Roommates are bound to get on each other’s nerves, whether it’s about who’s washing up is in the sink, or who’s turn it is to buy the toilet roll.
Sometimes however, you somehow land yourself with a room-mate who is so bad, you wonder what you did in a past life to deserve having to live with them!
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Clearly these guys didn’t find their flat shares through Easy Roommate, because these stories are pretty horrific!
We’ve scoured the internet for some of the best worst room-mate stories. We really feel for these people!
What not to do when you’re behind on a project!
“One of my roommates was notoriously late on projects. So why would I expect final projects to be any different? I was already in bed, trying to get a decent rest so I’d be prepared for my 8 a.m. art history final, when my roommate bursts in, saying we needed to move everything important because she had to flood the room. She was completely serious. She was going to flood the room so it would ruin her too-far-behind project (she knew she had no chance of finishing it in time), call the RA, and get a note saying she needed an extension on her project due to unforeseen circumstances. But, she said, we only should move important stuff. If everything of ours went undamaged it would look suspicious to the RA!
“Thankfully my other roommate and I talked her out of it, but if we hadn’t been there I truly believe she would have just gone ahead and done it!”
—Jill Ryan Haer, Facebook (Buzzfeed Community)
Always wash the glasses!
“I noticed that our drinking glasses would go missing from time to time. Cleaning up the house one day I found one of the glasses under my roommate’s bed, full to the brim with urine.
“He was too lazy to get out of bed at night to use the bathroom, so would periodically use the communal drinking glasses. We lived together for three years before I figured that out.”
This is just wrong on so many levels
“He drank my contact lens solution because he thought it was drugs. The whole bottle. A big bottle. Not only did he not figure it out while not being remotely high halfway through a fucking pint of lens solution, if it had been drugs, he would’ve died a lot.
“Bonus idiocy: Also claimed he invented lettuce wraps”
The one who refuses to buy toilet paper
“I had a roommate who absolutely refused to buy toilet paper. After weeks of her stealing ours, the other 3 of us started hiding it so she would be forced to buy her own. Instead, she started taking heaps of napkins from restaurants and stealing rolls of our paper towels. One night we all went out to dinner, came home, and the entire basement was flooded because she backed up the toilet with god only knows how much shit that shouldn’t ever be flushed. That and she would keep piles of old food laying around her room…never did laundry…most disgusting human being I’ve ever met.”
Passive aggressive post-it notes
“I had a roommate who would (attempt to) leave unjustified scathing, passive-aggressive notes for just everyone: our apartment neighbours, cars parked outside, and even our landlady. The kind of notes with overly-polite language, underlines, and randomly capitalized words. Always written in red marker. Always rude enough to get the shit beaten out of her. Always signed from both of us.
“I spent that year following her around and removing the notes as quickly and quietly as possible.”
“Where are my chickens? I abraka-ate them!”
“I lived with a magician.
“Of the many moments the odd one that I remember vividly was when he was about to leave the country for near about 2 months. Before he left (hours before going the airport) he filled the freezer with whole chickens. Then got really upset when we ate them to free up space.”