Let's bitch about our stupid, annoying roommates

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Companion thread to the coworkers thread, couldn't find an equivalent for roommates. For all those who are irritated by their living companions di camera, post it here. OK, it's an excuse for me to bitch.

* College-age dude with no observable skills struts around the apartment on the phone saying shit like "yo, I gotta make some bread to buy a new macbook. yeah, i can do a couple of jobs."

* Uses my name to buy $500 worth of sneakers with his mom's credit card to resell on eBay and expects me to sign for it without my permission. I confront him about it and he acts like he wants to fight me.

* 20 degrees outside, turns off the thermostat. It's now like a freezer in the entire apartment.

* For some reason brags about shoveling snow from random ass peoples' driveways for utterly no reason and expects me to be proud of him. I'd call the cops if I saw some random shady looking dude on my property.

* Tries to give me advice on dating, like taking a girl on a first date to a "sex museum" which is beyond fucking fool.

* Never leaves the apartment, tries to force a relationship on me I want no part of. Says he wants "to be like a brother to [me] yo" despite not knowing a goddamn thing about me and it being clear I want nothing to do with him.

* Makes a running commentary on everything I'm doing when I'm around. "Oh you're cooking eggs, you must really like eggs. I know the best way to make eggs, let me show you. Now you're making broccoli, really. You're not watching the football game, you must not like sports."

* After spending 12 hours at work he jumps on me the second I get in the door and then acts bitchy that I'm just want to unwind on my own.

Good lord this is a good lesson in buying your own property.

Spectrum, Sunday, 17 February 2013 06:17 (seven years ago) link

* Never leaves the apartment, tries to force a relationship on me I want no part of. Says he wants "to be like a brother to [me yo" despite not knowing a goddamn thing about me and it being clear I want nothing to do with him.

I had a roommate in college who almost never left our room. Two exceptions being a) if he had a class, food, bathing etc. b) he'd gone to purchase a video game at midnight on its release day, and then stay up all night, that night, beating the game. Blasting the sounds of gunfire like a madman.

I didn't even know he had a car until the last month of the school year.

Cunga, Sunday, 17 February 2013 07:26 (seven years ago) link

I've been thinking about starting this thread so many times.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 18 February 2013 01:21 (seven years ago) link

Once i moved in somewhere and had been living there for a few weeks, and i had a 1.5L bottle of wine that had about 1/3 of it still left. My roommate asks if she can have some wine, I say, ok, and leave the room to go do something. About half an hour later i come back, looking for the bottle, and i can't find it anywhere. I find her and ask if she'd seen the bottle and she had drunken everything that was left. It pretty much told me everything i needed to know about her.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 18 February 2013 01:31 (seven years ago) link

Man I dont recall ever living with you Adam *hic*

a kissed out red popemobile (Trayce), Monday, 18 February 2013 03:52 (seven years ago) link

at the moment dealing with this. have two roommates who are best friends— their relationship is weird, complicated, close, coded, etc. one of them, whom i've been friends with for a while, is totally rad, fun, funny, etc. we don't hang out all the time or anything, but we're friends. however, her other half is a misanthropic, judgmental, gawky guy, who pretty much thinks everything is lame and says so out loud.

he doesn't like the way that i talk, or things that i say, because they "annoy" him for some unknown, unspecified reason. he actually WON'T specify a reason. and so, since cool friend started the house, and he is her best friend, me and my boyfriend are getting kicked out.

that and they leave empty cans of Coca-Cola EVERYWHERE and then are like, "oh, there's ants." no shit, fucking detectives over here.

anyway, i could write the damn thread on this. but i won't.

hilarious topless cookie chef (the table is the table), Monday, 18 February 2013 05:11 (seven years ago) link

My current roommate (who I've lived with for one and one half months) has racked up enough transgressions to basically take the Worst Roommate Ever title from the dude who pissed all over my floor one morning while I was in bed. I've been informed that this is HER sanctuary (which is violated by my mere presence, natch), and that her ideal roommate is someone who pays rent but is never here. I've sorta known this person for the better part of a decade (friend of several friends, all of whom are pretty disgusted by her current behavior), but she apparently decided to save up all of her narcissistic crazy so she could unleash it upon a captive audience in a single torrent. Her calls to my employer and attempts to move me into another space behind my back have just been the capper on a thoroughly delightful stay.

