My brother was using the heater in his dorm room as a shelf when I went to visit him last week.
When I first walked into his dorm room, I could not even believe what I was seeing.
The place looked like it had been ransacked. When my brother was younger, he was pretty messy, but I assumed that as he grew up he would grow out of it. I thought that once he got his own place or his own college dorm, he would become a little bit neater. However, when I went to visit him that day, I realized that my hopes were definitely unrealized. He was even messier there than he had been at home when we were living together! Anyway, I was supposed to be going to his college to meet him for lunch and to spend the day with him, but the minute that I walked into his dorm room I was shocked and annoyed. The first thing I noticed was that he had an electric space heater plugged in next to his bed. Electric space heaters are completely off limits for people living in dorms because they can be a fire hazard. He was ignoring the rule about electric space heaters, and worse than that, he had clothes hanging all over it! It was like he was using the space heater as an extra closet shelf or something! I could not believe my eyes. I ended up spending the morning cleaning his room and yelling at him about being more responsible about the space heater.