Roommate Fails That Show How Much Living With Other People Can Suck

Having a roommate and having to share your space with someone else is like a rite of passage. Sometimes you get really wonderful roommates you love, but other times you get terrible roommates, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Maybe your freshman year roommate in college had a habit of leaving food under his bed for months at a time, or your roommate has a tendency to literally never do her dishes. Whatever it is, having an awful roommate builds character!

Keep Dreaming

If you’re going to leave a passive-aggressive note for your roommates, you might as well get a little creative and make it fun for yourself, because realistically, it’s probably not going to be effective.

i have a dream spoon plea
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Photo Credit: Reddit / pestoner

Your Roommate Is A Trash Panda

You think you know someone right? You’ve been living with them for months, you’ve shared meals with them, had some great times, then they leave their door open one day and realize that you’ve actually been living with Oscar The Grouch.

roommate messy room
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Photo Credit: Reddit / voztok232

Apology Accepted.

Honestly, as far as apologies, a box full of bacon is a pretty good one. So you got slapped in the face by your roommate… twice. You now have tons of bacon! It balances out.

i'm sorry i slapped you twice when i was drunk
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Photo Credit: Imgur

The Kitchen Floor Will Be Clean Too Now!

This roommate who’s hanging his head in shame learned that day that there is, in fact, a difference between dishwasher soap and dish soap, and he didn’t use the right one in this situation.

roomed learned difference between dish soap vs dishwasher soap
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Photo Credit: Reddit / wordsbynight

Late Night Lunchable Thief

This person’s roommate, who is basically the equivalent to He Who Shall Not Be Named, opened all of their lunchables so they could eat the cookies, then put the rest back in the fridge.

lunchable thief who ate all the cookies
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Photo Credit: Reddit / yolheim

Seems Like A Viable Option

Why use Tupperware or a smaller dish to store your leftovers when you could just cover the baking sheet in saran wrap and take up the entire top shelf of the fridge?

leftovers but not in tupperware
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Photo Credit: Imgur

This Probably Took Them The Whole Week

One guy made the mistake of going on holiday for a week and came back to find his roommates has transformed his room into a tinfoil covered paradise, including individual tin foil wrapped clothing pieces.

tinfoil everything
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Photo Credit: Reddit / Trustyyy

He Still Cleaned Though

His roommate had a date coming over and asked if he’d clean up his room quickly, so naturally, he decided to make a shrine to Princess Diana for his roommate and his date to see.

princess di shrine
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Deno_Tron
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Deno_Tron

Guess You’re Sharing Your Bathroom Now

For April’s Fools Day, one man took on the task of turning his roommate’s bathroom into a chicken coop equipped with not one, but two live chickens, because why not? That’s such a fun prank and not difficult to clean up at all.

chicken coop in roommmates bathroom
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Photo Credit: Reddit / breezy13

Your Very Own Aquarium

Christian opened the fridge to find live fish swimming around in the produce bins and was informed that his roommate’s fish tank had broken so he needed a place to store them for a couple days… Couldn’t a bowl or a bucket have been a better option?

makeshift fish tank fridge
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Photo Credit: Twitter / @chrstjan

Don’t Disrespect The Pumpkin Pie

What kind of savage would do this? Eating your roommate’s food is like the cardinal sin of living with someone, but not even having the dignity to eat it properly makes this heinous act even worse.

savage roommate who ate the pie
Photo Credit: Reddit / theclassyclavicle
Photo Credit: Reddit / theclassyclavicle

Swim Team Tryouts Are Next Week

This guy’s roommate left the sink on while he was defrosting meat but then he decided to make a “quick” trip to Walmart and forgot to turn the water off, so now their dorm room doubles as a swimming pool.

flooded room from roommate
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Photo Credit: Imgur

The Least You Could Do Is Rinse It Off

There are definitely worse crimes to commit as a roommate, but it would be annoying (and a little gross) to live with someone who leaves the scoop for their cat’s litter box in the sink every single day.

