Fly2HMO
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Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:51 am

I'm sure plenty of us a.nutters have some very interesting/funny/gross/disturbing/etc stories about roommates. Obviously college roomy stories will prevail but any type of roomy stories are welcome. Oh and lets hear any pranks you did to them too while we're at it, I need ideas Big grin

As for me:

Freshman year I had this one roommate.... I'm just gonna say, every once in a while at like 5 am or something I'd here him beating away, WHILE IM IN THE FREAKING ROOM. Needless to say that caused some trouble  gnasher 

Also, he loved to turn the freaking bathroom into a sauna before he actually took a shower. So what he'd do is stuff the door gap in the floor with towels. We both had blue towels that were almost exactly the same color and same pattern. But I started noticing those towels were in fact, MINE. I found out by marking my towels (the little bit that showed through the door when he put them there) with a marker, and sure enough when I went into the bathroom to check all my towels were marked, but none of his! So I bitched him out again, he quit doing it for a bit but oh no he started again, and I confirmed it again with the marker test, bitched him out again and he swore they were his towels, then I told him about the marker trick, yet he STILL wouldn't admit he was putting MY towels on the floor (which was full of long, curly black filaments)  crazy  So after that he did quit but every once in a while I'd see one of my towels sticking out under the door. So, this time I decided to have my revenge, and every time after I saw my towels under the door I'd go in (after he left the room obviously!) and mopped the bathroom floor around with HIS towels, and I concentrated a lot in the area around the toilet Big grin. Then I would proceed and put his towel nice and folded in his clean towel rack. He was (and still is) unaware of the fact that he was drying himself with the bathroom mops  devil 

The guy who was my 2nd roommate in sophomore year is now my housemate (we got our own house and private rooms now) and my best friend. No complaints, for the most part  Wink
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:15 am

My freshman roommate may have been the biggest prick I've ever met.

- He would shut off the TV to clean it while I was watching something (but let the commercials run... shut it off when the show came back on)
- He would turn down the TV volume to a level dogs could not hear without asking first
- If I stood up for 1 second he would steal the chair out from underneath me (we kept breaking chairs - they were shitty - and if you stood up for 1 second he stole the good one)
- Would elevate very minor problems with other roommates to a level they did not need to go to; i.e. getting building monitors involved, writing 'official' letters to roommates and staff, and threatening to have us 'evicted' from the premises (things like cleaning the bathroom)
- He stunk
- Flaunted his religion like he was the chosen prophet (religion to remain nameless to avoid issues)
- Dismissed any views not like his, and any people having those views as 'stupid' and deserving to be shot.
- Would intentionally mispronounce names to piss me off
- Would try to sweet-talk the parents of the other roommates when they visited so he wouldn't seem as bad to them (luckily my mom saw right through his horseshit)

Which is why as long as I live, I will NEVER live with anyone I'm not related to.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:54 pm

LOL, just the thread I needed. I'm moving into residence in 3 weeks and I'm off tomorrow to a 2 week pre-course program at the college tomorrow. Its a good thing we just share the kitchen/dining area/bathroom. We get our own private rooms (each suite has 2 rooms)

[Edited 2007-08-13 05:58:00]
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:06 pm

I had a really weird one in Utah. This guy used to steal my damn silk underwear. One day I found a pair under his pillow and it was stained. Needless to say I pummeled him over the head a few good times and crashed on my buddy Hyrums floor for a few nights.

Next is a former close freind. I moved in with him and at the time I was dateing my ex that I was with for 2.5 years. Well, he got really posessive over time after a while and I discovered that he was crusing on me. Needless to say, I was gone in a flash.


I was a pretty big jerk to people if I did not like my roomies in school though. I cleans my lower body with someones toothbruish after baseball pratice once in my Sophmore year. Got to love that hot Utah sun down in the St. George area!


