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Roommate horror stories?!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Skipper, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper TRIBE Member

    OK, let me know if I'm not insane.

    My only roommate has a cat. She talks to this cat - a LOT. Example:

    Cat: *sitting*
    Roomie: "Whachoo doin. HUH?! Wha's my missy-moo just sittin there? Jus' bein cute? That's cuz you're ma cutie! YES YOU ARE! You're mummy's cutie!" ad nauseum....
    Cat: *still sitting*

    I swear, this goes on and on and on. Every day. Talking to your pet is fine, in reasonable doses. Pets like to hear their owner's voice. But this is just painful! it is like living with more than one person. She talks enough for like 4 more roommates.

    Although this is petty I'm sure most of you have some horror stories.....please share, and make me feel better. (And possibly indirectly save my roommate's life.)

  2. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    when i come home, the first thing i do is greet my fish..
    i say "hey fishies.. HEY FISHIES!"
    then i put my hand near the glass so they get scared and swim away.. then i laugh and say "haha, stupid fish"
  3. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    My roomates in the summer hated my music when I would spin records. We would have a party and they would cut my tunes off for patsy clein or Niel Diamond. They would say my music all sounds the same and it has no lyrics.

    The funny thing is they would listen to the New Deal, and Groove Armada but they hated my house?

    So now I usually only get to spin records when no one else is home. Or sometimes I will start spinning and I will tell them to go fuck themselves.

    lee <--- hates musical retards, and can't stand his current roomates because of it!
  4. The Kid

    The Kid TRIBE Member

    My last roommates were unemployed alcoholics who decided to not pay rent for three months and tried to blame it on me. I moved out. (shortly after, they were moved out!)

    I also lived with a friend and his girlfriend, until I found out he was hitting her.

    I've had some bad luck with roommates!
  5. [- FuNKtiOn -]

    [- FuNKtiOn -] TRIBE Member

    I havent had any extremely horrible stories, except one time my old roommate came home complelely sloshed and started yelling at me about smoking so much pot. I couldnt help but laugh, and that resulted with him physically attacking me.
    needless to say I lost all respect for him.

    other than that, it's just the little things that got on my nerves.
    one of my old roommates had this thing with always cooking meat in a frying pan.
    I would come home to find the house full of greasy smoke and the stench of meat pouring through the house.

    luckily my current roommate situation has been quite good with no complaints.
  6. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    my roommates are not bad guys, but one of them is a musical retard the way poker face defined it, except he's not so bad about enforcing his tastes. the biggest problem that i have with him is that his toothbrush is ENCRUSTED with old tootpaste, it's glued on halfway up the handle! his razor is the same way with shaving cream (and hair). it's really really, really disturbing to see.

    on the other hand he cleans the place fairly regularily and that is good. it's wierd, he is great about cleaning the living room and bathroom, but i'm always doing his dishes because he just leaves them for days. i guess it's a tradeoff.

    i have lived with some real winners though, mostly just idiots who are incapable of taking care of themselves and their things and expect other people to do it for them.
  7. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    until you find out what I did with your toothbrush....*snicker*
  8. jellibeen

    jellibeen TRIBE Member

    One of my first roommates was an absolute nightmare. She would eat my food and have people constantly over at all hours of theday and night. Her boyfriend was basically living at our place and would also eat my food, but not pay any of the rent. It got so bad that my other roommate and I would just eat out all of the time. She would borrow my clothes without asking and was one of the biggest slobs I have ever met. Ironically, she would complain constantly about what a mess the place was all of the time, because the other roommate and I got sick of cleaning up her and the bf's crap all of the time. Her and the bf were both screamers, he being louder than she was and they were constantly doing the nasty(we lived in the basement of a house and you could here them if you were in the backyard with the window closed). Her cat ended up having kittens and she kept all 4 of them, not taking care of them at all, so the place constantly reeked of cat shit. She only worked part time, but went out drinking 5 days a week, so she couldn't pay her rent for 2 months. She also had the most 'interesting' drinking problem, so went she got home, she would either a)throw things in her room or living room, breaking things and screaming angrily at the top of her lungs about how shitty her life was, or b)pass out in the bathroom where I would find her in the morning. Once the other roommate moved out(who could blame him?) I also decided to move out, giving her 2 months of notice. She first started to whine, then she threatened me so bad I had to leave to friend's place, then sneak in at 3am to move my stuff out. The biatch still owes me $500 that I will never see. Thankfully, none of the other people I have lived with since has been anywhere as bad, but to this day I can't believe I put up with 6 months of that crap.
  9. LeoGirl

    LeoGirl TRIBE Member

    I already lived with one roommate who I got along with great, but we wanted to move. We hooked up with a girl that my current roommate already knew, so we thought we were set. Initially, her and I clicked immediately.....We moved in I think it was September 1st, by November, she was skipping out on rent. Thank GOD we all wrote separate cheques to the landlord. That month she skipped out cuz she wanted this really velvety luscious shirt, and December she skipped out cuz it was her birthday and wanted to go out, and January she couldn't pay cuz she wanted to go out for New Years.