Put Another Quarter In The Pukebox (Old Lunch), Monday, 18 February 2013 05:29 (seven years ago) link

WTF is she callign your WORK for!?

a kissed out red popemobile (Trayce), Monday, 18 February 2013 05:45 (seven years ago) link

One of my flatmates pees with the bathroom door open. He's a complete tool

paolo, Monday, 18 February 2013 10:10 (seven years ago) link

There's been a houseguest living with us for over a year now RENT FREE because she is f**king one of my roommates and staying in his room, and thank god they are moving out in April. She has two kids and a husband in another state and doesn't do anything all day other than watch tv on the internet and chainsmoke cigarettes like a crackhead. Taking out the trash, emptying out the dishwasher, cleaning the common living areas, etc. all of it is apparently BEYOND HER CAPACITY. She is a stay-in-bed-mom, as they say on Arrested Development. She will not buy toilet paper. Her man (our roommate and living her before she moved in) has been paying for all her stuff, booze, etc. Even paid for her kids' xmas presents. That was right around the time he found out she was cheating on him with a trucker, and also cheating on her husband with him. Yet somehow she still lives here???? Not for long, thank god.

Our landlord is SUPER cool and we only pay rent and not utilities but the one month she was out of town the water bill was $150 less than usual. He had to buy us a new clothes dryer last year after the last one died and he explained "this is because nobody empties out the lint thing". The new dryer quickly died because the heating element failed, yet you could still toss dry the clothes, and it would take 4 or 5 hours. My idiot houseguest/roommate would leave the clothes in their, with the dryer continuously running, for over 24 hours. We let our landlord know and i think it was the final straw w getting her out. When asked why she would leave a dryer running for 24+ hours straight, the only defense was that nobody told her not to.

I am living with the dumbest of the dumb. Thankfully these days will soon be over.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 20:52 (seven years ago) link

Keep the posts coming - they're making me feel like I've accomplished something with my life just because I can change a toilet roll.

Actually this one guy I lived with used to replace the loo roll - I'll give him that - and leave the empty cardboard roll on the bathroom floor NEXT TO THE BIN. I used to move the bin nearer and nearer to the loo roll holder every time til it became harder to NOT put it in the bin but nope, they still all built up on the bathroom floor.

kinder, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:08 (seven years ago) link

Having roommates over the past 10 years, every so often i will find myself considering how much tp use is appropriate. At that point i just start hoarding my own rolls in my room. Like when 1 or 2 people are going through a roll a day i just.....i don't even wanna know...

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:54 (seven years ago) link

I get up to get ready for work, shitty houseguest is inevitably using the shower. Having no job and no life outside the house, she of course takes 30 minute showers. Pissing me the fuck off right now. I have an interview this morning, I actually have something to do. And i have to pee too.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:01 (seven years ago) link

Pee in a jug and leave it in the kitchen labelled 'Free Apple Juice'.

These goons are from Galactor and who gives a s*** (snoball), Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:02 (seven years ago) link

(university made me play hardball when it came to dealing with annoying housemates)

These goons are from Galactor and who gives a s*** (snoball), Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:03 (seven years ago) link

I don't think my roommate's left his room in about 4 days ... he has mail piled up downstairs and some of it looks pretty important. I thought he was dead until he woke me up at 1:30 am to use the bathroom. I'm starting to feel bad for the guy, but I'm afraid of being nice to him because any time I talk to him he takes it as an invitation to get really clingy.

Spectrum, Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:07 (seven years ago) link

and i had a 1.5L bottle of wine that had about 1/3 of it still left.

not very much wine, imo.

how's life, Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:07 (seven years ago) link

I mean, that's about a serving, right?

how's life, Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:09 (seven years ago) link

Oh God. Thank you thread for confirming my decision to live sans roommates now that I'm going to be on my own again. I'd rather pay a fucking arm and a leg than deal with any of this. I think I'm just too old tbh. It wasn't even a consideration even though the $ I'm going to be paying for my own place kind of kills me it's worth it.

go to party leather (ENBB), Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:12 (seven years ago) link

xp 500ml is two and a half to three glasses.