Once my roomie, the same one who brushed his teeth with the by product of a post baseball shower got it bad though. He used to be such a hard ass about things. He used to chastize me for going out and partying and chaseing the girlies.He had a girlfreind at the time so I got his cell phone one night and took pics of this girl half naked at a party with his phone and left it for his gf to see. I felt bad and confessed after. I was probably a worse roomie than anyone if I did not like a person.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:16 pm

Had a roommate with a high n' tight haircut (could not have been more than a 1/4 inch at the longest) who would gel, and blowdry his hair at any hour of the morning
- Insisted on having parties in our room and getting hammered numerous times, even after I asked him not to (weekends, fine but a Tuesday night at 2am when I have to be up at 530 is not cool)
- Shouted into his cell phone, usually at his mother who he talked to at least twice daily...I'll forever hate nextel's walkie talkie phones for that
- Had one who would leave his music on and blaring anytime he left. I can understand if you are only leaving for a few min. but this happened even if he left for class, for the night, etc
- Would constantly shut off my computer without asking, because the screen prevented him from sleeping (nevermind that it shut itself off after 20min)

Nothing too major, but enough to be annoying at times.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:27 pm

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 1):
He stunk
- Flaunted his religion like he was the chosen prophet (religion to remain nameless to avoid issues)
- Dismissed any views not like his, and any people having those views as 'stupid' and deserving to be shot.

These three sound like one of mine a few years back...
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:31 pm

Wow:

So during my freshman year in college, my roommate and I didn't get a long very well. He would smoke Hookah, which in turn would make the room smell for a good hour. He would also sparingly smoke other substances which on one occasion when he was not there a drug dog was doing a sweep on the other side of the hall, and choose to walk him around on our floor.

He would insist on staying up till 2 or 3, while I had and 8 o'clock class the next day, and the bad part was he didn't have a class until like 12, so when I would get back around 10, all I could do was to sit at my desk at my desk and browse the net, although I didn't mind it to much b/c I had A.net, but not being able to do anything else was stupid.

He would get pissed off at me because I wouldn't take the dishes back to my house, as I lived about 10 minutes away. I didn't mind taking them home, but when he was really the only one to use them, and he wouldn't really wash them very well before putting them back, it was disgusting.

Needless to say, it wasn't a pleasurable experience. I de-facto moved out right before Thanksgiving and got an official contract release for the next semester. I am moving into an apartment with my brother in the next couple weeks and that should be a lot better.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:16 pm

After two years of living in the residence halls as an undergraduate I had my fill of living w/ people who had limited social skills. How two people can share 120 sq ft and not kill each other is beyond me. My rule is if I am going to share a room w/ somebody they either have to have a wet nose and a tail or be sleeping with me.

My 1st year roomie in college was ok, a bit arrogant... but he came out right at the beginning of the fall semester. And he certainly took advantage of the freedom that college availed him to explore his newfound sexuality. He was generally good about avoiding the PDA and such, but there was one particular night that really pissed me off. Let's just say it isn't easy to fall asleep when all you can hear is slurping and moaning sounds from the bed below you.

My sophomore year roomie was a super smart guy, but completely socially retarded. He would practice his piano (keyboard) on Sunday mornings when I would try and sleep in. He did wear headphones but you could hear him mashing on the damn keys. And whenever he was in the room you could feel his presence. What really annoyed me the most was that he would only write his papers at around 2-4 in the morning... generally when I was trying to sleep.



After that I lived in various houses/apartments with random and not so random roommates until I finished my Masters. For the most part they were ok. Some of them were a little weird/socially retarded. But since I had my own space it didn't matter as much. Not having to share the same space makes a huge difference.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:11 pm

Quoting N710PS (Reply 3):
This guy used to steal my damn silk underwear.

I thought my first roommate was a sicko  Wow!

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 6):
So during my freshman year in college, my roommate and I didn't get a long very well. He would smoke Hookah, which in turn would make the room smell for a good hour. He would also sparingly smoke other substances which on one occasion when he was not there a drug dog was doing a sweep on the other side of the hall, and choose to walk him around on our floor

That reminds me of another instance in freshman year. So in our residence hall there was one HVAC for 4 rooms. Well my front door neighbor would smoke weed and burn incense and god knows what else, all the while he sealed his room doors with towels and taped the smoke alarms, he thought he was smart, but he didn't cover the AC vents. So my room and 2 others would suddenly reak of weed. We all got really pissed, the RD searched his room EVERYWHERE but never found anything. He wouldn't deny smoking it, but he wouldn't admit either. Even more of a pisser was that he was drug tested and came out clean! And this crackhead is a pilot!  banghead 

Good thing he's sucking at flying though, he's waaay behind doubt he's ever gonna graduate.

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 7):
Some of them were a little weird/socially retarded.

