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Aulayna
11-04-2012, 07:41 PM
I'm just about at my wit's end with my current living arrangement - the guy leaves the place a mess all the time, doesn't clean up after himself, I have to pressure him to get rent/bill money, doesn't ask before using stuff I own or ask if I mind that his girlfriend is moving in with us (again). If I could afford to move out I'd leave in a heartbeat right now.

Has anyone else had bad house sharing experiences? Share them here!

Chris
11-04-2012, 07:44 PM
I hate them. I did it once, and never again. Towards the end, I wanted to seriously stab someone in the eye with a straw. It's just not worth it.

Aulayna
11-04-2012, 07:53 PM
I hate them. I did it once, and never again. Towards the end, I wanted to seriously stab someone in the eye with a straw. It's just not worth it.

I guess I got really fortunate as the people I lived with before were all nice and friendly, largely kept themselves to themselves - helped out with everything and were generally polite/courteous and - above all - fun to be around.

This time around I... grrr :mad2:

Shorty
11-04-2012, 07:58 PM
I had partier roommates. Sometimes they had nights off during the week, so we would have parties during the week. Two times a week was a minimum. If I didn't stay the night at home, I'd come home and find people (couples) in my bed.

That was awesome.

Night Fury
11-04-2012, 08:35 PM
I live with a girl who last year bullied me relentlessly and is an absolute bitch. Is unclean, is rude and passive aggressive to boot.

One day I snapped and told her what I think of her, and that she should go fuck herself. The look on her face was priceless and now she leaves me alone.

Despite us not interacting with each other, it would be nice to not have to share a roof with that fanny, but eh, finances do not allow. I'm moving out in 9 months though!!

Araciel
11-04-2012, 09:11 PM
Guy rented room.

Was on welfare.

Guy kept to his room.

Guy became less and less of a presence in the house.

Stuff goes missing including 300.00 watch, bottle of vodka, various food items and ALL of my ps3 games.

Guy leaves huuuuge shits in the toilet and doesn't flush.

Last straw

We leave a note on the door: Will - tell us when you wanna come pick up your shit.

Changed locks.

His mom calls 'I can't keep him at my house'

WTF mom, can't have your son sleep on the couch a while?! Sketchy.

Mom says they'll pick up his stuff on a tuesday.

We get wasted then decide to go through his room... combined value of dude's belongings? -$15.00

found empty wrappers of lost food items
found trunk full of cheap porn including mags like '40 and fucked' and a dvd that was a picture with a cell phone number on it....wtf
desk drawer full of cigarette butts collected from the ground.
random stains from bongwater in carpet.
fffuuuck

Tuesday comes and it's raining, mom asks if they can move his stuff another day.

me: come get it or it's going to the dump.

The end.

Agrias
11-04-2012, 10:24 PM
Lived with a dude who charged me crap tons for a room and a bathroom. Told me my bathroom was the communal bathroom and refused to let anyone use his bathroom. Refused to let me move out initially. His gf basically lived there and used stuff from my bathroom and her friends used my room for god knows what. One of his friends got wasted and was grabby and he told me to be quiet about it. Thats when i moved out. While he was at a gym. And left a note saying i'm in lack of money purgatory.

FUN!

Ace Protorney
11-04-2012, 10:35 PM
Most of the housemates are pretty cool, and then there's a young couple couple living in the basement. They're messy, and sometimes when I'm eating, I could hear them shouting and stuff. Usual couples type of crap. I just leave them be since the basement is considered off limit to me. :p The others, I can get along with fine. In fact, I get along with each of them quite well. No big problems to be had.

Zeldy
11-04-2012, 10:44 PM
I hate my housemates, they're absolutely revolting. That and they wake me up early every single morning and I don't appreciate early wake-ups. They're inconsiderate, selfish and arrogant. I generally keep myself to myself now. I live in a house of 7, though, and some are okay and I'm indifferent to them, but it's just the mess I can't stand; the kitchen is a biohazard. What's most annoying is I'm one of the only ones in the house with a job aswell as doing a degree, so tonight for example, I've just finished an 8 hour shift whilst they've all sat around, not doing the kitchen. That really grates.

Citizen Bleys
11-04-2012, 11:05 PM
fucking housemates, how do they work?