These goons are from Galactor and who gives a s*** (snoball), Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:14 (seven years ago) link

In college I had a crazypants roommate who basically pitted our other two suite mates against me for like 8 months by doing things like telling her that I was stealing from her and sleeping in her bed. First of all, I've never stolen a goddamn thing in my life and second of all WHAT? Why would I ever sleep in her bed?! That's just insane. Then the three of them stole money from me weekly over the entire 8 months and would do things like buy pizza and booze. That whole year I'd be like, "Man, I didn't think I spent that much last night!" and I hadn't. They were stealing cash out of my top drawer the whole time. Why I left cash lying around I'm not quite sure but IT STILL WASN'T RIGHT.

go to party leather (ENBB), Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:16 (seven years ago) link

I'm not sure that story made any sense. It was complicated.

go to party leather (ENBB), Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:19 (seven years ago) link

xxp: how many jam jars?

how's life, Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:19 (seven years ago) link

I had another roommate who wore a top hat 24/7, listened to music from the time of Elizabeth the 1st*, and did vampire larping stuff. She refused to let me listen to any music ever without headphones and hated me because I was seeing a guy named Dan and she thought it was a Dan that she liked. I don't think we said more than 20 actual words to each other the entire time we lived together. It was awful.

*Actual name of the only CD she owned.

go to party leather (ENBB), Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:22 (seven years ago) link

She did, however, come with a an enormous cardboard cutout of han solo so that part was OK.

go to party leather (ENBB), Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:24 (seven years ago) link

Just a link to the other thread we had on this topic:


how's life, Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:27 (seven years ago) link

lol of course I told the same two stories on that thread. They really were that bad. I completely forgot about the eating disorders girls though. Man.

go to party leather (ENBB), Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:31 (seven years ago) link

A few years back, I was dating a woman and one day her TV wouldn't turn on anymore. She took it to a TV repair shop and they told her that someone had poured some kind of acid down into the holes in the back of it, fucking up the electronics beyond all belief. The only people who had been in her apartment were her sister, myself, her recently moved-out roommate, and her ex-roommates several girlfriends. One of the girlfriends had found out about the others had asked my girlfriend to confirm it. We suspect that the roommate caught on to this and retaliated when he was moving out.

how's life, Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:36 (seven years ago) link

having difficulty decoding those last two sentences.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:51 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, I didn't write that out well I guess.

My girlfriend's male roommate was like, seven-timing these girls. One of the girls had caught on and asked my girlfriend to confirm her suspicions. The guy was coincidentally moving out that week. A few days passed and we decided to watch some tv together, but it wouldn't turn on. We took it to the electronics shop, they told us someone had poured acid into it. We suspect that the roommate poured acid into my girlfriend's tv in retaliation for blowing the lid on his seven-girl dating thing.

how's life, Thursday, 21 February 2013 17:02 (seven years ago) link

and i had a 1.5L bottle of wine that had about 1/3 of it still left.

not very much wine, imo.

― how's life, Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:07 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I mean, that's about a serving, right?

It was probably three generous cups of wine, and it was gone in half an hour. Also, unless someone says "You can kill this", you should never finish off anything that does not belong to you.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 21 February 2013 21:06 (seven years ago) link

Wish i had gotten the chance to live w a Steampunk/Vampire/Cosplayer. Most of my bad roommates are just barely functioning alcoholics.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 21 February 2013 21:08 (seven years ago) link

She was an evil bitch. Trust me you really don't wish that.

go to party leather (ENBB), Thursday, 21 February 2013 21:14 (seven years ago) link

It was probably three generous cups of wine, and it was gone in half an hour.

Sounds about right.

how's life, Thursday, 21 February 2013 21:53 (seven years ago) link

Note to self: never give how's life permission to drink my wine.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 21 February 2013 21:54 (seven years ago) link

And don't give alcohol to people that never have to buy their own.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 21 February 2013 21:57 (seven years ago) link

I had a roommate who was into drunk driving. Rich guy.

