Room Mate Horror Stories

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Share your room mate/house mate horror stories!
07/11/2012
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GONE! GONE!
I have one happening right now.
I really like my roommate, we get along really well. Let that be the disclaimer. Anyway, I left to go visit someone recently and she told me that while I was gone she was having a friend from out of state stay. I said that was all fine and dandy and to have fun. Well, supposedly, he missed his flight back and is now stuck here. He's been staying all week since I got back, and has been keeping me up all night talking to her. He acts really weird around me and it feels really awkward having him around (Especially since my door doesn't have a lock.).
I told her to get him out but he has nowhere to go and seems to have made himself right at home.
UGH.
If he's not out by the end of the week I'm gonna lose my mind. The last thing I want while I'm still recovering from traveling is some strange dude wandering around my one bedroom apartment. D:
07/11/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by HippieFeet
Share your room mate/house mate horror stories!
Oh dear heavens have mercy! I can imagine this will make a hell of an interestin' thread. Let me just tell you, living with one particular person for about all my life is truly a horror story in itself. I totally shit you not! Let's just start with today shall we? Mascara. Brand new, $6 freaking tube. STOLEN! A while back, I bought that damn vibrating mascara, 10 blasted tubes of that expensive stuff via mail order. STOLEN! Every last freakin' tube! Same person of course.

ABOUT a week ago. Same person. Secretly taking photos of me in the pool.

A few years ago. I came home and after showering, opened my closet to find NOTHING. Nothing at all! I literally had to put on my boyfriend's clothing and make a run to my older sister's house who isn't even my size to borrow clothing. It toook me a couple of years to build up a decent wardrobe after that. Hell, I'm STILL low on jeans and jean shorts because of that.

And probably the worst of all: $1,000 laptop from my Lovie. Glass of tea dumped all over the keyboard on purpose! I won't even go into that one because I will cry. Can we just sum it up in one word? BITCH!
07/11/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by GONE!
I have one happening right now.
I really like my roommate, we get along really well. Let that be the disclaimer. Anyway, I left to go visit someone recently and she told me that while I was gone she was having a friend from out of state stay. I ... More
Oh shit! Lol. That one is a nightmare.

I wish you the best on that one. Hopefully she at least knows him well and he's not just some online friend she invited to stay with ya'll? I would be a tad more safe and aware just in case. I tend to be paranoid though.

I do feel for you though. I am SO weird about sharing my personal space. I'm a freak about it and I can see that making you really uncomfortable, especially his making himself at home.
07/11/2012
talon4196 talon4196
My suite mate was the weed dealer. Not user, dealer.
07/11/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
Oh dear heavens have mercy! I can imagine this will make a hell of an interestin' thread. Let me just tell you, living with one particular person for about all my life is truly a horror story in itself. I totally shit you not! Let's just ... More
Why is this person still allowed within 100-ft of you or your property?
07/11/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
So my old roommate and I got on well, but we were very different people and had different schedules. Despite that I tried to get on well with her friends, and we even worked out together a few times. I really put in a lot of effort to be her pal.

Well a few weeks before Christmas she meets this guy and hooks up with him at a party. Whatever, we have different lives and I don't judge. Then he starts coming into the room and hanging out a lot. He smells gross, but again, whatever.

Then they start watching TV over every night. Now keep in mind we had very different schedules. I woke up every day at 7, she was groggy if she got up at 9. I went to bed at 11, she wouldn't get home until 3 most nights. We were both careful and quiet and it was fine.

But they would watch these stupid shows on her bed and it would keep me up, and if it woke me up it would take me about 45 minutes to get to sleep. So being a good roommate, I asked her to not watch TV so late, she said yes but nothing changed.

THEN they stared making out LOUDLY and giggling all into the night. This still kept me up, and woke me up taking me forever to get back to sleep. I asked her to just not have him over when I was trying to sleep. She said okay, but nothing changed.

Then it got to the point that every time I opened up the door to the room they would jump off the bed and have to re-adjust their clothing and such. I got nervous to go into my OWN ROOM!

But the last straw was the day before finals started. It was about 4 am and I woke up to MOANING! At first I was all "Fuck no, that's not happening." And then I realized that it WAS INDEED happening, under her bunk bed like 10 feet from me. I had no idea what to do! Call the RA? Call the cops? Call my mum? After they finished (like 45 minutes later) I just said "Can that NOT happen again?" and she just went to bed.

That morning my boyfriend was LIVID and my RA found me a new roommate THAT DAY. The whole time I was moving all my crap out my roommate kept crying and apologizing. My new roommate was a lot better.
07/11/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Do ex-spouses count? We were practically roommates because we never had sex.

- Half-assed cleaned things to the point in which I told him not to bother because his "cleaning" made more work for me.
- Never screwed the lids on jars all the way.
- Left food out overnight and wasted it.
- Always missed the toilet. (It retracted when flaccid - but he still stood back from the bowl like it was the size of a German sausage.)
- Wiped his nose on the bathroom towels.
- Could hardly hang onto a job.
- Insulted any guest that visited or anyone we visited.
- Wouldn't let the dog out while I was at work.
- Threw his clothes NEXT to the laundry hamper.
- Snored loudly and denied he snored, even when I recorded it.
- Left his shaved hair in the sink.
- Fried everything and never cleaned up the grease.
- Destroyed washing machines by never following load capacity directions.
- Destroyed my favorite red wool coat (which was expensive) by putting it in the washing machine instead of letting me take it to the dry cleaners.
- Aggravated landlords which resulted in TWO evictions (thank you, ex, for fucking up my rental history).
- Couldn't drive.
- Etc Etc Etc (Mostly due to traumatic amnesia.)

I can no longer justify why I spent nine years with this passive-aggressive child. My insecurity was much stronger than my self-respect. :-/
07/11/2012
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I had a roommate whose friend set my carpet on fire once. He was emptying the ashes out of the fireplace to start a new fire. I told him to be careful because they may still be hot from the night before and directed him to the TIN PAL in the garage meant for fireplace ashes. I went to bed as I was pretty ill.

I wake up about 2 hours later to Summer bursting into my room telling me not to panic, but her friend burned a "small" hole in the carpet. Because DUMBASS put the old ashes in a CARDBOARD BOX and left it on the carpet next to the fireplace.

Not only was this my PARENT'S house that I was renting out, but the hole was about 4 inches in diameter. NOT a small hole.

Then I had another roommate who wanted to adopt the cat that lived on our front porch. I didn't want to. I love cats, but I'm allergic (now I have 2..well, three...). But she wanted to and I told her that if she wanted to, then it had to be a house effort to pay for all of her things.

I paid up front for all of her initial needs. Box, litter, food, toys, treats, etc. A few days later, the cat got out. She came back. Two months later, she had kittens. This roommate NEVER cleaned out her box, never bought food or litter. Not only that, but other aspects, too. When she were on her period, sometimes she would BLEED all over the bathroom after using the toilet. There would be blood droplets on the toilet, floor, IN THE TUB, and she WOULD NOT clean up after herself. And she rarely helped me clean the apartment anyway.

I could keep going but now I'm starting to feel worked up.
07/11/2012
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