Jiro
11-05-2012, 07:10 AM
my roommate in the US just had his clothes smurfing everywhere but he was a great guy so it all balanced out

Shauna
11-05-2012, 12:16 PM
The only people I've lived with, aside from family, have been awesome. I sort of feel bad whenever I hear flatmate horror stories because I don't have a bad word to say about the experience. xD

Miriel
11-05-2012, 12:25 PM
I'm always smurfing my housemate.

kotora
11-05-2012, 04:33 PM
My previous roommate was a piece of shit who ended up disappearing after owing me, the landlord and the energy company a bunch of money.

Right now I live in a very comfortable arrangement. Living in a great apartment, getting along with all my flatmates. We cook and have dinner together most days of the week and we go out on trips together. Don't think I could've asked for a better deal (well except for also smurfing the girls living here. That would be the ultimate package).

Shoeberto
11-05-2012, 06:23 PM
I've had one room mate situation with a guy where I didn't want to kill him for his poor living habits and we still ended up having drama.

I lived by myself for a year between room mates and I still look at it very fondly despite all the depression and insanity I dealt with otherwise.

I now live with my girlfriend who is a fantastic room mate because we actually have the same standards of cleanliness. It's nice to live with someone I actually click with.

I don't think I'd ever live with a guy again ever though. I'm not sure I'd even want my children to be males after my experiences.

Miriel
11-05-2012, 08:20 PM
It's so weird to me how many people complain about dirtiness when it comes to roommates. I've had so many friends rant to me about dishes staying in the sink for days, mold growing on trout, etc. Like, I'm a fairly messy person, but I'm not DIRTY. And when I lived with roommates, I tried my best to keep my trout in order. You know, rather than flinging my dirty clothes on the ground, I would pick up after myself, keep things tidy, even though that's really not my natural inclination. Because when you're living with people, you have to be more considerate, not less.

Are people really that dirty? And if so, aren't they at least a tiny bit self-aware enough to not act that way in front of other people? If you live by yourself, by all means, allow ants to come swallow up old pizza left to die on the kitchen table, but when you live with other people? Doesn't somes sort of embarrassment kick in?

Sephex
11-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Had a conversation about this with a friend before.

Friend: Dude, why don't you just move in with me?
Me: Nah, I'd rather stay friends.

Shoeberto
11-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Are people really that dirty? And if so, aren't they at least a tiny bit self-aware enough to not act that way in front of other people? If you live by yourself, by all means, allow ants to come swallow up old pizza left to die on the kitchen table, but when you live with other people? Doesn't somes sort of embarrassment kick in?
A lot of people come from households where either A) their parents took care of everything for them or B) their parents didn't give a shit and were filthy. Either way you end up with kids who don't clean for crap once they're out on their own.

2/3s of my crappy room mates had mothers who literally did everything for them when they lived at home and they never took up the slack once they were out. All of their food was either frozen, out of a can, or fast food, and they always let junk piles grow of trash, dirty dishes, and general clutter. My last roomie's room just fucking stank. He moved in around August with a suitcase full of clothes that I didn't see him wash until probably October and he didn't hang up until he had a girl over in January.

Agrias
11-05-2012, 09:26 PM
He moved in around August with a suitcase full of clothes that I didn't see him wash until probably October and he didn't hang up until he had a girl over in January.

Thats how to get the ladies.

Gentlemen, take note.

Shiny
11-06-2012, 04:05 PM
I can deal with unkempt housemates, but not just outright nasty housemates. My boyfriend keeps the sponge he uses to wash the dishes on his bathroom floor which was recently flooded by a problem with the toilet. He still uses the sponge to clean the dishes...

Night Fury
11-06-2012, 04:36 PM
I heard the 'nice' housemate being nasty about me last night.

Take note guys, don't be bitching about your housemate when her room is on the ground floor, and her bedroom door is open!

:monster:

Mirage
11-06-2012, 04:47 PM
I'm extremely messy and leave stuff everywhere and have food wrappings of various stuff all over my desk etc. But I never ever let trout lie around long enough for it to start smelling bad. Either my stuff is dry and therefore doesn't mould/rot/whatever, or I dispose of it before things go bad.

I seriously can not understand how people can live with the smell of old spoiled food.

