Living with other people can be super tough. While everyone has their own quirks and living habits, some people are just harder to live with than others. Whether you're dealing with a college roommate who doesn't respect boundaries, or an adult roommate who doesn't know how to take care of themselves, you're in for a wild ride. Here are some gross, shocking, and just plain confusing roommate horror stories that'll convince you to live alone in a studio apartment forever:
1."I caught my roommate licking the plates clean and then putting them back in the cupboard. But he knew there was dish soap, because whenever I would need to do dishes, the soap would be on his nightstand. I still don't want to know what he used it for."
2."He used to walk around completely naked, with the exception of a hat. He even did this while my girlfriend was over. I said something to him about it once. He walked up to me, almost close enough for it to touch me, and asked if I wanted my ass kicked. I changed rooms shortly after."
3."My roommate wore a puppet on her shoulder, and if you asked her a question, she would answer with the puppet. It was a puppet of a griffin, which is a mythological creature that’s a combination of a lion and an eagle. We also had all the same classes together, and I woke up late more than once to that damn puppet in my face telling me the time."
4."I caught my roommate collecting his own pubic hair. Another roommate and I found gallon-sized Ziploc bags in our bathroom. When we confronted him about it, he casually admitted he collects it."
5."She baptized me with a water bottle while I was sleeping after she caught me watching porn."
6."My roommate had a booger wall. On move-out day, he revealed a side of the wall that had previously been covered by books and out of sight from my side of the dorm. He had been sticking boogers there for the entire semester. There was a yellow-brown circle of boogers about the size of a beach ball."
9."My roommate went to take a shit, saw there was no toilet paper, and decided to shit in the sink so he could clean his ass out. I heard him splashing water everywhere and saw what happened. The sink was literally stained."
10."On our first day of college, he cooked spaghetti bolognese for everyone on our floor. He then showed me that he used a can of dog food in the sauce."
11."One morning I woke up to a burning sensation on my leg. My fucking roommate lit my leg hair on fire. We duked it out for about 10 minutes, and I decided it would be best to change rooms. I found out I couldn't until the end of the semester, so from September to December, I had to share a room with the kid who lit my leg hair on fire. I never got an explanation for why he did it."
12."She taped a piece of paper over her clock because she didn't want to 'share' it. She, of course, could not read the time either. But she'd rather suffer than have to share anything with me."
13."He would leave dirty plates in his bed and cover them with his sheets. When it was time for him to sleep, he'd just kicked the plates away rather than clean them."
14."I walked into my dorm room to find my roommate and her parents looking through my underwear drawer. They didn't even act apologetic. Her mom just commented on how cute my dinosaur underwear were. So weird."
16."My roommate freshman year brewed tea in our bathtub and would bottle it up with empty apple juice containers and store it in our fridge. I did not store anything in the fridge for the remainder of the year."
21."My freshman roommate had a habit of hiding his booze in my desk (without my permission) so he wouldn't get the heat if he got caught. One day, I came back to the room and found my tablet smashed. Apparently, he heard someone knock on the door and thought it was an RA, so he opened a drawer in my desk and threw a glass bottle in it, shattering my tablet."
22."My roommate thought it was OK to have his dad sleep in my bed (without my permission) after they partied together while I was gone for the weekend."
23."He had a girlfriend that didn't attend our university and would stay for entire weekends. When she was over, they would stay in bed, keep the lights off, order delivery, and refuse to leave. At one point, I woke up, and there was a baby in our room. They were babysitting."
24."I once walked out of my room and found my roommate lying on the kitchen floor. I asked if he was alright because I thought he might've slipped or something. He said that he just wanted to get himself dirty before getting into the shower. He then proceeded to make floor angels and lay there for another good 15 minutes or so."
27."She decided it'd be a good idea to dry a towel on top of a lamp. It caught fire, and we had to move to a different hall for two months."
28."I caught my roommate standing completely naked in the kitchen washing her hair (with my shampoo) in the sink, which was already packed full with dirty dishes. We had two showers and four bathroom sinks in our apartment — none of which were in use."
33."My roommate was too lazy to take the trash out to the dumpster, so they would just put the full bags of garbage in the outdoor storage closet on our balcony. I had no idea until one day we were cleaning, and they said, ‘We have to take the other trash out too.’ There were at least 20 full bags of trash in there."
34."I walked in on my roommate stuffing condoms and Taco Bell hot sauce into a piñata."
39.Finally: "I caught my roommate eating deodorant."
Have you ever had a truly unusual roommate? What's the strangest or grossest thing you caught them doing? How long did you live with them? Seriously, we want to hear it all! Tell us your story in the comments below!