Got waaaay too many of those at my school, fortunately I never got to live with one.
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:41 pm

My first roommate had some rather awful hygiene issues. I think that over the four month term I had to live with him, he may have showered two or three times. To compound matters, when he wasn't eating or in class, he would lock himself in our room, take off his shoes (his feet reeked of something awful), and watch anime or anime music videos until he went to sleep. I've hated anime ever since; he literally watched it every single spare moment he had until he had to go to sleep. Also, he never changed his clothes. He wore the same clothes all the time and even slept in them. I would try to leave the door and windows open to let in fresh air, but he would always shut them at the first chance to close out the noise and keep out the cold. The only thing combatting the smell was a poor Glade air freshener faithfully working away in front of my desk. Suffice to say, that term was miserable.
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:52 pm

We had a girl living with us in England, she was the worst. She kept all coffee mugs in her room for ages and when we would find them they would always be stinky and mouldy. She never changed her sheets during the year after a parade of 'boyfriends'. She also used our plates for her waxing. We actually had to throw them away whenever we found them cause they were full of wax and hair. And her way of washing the dishes was rinsing them in dirty soap water.
She didn't want to pay her share of the telephone landline because she only accepted calls, as this was fair. When we would look at the bill we would see all these calls to her boyfriend in Spain. She would then cry and deny it when we asked for money.

We decided to get rid of her after all that.
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:44 pm

Quoting N710PS (Reply 3):
I was probably a worse roomie than anyone if I did not like a person.

Same here.

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 7):
Let's just say it isn't easy to fall asleep when all you can hear is slurping and moaning sounds from the bed below you.

Try the room next to you.

My pet peeves for him: Telling me what to do and looking at pron on my computer. Lord only knows what bugs are on it. Secondly, he drank at 19 and got my sister he dated well need I say more. 3rd, We didnt get along. I was glad when he went. I get along better without a roomie. I did throw his porn he forgot and I bet hes mad a me for doing that.


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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:55 pm

I'm lucky so far.

My roommate freshman year was great. We got along really well and never had any problems. If someone wanted to go to sleep, the other person would go to the study room. We kept the room reasonably clean. In the end, we turned out to be good friends and I'll miss rooming with him next year since it worked out so well. It's so hard to live in such close proximity to someone for 9 months.

My roommate next year probably won't be as good. He's a fraternity brother and nice, but he's one of those people who pretends like he knows something about everything. Not to mention he has a dress shirt fetish - he's obsessed with buying dress shirts. Hopefully things will work out fairly well. I'll be spending my life in the library anyway.
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:29 am

Quoting PDXtriple7 (Reply 12):
but he's one of those people who pretends like he knows something about everything

Sounds like the typical A.net guy  box 

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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:00 am

Quoting Lewis (Reply 10):
She also used our plates for her waxing. We actually had to throw them away whenever we found them cause they were full of wax and hair

That is totally rank! Glad i'm not at university (Yet)

I thought girls were supposed to be the clean ones of the two sexes? Apparently not  crazy   ill   no   no   vomit 
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:19 am

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 14):

I thought girls were supposed to be the clean ones of the two sexes?

I thought so too.

Well I couldn't sleep in my room so I went out on the floor and made a makeshift bedroom out of our living room and that him mad enough. I accidentally over cooked brownies, so when they stunk up the kitchen he put them on the porch attracting squirrels instead of the dumpster so I gave him that bill for the busted screen.

Well he always complained about my big messes and my clothes in the dryer and washer ( i worked graveyard then) in the day, so I left him a big mess of dishes. I should have poured dawn and filled the kitchen with bubbles.

He left in May with some money for the bills and a note saying deal with it.

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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:40 am

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 1):
Which is why as long as I live, I will NEVER live with anyone I'm not related to.

Sounds like you just committed to marrying your cousin.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:47 am

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 14):
I thought girls were supposed to be the clean ones of the two sexes? Apparently not



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 15):
I thought so too.

The messiest rooms I've seen ever in my life had been from college girls, and don't get me started on their bathrooms.

Then again thanks to their messiness I discovered which were their favorite type of thongs/panties

[Edited 2007-08-13 19:48:29]
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:48 am

Horror story? Exactly!

I was sound asleep somewhere way on the back side of the clock. There was a loud crash and my bedroom door flew open and slammed into the wall. I sat up, heart pounding, peering into the darkness. All I cold see was a dim red glow. Then I heard a groaning that sounded like a bear with a toothache. Scared the crap out of me.

