I have to do a lot of things now, because I moved out of the dorms and now I am living about a mile from the campus of Johns Hopkins University. I am living with a lacrosse player I met playing pickup basketball games with. He is certifiably insane and I do not think I would want him to be my doctor, but I do not think he is going to stick with pre med either. I like him for this because he has money. For instance we are looking at information on Baltimore high speed internet access and I tell him that I can probably not afford the most expensive kind of internet. He shrugs and says that he will put it on his credit card, of course his credit card bill goes to his Dad who is a lawyer in Baltimore and his Mom who is a professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In other words he is not going to leave me hanging when the bills come due, at least not so long as his Mom and Dad still love him.
This is a really big deal, because I have only enough money to pay my share of the bill and my brother has told me about some bad stuff that happened to him and people that he knew at college. You go split expenses with a guy on an apartment, or maybe you share a house with two or more people. So long as everyone comes up with their part of the bills at the end of the month it is all great. In fact it is pretty cheap to live like this if you do it right, but if one person does not chip you are going to be starving or worse you run out of beer money.