Everything You Like Sucks, Thursday, 21 February 2013 22:08 (seven years ago) link

Also I think one of my flatmates has something wrong with his nose or lungs because every so often he'll just stop what he's doing and inhale really hard like five times in a row, as if he's trying to clear a mucus buildup or something. SNNNNRK SNNNNNRK SNNNNNNNNNRRRKKK SNNNNNNNNRRRRRK. Sometimes it's loud enough to wake me up for fuck's sake

paolo, Friday, 22 February 2013 10:53 (seven years ago) link

Could be he's dehydrated. Tell.him to drink more fluids.

how's life, Friday, 22 February 2013 11:20 (seven years ago) link

My respiratory system is fucked and I sympathise with the guy to be honest. There's no polite way to hock up horrible gunge that is stopping you from breathing, but it has to be done.

Ballboy to Afghanistan (LocalGarda), Friday, 22 February 2013 11:24 (seven years ago) link

I went through this period where I was drinking insane amounts of tea and it was drying me the hell out. I'd get all kinds of torturous garbage lodged up in my sinuses. That turned around completely when I started balancing it out with more water.

how's life, Friday, 22 February 2013 12:53 (seven years ago) link

ugh, this roommate's driving me up the wall. he left this food tray at the bottom of the toaster oven which caused the fire alarm to go off when i tried to cook something last night. this morning, the first thing he's said to me in about two leeks, he's like "what'd you burn last night? you smoking in here or something?" as opposed to, say, "what's up?".

then he complains about me throwing cigarette butts in the garbage and goes at length about how disgusting it is. fine, i'll find somewhere else to throw them out. then he knocks on my door a second time and bitches about me not throwing the garbage out with the cigarette butts in it. he's like "it's a respect thing yo"; my take, if I'm going to make a sacrifice for your benefit, throw the fucking thing out yourself. i rub my forehead and sigh, and he's like "why're you making faces, huh? why you rollin your eyes at me? what's your problem man?" getting in my face about it. he seemed positively delighted about annoying me. and of course respect doesn't go both ways with him stealing my identity for some internet scam he's doing.

i'm pretty sure i need to live on my own soon.

Spectrum, Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:20 (seven years ago) link

Friend recently had to kick out his roommate after roommate-not once, but twice-passed out while drunk-cooking, causing a kitchen fire. As my friend said, "murder me in my bed once, shame on you; murder me in my bed twice, get the fuck out"

emilys., Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:28 (seven years ago) link

*try to murder me

emilys., Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:29 (seven years ago) link

I currently live with my mom and her boyfriend. He is very nice, but somewhat clueless and goofy. He spends most days watching vhs tapes in the shed, which he calls "the Bijou."

They hooked up when they were neighbors. He referred to his apartment at the time as "the Triple B" (for Basement Bachelor Bungalow).

He is the self-appointed tsar of the kitchen. This involves obsessive inventory of all dishes and constantly coming in and poking around like a cat underfoot EVERY TIME I am in the kitchen (note that I do not keep a typical feeding schedule).

emilys., Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:34 (seven years ago) link

"the Bijou" and "the Triple B" sounds like something from My mother's incredibly stupid ex-husband

how's life, Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:45 (seven years ago) link

holy shit, this guy is fucking crazy! i need to move the fuck out of here.

Spectrum, Sunday, 24 February 2013 20:47 (seven years ago) link

so my roommate gets in my face today for ... acting like i was annoyed last night. who the fuck gives somebody shit for having their own feelings about something? so we start talking and he's doing this crazy gaslighting shit on me, and I'm like, "if you aren't going to listen to my side of things, I'm leaving." he then blocks my way out and tries to grab me, and i pushed him aside so i could get out of there.

he then starts telling me I'm disrespectful and starts putting words in my mouth that I never said, and also happened to be things he had just said like 2 minutes earlier! i call him out on this and tell him he's crazy, and then he freaked the fuck out. he gets up right in my face, his eyes completely crazed, and starts yelling at me. i told him he was freaking me out and i got the hell out of there.

damn i need to move out of here ASAP. this thread was supposed to be fun, and now it isn't anymore :[

Spectrum, Sunday, 24 February 2013 23:45 (seven years ago) link

or at least my situation. who knew not being able to choose your roommate could have bad consequences.