Just my roommate. He came home late, drunker than a nine-high straight, passed out on the way down the hall to the bathroom - cigarette in his hand - and fell into my door.

Okay I was horrified.

Never took a roommate again. Never will. In my last crashpad I paid double rent so I could have a room to myself. Bad enough sharing a kitchen and bathroom with a bunch of hairy-legged aviation junkies.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:51 am

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 14):
I thought girls were supposed to be the clean ones of the two sexes?

A few years ago I shared a hotel room with a female colleague from work for three days, it lasted less than 24 hours till the room was a total mess, and it was not my fault. 'Nuff said!

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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:08 am

I once had two room mates that were dating eachother. We lived in a house at the time and I was just renting a room from them. They would fight often and they woke me up at night several times. I'm not talking about verbal fights, I'm talking about real slug-em-out kind of fights! One time I came out of my room to investigate to find out that both of them had kitchen knives in thier hands, torn shirts and blood on them. Then came the day that she threw her boyfriend out of the house. She knocked over shelves and smashed a lot of his stuff, the proceeded to throw his stuff out on the front lawn. I had to call up the boyfriend at let him know what she was doing with his stuff. I helped him move out of the house that night while she was crying and screaming. That was not a fun night. But then, to add insult to injury, she tried to go over to his new house one night after dark. She became angry and was screaming. He called the cops, she left, and the police woke me up at the house because they were looking for her.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:11 am

In my first year I luckily had my own small room (ex monastery - oh the irony filling it full of students!) but the two guys next to me both smoked like chimneys and would get completely pissed most nights, then play football in the corridor in the early hours. They had some fairly interesting drunken brawls too - in the early hours one morning they actually passed out still locked together in the corridor, having trashed each others rooms, set off several fire extinguishers and the odd door. Our on site security guard had a mental breakdown - seriously!

One of my flatmates last year was a total slob too, was not sad to see the back of him, even if he did take a lot of my kitchen stuff with him... To name but one of the incidents; after his washing up had laid around for about 10 weeks, and countless polite requests to clean it up, we stuck it all in a black bag and left it outside of his room, then cleaned the entire kitchen from top to bottom - took us 9 hours and it was spotless. He came back in the early hours, pissed as a fart and threw it all back in, literally, smashing most of his stuff, called us every name under the sun and then buggered off... I really wonder about some people!


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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:18 am

Roommate in Vancouver Canada was from Taiwan, then I got another one from South Korea.. both had some strange habits, at least that is what I thought...


The Taiwanese guy listened to crappy chinese love music all the time, it was driving me absolutely nuts, so much that I bought some really effective headphones so that I wasnt able to hear it.

Another really annoying thing is that he had this purple neon light that he insisted on having turned on during night.. it was frackin annoying, but I guess you learn a lot from having to share a room with someone completely different from you...

The South Korean guy always invited his mates into our room and they would speak Korean non-stop, and be really noisy for hours... that got me quite annoyed too....

They were both very friendly guys though...
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:39 am

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 17):

The messiest rooms I've seen ever in my life had been from college girls, and don't get me started on their bathrooms.

Yes I know. One look at younger sis bathrooms confirms.

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 18):

Never took a roommate again. Never will. In my last crashpad I paid double rent so I could have a room to myself. Bad enough sharing a kitchen and bathroom with a bunch of hairy-legged aviation junkies.

Couldnt agree more unless my future g/f.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 21):
Our on site security guard had a mental breakdown - seriously!

Please tell us more.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 22):
he had this purple neon light that he insisted on having turned on during night

was this his mating call?

This thread is historical. Well I better get this one. My roommate had his screen detached because he smoked and it was irriating the landlord. One day I told the landlord to go get it out of his closet. He didn't speak to me for 3 days. I sometimes wonder if hell forgive me.

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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:57 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 23):
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 21):
Our on site security guard had a mental breakdown - seriously!

Please tell us more.

Well, the lady in question was given so much crap by a bunch of drunk students that she just couldn't take it any more and gave up mid shift! To be fair, people had been setting off fire extinguishers, having drunken brawls and pretty much disrespecting everything possible whilst giving her constant abuse. Not good at all, dreadful behaviour IMO.


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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:39 am

I went thru two roommates before I decided to move off campus.

