I’m a Lead RA in our residence hall, and in our female residence hall we have a resident that we have come to affectionately call “the crazy lady”. Ever since she moved in, she has not let the RA’s rest, she thinks we’re Burger King and wants to have everything her way. One particular night (while I wasn’t even on duty) the other Lead RA called me that “the crazy lady” called her, but she was watching desk, and asked if I could go check on her.
I agreed and went the resident’s room, she said that her a/c had gone out and asked what I could do. I told her I could either bring her a fan of let her stay in one of our emergency rooms. She said she would like a room with an a/c. I let her know that the emergency room was located on the 2nd floor (she was on the first). Even though the room was just to spend the night, she said it was too far, she wanted a closer room.
After checking the floor plan I found her an empty room on the first floor down the hall. In the girl’s building the windows either face the parking lot or a small lake facing campus. The room I found for her was facing the parking lot, the same view her original room had.
She told me she thought it would be really “cool” if she could get a room facing the water. I told her there were no rooms, except the RA room, but that it was not available. She asked why not and explained that it had no furniture in it, and on top of that it was an RA room and I could not let her stay in it, persistently she asked if see it, I told her as there was no way she could stay there.
She then told me to open up some of the rooms facing the water to see if I could find her a spot, I told her that all the rooms had residents in them already and that I just couldn’t pop into their rooms at midnight checking.
Again she asked if she could stay in the RA room because it would only be for two nights, I told her no again because there was no furniture in it. She then began to complain about moving all her stuff (all she needed was her bed linens and maybe the two days worth of clothes, as she still had access to her room).
After having me check the floor plan several times, check several rooms and make her a key to the spare room, she decides that she would rather have the fan and stay in her room.
At this point I was already incredibly frustrated with her, but I just smiled and walked back to the lobby of the male building to get the fan for her room. All this happened on Friday. On Sunday I went home for the day, and I got a call from the same Lead RA that the same lady was complain about her room again. I told her that she was on her own this time.
She later told me that the resident made her check the floor plan again check the rooms again and at the last minute decided to stay in her room.
This resident is constantly calling our on call phone to complain about things so much that the RA’s have programmed her number into the phone as, you guessed it “the crazy lady” so they’ll be ready to answer it.
One day she called one of the other RA’s and told him that there was only one chair in her room and that she wanted two. The coordinator told him to go ahead and get her a chair from the study room to get her quiet. The poor guy lugged it from the study room on the third floor of the male building (we don’t have elevators) to the first floor of the girl’s building. She then called him back to complain that the chairs didn’t match.
We couldn’t believe it
Submitted by an Anonymous RA