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Roommate Horror Stories That Range From Gross To Certifiably Insane

These are some serious horror stories - but we're sure you have some too!

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    Text - Nicole Cliffe @Nicole_Cliffe Okay, the discussion about roommates and overnight guests has obviously raised my desire to hear your worst roommate stories. Let's have 'em. Settle in. 11/30/18, 6:13 PM
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    Text - supertramp @supretramp Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe Roommate bought 5ft boa constrictor, kept in plywood box with chicken wire, door secured with boot as doorstop. Boa goes missing. Roommate insists it was stolen (he used to take it to bars downtown to "impress girls"). Found 3 weeks later, very much alive & loose in our house. 12/1/18, 2:36 AM
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    Text - Helen Holmes @helenbholmes Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe she changed the locks while i was away at the women's march and didn't tell me!!! solidarity 12/1/18, 5:03 AM
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    Text - Nicole @Nicole_Jong_I Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe My roommate bought a goat with the cash she got from her parents for New Years. The goat lived in our house. Animal control came weekly, she refused to answer the door. It peed and pooped on every surface in that home. 12/1/18, 12:35 AM
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    Text - Melissa Huggins @MHuggins99 Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe First roommate in college had a literal shrine to her long-distance boyfriend who attended a college ~6 hours away. It started out small and grew until the entire wall on her side of the room was plastered with photos of him, including poster-sized images of his HS senior photos 12/1/18, 1:04 AM
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    Text - karah leigh @karahontheradio Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe One of my college roommates had a busted up mannequin she kept in the corner, and she would either dress it in lingerie or a cow costume. I repeatedly asked her to take it home and she told me to "take it up with the mannequin" 12/1/18, 2:00 AM
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    Text - Vivien Orbach-Smith @VivOrbachSmith Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe Actually my roommate's high-strung sister-a commuter student who spent most nites in our dorm rm, pining for her new husband who'd been denied exit from their home country (FSU). Yrs later she & a cousin chopped him into 66 pieces w/an ax. More I can't say but it's on "Snapped." 12/1/18, 12:45 AM
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    Text - Chris Shea @cshea4 Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe The group housemate who cleaned our stove burners with a toilet brush, and didn't understand why people got upset. 11/30/18, 6:14 PM
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    Text - Dianna E. Anderson @diannaeanderson Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe My freshman year roommate (assigned by the college) was a sleep walker and sleep talker. In *SEPTEMBER of our freshman year, she shoved our beds together in her sleep because "the wall scares me." 11/30/18, 6:18 PM
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    Text - Shannon Stirone @shannonmstirone Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe One of my college roommates brought home a feral cat, and then another feral cat (animals weren't allowed in the dorms) but none of us knew about it. She hid them in her room. Until one day we all woke up covered in flea bites and she admitted to hiding cats. 11/30/18, 6:16 PM
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    Text - tamalitos szn @ze_t Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe My last roommate was a friend's gf (now ex). She was hella dirty and irresponsible. So of course she volunteered to care for someone's pet snake (a motherfking snake!) without telling us. I have to note that she wouldnt come around the house for days, sometimes weeks 1/? 11/30/18, 6:33 PM
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    Text - One morning I wake up to pee and as soon as I was about to sit my ass on the toilet I see this coming out of the closet! I moved my way out and went to get my bf, "THERES. A. SNAKE. IN. THE. BATHROOM"
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    Text - matt lubchansky @Lubchansky Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe i feel like I've already told you about the one who refused to use the bathroom because it was "too far" from his room at night and had a ton of Gatorade bottles full of piss on his windowsill, and would dump them into the bushes outside 11/30/18, 6:47 PM
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    Text - Amy Spalding @theames Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe My roommate said if I dated anyone they would always want to sleep with her and it would create tension so I should just let her do it ahead of time to get it out of their system so they could then focus on me. 11/30/18, 6:47 PM
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    Text - Matt Marcotte @MattMarcotte CEEK Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe I was randomly assigned a roommate my sophomore year. I requested a transfer because his sole possession in the closet was a barbecue grill lighter and an aerosol can of butane gas. He subsequently dropped out to follow Phish around. 11/30/18, 6:18 PM
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    Text - Talcott Starr @talcotts Replying to @SaraLang and @Nicole_Cliffe Ihad a roommate who would buy an entire watermelon and then get upset if I didn't want to split it with him. The whole thing at once. 11/30/18, 6:24 PM
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    Text - Caroline Moss @CarolineMoss Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe "Wait don't turn around I'm taking out my tampon" 11/30/18, 6:19 PM
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    Text - Ryan Fa La La La La, La La Sa la @Ryality Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe I lived with people so absolutely beyond societal rules that they left a bar of butter (no plate beneath it) on the table in a kitchen infested with flies, for days and days until, bit by bit, they ate it all up. 11/30/18, 6:43 PM from Somerville, MA
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    Text - Sonja Alves @redsonika Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe Iwanted to avoid finding a roommate on Craigslist, so l let a friend of a friend move in. YUGE MISTAKE. Super nice guy... didn't owna real bed, slept on an air mattress. Smoked (outside, thankfully) and just generally created funk to the point that my CAT smelled bad. 11/30/18, 6:46 PM
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    Text - ((Ayana Haviv)) @ayanahaviv Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe My good friend in college came over one day bewildered bc police had just been to his apt. His roommate had been arrested for robbing 16 banks. He'd left a vm from jail saying rent would be late and he'd be gone for a while. 12/1/18, 12:59 AM
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    Text - Andi Johnson @andilea265 Replying to @Nicole_Cliffe Ihad roommates who would steal all my booze, smoke pot in our non- smoking house, eat all my food, and go in my room and steal my money Oh wait, not roommates... those are my teenagers. 12/1/18, 5:17 AM
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