Have you ever had a bad roommate?

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Have you ever had a bad roommate?

KnK KnK
I have the best roommates ever this year, but I have horror stories from previous years. If you'd had bad roommates, what makes a good roommate?
09/01/2011
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Peggi Peggi
I've only had a bad roommate experience once, and it was actually for a very short time, thank goodness. The type who keeps you awake with insane ramblings on about things you clearly don't care about even after you've informed them that you have work the next day, which really is in 4 hours, etc., borrowing clothes without asking followed by ruining them. Again, thank goodness to short time!

But to me, a good roommate is just someone who respects personal space, and differences in schedules! I'd rather my current living situation anyway (with my partner) because he and I share the same taste in just about everything, and while we have issues with difference in sleeping patterns, as we both have insomnia and I work, while he on the other hand doesn't, we work well together! I also have constant fears with other roommates because I have pets. Unless the roommate also has pets and I see that the treat their pets as I do mine I always have fears that they'll be rough with them or let them out of the house! So, living with other people has always been concerning for that reason as well!
09/01/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
How's this for a bad roommate...

My best friend and I were supposed to rent a three bedroom apartment together. I was going to move in the first month, and he was going to move in the second. We were going to split the rent. The rent was pretty high, and this was my very first apartment.

After i moved in and signed the lease, he decided he wasn't going to move in. Considering he was one of my best friends, I thought I was able to trust that he'd follow through...

Worst room mate ever, and he didnt even end up moving in. Ugh.
09/01/2011
Ghost Ghost
When I lived in a dorm, my flatmates were sorority girls. They would eat my food, have loud people over all the time, were obnoxious in general and messy. I hated them so much I peed in a cup a few times to avoid running into the lot of them on the way to the bathroom.
09/02/2011
js250 js250
My first roommate was a friend of a friend mine. What a nightmare!! She threw numerous parties while I was at work, used my friends for money and had the nerve to give me stolen items for Christmas gifts. I moved and let someone else deal with her b.s. Never had one after that!!
09/02/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
All throughh college, i had the worst roommates. We only shared common rooms not bedrooms but it was enough to make me almost violent. They were all really catty twofaced type girls. Im a really laid back girl i get along with guys well. And they were all slobs, and so insanely loud. Oh god i dont want to think about it.
09/02/2011
Ansley Ansley
I had a severely alcoholic roommate. She left food everywhere; I found all of my dishes in her bedroom and she would make meals that would stink up the apartment for days on end. She got arrested one night and demanded that I figure out a way to get her out of jail. I let her sit there. She owed me money and I didn't have any personal investment in her as a person.

A good roommate to me is someone who stays out of my way and doesn't take my things without asking and keeps their areas clean.
09/02/2011
RonLee RonLee
Uh, in the dorm, I figured out how to lock my roommate out, in a way that his key wouldn't work. I had my dates over for sex way more often than he ever did. I drank too much and lots of other things too. Yeah, I was probably the "bad roommate".

Jeff, if you're reading this... sorry.
09/02/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
Yep. Several. No more room mates for me
09/02/2011
Pandahb Pandahb
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Originally posted by KnK
I have the best roommates ever this year, but I have horror stories from previous years. If you'd had bad roommates, what makes a good roommate?
My roommates. Sheesh. I went to college for two years and somehow had 4 roommates. I had one for my first semester and she left to join a sorority by Christmas. So they filled the room second semester with another person.

Now my second year is kinda confusing. I had two roommates even though the room was really only suppose to have two people. So one person left because of that. But then the other person left to room with a friend who was all alone.

So..... They all pretty much sucked. They were flaky and had different schedules than me and pretty much wanted nothing to do with me. It's not like I was sex toy weird either. I was just super friendly all the time. But they were jerks and self-centered. So glad I'm not in a dorm anymore.
09/02/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
I had one roommate who used to go through my room when I wasn't there. So often I'd come home and see the light in my room on. As soon as I was inside the light was off.

Another roommate and I clashed all the time when we were roommates, but are good friends now.

My son has had even worse roommate problems. This year I'm willing to spring for him to have his own apt just to avoid an repeat experience.
09/02/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I had a severely alcoholic roommate. She left food everywhere; I found all of my dishes in her bedroom and she would make meals that would stink up the apartment for days on end. She got arrested one night and demanded that I figure out a way to get ...
My son had a roommate who turned out to be alcoholic (and a meth user) too. There's just no way to make that situation work.
09/02/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've had a few...quite a few actually.

I would suggest avoiding living in a 3 person situation. It ALWAYS leads to a 2 on 1 choice on something.
09/04/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Tuesday
My son had a roommate who turned out to be alcoholic (and a meth user) too. There's just no way to make that situation work.
I guess I should count myself lucky that she was just a slob. I think she headed out West and went to "find herself". I just hope she didn't find it at the bottom of a 1/5 of vodka.
09/04/2011
SaMiKaY SaMiKaY
I have a roommate horror story for you!

When my boyfriend and I finally moved out of his mom's house (we were helping her with rent because she just divorced her husband) we moved in with a seemingly awesome young couple. They just had a baby and we figured things would be ok there.

