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How do you live with a neatnik who's also your landlord?

My housemate is driving me crazy. I live in his house under a lease agreement with him. I've gone to great lengths to improve my cleanliness. However, he still regularly finds "violations" of the house's cleanliness rules (which were mostly unilaterally dictated by him) and fines me about $5 for each infraction.

I never know when I'm going to find a new message in my e-mail box telling me I'm being fined for another "mess." I've tried talking to him, but he's very good at justifying himself. Also, I don't want to get kicked out.

What should I do?

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Jesus Christ.....tell Sheldon Cooper to friggin lay off ya!!!
Make your neatnik landlord watch The Big Bang Theory with you, and then while watching it say "hey, that guy is like your long lost twin".....then make your neatnik landlord watch the show "Hoarders" with you, and while you're watching it say "hey, how would you like it if I made messes like that? Maybe you should get off my back before I start making a REAL mess"......8)

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Then you get kicked out
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But I like your speech
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Makes it all worthwhile.....8)
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In the end, he's still the boss. Never make any mess

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you could try explaining to him that being that clean is just not how your lifestyle is. it may go over well, it may not, i couldn't tell you. but if he is an understanding person it should.

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Try talking to him and ask him to tell you how you are to maintain your cleanliness and avoid any violation. It is hard to determine the level of cleanliness as compared to a neatmik. Therefore, having him explain will put you at a level where you can keep up and know where to correct.

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Is this $5 fine part of your least? If not do not pay it. But, do a better job if cleaning

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Just move out, people don't need to live with buttholes like him. Make sure you find another place to go to before you move

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