NY Magazine recently published a story of a literal roommate nightmare. It included craigslist, a roommate, and eventually murder. You can read that full story here.
This story got people on Twitter talking about other roommate horror stories and crazy things they've experienced.
I've been pretty lucky and never had a bad experience with roommates. Both of mine in college were really awesome and I was friends with them. I did have some friends who had crazy stories of people they were suitemates with in college, though. One even overheard someone plotting a murder (they still aren't sure if it was real or a joke).
But ANYWAYS... check out some of these crazy roommate stories on Twitter.
This makes me wonder about your worst roommate stories. Go!— Gene “GD” Demby (@GeeDee215) February 21, 2018
I’ll start: came home one Sat and had an eviction notice on the door. Turns out roommate had been taking my rent money — at that point, $5K — to pay for his dues to his Scientology-lite cult group. https://t.co/jAd1YfXAyF
i had this roommate who would binge eat all my nutella and bread. and then get really apologetic and buy me another nutella and loaf of bread. and then binge that again. and then apologize. i would hide it in my room but he'd sneak in and ate it again. and then apologize, again.— ahmed ali akbar (@radbrowndads) February 21, 2018
Mine was a landlady who also lived in the house: she wouldn’t let me use the washer/dryer because “people are dirty” (direct quote) and, several times, woke me up at 3am to ask me if I’d been cooking.— Mallory Yu (@mallory_yu) February 21, 2018
She also stole all my mom’s care packages...and my passport...
Sophomore year I discovered that my roommate had been using my toothbrush for six weeks. The weirdest thing was that he claimed not to understand why I was upset. https://t.co/16XSvBHyE3— Jacob Remes (@jacremes) February 21, 2018