Hey guys, I need some advice. Right now, I’m having some pretty loud and frequent vocal tics, so I’m in my room so I don’t bother anyone. The only problem is, my roommate came in and started watching TV on her computer without headphones and it’s really loud and I can’t focus!
Most times, I would just go into a study room, but all the study rooms have people quietly studying in them. I would definitely draw a lot of attention to myself if I tried to go study in a study room. So I asked my roommate nicely if she would use some headphones so I could get some studying done. She told me she wanted to watch it without headphones and that I should go move to a study room.
And there lies the problem … I don’t want to be mean, but I really want to tell her, “Hey, right now, my tics are bad and this is pretty much the only place I can study without bothering anyone, so I would really appreciate it if you would use headphones!” Any advice?