The first roommate came from a very wealthy family. But he was a slob! He'd drink a malted milk from Wendy's and just throw the container in the corner and never pick it up. There would be a pile of them in the corner, ants and all! When he was done wearing his clothes, he'd just dump them on the floor, anywhere, my side, his side, in the shower, etc. His car had so many beer cans in it you couldn't get a passenger in the rear seat!
A mutual friend of ours told me that when he was at my roommates house, mommy & daddy had several maids. One of the maids job was just to follow him around to clean up after him, get him whatever he wanted, etc. This kid had never learned to do anything by himself. Incidentally, he never came back to our school for a second year!

Second roommate came from some farm in Arkansas. Kind of a stupid guy, but since he grew up on a farm he HAD to have all the windows in the room open at night, or he couldn't sleep. Let it be 95 F or 32 F, those windows had to be open at night. Plus he chewed and left his chew bottles all over the room.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:43 am

Type-Rated, sounds like the second was better than the 1st.

Plymspotter, know how you feel. I wish people would realise you can only push the envelope so far before something bad happens.

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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:45 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 26):
Plymspotter, know how you feel. I wish people would realise you can only push the envelope so far before something bad happens.

Yeap, and it gives all students a bad name too!  grumpy 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:49 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 27):
Yeap, and it gives all students a bad name too!

One reason why I will not get another roomie. Makes me look bad if hes an alcoholic and the cops search the place.

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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:54 am

Last year, most of the guys were out at sports practices but a handful of us had the day off, so we went around to the four wings and pulled out the springs from each bed frame, stored them underneath the bed, and then placed the mattress back on the bed. The mattress sat a bit lower, but the moment you touched it, it would fall through. Most of the guys had a "falling out" when they walked into their room from sports practices, and jumped onto their bed to rest for a few minutes. No one ever figured out that it was us. Big grin

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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:56 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 23):
was this his mating call?

Haha, who knows :P

Nah I don't think so, he just had a strange taste IMO
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:15 am

Before I got a place of my own I rented a room in a house filled with students and semi-employed people on the waiting lists for houses.

First year was kind a nice. But some of the students did not pay in time. So when the school year was over the students that left where replaced with older people with jobs. So it was no longer a place with nice guys to hang out with. It was suddenly turned into a house filled with mid-life crisis guys complaining they where kicked out of the house by the wife.

After that we got it real bad. The landlord decided to rent out rooms to social services, so SS could park their worst cases with us instead of in one of their own good homes. Only found that out after I left the place, but the "quality" of tennants dropped quite noticably.

When we got our yearly letter from the borough informing us of how many people where registered on our adress it listed 12 (8 rooms). Four people had completely disappeared of the earth along with everything they had. Not that long ago the borough even posted a list with people for which they wanted to update their information. No less then 5 people where listed as "unknown status". All of them with large debts and criminal records.

Have had several people over the floor asking for money from certain flatmates. Some official requests accompanied with police and then the unofficial requests that are accompanied by a 3 or 4 people twice my size. Funny times.

I can not even count how much money these guys cost me. The internet connection was mine (the landlord paid bugger all), the washing machine was mine, the laundry dryer was mine. Only two out of eight paid their share. The washing machine I found one day to be missing its door. Complete write-off. My bike was stolen from the closed garden. I KNOW it was one of the housemates that vandalised my car but can not prove it. Any plates, pans or cutlery left outside my room for more then 2 days I would write off. Incredible what someone can do in just 2 days.

Once I even got threatened with violence. Landlord would do nothing again. Fortunately this guy left on his one a few weeks later with everything he had (he's on the borough's status-unknown list). He left the landlord with a few 100 euros debt.... strangely enough I did not feel sorry for him.

You don't truly appreciate a place of your own untill you have had to live with that kind of crap.

[Edited 2007-08-13 22:17:54]
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:21 am

 eyepopping 

All these stories make me glad I lived with my parents until I could afford a place of my own, on my own financial resources.  relieved 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:24 am

I've had two nightmare roommates, one far worst than the other. To protect the guilty, let's change his name to Clarence. After having a pretty awesome roommate my Freshman year, we ended up going our separate ways - he decided to stay in Honors housing, while I decided to branch out into another community - the University of South Carolina's residential college, Preston College. As nobody from my previous residence hall was going over to Preston I was put in the general lottery for roommates. At first I was assigned a guy who ultimately ended up dropping out of USC (no surprise - he'd been to four colleges in four years and would later, I found out, wind up commiting suicide at college #5 when his grades came back Fs) - for two weeks I had no roommate and it was wonderful. Then, one day, I get back from class with a note on my whiteboard that read - "Hi, I'm your new roommate. Clarence." From there on it went downhill faster than a bobsled made out of lead. Let's go over the "low points."