I do clean things up before people come to visit me, though. I care too much about what other people think of me to let things just lie around.

Aulayna
11-06-2012, 10:29 PM
I heard the 'nice' housemate being nasty about me last night.

Take note guys, don't be bitching about your housemate when her room is on the ground floor, and her bedroom door is open!

:monster:

Meh, that sucks. :(

Jiro
11-07-2012, 06:38 AM
You'll be in Australia soon Locky, no need to worry about those smurfers.

Steve
11-07-2012, 07:59 PM
I heard the 'nice' housemate being nasty about me last night.

Take note guys, don't be bitching about your housemate when her room is on the ground floor, and her bedroom door is open!

:monster:

I heard my housemates bitching bout my lack of social interaction within the house lately the other week in much the same situation, I walked out in to the lounge and was like "Look I can hear this discussion and frankly whilst I'm not the sort to take offence at most things, you probably ought to know that discussing me behind my back is the one sure fire way to fuck things between us up. If you have problems then come talk to me about them." I wouldn't mind but my door is thin enough and they're loud enough I don't even need the door open.

As for nightmare housemates. Well tbh aside from the current ones being disappointed I don't go out partying more with them or sitting around chatting shit (bear in mind they all work 9 - 5 mon - fri jobs and earn a min of 20 - 30k a year salaries I work shift and earn closer to 15k a year) they're actually a nice group. Though we did have 2 guys who lived here previously we all hated, one Ron was an indian guy who liked to do cocaine. Though none of us particularly liked him from the off because he was trying too hard to impress us we gave him a fair chance to be a decent housemate, the final straw came all too quickly though when he believed himself to be getting some from this Polish girl he invited to stay with him for the week. This girl Beata decided from the moment she laid eyes on me that it was me she wanted to get it on with. I didn't do anything to work on it but the fact that I actually can speak some Polish and wasn't actually scaring her by being off my face on cocaine at the time probably helped some. Ron flipped out when he saw her kiss me later that night, kicking her when she went to take her things out of his room. I had him arrested for assault and possession of a class A substance before I decided to put him in a hospital bed and then had him evicted merely weeks later for the incident. We also had Lucio who was in his later years, why he decided to move in to a shared house with 4 20-somethings I don't know however he repeatedly pissed us off by complaining that he wasn't receiving enough signal in his room on the internet to the point that I informed him since it's in my name and not the land-lord's it's an amenity not a right in the house and I would gladly cover his share of the internet myself and denied him access. He complained to the landlord about that for about a month and a half whilst I outright said to the landlord that until he'd learnt his lesson I would accept no money from him and no service would be received. Lucio then tried to demand I pay him his lost income I told him to in no uncertain terms get on his knees and make like a circus seal. Lucio repeatedly even after I finally relented and allowed him internet access again complained and eventually I caught him smoking in his room (against the tennancy agreement and house rules) twice. I at that point apparently intimidated him enough that he left the house moving out without giving the landlord notice so lost his deposit too.

When I was younger and dating my ex, Ewa we lived in a house in East London for 6 months, the house was split with a fair few people there was us two, Aga (who worked with Ewa and was arguably the hotter of the two and tried numerous times to steal me on grounds of I was going out with Ewa), Monica and Monika (Monika was the hotter one of these two, liked to go around in a silk kimono dressing gown which didn't cover her nudity much) and the last room was Raphael and Innes (the only other guy in the house who was a dumb fucker and his obese walrus of a girlfriend who looked like a Gommorrean slaver). Innes and Raphael did not get along with us, Monica and Monika basically flip-flopped between people more often than Mitt Romney did in the electoral race and Aga and Ewa loved to hate one another because Ewa believed Aga wanted everything she had on mere grounds of she had it (tbf she wasn't exactly wrong going on the few plays Aga made for me, paper thin walls and "accidentally" walking naked to the bathroom without a towel on when I'm about to leave/enter the room? yeah...) After Aga went home to Poland (which for me was a shame, I actually got along with Aga, wonder why lol) Monika moved in to her boyfriends place and we were left dealing with people we hated and who hated Ewa. I had a fight on Christmas day with one of them (Raphael) and on the 3rd of Jan we had moved having found a place literally days before Christmas. I spiked every last bit of food in that place and the kettle and the pans with laxatives, I also put itching powder on all the clean laundry in the house and on the sofa's and other soft furnishings around. I got revenge on those fuckers good apparently they were sick and itching for weeks (Ewa's boss was the landlord of the property)

Huckleberry Quin
11-07-2012, 08:10 PM
I've lived with a lot of different people, and most of them were :bou::bou::bou::bou:s.

