Help: My Roommate Uses The Living Room As Her Office!

- Very Serious: An Advice Column By Kelly Conaboy -
Help: My Roommate Uses The Living Room As Her Office!

Kelly Conaboy is writing an advice column for Dipp readers. It's going to be very serious. So serious, in fact, we named it Very Serious: An Advice Column by Kelly Conaboy. Just email her at with whatever's bothering you and each week, Kelly will solve one lucky reader's biggest problem. You can read all of Kelly's excellent advice here.

Dear Kelly,

My roommate has been using the living room as her workspace since the beginning of the pandemic, and I haven’t said anything about it, but now I really need her to just go in her room. I’m listening to her right now in a Zoom meeting. Is there a not passive aggressive way of handling this?



Maya, I will say what everyone is thinking: I have no idea how you have gone so long without saying anything. I’m trying to imagine your life. Just holed up in your room, a cup to the door, gathering all the details you can about how Q4 is going. (“Q4” is the best I can do at imagining what people talk about at an actual job.) Absolute torture. Let’s see if we can help.

Well — I guess I don’t have “no idea” how you've stayed silent so long; I can imagine the circumstances that would have led you here. Obviously, no one knew how to handle anything at the beginning of the pandemic. Couples moved in together, and then broke up. Everyone was hoarding toilet paper and canned beans. Remember when Vanderpump Rules cast members Stassi and Beau lived with Katie and Tom for a while? Imagine if they just kept living there. Katie writing into The Dipp’s advice column like, Uhh … soo … how do you ask two friends to leave your house when they’re not even on your show anymore?

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