1. Clarence had a drug problem. A big drug problem. If you could smoke it, shoot it, snort it, whiff it, rub it, eat ir, pop it, or otherwise introduce it to your system, he'd done it. As a result we'd occasionally have drug dealers leaving threatening calls when Clarence would forget to pay up.

2. Clarence had a girlfriend. A big girlfriend. Let's call her Tammy. Tammy was an avowed bigot who did not approve of my existence. In her words, my biracial self was "an abomination in the eyes of God." Further, the fact that I was in an interracial relationship didn't sit well with her as she believed that God made us all different colors for a reason - to show who we were supposed to stick with. Pointing out that ANY relationship I entered would be an interracial one caused her to remark that maybe that was a sign that I should remain celibate.

3.Clarence often had his drug-addict friends over. Frequently. They would mess with my stuff - Clarence would do nothing to stop this from happening. Instead, he was more interesting in grinding up his Adderall tablets and snorting them with his buddies or selling them the Adderall.

4. Clarence got into a "prank war" with a neighbor across the hall. After I came into my apartment one day only to be scared shitless when a "party popper" went off almost at ear level I had had enough. When I told Clarence of the party popper that was meant for him he told me to "lighten up and learn to have fun once in awhile."

5. Clarence, being a druggie, would often come in at 5 or 6 in the morning in various states of intoxication. I had to be up to get ready for work at 7:00. I was not a happy man at that time in the morning - especially the time he fell out of his bed.

6. Clarence played this computer game called "Majestic." For those unfamiliar with it, "Majestic" was one of the first alternate reality games - gameplay involved the gamer receiving clues via a variety of media - in the game, in their e-mail, over IM, and over the phone. So one day I get a phone call that consists of a woman screaming as if she was being murdered and some rather creepy dialogue. I hang up, thoroughly scared. I mention it to Clarence - he then becomes pissed at me for not transcribing the call exactly as he was worried he had missed a "big clue" in the game.

7. Clarence was in my major and, in fact, in one of my classes. That isn't, to say, that he actually went to class. Indeed, after missing a solid week of class, the professor asked me to see him after class. He had remembered that we were roommates and asked me where Clarence had been. When I responded that I didn't know, I got a stern lecture from the professor for "covering up" for Clarence missing class and was told that if I didn't reveal his whereabouts, the professor would submit my name to the university's judicial council.

8. Clarence cheated on Tammy. A lot. If it was female, Clarence would gladly pursue. As a result, towards the end of my semester from hell, when Tammy found out that Clarence A) had been having unprotected sex with the dorm skank and B) had had a threesome with said skank and one of her equally skanky friends, who got the blame? Me. Apparently my existence drove her poor boyfriend to "sin's dark door."

After that semester, my best friend from childhood, who had just transferred to USC, and I moved in together in an apartment upstairs. Clarence ended up getting the room all to himself. He reconciled with Tammy and got her pregnant. Last I heard he had dropped out of college after that year and became a car salesman.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:34 am

Your race has what to do with him? :S

Some people are lost causes, they really are. More to the point, can't the colleges kick people out? It would seem that behaviour is far past the limit.
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:02 am

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 34):
can't the colleges kick people out? It would seem that behaviour is far past the limit.

They can - if they have proof. "Clarence" did all of his drug consumption off campus and never got caught by campus police while he was high/tripping/rolling. He did get in trouble for the pranking (as the party poppers he and his opponent used did have a small bit of explosives in them) in addition to another thing I nearly forgot: While coming back from a pot binge, he had a ridiculous case of the munchies - but no cash to buy snacks from the vending machine with. Clarence goes outside, picks up a loose brick from where the University was building a back "wall" to the building's garden, goes back inside and smashes the glass on the vending machine and cleans it out - all while the night security guard is fast asleep at the front desk. "Someone" made mention to the large amounts of snack food in Clarence's closet (which he was selling at a 50% markup) to the assistant principal of the residence college and Clarence got punished, albeit rather mildly (if I recall he had to weed the garden every weekend for a month)

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 34):
Your race has what to do with him?

