You don't always get to choose your roommates, so when a stranger ends up shacking up with you, you've entered the lottery on how they're gonna be personality wise. This can lead to some people getting roommates that are bizarre or downright destructive.
Below, people share stories of the horrible roommates they had during freshman year, as told on AskReddit. Check them out!
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"I was friends with a girl a year behind me. In her freshman year, she was randomly matched with a girl was convinced she was in a relationship with the lead singer of Tokyo Hotel and had been for several years, but it was obviously some catfisher on the internet. They would Skype where only he could see her because his video would be blank for 'security reasons' and he told her they could never meet in person because of the media. And since he was always 'on tour' she would Skype with him at all hours of the night to make up for the time zone differences. It was actually kinda sad and scary, several people I know tried to explain to her that she was being taken advantage of, but she would not listen and I'm pretty sure she did stuff on camera for him and sent him money.
She also brought multiple bags from home stuffed full of her cat's hair and knitted tiny clothes/figurines/whatever out of it. My friend was, of course, very allergic to cat hair."
"I was in a small triple freshman year. Early on my roommate was extremely studious and would accept nothing lower than pretty much an 'A' on everything. He would beat himself up of it wasn't good enough and we would try to get him to relax a bit.
The second half of freshman year, he bought a new computer and World of Warcraft. He refused to go to class and played WoW nonstop all night and would sleep through the whole day. It was disrupting me and my other roommate. He eventually ended up pretty much dropping out of school. I've never seen such a change around.
He has actually gotten back on track though and has been doing pretty well for himself."
"I had a roommate in college that was LOVELY at first. Basically, I had a cute little sister, we hung out a lot. We didn't have a lot in common though and had very clashing schedules, so I assumed she'd be like any normal person and accept that we could only really hang out on weekends.
She was not a normal person.
Stuff went missing from the shared kitchen. Not just my stuff, mind you. She became super passive-aggressive, started binge drinking and blaming me for not being there to stop her. I dismissed it, more stuff vanished, this time from bedrooms. My lock was broken too. She tried to blame me and get me kicked out.
Luckily, we had a fire drill, during which she left the door open and loads of stolen goods were found - wallets, spoons, underwear. You name it, she stole it. She was there for less than two weeks and had to pay rent for the whole year for breaking the contract.
"I had a roommate come back to our dorm room from one of the many rush week frat parties he attended, wasted out of his mind. He stripped down to his stained white briefs and passed out on his bed.
In the middle of the night, I woke up to find him standing, totally nude, inches from my bed.