Being Tidy and Messy 整潔和邋遢
A：It is beyond me how you and Oscar can be roommates. You’re very tidy and he’s, well, a slob.
B：It’s not always easy, but we’re making it work.
A：Isn’t Oscar really messy all the time? Whenever I see him, his clothes are rumpled and his hair is unkempt.
B：His room is really cluttered, but he keeps the common areas in passable condition. I do have to straighten up fairly often, and I sometimes have to pick up after him, but that’s because I’m pretty nitpicky.
A：That’s very tolerant of you.
B：Well, we have set up a system so that if things get too messy, I have some recourse.
A：Really, what’s your system?
B：Oscar and I agreed that every time he leaves a big mess, I can fine him.
A：That seems kind of drastic, but maybe it works for you guys.
B：Yeah, it keeps the place pretty clean.
A：Still, knowing Oscar, you must have had to fine him a lot.
B：Let’s just say that my next vacation will be in Monte Carlo!