12+ Roommate Struggles That Are Too Real

I remember when I first started college. I was so excited to experience what it was like to have roommates. I thought it would be one long and comical Friends episode.

Boy, was I ever mistaken. The roommate struggle is very real.

1. I'm okay with sharing a space, but food is a whole different story.

Twitter | @sportsguymarv

I'm sorry, but I'm on team Marco. I have to really like you to share my food, and even then you should consider yourself lucky. It's mine!

2. Sometimes, they leave you with unexpected surprises. Thankfully, I never got one like this.

Reddit | ItsMeSwiggles

As a roommate, I wouldn't even have time for the note. I would scream loudly and plead that the others take care of it.

3. I've had my share of picky roommates, but never quite like this.

Reddit | rno2867

This makes me really thankful that my roommates only liked things cleaned a certain way. If I saw this, I would probably knock it over on purpose.

4. Who knew that doing the dishes could be so difficult?

Reddit | djTrip9

I've never been very good at doing dishes myself. I remember the first time I did, they had to be washed again.

5. I don't know what's so hard about putting things away.

Twitter | @wannabe_adult

Personal space does not exist when you have roommates. Their belongings are everywhere but don't you dare touch them!

6. Be prepared to fight over anything. Be prepared to be wrong.

Reddit | [deleted]

It's really surprising what can start an argument. I used a ball that wasn't mine onceā€¦ I'm still alive.

7. If this roommate was a monster, then so was I.

Reddit | i7exe

Coke was my substitute for coffee and energy drinks in college. However, I had the decency to put in the fridge.

8. The good ones try their best to fix things.

Reddit | ShredderTony

You have to admit, this is pretty funny. I probably would've handled this in a similar fashion. It gives the house character.

9. This one would have me asking for a new roommate ASAP!

Reddit | R0sc0E

Sure, people have some roommate horror stories, but I've never seen anything like this. I wouldn't take the risk.

10. Be careful what you wish for, because you might get something like this.

Twitter | @Deno_Tron More

I don't imagine the date went well after that. This roommate definitely gets an 'A' for effort.

11. Sometimes, they can have your back in the strangest way possible.

Tumblr | contradixxen

Be sure to appreciate those moments while they last. I wonder if they actually shared the toilet paper.

12. I'd like to say it could be worse, but I really don't think so.

Twitter | @clintfrazier

No matter how nice your roommate is, this is a major invasion of a personal bubble.

13. Sometimes, you can't help but wish they would go away.

Reddit | takemetotheplaya

Whether you love or extremely dislike your roommate, sometimes you just need your space. This is a way to express that need.

14. I couldn't be mad if I got a note like this. At least it's creative.

Imgur | calebisthemanby

You'd be surprised how dirty microwaves can actually get. It's better to deal with it now than later.

15. Message received, loud and clear. I'm glad this isn't my problem.


I feel bad, but the smell had to be terrible in order to get instructions like these.

16. This could be straight out of a horror movie. I hope I never have to deal with this.

Reddit | stephy7

If I had to do that while living with someone, I would expect a handsome reward.

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