I’ve heard some entertaining roomate horror stories here, but what about the more frequent ‘mildly irritating or odd roomates’?
I have one right now. Some gems:
-This was the roomate that specifically wanted to make sure the landlord (if a guy) was married, because 'A woman all by herself has to be careful these days" :rolleyes: (what does being MARRIED have anything to do with it?!)
-Locks her bedroom door all the time. Maybe this isn’t that wierd, just strikes me as a teensy bit paranoid that when she comes home/goes to bed she shuts/locks her door and window. As I said, taken by itself its pretty benign but combined with a few other things and it starts to look a bit kooky.
-Leaves post-it notes everywhere. Supposedly this was to communicate with roomates on different schedules, but honestly I think its passive-agressive. Myself, the landlord and his wife run into her at least once every day, so there’s no reason she can’t tell us in person. The thing is, this woman is incredibly non-confrontational. One time my girlfriend was dyeing my hair, and 3 drops got on what turned out to be her roll of paper towels. The next day I got a very harshly written post-it on the roll saying “someone RUINED my paper towels. PLEASE replace them immediately!” :dubious: Anytime anything of hers is missing/marred there is a post-it note about it, but she NEVER verbally says anything. If people are noisy late at night, rather than thumping the wall/talking to them about trying to STFU, she’ll leave a whiny note to the landlord about it.
-Uses her own toilet paper. Organic, I bet, since everything else she puts in/on her body is organic. Somebody voilated her toilet paper by having the nerve to erronously tear off a few sheets of her roll, wipe their ass, and flush them down the toilet. Again, a post-it note followed, and from that point on she actually kept her own toilet paper in her room, and brought it in the bathroom only when she was using it. This got a little annoying in situations where we’d accidentally run out of toilet paper; I actually put a post-it warning bathroom users that there wasn’t any toilet paper in the cabinets, and that I’d get more after work.
-We have another roomate that is somewhat on the noisy side. He has loud sex with his girlfriend occasionally, but overall it doesn’t bother me. The guy is also quite a shut-in, and rarely talks to people/goes outside his room. I don’t have a problem with him. Kooky roomate did, apparently, because one night she actually wrote the landlord a hastily-scrawled note saying she couldn’t stand the noise anymore and she was putting in her 30-day notice to move out. Before this she hadn’t said ANYTHING about noise. One day while she was at work the landlord asked me about it. I said I was surprised, because she NEVER complained that I was too noisy. I have sex in my room, and the windows are sometimes open (so people might hear some noises) but she didn’t say anything or gave some indication that she was uncomfortable. He told me that she was also suspicious about why my girlfriend was around all the time, and concluded she must be ‘keeping an eye on me’ since I obviously have some cougar of a hot roomate whom I might be tempted by :rolleyes: which was funny, she said to him, “because he’s totally not my type”
-Generally acts really sweet and polite to people, then has loud conversations on the phone in her room about what douchebags we all are, easily heard in the hallway, my room, etc.
None of this is a huge deal to me, most of it is funny/perplexing if anything. She’s moving out soon anyway, so I guess all the better for her. My landlord and I guess she’s just not used to living with people, because the way she deals with conflicts (leaving post-its but pretending everything’s hunky-dory) is rather bizarre to me.