Spectrum, Sunday, 24 February 2013 23:49 (seven years ago) link

holy shit dude.

Porto for Pyros (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 25 February 2013 00:17 (seven years ago) link

The "no visitors for more than 30 minutes" and giving a week's notice for presumably overnight guests? is the most mental part of that, to me.

lets just remember to blame the patriarchy for (in orbit), Sunday, 10 March 2013 17:50 (seven years ago) link

Assuming s/he's as clean as s/he wants a roommate to be, I was ready to live with that weirdo until s/he started talking nonsense about keeping the thermostat at 70-80. That's gross.

carl agatha, Sunday, 10 March 2013 18:10 (seven years ago) link

feel like even for the rules I could comfortably live within that the slightest noise would summon them out of their room to watch disapprovingly, probably making a note of the times and dates of your almost-line-crossing

like, I never have guests, but if someone offered me a lift and I invited them in it would be nice not to have my housemate standing there with a stopwatch and a decibel meter

susuwatari teenage riot (a passing spacecadet), Sunday, 10 March 2013 18:25 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

my roommate is KILLING ME with his 45minute long bathroom routine during the critical hour from 8-9am

diamonddave85, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:30 (seven years ago) link

i've been late to work every day this week, just waiting for him to get out so i can brush my teeth and run out the door; haven't had time to chat with him about it since he's been out during the evenings. also don't want to leave a passive aggressive note for him ):

diamonddave85, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:31 (seven years ago) link

ask very seriously to shower with him

eaumaille, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:33 (seven years ago) link

Are you just brushing your teeth? Maybe keep your toothbrush and toothpaste out of the bathroom and brush them in the kitchen. You should still talk to him, but that might keep you from being late until you can.

xp hahahaha I like that idea much better.

carl agatha, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:33 (seven years ago) link

i don't know how to talk to roommates. i feel that the second i've made a suggestion i've entered into "passive aggressive" territory.

eaumaille, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:36 (seven years ago) link

xp lol

yeah i've thought about brushing in the sink, but i don't really feel comfortable taking a pee in the sink (which is the other critical part of my morning routine). kinda wish chamber pots were still acceptable tbh

diamonddave85, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:37 (seven years ago) link

xp yeah that's kinda how i feel

diamonddave85, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:38 (seven years ago) link

If you do use the kitchen sink, make sure you brush your teeth before you pee in it.

carl agatha, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:40 (seven years ago) link

i sympathize so much. one of my roommates takes 45 minute showers at the most inopportune times. mostly when the #2 train is arriving at the station

乒乓, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:41 (seven years ago) link

pee in a bottle and leave it in his room

乒乓, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:41 (seven years ago) link

what drives me nuts is that i keep waking up earlier and earlier to try and quickly get in there before he does and somehow he ends up turning on the shower as soon as my alarm goes off!

diamonddave85, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:43 (seven years ago) link

i hate when they leave the bathroom all steamy :(

eaumaille, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:43 (seven years ago) link

he's also an early riser, so he's had more than enough time to take a shower before i even wake up GAH IT DRIVES ME NUTS

xp haha yeah i've definitely been wiping off the mirror every day this week

diamonddave85, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:45 (seven years ago) link

i'm convinced that one of my roommates had the electrician wire the bathroom light and ventilation fan to the same switch for some reason. wth

乒乓, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:46 (seven years ago) link

anything to stop the humid dregs from someone else's shower from frizzing up your hair imo

eaumaille, Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:47 (seven years ago) link

I'm about to re-enter the world of roommates for the first time in 4 years, wish me luck

badg, Thursday, 28 March 2013 20:01 (seven years ago) link

i'm convinced that one of my roommates had the electrician wire the bathroom light and ventilation fan to the same switch for some reason. wth

That's quite normal, isn't it? Still annoying though

kinder, Friday, 29 March 2013 11:24 (seven years ago) link

we had them wired to separate switches before which was nice because you could leave the fan on + lights off, so that you could ventilate the foul miasma after a shower

