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Do I Have to Clean the Toilet in My College Dorm?

Question: I know that this is a really dumb question, and I'm sorry for taking your time because of it, but I don't know who else to ask. I'm afraid that if I asked it in a college interview, the admissions person would think I was spoiled or lazy but I'm really not. I help out around the house a lot, I always mow the lawn, and I really want to dorm when I start college, but I just can't stand the thought of cleaning someone else's toilet.

Over the Christmas vacation, I was talking to another girl from my high school who is in college now. She mentioned that she cleans the bathroom in her college dorm. Now I can't stop thinking about that and wondering if it's normal for college students to clean bathrooms. I'm worried that it's something I just can't do. Even in my own house, it makes me gag to clean the toilet. I don't mind cleaning the bathtub or the kitchen sink, but I can't bring myself to touch the toilet, even the one that is mainly used by just me. So when I get to college, will I be expected to do this? Does this happen at every college or at most?

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