Have you ever had a roommate??

United States
August 11, 2007 1:15pm CST
I would like to know how it has been with one of your roommates... I will tell you about one of my experiences...(its kinda long) The very first college roommate that I had was apparently a REALLY bad person in High School, she then came to college completely transitioned and VERY religious. At first everything was fine, because I thought I could learn more about her Christianity and possible attend church with her. We discussed a lot about her past and how she has changed. Well for the first two weeks everything was great, I had a really nice roommate, and I wasnt stuck with some psycho (or so I thought). She soon started actiong strange. It didnt bother me that she took out all of her piercings and threw away all of her track clothes and anything that looked too tight or two small, or the fact that she threw away all of her CDs that she had been collecting, saying that she "wasn't going to support or promote such evil music" (stuff like Gwen Steffani, Eminem, etc.) What bothered me was the way she prayed... Now ususally people either pray to themselves, or just pray at night and before they eat, and for only 5 min or so. But she prayed for over 45 min each time numerous times of they day, VERY loudly. She always cried, and jumped around and acted kinda crazy. She would lock herself in the closet and start speaking funny, she told me it was called speaking in tongues... It disrupted my sleep, it bothered me when I was trying to study, and it was all very intrusive. People would walk down the hall and hear her and think that she was traumatized or something. Then she invited me to her church, and it got even crazier! The music was way too loud, everyone was jumping around and screaming, and people just started faling out! Fainting all over the place, it was just like some of those churches you see on tv! I seriously thought someone was going to die there... There is so much more to the story than this, like how she always tried to make me feel obligated to do something religious, and almost making me feel bad for not wanting to continue to attend her church, but I won't bore you with any more of this Instead id like to hear some of your roommate stories... Hopefully there are more good than bad ones hee hee
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14 responses
• Switzerland
12 Aug 07
Yup. I used to live in an apartment for several months when I was in college. I was in the same room with three other girls. It was fab! It was like having three sisters who's ready to help you anytime. Then I moved to a lady's dormitory which is a lot nearer to school. Same thing, I shared the room with three other girls. Fab as well!
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• United States
12 Aug 07
Ahh good for you! You really lucked out!!
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• United States
12 Aug 07
During my university years, I had six roommates. Two mortal foes, two close friends, and two too bland to mention. I guess I've seen most of the angles. The best one got me interested in martial arts, and that turned out to be pretty life-changing for me in terms of building confidence and self-esteem and meeting people. The worst one (difficult to choose) ran an all-night hair salon out of our dorm room, complete with big hair-dryers, hair dyes, and clippings...which she swept into the hall. You would be amazed by the stuff a person can handle when they have no other options. Roommates: blessing, curse, none of the above.
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@dfollin (17176)
• United States
12 Aug 07
I know what you meen,I had to handle my roomate's stuff because I was renting to them or from them because I had to afford to take care of my kids.
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@MrsFrizzle (1964)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Living with roommates is really hard. I luckily lived on my own and then with my husband but even living with him can be hard at times. My sister has had some horrible roommates and one okay one. It is had because you never really know someone until you live with them.
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• United States
11 Aug 07
Yea, my current roommate was recently telling me how her last roommate stole a lot of her belonings, but she didnt notice, because she was moving out... *sigh* I feel so bad for her...
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Luckily, I have never had to deal with a room mate. However, I did have a nurse for my son when he first came home from the hospital and that was AWFUL! She would go through our stuff and even our trash! I would throw things away (like magazines or whatever) and the next day find them back out of the trash??! She would eat my food... I'm not stingy and I dont mind people eating my food-- but she did it sneakily. She even admitted that she did it, out front! I didn't even know she did it. She told me she took a few bites of a piece of cake that was in the fridge and then put it back in the fridge. That's just N-A-S-T-Y! She would keep my son up all night and blast the tv and be really loud. She would LET my cat eat plastic. She kept giving him her strawls and I told her millions of times do not do that because he will eat them. Needless to say, I fired her. I'm sorry you had such bad luck with your room mate. It kinda sounds like her church/religion may have been heavily spirited. I do believe that people can speak in tongues, but I think it's a rare thing when it happens.
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@dfollin (17176)
• United States
12 Aug 07
My son and his fiance were sharing my house with me and when he was changing jobs,which make's for financial hardship at first,I shared my food with them.I also have a 10 year old daughter and then when he had got paid and got food they would not let my daughter have anything or me and Iam enemic.I don't mind sharing especially with my own family,but when I need it I expect them to share as well.A few weeks later she moved out and my son will share with us.So,I see that it was all her causing problem's.This is not the first time this has happened and then told me that my son was not the one willing to share.When she left she stole things,had the police come trying to cause us problems,even said so in a phone message she left me.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
wow, your sons fiance sounds like a selfish and bitter girl....
