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People Share Their Worst Roommate Experiences

“My old roommate stole money for “utilities,” stole money from other roommates, went on benders, disappeared in his room for days, reappeared, and complained about the house which he hadn’t cleaned. Before the addiction, he built a fountain in the backyard and shared pizza with us and taught us how to roll cigarettes from a special blend. He was awesome.” -Reddit user (deleted)

“I had a roommate who would (attempt to) leave unjustified scathing, passive-aggressive notes for just everyone — our apartment neighbors, the owners of 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.”

-Reddit user (deleted)

“My university only had single rooms, so I didn’t need to deal directly with a roommate, but the guy who lived next to me would bring home his girlfriend almost on a nightly basis, and they’d be really loud. Squeaking of a bed or something I could deal with, but I could hear every word, detail, moan, grunt, etc. It was really inconsiderate to both myself and the person on his other side when we were being woken up at 3 in the morning because they couldn’t quiet down a little bit.” -Reddit user querulant 

“We had a ton of food going missing, and we all knew who it was, but my best bud (landlord) discreetly set up a webcam in the kitchen. Within a couple of days, we caught the guy eating a stick of butter straight from the wrapper, and then he went in the pantry, grabbed a bag of sugar, and just started chugging it.” -Reddit user yashyashya

“One of my roommates in college had raucous parties, broke the wall, left vodka bottles everywhere, and had a huge one with 12 people (in a tiny apartment) on the night before finals. I hated his guts.” -Reddit user Contravening9

 ”She had this cup full of ‘liquid’ by her bed. There’s no better way to describe it, really. She kept her toothbrush in it — bristles down in the liquid — and when it came to brushing time, she’d basically just take the toothbrush out, brush her teeth, spit into the cup, and shove her toothbrush back into her cup.” -Reddit user (deleted)

“I lived with two psychos – a married couple – who freaked out any time I peed in the toilet water itself rather than around it. They claimed the sound made them physically ill. Of course, they could just as easily post on here about their psycho former roommate who insisted on peeing in the toilet water.” -Reddit user Pro-FoundSound

“A former roommate of mine wasn’t very good at keeping up with laundry. One night, after drinking heavily, he shit himself. A full-grown man of 24, shit himself. He left those drawers in the laundry hamper FOR A WEEK. That living situation ended promptly.” -Reddit user Furyxus

 ”I lived with a magician. Of many odd moments, the one I remember vividly was when he was about to leave the country for nearly two months. Before he left (hours before going to the airport), he filled the freezer with whole chickens. Then he got really upset when we ate them to free up space.” -Reddit user superfrankii

“My roommate in the dorms never cleaned. Not once during the entire year. Trek road salt in on my boots? Let’s leave it and stain the hardwood white! Leave an open honey container sideways on the sink? I love stepping in puddles of goo! Playing music while I slept (“oh, I thought you should be up by now.”), coming back drunk/high (“I don’t do any drugs!”), leaving the shower a disaster after playing sports in the mud. You should’ve seen the dust on her side of the room when she moved out…” -Reddit user PremiereLife

“Freshman year at college, so my roommates were total strangers. One of them decided he wanted to paint the walls…with spraypaint. I moved out. It’s been five years, I’ve graduated, and that room is probably still off-gassing.” -Reddit user (deleted)

“A couple years after college, I lived in a house with two other girls. One I had known from high school, the other was 10 years younger than us. The younger roommate must’ve not known how to live with others cause she had the standard ‘bad roommate’ etiquette of stealing our food (specifically my cookie dough) and not helping with the trash, recycling, or lawn mowing. She also initially put her dirty dishes outside her bedroom door as if she wanted us to clean them. When we told her to clean them, she hid them in the oven.”

-Reddit user meganm32

“It started with the superlong hair extensions that shed all over our shared bedroom and clogged our shower drain. She refused to clean it because there ‘was no way of knowing whose hair it was,’ other than the fact that our hair were different colors and lengths. Then came the naked yoga in our bedroom and naked cooking. It was horrible. But the thing that ultimately got me to fight my housing contract and move out? I came back from a short holiday to find her in bed, eating my cookie butter from the jar with a FORK. Don’t know why her using a fork over a spoon makes it worse, but it does!”

-Reddit user emalamode

“Stole another housemate’s ID, opened a bank account in their name, stole a check (it was the ’90s) from a housemate, and wrote it out to himself using the name on his fake account so he could pin it on someone else. Thankfully his plan didn’t work because we were already getting suspicious of him. Our house was a lot happier after we kicked him out.” -Reddit user vix_da_vixen

“While she was my very best friend, we had a few problems. Long story short, we ended up with 20 cats in a two-bedroom apartment. Another was an alcoholic and had gotten a DUI. She used to wake another roommate and me up in the morning to start her car because it had a breathalyzer, and she had consumed too much alcohol the night before.” -Reddit user jbennett212


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