Within a week, they were accusing me of stealing, trying to steal her husband and my boyfriend of stealing their beer. Not only were neither of us around when the supposed stealing took place, we don't even drink! And as far as me trying to steal her husband.. He was one UGLY man with a very bad drinking problem AND I was (still am) amazingly happy with the man I am with.

Then she had the audacity to tell me I abused my step daughter which is the farthest thing from the truth I have ever heard! It got to the point they were listening into our conversations, coming into our room when we weren't home and going through our things. The last straw came when I was with my daughter while my boyfriend was at work and she threw me up against a wall and slammed my fingers in the door.

We were out the next day. That was my first and last roommate experience.
09/06/2011
southern woman southern woman
When in college, I had a roommate who I like never saw or talked to because I was managing a fulltime job and our classes were on different days, but she was constantly having different guys over while I was gone.. Most the time her fiance but there was 2 guys at the school she was sleeping with and one 2 hours away she would go see on the weekend..(I never told her fiance cuz I never saw him except maybe 2wice the whole semester, plus I didn't feel it was my place since I didn't really know either one, but he eventually found out and they split)Well one weekend she was supposed to be gone, and I was running late for work and had left my husbands (fiance at the time) class ring and my earrings he bought me one my night stand. I locked the door and once I got to work realized I had left them.. well I figured it'd be fine since she was gone anyways, but when I got back to my dorm the end of my weekend, the dorm was trashed and they were gone.. My roommate swore she never saw them but admitted to having a different guy over each night and that it was possible one of them might have... Im still upset about that.. I wish I could find it cuz My husband loved that class ring and I loved my earrings he bought me.
09/06/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
i had 3 room mates 2 yrs ago in a 4 bed 2 bath apartment. the 1 i was closest to dropped out 1/2 way through the school yr & moved back home & the other 2 got engaged (1 of them after only dating a guy for maybe a month). i couldn't stand the 1st 1 who got engaged (the 1 who only dated the guy for not even a month). she was a pain in the ass & dumb as hell. the other i actually liked when the 1st 1 wasn't around. i also couldn't stand the 1st 1's fiance. he was a know it all who was the type of person who never could agree w/ anyone & could not respect someone else's opinion, especially if it was different from his. the worst part about all of it was that they're fiance's were around everyday & every night. i almost had to threaten the 1st 1 w/ reporting her to the office b/c i was paying to live w/ her, not her bf. at least my other room mate made her bf go home every evening, & i was cool w/ him. i don't have a problem w/ room mates having guys sleep over for a night or 2, just as long as it isn't every single night, it's not a different guy every time, & they give us all some kind of heads up. thank god i moved out after that.
09/07/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
Quote:
Originally posted by KnK
I have the best roommates ever this year, but I have horror stories from previous years. If you'd had bad roommates, what makes a good roommate?
I had one awesome roommate who I just recently left this year when I got married. She was with me for about... 2 1/2 years and is now my best friend! I had roommates before her who were awful.

I moved out at an early age and it was just a really hard time for me, and finding roommates wasn't easy. I had one roommate who was just a pig and never cleaned up her stuff. I almost wanted to put duct tape across one half of the apartment and tell her not to cross it.

There was another roommate named Sabrina who was literally only with me for four months. We couldn't stand each other. She had a different guy over every night, they were loud and obnoxious so that I couldn't sleep, and decided she would be late for her pay one month. So I had to give her the boot.
09/07/2011
Beaners Beaners
My freshman year roommate wasn't really bad, she just listened to her music a lot (like, listened to it to go to sleep, when my bed was right at the end of hers) and was a bit territorial. The worst was that she was very passive aggressive and made it really hard to actually confront her about any of the things that were bothering me. She pretended to be upfront and like she was a tough bitch, but she wasn't really. She used to mess around on her boyfriend a lot, and when rumors started flying, she blamed it (again passive aggressively) on me because I was the only one besides her best friend who knew when she wasn't in our room at night.

I then had a roommate for the second semester of my sophomore year that had no respect for my personal space. She moved out mid-semester from the room she shared with a girl who had been her roommate since freshman year, and that should have been a warning sign. I had originally had two other roommates in that room that both transferred after the fall semester, so it was a pretty big triple. Well the girl who moved in took up all of the space that had been occupied by the TWO girls before her. Moving her in was a NIGHTMARE. She seriously one time stuck a pair of scissors into a hole in the footboard of my bed and hung a shirt of hers from the scissors. I came home and was like, "Is this for real?" I couldn't even believe it. And she used to get mad at me for leaving my makeup out in front of the big mirror in our room, when she took over the desk that I used to use as a makeshift vanity. She ended up dating one of my best friends at the time, and apparently she told him that I was the crazy one. Right.
09/07/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
I've had a couple roommates I wasn't too fond off, but no "bad" roommate horror stories. I'm pretty easy going, so my college years in the dorms went relatively smoothly. As for what makes a good roommate - this varies from person to person, but I think communication is key. You need to be able to talk with them about things that are bothering you (in your living situation), such as the loud music they play late into the night (ask them to put on their headphones!), or leaving the A/C on too high (you might get stuck wearing a sweatshirt around inside), etc. An ideal roommate is one who has the same living habits as you - likes the same temperature room, same level of cleanliness, same social (friends and bf/gf) rules, same sleeping schedule, etc. Oh, and it's always nice when your roommates are your friends too Good luck!
09/07/2011
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