Would you rather.....
Live with THE MOST ANNOYING PERSON YOU KNOW for 5 years, or.....
Lose two non-essential fingers, and walk with a limp and a cane (not a horrible limp or anything...our example was like House, M.D.)
Kinda like this....except you probably wouldn't be able to play much guitar, since you'd be missing a couple fingers....and I doubt you'd be able to hop around like Angus from AC/DC, if you can't even walk without dragging one of your legs....in retrospect, this wasn't the best picture representation of House. Hindsight is 20/20, I guess.
Regarding your roommate, we have some extra factors to muddy things up, naturally. We couldn't make it that easy.
1. You are both jobless (so you don't have somewhere to go all day)
2. You're not allowed to have a significant other (so you can't just sleep over at his/her place every night)
3. You must hang out together all the time, except for sleeping 8 hours a night (so you can't just hole up in your bedroom and ignore him/her)
So there it is: it's you and him/her, day in and day out, for 5 years. Or you're minorly deformed for the rest of your life.
I think this choice was easy for me because I already shared a room with Russell for 13 months anyway. As Paul would say right here: "Just kidding. But seriously. "