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How do you tell someone tactfully that they lack self awareness. (He is 35 and easily gets offended to criticism and doesn’t take direction well.) He brought a date over and almost set the place ablaze leaving popcorn in the microwave for nearly 5 minutes. Now the whole building smells and he didn’t even have the courtesy to clean the microwave. Opened the window that had my avocado pit growing and broke it. This among other things and leaving food scraps around.

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Off topic but it’s going to take a really long time (if ever) to get a producing tree from the seed. You can buy an avocado tree for not much that will def produce within a couple years

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This is also true of citrus, sadly. You’ll probably end up with a thorny monstrosity that doesn’t produce fruit. Dm me for grower recs based on your region!

I'd resolve by getting away from this person because they sound very annoying

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Oh man, is this a roommate or office mate? If it’s a roommate, I’d move lol. Office, passive-aggressive notes seem to be the way.

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Or you can always act crazier than them to scare them off. Like say the avocado pit was used for witchcraft and now they have a curse on them?

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So sorry, sounds like the roommate from hell. You don't need to tell them they lack self-awareness. For all you know, they know but just don't care. Your best bet for future desired behavior is to let them know that you are not going to put up with "lacks common courtesy" type of behavior, and that actions have consequences. Good luck!

You're an art director, use your artistic side to present a play depicting their nonsense and give it a very tragic ending. They'll get the message.

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