Zeldy
11-07-2012, 08:13 PM
It's so weird to me how many people complain about dirtiness when it comes to roommates. I've had so many friends rant to me about dishes staying in the sink for days, mold growing on trout, etc. Like, I'm a fairly messy person, but I'm not DIRTY. And when I lived with roommates, I tried my best to keep my trout in order. You know, rather than flinging my dirty clothes on the ground, I would pick up after myself, keep things tidy, even though that's really not my natural inclination. Because when you're living with people, you have to be more considerate, not less.

Are people really that dirty? And if so, aren't they at least a tiny bit self-aware enough to not act that way in front of other people? If you live by yourself, by all means, allow ants to come swallow up old pizza left to die on the kitchen table, but when you live with other people? Doesn't somes sort of embarrassment kick in?

I find it really bizarre as well. I was brought up where I was rewarded with praise if I did some cleaning up without being asked, and used to see it as a way of 'doing something nice'. So I brought that with me to student living; I'll just clean the living room, or the bathroom, but not for myself, but so it's clean for my friend, just as a nice gesture. Living with 6 other people was where I went wrong.

The biohazard kitchen got cleaned, but it won't be along until its back to being disgusting. Before it was cleaned it reached the stage of the stench, from gone-off produce in the fridge and an overflowing bin and the extensive amounts of food on the side.

I hope it stays clean this time, but I don't want to be the muggins who keeps cleaning up. :(

Aulayna
11-07-2012, 10:39 PM
So said guy I'm living with for about 6 months now has had 2 girlfriends and... several countless casual flings...

I'm considering finding the sluttiest bra/kinky outfit possible and just keeping it on hand so when his next belladonna comes into the kicthen for breakfast I can hold it up and be like "oh is this yours? The last person here left it here."

Not sure if that's being *too* bitchy or not though.

Heath
11-07-2012, 10:46 PM
On the whole, the housemates I lived with at university were okay, but sometime they were bloody lazy. I don't think the house ever got dirty dirty, but it was certainly often untidy. One of the biggest problems was people not cleaning up after themselves, and particularly washing their dishes after cooking. In a house with a dishwasher of all things. I wouldn't mind if they didn't wash up if they'd used the dishwasher instead.

Huckleberry Quin
11-07-2012, 10:51 PM
So said guy I'm living with for about 6 months now has had 2 girlfriends and... several countless casual flings...

I'm considering finding the sluttiest bra/kinky outfit possible and just keeping it on hand so when his next belladonna comes into the kicthen for breakfast I can hold it up and be like "oh is this yours? The last person here left it here."

Not sure if that's being *too* bitchy or not though.

I can't figure out why anybody's sexual proclivities are any concern of yours.

Presumably it's just that the dude keeps you up at night or something. If so, I find it more fun to slip a condom under the door mid-activity and scream "MAKE SURE YOU STAY SAFE!" at the top of my voice. They hate it! xD

Aulayna
11-07-2012, 11:13 PM
So said guy I'm living with for about 6 months now has had 2 girlfriends and... several countless casual flings...

I'm considering finding the sluttiest bra/kinky outfit possible and just keeping it on hand so when his next belladonna comes into the kicthen for breakfast I can hold it up and be like "oh is this yours? The last person here left it here."

Not sure if that's being *too* bitchy or not though.

I can't figure out why anybody's sexual proclivities are any concern of yours.

Presumably it's just that the dude keeps you up at night or something. If so, I find it more fun to slip a condom under the door mid-activity and scream "MAKE SURE YOU STAY SAFE!" at the top of my voice. They hate it! xD

Ahahaha - amazing.

