People must receive a receipt for their payments because things may go drastically wrong. If one person is responsible for a single payment they can abuse their power. The following story should serve as a warning to those in a similar situation.
“Roommate lied about paying utilities,” Manice08 said. “Spring came and so did a $1,500.00 bill I was stuck with and my roommate went across the country off the radar.” There’s nothing that anybody can do in this situation unless they hire a hitman to serve retribution.
Everybody should feel comfortable in the space where they’re living. That’s why housemates should clear potential guests with each other because it creates a sense of trust. It’s never a good idea to bring random strangers into a house because it stirs up problems.
“Punk hippy housemate let two homeless alcoholics crash on our couch with their chihuahua,” ChuckDuck253 explained. “I got scabies from them and got to deal with that for six months.” That’s a disgusting problem to deal with.
Another cultural difference emerged when this Redditor shared a room with a Korean girl. The new roommate left some food out and the cat approached it. However, the girl reacted harshly and unexpectedly. It was disproportionate and created immediate tension.
DerpCatz revealed: “she decided the best course of action is to punch my cat in the face and chase him around the apartment. I literally had to drag her away from my cat while she screamed at him in Korean and swung her arms like a drunk kosher.”
Sharing a bathroom can be disgusting because people are vile. The worst roommates leave traces of themselves behind and force others to clean after them. It’s disgusting because nobody wants to find hairs or dried vomit all of the time.
ThisIsNotAWar wrote: “She pooped in the shower. Multiple times. She puked on the floor and left it there all weekend while I was away. Oddly, what I found to be her worst offense was when I walked in on her washing her dishes in the sink with my toothbrush.”
One person had an insane story because police entered his flat and arrested his housemate. It emerged that he was involved in a serious kidnapping in Toronto that led to the death of one person. This is a crazy tale about one of the worst roommates ever but it could have been worse.
They wrote: “My roommate kidnapped two guys and held them for ransom. One hostage was set free weeks later while the other wasn’t so lucky. The body was eventually found in a basement cemented and buried in the ground. Cops busted into the flat and apprehended my roommate while he was sleeping.”