litter box scoop in the sink
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Photo Credit: Reddit / peanutbutter14

Smashing Pumpkins

Oh, are you wondering what exactly it is that you’re looking at? Someone’s roommate was feeling festive and bought themselves a pumpkin for Halloween, but never got around to throwing it out so it sat rotting on their windowsill for over six months.

melting pumpkin on the window sill
Photo Credit: Reddit / sazzles59
Photo Credit: Reddit / sazzles59

Stick To Non-Plastic Spatulas

This guy’s roommate insisted on always heating the pan before he cooked anything, but what he didn’t insist on was carefully watching the pan and noticing that the plastic spatula was melting into it.

melting spatula in the pan
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Photo Credit: Reddit / rossmoney

Clearly He Isn’t Passing Chemistry

How does someone accidentally fill a dorm room with “above toxic levels” of hydrogen fluoride? We’re also fairly certain it would take more than a couple of hours to air out a room filled with toxic gas, but clearly they lived long enough to post this, so that’s a good sign.

note from your roommate about toxic gas
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Photo Credit: Reddit / srathuse

Donate It All

Despite what it may look like, this person is not in the process of moving. They’ve been living with this for over two months, with no end in sight as their roommate has yet to attempt to unpack this mountain.

moving in or moving out pile of stuff
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Photo Credit: Reddit / BatmanAndRobHim

The Mystery Burn Mark

After kicking her roommate out, this girl discovered a burn hole bigger than the size of a pineapple hidden under the roommate’s bed. The cause is unknown, as is the solution to the problem.

burn hole in the carpet from old roommate
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Photo Credit: Reddit / SadClownCircus

A Purple Pity Party

In a moment that can only be described as a quarter-life crisis, one roommate decided to dye their hair purple. Unfortunately, they also apparently decided not to properly clean up after themselves.

roommate who dyed her hair and the bathroom
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Photo Credit: Imgur

A Rough Ending To A Rough Relationship

It’s one thing to hate your roommate. It’s another thing to hate your roommate so much that you’re willing to throw pee all over the house before you leave. There’s also something to be said about the lack of trust on the part of the other roommate to go snooping just to be sure nothing was going to get done.

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reddit

Not A Game We Want To Play

Honestly, a note like this seems like reason enough to just give up and move out, because you’re living with a crazy person that thinks it’s okay to mix laxatives into a drink.

playing a game with the fridge
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Photo Credit: Imgur

No More Clowning Around

if you’re looking to give your roommate a heart attack the moment they wake up and/or make them wet the bed, do what this guy’s roommates did and leave a clown statue in their bed while they’re sleeping!

woke up to a clown in their bed from their roommate
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Photo Credit: Reddit

Let The Prank War Begin

These roommates decided to start a prank war in the house, and they were not messing around with the starting prank. And yes, in case you’re wondering, these were all filled with water.

prank war with roommates
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Photo Credit: imgur

That’ll Wake Her Up In The Morning

A roommate with an “irreconcilable fear of sharks” combined with a roommate who works at a movie theater means someone is going to get seriously scared by the mega-shark that’s hiding in the bathroom, and you can probably guess which one it’ll be.

shark attack in the bathrub
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Photo Credit: Reddit

Someone’s Gotta Do It

The toilet paper struggle is one that basically ever set of roommates has encountered, and there’s always at least one person who can’t handle changing the roll. The real problem arises when none of the roommates change the roll and then it’s just a stand off.

toilet paper wars causing brain damage
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Photo Credit: Reddit / Z5555517

Don’t Leave Your Door Unlocked

Some very kind roommates heard their buddy was going to be bringing a date back to the house, so they decided to spice up his room with stuffed animals before he got there. Good luck explaining this many baby beanies…

roommate stuffed animal prank
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Photo Credit: Reddit

Let Them Set The Table Next Time

This person decided to let their roommate be in charge of cooking the pasta for dinner, and they deeply regretted it after it turned out looking like a pot full of wet, used matches.

burnt pasta or a box of matches?
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Photo Credit: Imgur

They’ll Learn Their Lesson Quickly

If you have a roommate who’s constantly eating your snacks or who you’re trying to get back at, do what this person did and make candy onions for them to snack on.

candy apples except they're not
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Photo Credit: Reddit

Just Scrape Off The Burned Parts, It’ll Be Fine!