OK, get ready for a line of logic truly screwed up - a line of religious thought that is truly whacked out. Tammy was a VERY conservative Christian and it was her belief that interracial dating/marriage/sex was sin. Thus she felt that I was born from sin. Someone born from sin, according to her, was doomed to lead a life of sin and drag down other people around them. Thus my 'sinful' self was what dragged down her poor baby.

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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:09 am

I've never shared a room with anyone, except of course for hostels. And from that experience alone, I can say I definitely need some privacy!  Wow! I've lived in shared flats for about three years now and never had any real trouble, which is mostly due to the process of getting into one of those in the first place: the people who already live there choose who will join them out of the applicants showing up. That way, it may take a bit longer to find a place, but it's worth it.

Oh, and then there was this... So When Did Cleanliness Go Out Of Fashion? (by Aloges Sep 3 2006 in Non Aviation)  Wink The flatmate in question had been chosen by the landlords, not by us - says it all, really.

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 7):
My rule is if I am going to share a room w/ somebody they either have to have a wet nose and a tail or be sleeping with me.

 rotfl  Words to live by!

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 14):
I thought girls were supposed to be the clean ones of the two sexes? Apparently not

Definitely not! While us guys can be messy as well, most do at least sometimes get the urge to do a half-arsed job of cleaning out - even if it's just to make room for a LAN party. Girls on the other hand are either neat and don't mind you seeing their rooms or messy and won't even let you catch a glimpse into their dens.

Enough stereotypes for the night...  Wink
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:35 am

Quoting FLY2HMO (Thread starter):
Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

His flying ability. And his driving ability. And his ability at the controls of any motor vehicle.

That's some scary stuff.  scared 

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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:43 am

I have no housemate horror stories but I once had a friend to stay and had to leave her in the house alone for a couple of hours, I came back, cooked dinner etc, then when I next went on my computer realised she'd been looking at a sex video I drunkenly made with an ex.
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:44 am

Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 14):

That is totally rank! Glad i'm not at university (Yet)

I thought girls were supposed to be the clean ones of the two sexes? Apparently not

Not at all. Before I moved there it was her and 3 other girls. It took me 4 days to clean the room I moved into before putting all my stuff inside. These girls never vacuumed and I also had to take off gum from underneath the furniture and throw away all the used condoms from underneath the bed. Just imagine that they left the house in mid-June, I moved in in September and found dirty dishes and leftovers in the kitchen and living room. Used lots of Dettol and then got my revenge by selling everything they left behind, books, bikes. Guess what they got when they came back asking for it...
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:50 am

Quoting Lewis (Reply 39):
Guess what they got when they came back asking for it...

Nothing??

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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:07 am

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 35):
OK, get ready for a line of logic truly screwed up - a line of religious thought that is truly whacked out. Tammy was a VERY conservative Christian and it was her belief that interracial dating/marriage/sex was sin. Thus she felt that I was born from sin. Someone born from sin, according to her, was doomed to lead a life of sin and drag down other people around them. Thus my 'sinful' self was what dragged down her poor baby.

Says the girl who is banging a pothead... definitely sick and twisted point of view there. So far your story seems to be the winner of the worst roommate so far. Shame that "Clarence" never got caught, but I guess he got it in the end.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:24 am

Quoting Lewis (Reply 39):
all the used condoms from underneath the bed

Now that's even more disgusting than the "hairy plates" thing we had.

4 month old man milk can't be very nice to be around, that's for sure. I think i'll give up on a career in aviation if it means i don't get to go through all this  vomit   vomit   vomit 
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:34 am

Only one, the guy was OCD. I'm a pretty clean guy, but he would get pissed if we left anything stand in the kitchen for any amount of time. Sometimes he would come to the table and take plates away to clean right after you placed the silverware down on your plate, without even asking if you had actually finished. He would vacuum the entire place all the time, and throughly clean the entire apartment when it was still spotless.

Then, he would get pissed at everyone else because we weren't doing our part. We were doing it just fine, at least when he actually let us. Dealing with him was so difficult, we ended up just letting him do his thing and just hear him complain every now and then. Oh and he knew he was OCD, self-described as OCD. Don't know if he actually had a clinical diagnose, though.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:59 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 40):

Nothing??

