Have you ever had a roomate that you couldn't stand to live with?

United States
July 8, 2009 11:13pm CST
what did they do? did you finally ask for a room change? did you ever tell them of there problems? my roomate is my sister. i can't stand living with her because since you moved back home we haven't been as close. we could at least stand each other but we haven't been in the same room since i was 8 and we never argued but now, i learned that its wrong to have my room a mess, she gets on my nerves and apparently i get on her's so when i try to sleep she plays the radio really loud. she smacks chewing gum and food, like crunchy food like cereal and to really get on my nerves she just throws stuff all over the floor and on my stuff. and when i'm online and she wants to get on she can't wait 5 mins she throws a football at my head. and when shes on i waited 1 hour and 30 mins! its just totally unfair. i told her her flaws she doesn't care. told my mom shes says just ignore it. but its so hard to ignore.
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@Dinu024 (315)
• India
9 Jul 09
I too had roomates like that when i was in the hostel. Really irritating to have people do some thing to offend you especially when you are at high spirits. The worst of all the roomates I've had was in my 9th standard. Really fussy person to say. He won't let you do anything that he doesn't like. Any ways those days are over and now, I'm in college, enjoying my life as i have learnt to adjust with people. Thanks to my Father, for all the little time he spent talking to me about various kind of people and ways to trackle them.
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@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
10 Jul 09
fortunately, i never have a roommate taht can really irritate me so much... most of the time, i have the bedroom to myself as i am the only daughter in the family... and when i have to stay in a dormitory during my secondary and college years, i have a pretty good and tolerant roommates... i just talk things out in the open with her when i don't like something about her and vice versa... and things always work out well anyway... good luck... take care and have a nice day...
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@Elaine77 (315)
• China
10 Jul 09
No, I used to live in dorm on my college days, I have three roommates, and we get on well with each other like a family. The point is you should be patient and tolerant with your roommates, when other is in sleep the rest of us either turn low the music or put on our headphones, fortunatly the four of us are very nice.
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@DrPain (31)
• United States
9 Jul 09
I have had a roommate i could't stand. He worked my nerves. We were in our early 20's at the time and he use to nag and complain about everything. Like he was a nagging house wife. I moved out I could take it. Then I crashed his car, it wasn't my fault but we don't talk anymore. ROUGH!
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@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
I once had a room mate that the whole dormitory suspected to be suffering a condition called, Bulimia Nervosa. Although no one can prove that this is true, because she never was checked regarding this... me, being her only room mate, can sometimes think that this is possible. Since we are in a private room, where our comfort room is located inside our room, I sometimes am forced to use the common comfort room for the reason that she vomits on our sink. I would have been alarmed if she vomits often... but knowing the fact, that she does this on purpose is annoying. When in from of everybody, she would eat everything, and sometimes, she prepares really good food. But when nobody is around, she would intentionally manipulate her finger inside her mouth so she would vomit. I hated it... and after a few months in the same room, I finally decided to transfer... I just can't stand it anymore.
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• India
9 Jul 09
i had also my roomates..widout which i cannot live..so we live in the same room
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@apgh09 (514)
• United States
10 Jul 09
yeah i have had some real pains in the but, so i would do things to get on there nerves so that they eventually moved out and i had the room to myself for the rest of the semester. lol. as far as your sister i would not recommend that but i would sit down and have a talk with her. let her know that you love her but disagree with hows she is treating you. you are both ladies and should be able to express each others issues about one another and come to a compromise while you are living under one roof. it is normal to have a spat among siblings but don't let it get to the point that it starts to destroy the love and sister relationship you have together and once you ladies talk i would suggest having a family meeting between the three of you and discuss any issues you all may be having and see if you all can come to a compromise, mutual respect and understanding for ones personal space feelings and belongings.
• United States
10 Jul 09
Yes I have had roommates like that over the years, which at your age I was roomed with 3 of my sisters in one room. Thing is you may not like what is going on now, still in years to come you both will come to laugh at this. Do me a favor don't loose each other over the small insecurities you have with each other.. In time you may just need each other for something important...