How does someone even manage to burn a pizza to a crisp without burning down the apartment or at least the kitchen along with it? That’s a skill in itself, even if you can’t eat the pizza now.

burnt the pizza to a crisp
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Photo Credit: Reddit / -CaliforniaRoll-

Time To Adapt

What do you do when you and your roommate only own two pots, but your roommate also stores the leftover food in the pots after he’s finished cooking? Well, your only option is to learn to cook without pots.

roommate that stores food in the pots
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Photo Credit: Reddit / ihaverocketlegs

Now No One Is Doing Them

One girl was asked by her roommate to stop doing her dishes, and that girl made the grave mistake of thinking that meant her roommate would now be doing her own dishes. Instead, her roommate now lets them pile up on the counter.

roommate asked to stop doing the dishes
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Photo Credit: Reddit / AutumnCupcake

Preheating The Cutting Board

Before you turn on the oven, always make sure you check inside. It doesn’t really make sense that your roommate would leave a plastic cutting board in the oven, but he did, and now you have to deal with it.

cutting board melted in oven
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Photo Credit: Reddit / jezzabeth87

That’s Got To Count As Biohazardous Waste

Remembering to clean out the fridge regularly is an important part of living with other people. When you’re not all sharing food, its easy for things to get pushed to the back of the fridge because no one claims it, and then you end up with containers like this that used to be french fries.

french fries that are very moldy
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Photo Credit: Reddit / thehippoviking

Marinating Chicken For Days

This bucket of raw chicken has been sitting on their counter “marinating” for days, with no end in sight. At what point do you take the responsibility and throw it out yourself?

marinating chicken for days
Photo Credit: Reddit / runswithtortoise
Photo Credit: Reddit / runswithtortoise

The Front Hall Is Not A Storage Room

After a long day at work, all you want is to come home, drop your stuff, and relax. But you can’t be dropping your stuff in the middle of the front hall for everyone to see.

roommate leaving stuff in front hall
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Photo Credit: Reddit / toasterpoodle

If You Didn’t Buy It, It’s Not Yours To Eat

One of the worst types of roommates are the ones who eat all your food, despite having food of their own. If he’s bold enough to take your pie, Robert’s not going to be stopped by a simple sign.

writing on pie for roommate
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Photo Credit: Reddit / ScruffleMcDufflebag

He’s Making A Mess Of The Sink Too

We’re going to take a wild guess and say that it’s been a while since this roommate cleaned his toothpaste tube, let alone put the cap back on when he was finished.

messy toothpaste tube
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Photo Credit: Reddit / obviliousextra

There’s A Squash Under There Somewhere

Buying vegetables and letting them get moldy and rotten in your fridge is not the same as being healthy and actually eating those vegetables. Clearly health is not this person’s priority…

vegetables in fridge
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Photo Credit: Reddit / IdidntChooseThis

Your Stove Privileges Are Revoked

Mac and cheese is supposed to be one of those things that literally anyone can make, but it doesn’t normally end with the bottom of the pot melting into the burner.

melted pot from stove
Photo Credit: Reddit / lunchablelector
Photo Credit: Reddit / lunchablelector

“My roommate eats fruit weird”

There are worse things for your roommate to be leaving around the kitchen, sure, but seeing that the person you’re living with only eats the center of the grapefruit would be alarming for anyone.

eating grapefruit from the center
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Photo Credit: Imgur / ulfahmiabidin

Let The Games Begin

At least they added in the smiley face so their roommate knows that he’s not coming home to an entirely hostile living environment. Just a fun one where they fill your room with cups of water.

cups covering roommates room
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Photo Credit: Reddit / -sUBzERoo-