The crib is where the heart is. Or at least that's where it should be. But if you've ever shared a room, apartment or pile of any sort, you will know that home is sometimes a pigsty. Whether it's the girl who keeps borrowing your coffee, clothes and boyfriend or the dude who can't pay the cable bill, but finds the cash for his all-night keg parties, roommate hate is an inevitable part of life on earth. The only escape is out and the only respite is to rant.
We've all had a bad roommate, whether it was freshmen year in the dorms or someone you met via Craigslist. And with high rent in most urban areas, unemployment fallout and divorce, many have had to return to the roommate. My partner Jessica Ramakrishnan and I, the co-founders of My Very Worst Date, decided to collect tales of roommate hate in one place: My Very Worst Roommate. The blog features dispatches from the shared housing frontline: sloths, thieves, oversharers, TV hogs, etc.
We've put together the 5 Worst Types of Roommates based on the submissions we have received. Have you had any of them?
5. The Trouble Making Roommate. Whether she gets you in trouble with your parents or he's exposing you to all sorts of druggers and deviants, there's always a roommie who simply makes trouble for you.
Visit My Very Worst Roommate for more tales of roommate hate.