Nah, I was lucky because they came a few days after I moved in so they received a bag of their leftovers and their used latex. (Mwahahahaha).
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:01 am

I never had roommates as such, but my daughhter's first roomie in college was a nightmare. She was a practicing Wiccan, and would boink the b/f at all times of day or night....noisily. Sara went off to have a shower one night only to come back and discover she'd been locked out of the room. So she was stuck in the hallway, soaking wet and in nothing but a towel and shower shoes, in an unheated dowm in February...in New Hampshire. In the meantime, the roomie and b/f were making enough noise to wake the dead....the RA actually had to knock on the door because the girls next door complained....she was told to f*ck off.
This girl would use Sara's computer without asking, and managed to abscond with about a half dozen of her DVDs....she didn't come back for sophomore year.....boo freakin' hoo.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:17 am

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 43):
He would vacuum the entire place all the time, and throughly clean the entire apartment when it was still spotless.

At least you can say that you had a maid of sorts Big grin
 
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:32 am

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 33):
I've had two nightmare roommates, one far worst than the other.

Last I heard he had dropped out of college after that year and became a car salesman.

You win! You win! Wow, I didn't think I had it terribly but I did get really frustrated with my housemates at Uni. I never did roommates, the age I was boarding at boarding school (as opposed to being a day pupil there) I had my own room which was great. In fact I was probably the guy people used to hate! I used to go next to my friends room who had a full DJ set up with turntables, mixing desk and CDJs. We'd just make sets late at night which was a great laugh although I'm not sure everyone appreciated it. Those who didn't like it never said anything  Wink

Uni was different though, for those unfamiliar with the UK system usually you live in Halls of Residence (in your own room) for a year, then for years two and three you'll live in a house with friends. At least that is the way it worked for everyone I knew. Due to the fact my Uni oversubscribed pretty badly I ended up moving halls three times! My second halls were traditionally for those students from the Far East and so I really felt quite alone! I'd have the neighbours call me on my room phone in the middle of night, never leave me any room in the freezer or fridge for food and then weird shit. We used to have a bathroom area with about three showers and three toilets for our corridor. Once I was taking a dump and a guy clambered up and looked over the toilet at me taking a crap!!! God knows why, it wasn't as if all the other stalls were taken! I was out of there in six weeks, it was as quickly as I could get out.

When I was in my second year I moved in with a good friend of mine and some of her friends. I stayed with them for two years and 'her friends' changed after the first year. They were older and graduated. The new breed were friendly enough but had some disgusting habits which I commented about on another messageboard a few years ago. Here was my original post but now written in past tense.

1. Washing Up Jesus Christ! I used my own stuff and washed it after each meal or within a couple of hours although the others let the whole kitchen counter pile up until they were out of other things. This usually took a week to 10 days. On the not-really-designated washing up evening they'd discover several pots and pans had mould growing in them. As a plan of action they chose to leave said pan in hot water overnight...

2. Hygiene. While one of them managed to shower regularly and keep clean the other smelled like the back end of a raccoon. You'd step into his (with peril!) and were hit by a wall of BO and had the feeling his clothes never seem to be washed properly.

3. The trashcan in the kitchen got filled to the brim until stuff was literally flowing on the floor before I intervened and took it out.

4. The onion incident - Over Xmas one year we all went home and one of the guys forgot to throw an onion out. As a result it sprouted and the stalks were approaching a foot long. I was about to throw it out until I was informed it was highly valued and they wanted to see what happened to it if they left it!

5. Vacuuming. I didn't expect the house to be spotless 24/7 but I was the only person who got of my ass off and turned on the vacuum cleaner! I'd rarely get thanked for it and would often be asked if I could then go and clean the oven, whilst the one guy went out to see his girlfriend!

Having your own room and your own space makes a whole world of difference, even in a house of slobs  Wink Reading some of your stories I am quite horrified and sad for you guys! Going to University can be a stressful time for some, and throwing you in with a complete stranger and their awful habits can just amplify that. I don't see the need for sharing a room whilst at Uni, you can have the same 'bonding' with friends by living in a block or corridor with the same people, it just means you don't have to end up living a nightmare if you get teamed up with some freak of nature that only seems to be interested in making your life a living hell.
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:01 pm

One time, my college roommate put his used condom in my dorm room trash can -- for me to see it! Gosh...
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RE: Lets Hear Your Roommate Horror Stories

Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:24 pm

Quoting September11 (Reply 48):
One time, my college roommate put his used condom in my dorm room trash can -- for me to see it! Gosh...

If you think it looked bad, they stink up the place pretty bad too.  Wow!
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