乒乓, Friday, 29 March 2013 13:00 (seven years ago) link

Get comfortable enough with your housemate to shower and shit in front of them (this works great, highly recommended)
In lieu of that I always just knock and ask before showering and my roommate started doing the same

a source of "vegelate" (flamboyant goon tie included), Friday, 29 March 2013 13:38 (seven years ago) link

I gave my notice and my lovely roommate has begun his transformation into a vengeful ex. The couch is mine but my roommate decided to have a new couch brought in, two months before I move out. Now there is an extra couch in the middle of everything and a lot of scootching.

a source of "vegelate" (flamboyant goon tie included), Friday, 29 March 2013 13:41 (seven years ago) link

Nothing really says "nice living with you!" than acquiring replacement furniture and piling it everywhere

a source of "vegelate" (flamboyant goon tie included), Friday, 29 March 2013 13:42 (seven years ago) link

Get comfortable enough with your housemate to shower and shit in front of them (this works great, highly recommended)

Hah what?

I live in a place w 6 roommates (currently, changing soon tho) sharing 1 bathroom so every other day somebody needs to pee really bad and someone is in there. I sympathize. I just go outside if i really need to pee.

That 45 min shit is lame and totally wasteful. I really don't see any reason to be in there for more than 15 mins. What do you do for the other 30? I don't wanna know...

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 29 March 2013 15:44 (seven years ago) link

#1 thing i hate these days is leaving shit around. I'm guilty of this but usually it just ends up in my room, so there will be four or five cups in my room. Cups that i own. What really gets on my nerves is just leaving cups/silverware/etc. all over the house. So it ends up that we have no clean cups or spoons in the kitchen cabinet and drawer, but they are loose all over the house. We have used cups on the front porch, in the living room, in multiple places in the kitchen, etc. There's an empty tin of ice cream sitting on a table in the garden with a spoon in it and another spoon on the table. No-one offered me the ice cream so I'm not cleaning it up. I'm not your mom.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 9 April 2013 17:48 (seven years ago) link

Hah the other day i heard some rhythmic banging in the kitchen, my roommate had a slinky attached to the pots and pans that are hung up over the oven and was tapping on it. I wanted to cook some food so this conversation took place on my way in:

"What's up?"
"Just makin' some jazz."
"...How eccentric."
"...Thanks, man."

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:20 (six years ago) link

new landlord/roommate is better than the last guy, but still a little irritating. he's gay and made a pass at me when I first started living here ... we went out to grab something to eat and he treated me like I was a date or something, which I wasn't too thrilled with. he'd pour my drinks, touch my knees with his and touch my hands, brush up against me, and get generally flirty with me. and crap, if I were attracted to a woman like that I definitely wouldn't be touching them or making presumptions... which is especially worse since this guy is my landlord. the dude seems pretty socially awkward, so I'll just chalk it up to that.

he's also condescending and a little rude, but at least I can safely keep my distance. last guy would get even more pissed off if I just tried to do my own thing. the other roommate I have here is, finally, the perfect roommate ... we both just do our own thing and chit chat when we see each other. no fuss, definitely no muss.

Spectrum, Sunday, 14 April 2013 17:56 (six years ago) link

this guy's becoming an annoying turd. it's impossible to talk to him, he has some obnoxiously condescending thing to say even when i'm trying to be polite. i said i had a friend who was coming to visit me for the weekend, and then he goes and meticulously checks the calender to see if it's OK ... looking at each date ... humming and scratching his chin... pondering, and then saying "yeah, it's OK". this guy's got nothing going on in his life, he inherited a shitload of money and does nothing everyday. i can't imagine what he might have coming up that would make it impossible for somebody to stay in my bedroom for two days.

Spectrum, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:50 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

Great, looks like I have to do another "conversation". My landlord's a Dracula-esque douchlord and I'm getting too old for this crap.