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@guss2000 (2233)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Wow, I hope your son doesn't marry her. She sounds awful! GOod luck to you!
• India
12 Aug 07
Yes, I had a roommate when I was doing my graduation in commerce. My family planned to me to experience life very closely and earn for myself. I was responsible for myself, for my food, clothing and every other expenses. They used to help me and support me emotionally. I used to work parttime and stay with one roommate in small compartment. He is very nice guy. He is a teacher in government school. I was very much inspired by him because he was handcap by one hand and used to do all his word. Starting from washing cloths, cooking and everything. I still remember his kindness. Such a nice person to have as roommate.
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@dfollin (17176)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Good for you to luck out and get such a great roomate.Do you keep in touch with him?
• United States
12 Aug 07
I've been on my own since I was 17, and I've had all kinds of roommates, good and bad. I've not always been a great roommate myself, especially when I was younger. I think the worst is when you don't feel safe where you live. Where you sleep at night is supposed to be the one place where you can relax, let your guard down, and just be able to restore from the day. If, for some reason, you can't do that because of who else lives with you, that's just really, really draining emotionally and mentally. I've lived in situations like that most of my life, since before I was living on my own, and I can tell you, it can really break a person down. It gets harder and harder to concentrate on the things you need to, like work, etc., etc.
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• China
12 Aug 07
Since I was in High School,I have been living with different roommates. It's so funny that you've got such a crazy roommate. The girls I met are tend to be good, friendly And helpful.I think I can learn a lot from some of them. eg. I will work harder to improve myself when I see sb. else is stdying or she is really good at some aspects, I will help others after receiving help. I learn to buy suitable clothese or goods with their guidance. I become more confidence following their advice... However,I also met people I don't like. I hate sneaking. After I knew a roommate stole my new phone card, I felt very angry and decided never to talk to her. This is the worst roommate I've met.
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• China
12 Aug 07
Since I was in the High School, I have been living with different roommates. Of course I have met different girls. It's so funny that you've got such a roomate.My roommates mostly tend to be good, friendly,helpful. I think I can learn a lot from some of them. eg. I will work harder when I see sb. else is studying or she is good at some aspecs. I will try to help others after receving other's help. I learn to buy different suitable clothese or other goods with their guidance. I can get more confidence following their advice...... however, there's still someone I don't like.I hate sneaking. once I know one of my roommates stole my phone card, I felt very angry and decided never to talk with her. This is the worst roommate I've.
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@zdh987562 (263)
• China
12 Aug 07
I am in school living with my classmates,we were so happy when we talk with each other.but sometimes we may be very angry at somebody when she do something very strange and make one have nothing tu say,I hope we can live in a wonderfull atmosphere ,what can we do when we were arguing ?
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@lenywp (1964)
• Australia
12 Aug 07
I have never really had a roommate, but I have stayed with a friend for a couple of weeks who shared a house with several other people. They were uni students I think, working casual, not earning much money - so dinner sometimes was 2 minute noodles! But there were hearty meals too :B
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• United States
12 Aug 07
sounds more like she was mentally unstable..was her parents aware of this?
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@Elixiress (3887)
17 May 08
I have never had a house mate as I still live at home, but your story sounds really traumatic. I don't think I could ever live with a really religious person, fair enough if they believe, but if it is the type of religion that is really strict and makes me feel as though it was being pushed onto me then I couldn't deal with that.
• United States
31 Oct 07
My mom tells me that "I'm too nice for my own good". In the 5 years that I've lived on my own with my boyfriend, we've had a few different roommates that we've opened our door to. It's so difficult to have a roommate and it adds a lot of stress in the household, at least in my experience. A friend of mine was having a hard time at the place she was living and they were taking advantage of her, so I opened my home to her. She was pregnant and that influenced my decision to let her move in. In the 6 months that she lived with me, she thought it was okay to pay her portion of the bills and that was it. She would eat off our dishes and we'd be left to wash dishes. When it came time for cleaning, she was nowhere to be found.. we did put up with it until she had gotten into an apartment of her own. We're still great friends today but we just couldn't live together again. :-) Shortly after she moved out, another friend of ours got kicked out of their residence. Before investigating to find out why he got kicked out, we opened our door again. Once again, he thought it was okay to pay bills and not help around the house. Let me put it this way, his room wasn't very clean and either was he. He disappeared for several days and came back with a girl. They moved his things out of our home and offered no explanation. A week later, I found out that someone had been using my Boost account and it was traced back to him. He's no longer allowed around my home and he has done nothing but lie since he left! I've had bad luck with roommates and don't plan to open my door to someone again UNLESS it's family.
@dio123 (1790)
• India
13 Aug 07
Yes I have been with my friend as a roommate long ago, we stay happily because we both are good friends and understand eachother