questionshave you ever had a nightmare roommate situation?

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Yeah I never had a nightmare situation really either, but I did move out on the roommate I was assigned when I transferred colleges. She had a boyfriend on campus who she was not allowed to have and a brother that watched her like a hawk, so one or the other was ALWAYS in our room. They wouldn't even leave when I had to get dressed after a shower, just told me to go to stay in the bathroom to change. She talked on the phone with her parents in China several times a week in the middle of the night and at a normal speaking level. She also slept with all her lights on and woke me up to proof read her papers. I moved into a tiny single in a suite with some hard core party girls, which also was not ideal but much better.

Wasn't hard to decide I'd rather get my own place when I moved after graduation :) Happily in my own one bedroom these days.

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I had a roommate in college that would shower once a week. He would shower less but he did bowling and the bowling alley allowed smoking and he would come back reeking of it enough to bother him. I heard from his new roommate the next year that he came back from bowling and was too tired to shower so he just febreezed himself and then went to bed. Glad he left when he did.

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Yeah. My last and final roommate was the worst.
Fat, lazy, good for nothing POS! He stole my 1 month old 42" LCD 1080p T.V.

he never had all his money for bill at the time they were due because he was always buying stuff he didn't need (movies, games, weed). He would pay, but it would be late every time.
He got fired from the job I got him with my friend's company because he called in all the time and screwed up more than me made. After getting fired he just sat around and did nothing all day, didn't attempt to look for a job for a month.
Comes home one day saying he's going to Arizona with some friends to sell beads to people on Spring Break at the big lake out there. Said he would call and send money for payments (I knew it wasn't going to happen)
2 months go by and I never hear from him until my friend whom he use to work for called me saying he was asking for him to wire the roommate some money and asked me if he should. I said no of course.
CONT..

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Another month goes by and nothing till one day I get a call from him. "Why did you change the locks?"
"Because you own me 2 grand in back rent and bills" I explained.
He starts saying, "well I need my stuff" I told him, when I get my money, you get your stuff.
He was at the house when I got home waiting. I went in and locked the doors, bagged up his clothes, and put them outside. Told him he could have the rest when I got my money. He leaves and says "that's f'ed up".

2 days later I come home Sat. morning from partying Friday night to find that he broke into the place, took most of his stuff and my T.V.

I filed a report and all that, but have never heard anything about it since, 3-4 years ago.

Bottomline - I will NEVER have another roommate!

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I had a roommate that made things so uncomforatble to be around him. He lived there for 2 years, yet he still knocked before he came into the house, would literally stand at the entrance to the living room and ask if he can come in and watch TV, cook dinner and be upset if you werent around to eat it with him, Refused to sleep on a standard bed, so instead he would roll out a bamboo mat every night, and roll it back up in the morning and put everything away to make it look like no oone was sleeping there... Kinda weird. On the plus, he would have to clean the bathroom anytime someone "new" used it...
In the end he would only come home after i was asleep and try and sneek out in the morning before i woke up to make it seem he wasnt there. Just got too weird for me and i asked him to leave..
Didnt help this odd fellow was a gun enthusiast and stored hundreds of ammo cans in the wine cellar and many guns in his closet...
Rather safe than sorry...

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Do ex-spouses count? Even if they do, I won't go there. Not good for me to dredge up & relive unpleasant memories. :-/

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I had one for about 15 years...my brother. Although I'm pretty sure he has the same opinion. Granted I was the messy one, but when you're messy, you don't want a neat freak living with you!

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@woothulhu: Roommates and guests are totally different, unless your guest turns into a roommate.

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A nightmare roommate? Is that like dorming with Freddie or something?

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@wisenekt: Hence the reason I said simliar, not identical. Some of the responses there apply to this question.

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@wisenekt: Which I wold define as a guest from hell. I've only ever had two roommates and they were both great. I had my grandmother as a roommate for a year when I moved out at 17. My grandmother cooked and cleaned and took care of me like she'd done all my life and we just shared expenses till she got her own place in a neighboring town for medical reasons. Then my best friend moved in for a year after that while her husband was stationed overseas. I did all the cooking and she loved to clean. Since then I have lived alone for about 30 years and wouldn't have it any other ay.

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@madcow19: Thanks for reminding me that I'll never live with any of my brothers ever again! Been there, done that. Talk about a friggin' nightmare...

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Yes. I won't go into details, but space was tight and we shared a room. Don't wanna talk about it anymore...

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Hooboy... Yeah, I've had a nightmare roommate.

Short version: Basically imagine every possible bad trait in a housemate that would not immediately get you evicted or arrested... as in he's annoying, but we can't DO anything about it..

Stole food from the fridge.. left his belonging covering every available surface.. Watered his plants by leaving them in the bathroom and turning the hot water on, so the steam would condense on them 'naturally' (the mold situation was apalling).. Heavy drinker - I can't drink Sierra Nevada after him (it's crap anyway).. I can go on.

BAD. Just... bad.

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I had one roommate that made it his mission in life to live down to every bad bs homosexual stereotype. He consistently trolled the internet for "dates" that pay him, he hit on my male friends and boyfriend so often and with so much intensity - that they didn't want to come over anymore. He was also a deadbeat... but there are too many stories here. I think it just bugged me that he embodied bad stereotypes and kept them alive. BTW - only roommated there for a few months.

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@staceroo: Boy, living with a sib can be a nightmare. I tried to live with a sister before she was diagnosed with schizophrenia - it was impossible to deal with her. She said "We're not turning the heat on this winter" - in a part of the country where it gets to 10 degrees for weeks at a time - and when I said we certainly are, she said then you're paying the whole bill. She didn't stay long...