Roommate Horror Stories - Part V

Monday, October 26, 2020

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The spooky Halloween spirit is upon us! has compiled our top ten roommate horror stories for this year, check them out below! 


1. The Candy Bandit

"She ate all of my Reese's Peanut Butter cups. All of them. Wouldn't restock, wouldn't even leave the last one for me! She never mentioned it or asked, so I guess she thought they were free for all?" —Hannah, 23



2. The Puppeteer

"My roommate in the dorms wore a puppet on her shoulder and if you asked her a question she would answer with the puppet. It was a puppet of a griffin, which is a mythological creature that’s a combination of lion and eagle. It sucked. We also had all the same classes together and I woke up late more than once to that damn puppet in my face telling me the time." -Untereq, Reddit



3. The Time Bender

“Set every clock in the house back an hour the night before finals, so that I would think I had an extra hour to get to my exams….” - sifu_scott



4.  The Thief

“My roommate came up on winter break and stole a ton of my clothes. This is after I switched rooms when my previous roommate stole a bunch of my clothes before dropping out. My parents thought I was either lying and wanted more clothes or I was just being drunk/irresponsible. I went through the end of winter in upstate NY without a winter jacket.” – MsPennyLoaf



5. The Heat-Miser

“Roommates got kicked out after months of not paying rent. As a final act of revenge, they programmed the thermostat to go to 80 degrees every hour. We were never able to fix the problem fully and it was a constant thorn in our side until we eventually moved out of the house.” — Alex A.



6.  The Want-To-Be Roommate

“4 of us lived in a 4 bedroom house. My roommate had a pretty serious girlfriend who was over all the time. One day she came up to me and asked if I was alright with splitting rent 5 ways instead of 4. Of course I am. She then asked the other 2 roommates the same thing. Yes answers all around. Finally she approached her boyfriend to ask if she could move in with us, since all of his roommates already said it was alright. Wait, what was that? She hadn't asked him about it yet.” - the_co_founder



7.  The Forger

“My freshman roommate made and sold fake baptismal certificates that other students would use to get fake IDs. Sometimes I’d be in the room alone when some complete stranger would knock on the door to ask if this was the place to buy fake IDs. By the end of the year, my roommate had made over $6,000 and never got busted." -SwillFish, Reddit



8. The Cat Lady

"My roommate was kicked out of school a month after I moved in, and basically never left our apartment. She was obsessed with her cat. As the year went on, she began talking through the cat to me on a regular basis. For example, I'd get home and instead of saying hi, she would say "Leena was wondering where you were." If I slept late on weekends, she would text me "Leena misses you." It got to the point she hardly ever spoke to me directly, just as the cat. It was simultaneously super creepy and annoying. I was overjoyed to finally move out." -Latche, Reddit


9. The Heavy Sleeper

One of my roommates would let her alarm go off and she would not. Get. Up. Seriously, she would just let it go on and on (and we're sharing a single dorm room, not an apartment). Eventually I just started getting up and turning it off, and she would sleep for a few more hours and freak out because she missed class. No regrets; I couldn't put up with that. – CelaenoHarpy



10. The Judge

“I had a roommate who would (attempt to) leave unjustified scathing, passive-aggressive notes for just everyone: our apartment neighbors, cars parked outside, and even our landlady. The kind of notes with overly-polite language, underlines, and randomly capitalized words. Always written in red marker. Always rude enough to get the **** beaten out of her. Always signed from both of us. I spent that year following her around and removing the notes as quickly and quietly as possible.” — petrilstatusfull



SEE ALSO:  Roommate Horror Stories – Part IV

The Team