I’ve only lived with family for a roommate, but I still have some interesting stories. There have been awkward situations, tense moments and belly aching times (from laughter). Me being such an organized person, I don’t even understand how someone can live without actually being able to see the floor (literally covered with clothes). But that being said, there have been many fun nights coming back from girls’ nights; staying up snacking and watching movies.
However, not everyone’s roommate experience is pleasant. Here’s a story from a contributor.
My college experience was jam-packed with great memories. Fun times. And repulsive roommates. Not everyone has had the “pleasure” of having that roommate from “you know where”. But many need only to think back to the past to remember when you fought for shower time or when you came back to your dorm room after an evening workout only to be surprised by something you wouldn’t even want your worst enemy to see.
My freshman year of college was extremely exciting. Like many kids entering their first year, going away to school was a huge jump from high school life – that experience of moving away from home, no parents, getting to experience life by setting your own schedule.
Move-in day was great. One of my roommates happened to be a good friend from high school. The other was a mild-mannered girl from instate. Or so I thought. Everything started out great. The three of us shared a rather large dorm room, which was attached to a suite bathroom. But living with someone in close quarters magnifies their imperfections.
I’m not even sure if “imperfections” accurately applies to this girl. We took the bunk beds; I was on the bottom and she was on the top. She would get up for an early morning class; climb down from her bunk to her desk, hop on IM for a few and roll out for class. Mind you, there was no time taken to change clothes, brush hair, let alone brush teeth. Disgustingly enough, this was her normal routine.
I remember a night when there was a group of us hanging out in our room and she was eating some popcorn and some fell on the floor. I don’t care if a floor is freshly vacuumed…it’s still the floor. Well this girl proceeds to pick the popcorn off the floor and eat it. She puts the popcorn in her mouth and a huge piece of lint is hanging from the corner of her mouth. Gross doesn’t even begin to describe that situation…
Staying on the topic of food, that girl loved Easy Mac. She ate it pretty much every night. The smell started to make me sick after awhile. That’s probably the reason I’ve never tried it. I even stopped eating Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Too similar.
And she never cleaned. Ever. I don’t even think she knew how to work a vacuum. We had come up with a schedule for cleaning the bathroom (which we shared with our suitemates, three other girls). I’m not sure what her idea of cleaning was, but it was just that – an idea. Someone else was always cleaning up behind her. She was just filthy.
Unfortunately, my experience happens too often; I say often because once is too often. But you live and you learn. I wonder what she’s up to these days…well really I don’t. Hopefully she’s somewhere taking a shower.
So I KNOW you guys have got some interesting roommate stories! So let’s hear them! Oh and they don’t even have to be funny just mildly entertaining because I am easily amused. In fact, the contributor with the most unique story will get published on our blog! Happy writing.
Category: Apartment Life