    By March the psycho was GONE!!!!! And her cokehead boyfriend too... (but, that's a whole other story...........)
  10. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    oh god - what a shitshow!!
    you poor thing nobody deserves that.
    you must be so glad that's over!!


    although most people have heard my story...

    I was subletting a place with Moez and some other guy in the summer. unknown to us, everybody and their brother had a key to the house, so EVERY WEEKEND there would be a parade of jocks at our house, and we wouldnt know till we came home and found them sleeping in our beds. the house constantly smelled like someone pissed in every corner of it after they left..there was empty beer bottles and half eatten sandwhiches everywhere..it was nasty. and then the guy roomate we were with would leave his dirty dishes in the sink until mold and fruit flies would accumulate....i live by myself now.
  12. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    i've been fortunate to live with some pretty good roommates...i have even managed to convert some over to the dark side of good music...i don't actually mind having roommates who don't party too hard since it allows for balance...however it is also difficult to live with someone who:

    a) eats your food...spending a lot of money on food, & then coming home to empty boxes of my favourite janes garlic & pepper chicken breast filets

    b) their g/f slash fiance moves in & acts as if it is their own place...ie interuppting shower times, tv watching, general annoyance (ie just being a loser)

    that being said, in both cases some straightforward communication worked out ok, but i did end up moving...i would still like to live in the core / bay&bloor area, but have a pretty good setup right now...

  13. The Magical White Isle

    The Magical White Isle TRIBE Member

    Yup, Jellibean's story is brutal. Sorry you had to go through that.

    I thought I had it bad when my roommates in University were slobs, never would go clubbing, didn't like my kind of music and only played shitty rock and roll. That only lasted one year, so life wasn't too bad.

    Then I lived on my own for a couple of years which was the bomb.

    Now I live with my best buddy, theVibe, who is the best roommate I could have ever asked for. Jigga what? Carl Cox what? Weeklong birfday celebrations what????????

    Roommates need to be very carefully chosen otherwise they will make your life a serious and annoying bitch.

    T dot

  14. Cannabus

    Cannabus TRIBE Member

    never live with family ie.sisters and brothers after you have left the nest..I experienced this and let me tell you it's not a fun :(

    but my sister and I were able to patch things up she's 29 im 23 and we did not see eye to eye at all...(music, friends, style basicaly everything..
  15. Skipper

    Skipper TRIBE Member

    I just learned that not changing the locks every time a new tenant moves in is illegal. :eek: At least for houses anyways - dunno about apartment buildings.

    A friend of mine living in a house of 5 people was "broken in to" with a key last summer. $Thousands of shizzat taken.

    (That's what those bratty rich western snobs get for having all kinds of expensive stuff....*knocks on wood*)
  16. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    I have some good roomate "whore" stories :D

    one of my roomates in 3rd year at uni whored it up like it was her job.
    she slept with about half of the niagara region before we even started the year.

    oh and the things that went on that year :eek: yowza
    good times at UWO :D!!
  17. R4V4G3D_SKU11S

    R4V4G3D_SKU11S TRIBE Member

    My roomates just owe me alot of money. If they got down with being better with their money, they'd be perfect roomates.
  18. Jeffsus

    Jeffsus TRIBE Member

    Do not interfere with roommate <--> cat relations.

    It can lead to serious psychological imbalances, which, can in turn, lead to nightmares. Trust.

  19. Cheer Bear

    Cheer Bear TRIBE Member


    I talk to my cat ALL the time. And she understands. Really.

    But she's special.

  20. Sassy

    Sassy TRIBE Member

    I have had my share of room mates over the last five years, none have been out right horrors but some have come close. Its never the room mate but always the room mates' boyfriends who seem to irk me.

    My old room mate Courtney's boyfriend was the WORST! I use to come home to him sitting on our couch, unemployed, empty beer bottles everywhere and him barking orders at Court. One time he slapped my ass as I walked by the couch and asked "Whats up toots?!" I stopped in my tracks took the half empty beer bottle sitting beside him emptied the bottle on his pants, he jumped up and screamed "What did you do that for?", I said: "You asked what was up, apparently you are now, get the fuck off my couch and do something with your lazy ass self". Needless to say he was more polite, didn't hang out as much at our place and never slapped my ass again. :D

    Good times :)
  21. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    One time at band camp...
  22. Sassy

    Sassy TRIBE Member

    Steve!?!?! He seems a little easy but I had no idea! :p :D

    And Cheeka don't you mean "I have some good
    "whore" stories?! :p :D (So dead - kidding, kidding, kidding!!!)
  23. Sassy

    Sassy TRIBE Member

    Was that directed at me?!

    Don't make me get the pom poms out! :p
  24. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    This lamp could buy Jonah an equally, if not greater lamp!

  25. ~atp~

    ~atp~ TRIBE Member

    I've got you all beat on this one--I would tell the story, but it'll have to wait after the trial.

    It involves me being moronic and allowing two girls to live in a house with me and another guy. BIG WOOPS.
    I don't have anything against living with girls actually, but these two were a mistake!


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