Good news for Leonard, then… Courts tend to invalidate contracts in this unilateral way. From a legal point of view, we say that the content of the treaty is unacceptable. In other words, the terms of the agreement are so unfair that they insult consciences. Beyond the unfair terms, a contract is unacceptable though: the big joke in The Big Bang Theory is how crazy Sheldon can be – that his brilliance is overshadowed only by his “weirdness” and that his friends must constantly find ways to handle all the bonkers Sheldon asks of the people around him. The one who really does is of course his roommate leonard. He has to deal with Sheldon`s demands on a daily basis, as they live together (until the end of the series, of course) and Sheldon (as Sheldon) makes him sign a very complicated “Roommate Agreement”. On the one hand, the text of the agreement is clearly intended to use Sheldon at Leonard`s expense. While the deal regularly throws a bone at Leonard (i.e. Sheldon promises to take Leonard to swim in Bill Gates` house, if he`s ever invited, Sheldon promises to ask Leonard how he is once a day), it`s pretty one-sided. Sheldon admits so much on the show.
Remember, he is the sole author of the agreement and he only presents it in situations where he can arm Leonard in compliance. It`s the sword of Damocles hanging over Leonard`s life. This agreement always comes up in the show, usually when someone asks Leonard why he allows Sheldon to dictate another element of his life, or when Sheldon informs him about why he has to impose himself – it`s in the agreement! Of course, this is considered a completely exaggerated thing, but there are some parts of this agreement that might want to include more roommates in their rules… But even if Sheldon and Amy wanted a turtle, he`d be breaking his own rule. In the roommate agreement, he explained that pets were in fact prohibited, unless they were pets! These other scenarios are not valid, but I think Leonard has a strong argument that the agreement is so unfavourable to him that it is a real burden. Most clauses require Leonard to do something or not stop, and Sheldon doesn`t have much to do to meet all the requests of leonards. Many of these rules seem to be right, and only about creating a great living situation, but it becomes increasingly clear during the series that most of them are actually only busy making sure that Sheldon gets his way. And if some of these rules may be in his favour by chance, there is no possibility that they will be fair.
In short, if the roommates don`t agree, Sheldon`s voice wins. It means that Sheldon`s opinion always wins, which is not normal. This may sound ridiculous, but adding a day of the year to enjoy your roommate and everything you do for each other is incredibly cute – and probably very helpful in maintaining a great relationship. It would work better if it was reciprocal, not just a roommate, of course. And yes, it shouldn`t be necessary, but gratitude is increasingly made to be useful for health and happiness, so why not take a little leave of absence from “roommate-thank you”? Like Sheldon and Amy`s agreement, the roommate agreement is the sacred document that must end Leonard and Sheldon`s responsibility as friends and room. This covers all needs from which you can order the right protocol in case of a zombie outbreak. And thanks to all this, Leonard and Sheldon have become better buds than ever… or, you know, at least they didn`t tear themselves apart. This harmless clause actually means that Leonard is responsible for doing everything a car entails for Sheldon. Drive him to work (and back).
Take her to dental appointments.