everyone needs to be responsible and fair when they live together.