Roommates are a part of life, and chances are you’ve had a roommate at least once.

Sometimes, your roommate is a family member — perhaps you shared your childhood bedroom with a sibling. Sometimes, it’s a friend. It’s likely you shared a dorm room with a friend in college. And other times, it’s a complete stranger who you only shared a living space with in order to save on rent.

Whatever the case, having a roommate is sure to make for some interesting experiences. Some of these experiences are good, and some are bad, but one thing is for sure: they’re all unforgettable!


Curious about some of these interesting experiences, Redditor chee-koo asked:

"Redditors, what are your most interesting roommate stories?"

Video Game ASMR

"My South Korean roommate in college played StarCraft (2? not sure) welllll into the night. We're talking like I'd be getting up to go to class and he'd be logging off."

"It cured my insomnia. Listening to a game in a language I didn't understand was very soothing, apparently, and I went from taking 3-4 hours a night to fall asleep (if I would at all) to falling asleep within 30 seconds of laying my head down."

– truthinlies

"Are you saying that to cure my years long insomnia all this time what I needed was not melatonin, plants or all the weird sh*t I've tried, but a South Korean online gamer in the next room?"

– blackd0nuts

"It's weird how sometimes you find something that just WORKS."

– Wolfie_Ecstasy

I'm Jealous!

"I’m pretty sure I used to live with a hobbit."

"-Man about 5'1", curly brown hair, constantly cheerful demeanor"

"-Never wore shoes, inside or out"

"-Literally slept on the floor in what can only be explained as a nest of blankets"

"-Started a garden and encouraged me to eat his tomatoes all the time"

"-Would bring home samosas and other goodies, always giving me half just because"

"-He and his wife had a dream of living off the grid in a tiny home on a truck"

"I hope he’s doing well"

– Opposite_Lettuce

"Tall for a hobbit, otherwise checks out!"

– GielM

Poor Little Rich Girl

"My freshman year roommate was an international student from Dubai. She had maids and help all of her life and didn't know how to do a goddamn thing! Once she ate an apple and tossed the core behind her onto our carpet! I told her I'm not her maid to clean up after her!"

– Turbulent-Mind7128

Killing In His Sleep?

"I used to cook dinner and always made enough to offer to our room mate. He paid his bills and rent always but sometimes he didn't have enough for food so I would cook and say "hey man, wanna have dinner with us?". He would usually say he didn't like whatever I was making. Fastforward to morning...all the leftovers were gone."

"His explanation? He must have been sleepwalking and ate it in his sleep. This happened 15 to 20 times over a year period. Minimum. He would make these big song and dances about how what I was making was gross, so I would put up enough leftovers for two (my boyfriend and I) then go to bed. What was to be lunches for work gone and often dirty utensils in the sink."

"Fast forward another 5 years and he called me at 3 am after not talking to me or my partner for 3 years, and told me my now husband (aforementioned BF)was doing Crack in front of our 4 year old. I called my husband, who was asleep. Neither of us had talked to him in years...what was this?"

"Fast forward another 5 years. He's on death row for killing his roommate. His defense? He did it sleepwalking."

– dissapointingsex

These Things Belong In The Trash

"My roommate once create a whole new lifeform by leaving beans in the fridge until they molded so bad they became pure white. Then she got mad when I threw it away because she was going to use it later."

– Shadow948

"Use it for what? Giving people botulism?"

– Bob_12_Pack

"I had a roommate do that with lasagna in a casserole dish. I eventually tossed it after lifting the lid and looking inside. I didn’t want to touch it and I knew she’d never clean it, so I threw the whole thing in the dumpster, dish and all. When she got home and saw it was gone, she told me I might as well throw her lifeless body in the dumpster too, if that’s how little I thought of her. I was like, “I’ll buy you a new casserole dish, damn.”"

"Neither of us did what we’d said we’d do."

– Calexcia

...Huh?

"Senior year of college I lived with 8 other students in a house, girls upstairs and boys downstairs. One time the boys were really rowdy so I went downstairs to check it out and this girl from my literature class was beating in their fridge with a fire extinguisher. I think I’ve lost the ability to be surprised after that year."

– Mirrorflute88

"I don't understand the meaning of "was beating in their fridge". Was she beatboxing? Was she getting beaten up? Was she attacking the fridge?"

"It would be really cool if somebody could help me with that :)"

– umhassy

Laundry Troubles

"My wife had a roommate who's clothes smelled bad all the time. But they would do laundry together, so they knew that she washed her clothes, but they smelled like they weren't."

"Until one day when they were shopping together, and the roommate said that she had to buy laundry detergent, and then picked up some Downey Soft fabric softener. My wife asked her if she was also going to get detergent, and the roommate replied, "I just did.""

"My wife tried to convince her that fabric softener is not soap, and wouldn't clean your clothes, and the roommate was adamant. "This is what I've always used, and it works great." My wife tried to be nice about how it didn't work, and that her clothes didn't smell good after a day (when the Downey scent would wear off), but nothing she said made a difference."

"I hope that when the roommate got married 12 years ago, her husband was able to convince her to use actual detergent for her clothes.""

– WalmartGreder

Middle Of The Night Thoughts

"My freshman year roommate would think way too much when he was trying to fall asleep and wake me up all the time."

"Like, “Hey man, a lot of people find the person they marry in college. What if I never find that person!!”"

"Me: “huh? It’s 2am, dude, I have class at 8.”"

"“Oh sorry to wake you up, go back to sleep”"

"Five minutes later, he wakes me up again “Unless you’re on fire, then that makes sense.”"

– ThinkIGotHacked

Whoops!

"My flatmate was using the speaker in the living room for playing music, he said he was gonna go shower so he left.

2 minutes later we heard moaning and slapping. He forgot to disconnect from the speaker."

– Terrible-Cost-7741

I'd Run

"I moved in with a couple. She was VERY obviously pregnant but denied it. They had 7 pet rats, which I was chill with. Their bed was on the floor so the rats could sleep with them, cool. Whatever you’re into, not for me to judge. The rat poop that was EVERYWHERE in the house was an issue. In the tub, in the wash machine, outside their room in their shoes. My final straw was when I baked 15 DOZEN butter tarts for Xmas gifts cuz I was a broke 20-year-old and they ATE THEM ALL in one evening and that night she went into labour and had the baby she definitely wasn’t pregnant with and demanded I give up the home office I paid extra for each month to do my work from for her new not baby But keep paying for it."

– notanaltaccount88

Yes, roommates are a part of life, but some of these experiences make me glad that part of my life is in the past!

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