Beyond looking at me like a piece of meat and trying to get my dick, he's an all-around condescending prick and gives me shit for like ... taking two Fridays off in a row after being sick and having a hellish work schedule. "oh you've taken four Fridays off now. are you going to take every Friday off this summer???" and makes obnoxious personal commentary about my life, like ... if I take a 20 minute bike ride he'll comment "oh that was fast". like wtf dude get a life.

I think this is the last time I live with anyone. Cripes there are a lot of creeps out there.

Spectrum, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 14:01 (six years ago) link

three months pass...

so it's been over 3 months. what's going on? did you and gay man finally hook up? jk. but seriously it seems like you just can't find a decent roommate. of course the simple and best solution is to live solo.

i live with 2 roommates but i can't imagine living with 5 other guys. i'm assuming that is a dorm/frat situation so it's kind of understandable.

anyways, best to always live alone or with an SO if you must.

glokul, Friday, 20 September 2013 16:52 (six years ago) link

still living here, going to move out soon. think this guy has autism or something, he's a pretty bizarre dude. my other roommate has the same exact problems with him, but she's a woman so she doesn't get the whole snooping on me while i'm folding my underwear shit.

think random roommates in the suburbs work a little different than in the city, just about everyone i know here either still lives with their parents at age 30 or have their own places. definitely moving back to the city after this!

Spectrum, Friday, 20 September 2013 17:25 (six years ago) link

I don't have roommates, but one of my colleagues was telling me that her roommate decorated his room with a collage made out of cardboard six-pack containers and scotch tape.

how's life, Friday, 20 September 2013 18:51 (six years ago) link

seven months pass...

people make no effort not to be annoying

conrad, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 09:37 (five years ago) link

wrong thread

conrad, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 09:37 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

I've finally decided, after one more year of living in this apt due to the cheap rent, that I'm going it on my own next year. Not only can I afford it, but I'm tired of depending on other people.

my newest roommate has been a friend for a while. he's a good dude, but he's now a month behind on rent and has been for several months. Which, considering how cheap rent is (less than $400 a month), I don't get how he's survived up until now.

I am not going to throw him out or anything - but I've had to tell him that in order to renew the lease in Dec, that he has to be caught up or he's out. I just don't get it, I guess - you're not going to find rent much cheaper in this area (the crime rates keep it cheap - it's bad over here), and if I were an asshole and kicked him out, where exactly would he go that would allow him to not pay his rent on time?


Hammer Smashed Bagels, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 23:11 (four years ago) link

dude, you gotta stop letting ppl take advantage - every time you say 'ok', that signals more and more permissiveness, so that one day when you eventually (hopefully) say 'not ok', those ppl freak the fuck out.

just1n3, Thursday, 8 October 2015 00:20 (four years ago) link

yea i know. it has been an area of focus with my therapist, it is an offshoot of having so little respect for myself that I just figure it's best not to speak up. but I've started lately....

another component is that ten years ago, I tended to lose my temper a lot and I don't like situations that threaten to put me back where I might lose my shit.

but you are right....I have been harassing him for the money tho lately

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Thursday, 8 October 2015 00:25 (four years ago) link

lease is up, had to tell him he could renew but only if he was caught up on rent by the end of the lease. guess what he chose not to do? :)

this is good for us both tho. he wrote some dramatic farewell to his friends on FB saying he's moving back home (the panhandle) to live with his mother as he "can't afford to live in Orlando anymore". (Your rent was $375/month - if you can't afford that, you can't afford to live anywhere).

Feel kinda sorry for this dude because he still has it in his head that there will always be people around to bail him out so he never tries very hard to be self-sufficient. He's been living this way for years, thinking that life will take it easy on him while he's low on cash, and wound up stranded several times due to either running out of gas on the way home and having no money to buy more, or having a tire pop and being unable to afford a tow or a new one.

a month ago, he decided he either needed a second job or a different full-time job. he applied for maybe two, didn't get them, then just gave up and spent his hours not working (ie most of them) binge-watching Game of Thrones in his room.

one of those Bohemian types from the theatre community that thinks that because he's an artist, he's fulfilled enough in life, so he shouldn't work more than he feels like and he'll just 'rely on his friends' to subsidize his sticky situations. which is all well and good if you're fine living in misery on your own, not so much when you're screwing over a friend by not paying your own share of rent.

roommate hunt begins now (shouldn't be too hard), but then I gotta get a condo of my own.

