Have you ever had a roommate? Best roommate story?
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@Ivs – Your story was my favorite. 🙂
I got pretty lucky with most of my college roommates and I'm still friends with all of them. I still kind of miss living with girl(s). I did have an incident my freshman year w/ one girl and moved out, but it's really nothing in comparison to these stories. My best friend's post-college roommate would leave the door open when he had sex and she later discovered he was dealing drugs. Good times.
I would pay coinage for a photo of the look on your face when roommate said that. Have been told a whopper or 12 in my life (roommate edition) but that is just priceless./
Had a couple roommates in college. Never again.
@Ivs, your best roomie story is the best so far on here, hands down, in my opinion. 🙂
I had a few roommates before I got married. It sucks to live with other people, no matter how well you get along.
My college freshman year roommate was (and still is) this hypocritical, annoying know-it-all. My favorite story about her is when I was drinking sugar-free Kool-Aid and she turned to me and said, "I refuse to put those chemicals in my body." Then she reached for her Marlboros and light up. Mmmkay.
Never had a roomie but never lived alone either. Went from parents house to first apt with my hubby. I do know what it wld be like to do whatever i wanted in house regarding decorating. Dont know if id be any good at living alone. I used to think if anything ever happened to my sweetie i would slowly paint all furniture in house white. Now im like, what the hell was I thinking??!! Lol
I moved in with this one girl only to discover she dealt drugs. The phone would ring off the hook and people would drop by all day and night.
Every now and then I would forward her phone calls to the local police department, which would result in extreme paranoia and me being able to get some sleep.
Hahahaha Gayeld, if only it were that easy. Those senior citizens can be crafty.
I hated him. refused to turn on the AC during summer and his room was 120* he finally moved out lol … I burned him out
lots of roomies, glad I am not the roomie in any of your stories.
1. Had a college roommate that used to "sleep" with the quarterback in the bunk above me. (They have since married and then divorced)2. Had a roommate that used an entire roll of TP EVERY DAY, and told me that she felt like the feelings flew out the back of her head. Yeah, turns out she was just released from a mental health facility…and didn't mention that up front.
I got threatened by my last roommate's boyfriend. She had this habit of picking up thug boyfriends. Never had a roommate after that.
I frequently awoke to my freshman roommate giving blow jobs. We slept in the same room with only a desk between our bed…She also once left a drunk crying guy in our room and went out to a party. I had to entertain him with my art supplies until he got more sober and stopped crying about her.
@Stallis. LOL! That's part of the advice I'm giving my 17-year old nephew who's looking to move out this summer. After we threw out #4, one of V's childhood/HS friends moved in. It didn't not turn out well.
And on the switch-a-roo front, when V broke up with her major jerk boyfriend, she was friends with his younger brother, who was also in a bad break-up at same time. Today they're married with three kids and one of those couples everyone else wants to be part of.
@Leah – you own your own home? Your parent's names aren't on it or anything (or on a lease)? Tell them they can't move in! You're an adult, you don't have to take crap from anyone! Especially if they can afford to take care of themselves. If there's one thing I hate, it's seeing people manipulated into doing something because it's "family".
My college roommate was also my good friend in high school. Word to the wise, don't move in with a high school friend. She dated the entire staff of Kinkos at the time (about 12 of them), but the last one was my current husband. Sounds gross, but he successfully made the 'roommate switch', so I can't complain too much 🙂
I had roommates all through college, and for one year after. I have lived by myself since I am 23 yrs old, and have loved EVERY minute of it.
@Leah. Change the number on your house. Maybe they won't be able to find you. *g*
My roomate in college tried to kill herself when she thought I was leaving for the night. I came home to grab something and noticed her with a note on her and a empty bottle of pills. She survived.
My parents are coming to live at my house because my mom wants help with taking care of dad. Yes, the dad who used to beat everyone in the family, including mom. These are not poor people – they just don't want to spend money on a nursing home for dad.
My best roommate story will involve my dad asking me to hold his balls or wipe his ass, and me driving him to a nursing home and dropping him off, while mom gets her martyr on volunteering at the local church.
@SusanB, I now live alone after many years of marriage and I've got to say I don't think I'd ever live full time with anyone ever again! People are welcome to visit, stay a few days and then LEAVE.
Long, long ago, I had a roommate in college who had a pet mouse. The mouse escaped and was never seen again. I found out later she told everyone I threw it out the window (we lived in a high-rise dorm). That was a LIE!!!!
Only had roommates in college and hated it. I could barely tolerate sharing a bedroom with my sister when we were kids. Even with marriage, sometimes I wish he'd go take a nap or go out for coffee or something. There's a lot to be said for living alone.
Geez I sound like a crabby old bitch, don't I?
I had great roommate experiences until the last one, who crawled into bed with me her first night there because she was very drunk and "SO LONELY!!!!" It did not get better after that.
In general, my best roommate was in my final year of grad school, about ten years ago – nice mellow guy from Kansas. The rest were pretty bad, so most of the time I tried to live alone (until I got married). Living with a junkie who was also a call girl on the side will do that to a mindset.
I had a room mate in college from Taiwan and it was an excellent experience. Always cordial, with a ready smile, considerate, polite.. couldn't have asked for better.
My old roommate blamed her stealing on CIA agents in "invisible suits" that apparently raided the apt when only she was there. She claims to believe she's part of CIA experiments since she was little because she comes from "royal bloodlines" and they somehow microchipped her brain. Umm let's just say she's a compulsive liar to put it best and not as crazy as she'd like to be. Glad she's gone.
I've had roommates before… however thank all the Gods, not for 20+ years. I much prefer living alone.
oh suzzique, you are so right! I had one, and she was the best, tho. She helped with my baby, and for that I was grateful.
when they move out is the best story