Oh and yeah we live in a fairly modern apartment block which means the walls are essentially paper thin. ><

Steve
11-08-2012, 10:50 AM
the biggest problem I have with my current housemates aside from their bitching about me is that when I was off work sick I cleaned almost daily in the house, I'd hoover and mop and wipe down all the sides. I did it because I would be dating someone and have them over in part but also because I like living in a clean house, the house was cleaner than after our cleaning lady comes in once a fortnight because I did everything, bleach mopped the floors the works. Now I'm back in work again I don't have time to do this every couple of days. Yet my housemates who have far more time off than me don't do it either resulting in a place that no matter how muddy it is outside gets mopped like once a fortnight unless I decide I can't stand it and find time to do so on one of my days off or before/after work. This means I can literally be mopping the house and sweeping at 1am because I can't do it when they're sitting on their fat arses in the lounge. But they will sit there and watch me clean rather than get up and be like "can I do anything to help?"

Huckleberry Quin
11-08-2012, 11:54 AM
My housemates were like that too, Steve. Except, when I didn't do it for a while (because fuck those guys), one of them would huffily do the cleaner and then have the audacity to suggest I never cleaned. xD

Night Fury
11-08-2012, 11:59 AM
Good God.

All my housemates ever seem to do now is make vague and pointed tweets/status updates at each other.

It's smurfing embarrassing. :mad:

I'd love to just knock their heads together, make them either sit and talk about stuff or drop it, rather than be passive aggressive.

Araciel
11-08-2012, 04:01 PM
Are they female?!

...just wondering...

Night Fury
11-08-2012, 06:04 PM
Are they female?!

...just wondering...

They are.
It's ridiculous. Sick of them!

Chris
11-08-2012, 06:17 PM
Just ignore, or threaten with indecent nudity.

Steve
11-08-2012, 06:56 PM
My housemates were like that too, Steve. Except, when I didn't do it for a while (because fuck those guys), one of them would huffily do the cleaner and then have the audacity to suggest I never cleaned. xD

Oh the classic one with Vanessa atm is to leave passive aggressive notes about doing dishes and not leaving them on the side to sit and how unfair it is on everyone to have to clean the dishes to cook something because someone didn't do theirs. I regularly do not only my own dishes but all the dishes left on the side in the kitchen, I never get any thanks for doing so and yet when I leave like 1 pan, 1 baking tray, 1 sharp knife and 2 bowls from where I've cooked chicken, rice and veg they gripe... some people seriously need to get over themselves, especially since she decided that despite doing no cleaning herself it's the boys job to clear the rubbish bin and take the recycling out. Honestly I'm probably going to move house in the new year if possible see if I can't get a place closer in to Kingston and further out of London.

Goldenboko
11-08-2012, 06:57 PM
I don't understand how people live with people they won't get along with so thoroughly tbh. :stare:

Steve
11-08-2012, 07:18 PM
I don't understand how people live with people they won't get along with so thoroughly tbh. :stare:

for some people it's a measure of being trapped unable to find somewhere else or unwilling to find somewhere else. I know with myself and my ex it took me working 2 jobs to get us both out of east london and that house we lived in. Currently I did really get along with my housemates until recently, I figure it is just whereas before we had other people living with us who would fit in between the differences between us making it work well now we don't and the guys who've moved in to the house in some ways exacerbate the issues.

Jojee
11-08-2012, 07:26 PM
I live with my boy and we get along just fine :] He super duper hates doing the dishes, so as long as I do the dishes, I can boss him around to do everything else. Works for me!

I've always gotten along with my guy roomies. I've gotten along with a couple of my girl roomies; most of them, not. Guys tend to be much more easygoing and much less passive aggressive, in my experience. Like the chick I lived with in undergrad who cooked every single lunch and dinner and used tons of pots and pans. Then one day she made her boyfriend call me as I was driving home from college for the break to tell me that she she was upset that she was doing dishes more often than I was. He sounded supremely uncomfortable, haha. Considering that I was in my TV dinners and oreos phase, the only dishes I ever used was a cup occasionally, so I would hope that she was washing them more often than me. (I honestly don't think she realized that she was the only one creating dishes. We lived in a house of 4 people and none of them cooked except for her. And really, she didn't do dishes - she made her boyfriend do them when her pots and pans piled up too high to use the sink) And why not tell me herself, while I was still in the house? :p The whole year was full of passive aggressive fun like that.