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 02:31 (four years ago) link

nine months pass...

have no luck with this roommate situation. after a temporary one that was great, this new guy from r00mmates.c0m has not paid one single month on time and owes me $600. it's always another story (re: lie) and unlike the past roommate, I've been harshly reminding him that he needs to pay or get out, but going the legal route of eviction (he's not on the lease) is a pain.

and naturally my solution of serving a 15-day unconditional move out notice (which gives no opportunity to cure) was met with resistance by my brother as he can't afford the extra rent - at this point I'd rather just pay it myself to get the guy out.

He lied all throughout last week about his dad mailing him money and when it finally showed up today, it was $350 short. so now I'm going to have to draft another 3-day pay or quit notice, then go through the trouble of filing it in court, then having a sheriff evict him if he won't leave, all while worrying that he's either going to vandalize the place, steal my shit, or beat me up (none of which he's threatened, I just have OCD and come up with outlandish fears. that's not a euphemism, I actually do have it).

and if he does anything to jeopardize the property, it could affect my ability to finally move out and get a place of my own if I get evicted as a result (that much is my fault for renting to someone off the books). just stressing me the fuck out every day.

anybody had to deal with someone like this? I can't just change the locks cos legally they would have to let him back in as he's established month-to-month tenancy due to me accepting rent from him.

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 02:58 (three years ago) link

I already served him one 3-day pay or quit notice but he paid it so I legally had to let him stay after that.

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 02:59 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

I won! He was playing my xbox 12 hours a day and was two months behind on rent. I blew up at him and took the xbox and put it in a storage unit and served him an (accidentally invalid) 3 day notice and he left.

And i just got myself a 1 room place in a month.

Neanderthal, Friday, 16 September 2016 21:34 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

boss schedules 30 min meeting with full team.
me: “what is this meeting about?”
boss: “I want to find out about x, y and z”
1 min later all questions answered
meeting cancelled


im led by donky (||||||||), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 10:35 (eight months ago) link

stop living with him imo

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 10:42 (eight months ago) link

dammit wrong thread

im led by donky (||||||||), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 10:47 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

I'm on pins and needles wondering who's going to win this (apparently endless) terrible laugh contest. Will it be the one who appends literally every sentence with a forceful, nervous guffaw? Or perhaps the one who knows roughly what a laugh is supposed to sound like and is capable of reproducing such in the mirthless, uncanny valley fashion of a parrot? Maybe it'll be the one who seems to have jailbroken some sort of safety valve on his laughing apparatus and sounds like his body is threatening to invert itself with every honking 'HNYAH!'? Judged solely on volume and pervasiveness, the lot of them are neck and neck. I sure hope the tiebreaking determinant won't wind up being the extent to which a given laugh robs me of my will to live, because on that front they're all gold medal recipients.

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 13:15 (six months ago) link

dammit wrong thread

― im led by donky (||||||||), Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:47 AM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 13:16 (six months ago) link

i was gonna say

Is it true the star Beetle Juice is going to explode in 2012 (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 13:17 (six months ago) link

I mean I don't know if 'roommate' is the appropriate nomenclature for the squatters living in my attic.

Welcome To My Lifemare (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 13:30 (six months ago) link

six months pass...

dude ain't bad, he's chill and doesn't really give me any shit, but dude is weird sometimes.

like some nights he comes home and puts the AC down to 74. aight, a little cold, but i don't care. it's his electric bill (I play a flat rate so my monthly rent is the same every month regardless).

and then some days he just...turns the a/c off mid-day. even when he knows I'm home. today I'm training and mid-session, I'm sweating buckets, so I get up in mid-sentence and look and he's got the AC off on an 88 degree day when he knows I'm home, and it's 85 in the house. so I turned it back on and he didn't say anything, but then he leaves again later and turns it off again (this time it was only 78 which is fine by me so I didn't object)

i'm like y'know if you wanna save money on yr electric bill, maybe don't run yr a/c all night

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 00:46 (two weeks ago) link

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