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Pros and Cons of Roommates

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by TidalWave, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Jun 15, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    TidalWave

    TidalWave [OP] I have a shovel and no one will miss you...

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    A few months ago I had to kick one of my girlfriends out for skipping rent one too many times.

    Roommate before her slammed every damn door in the house and door dinged me.

    And my worst so far stole any and everything he could till I kicked him out.

    So, aside from the extra cash, the occasional converrsation,
     
  2. Jun 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    TidalWave

    TidalWave [OP] I have a shovel and no one will miss you...

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    Damn phone!

    So I'm wondering, Are there actual good roommates out there that won't kick my dogs or wear my underwear on their head, or try to sell my shit? :)
     
  3. Jun 15, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    jjw1

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  4. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    yotamikez

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    Yes. You just need to do an interview style search first. No one should hurt your dogs or touch any of your belongings without your permission. And background checks are a good idea. Personally never room with someone you dont know. Why let someone elses bad habbits bring pain to you or your credit score (late payments).
     
  5. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    WizzyTRDTXPRO

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    I rather not have a roommate unless I'm seriously dating the woman. I like my freedom and not having my stuff stolen to much. Plus I only pay $355 a month on a 2 bedroom apt.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:05 PM
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    HIYota

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    Pros; Cheaper rent/utilities per person, conversation, people to hang out with and or party.
    Cons; Late for rent, messy (also bad personal hygiene), eat your food, dishonest/steal, break your stuff.
    I guess you just have to pick better people to be your roommate...Have a interview process or something. I've had both good and bad ones but it comes down to you allowing them to live with you. I've also learned that friends aren't always the best roommates like your issue. They tend to think they can get away with a lot bad stuff.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    WizzyTRDTXPRO

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    I bought my previous new vehicle brand new also. I make pretty good money and work hard doing it.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    I have two other housemates and they are all great. One of them is my college buddy, and the other I found on craigslist, made sure he had a job, checked his pay stubs, etc, and he's great!
     
  9. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    I had a buddy tell me he would sneak a peak at there car to see if it was kept up mean even if there broke and driving a cheapo of its full of fast-food wrappers that's prob how there gunna treat if place. I had some good and bad military roommates. And Idk how u feel about it but I don't like roomin with dudes cause I like to run around butt naked and hump my girl on any furniture I'm the house lol
     
  10. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    hmmm... first a thread about annoying co-workers. Now one about sh*tty roommates. You seem angry.... I like you

    :popcorn:

    oh and rep to yotamikez for having the baddest man on the planet in your avatar
     
  12. Jun 16, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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    yotamikez

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    Ahhh finally someone notices tha BAS!!!!
     
  13. Jun 16, 2011 at 12:36 AM
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    when you say, "clean the bathroom," this is what's heard:

    guy roommate hears: "clean the bathroom"

    girl roommate hears: "clean the bathroom you dirty bitch, you don't do shit in this house"
     
  14. Jun 16, 2011 at 1:44 AM
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    Guys Hear.. go out with your friends...it dont need cleaning

    Girls Hear...clean the bathroom you dirty bitch, you don't do shit in this house

    Fixed :D
     
  15. Jun 16, 2011 at 2:49 AM
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    NEVER have a good friend as a roomate. in the end chances are you wont be friends anymore.
     
  16. Jun 16, 2011 at 3:45 AM
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    I would only take a roomate for money reasons. My last set of roomates were great. until one of them broke up with her B/f and she drunkedly forced her way into my room
     
  17. Jun 16, 2011 at 4:27 AM
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    The only problem I see with this is that she had to force her way into your room...
     
  18. Jun 16, 2011 at 4:27 AM
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    bschmitt09

    bschmitt09 Welcome to the abusement park.

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    True statement. Living with random people is always a better idea. As a previous post said, get to know the person first and see if you can tolerate them and their habits.

    ALso IMO, not hanging out with roomates works wonders. I only see my roomates when I'm in the house and we get along great. If i saw them any more than that i'd be sick of 'em.
     
  19. Jun 16, 2011 at 4:57 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    so true!!!!!i was best friends with my cousin.we lived together for 2 years.we dont talk anymore and its been 6 years now.he worked nights and i worked days.he was a big guy so he would open all the windows in the winter with the heat on.go to work and id wake up at 4 am and its 30 degrees in my apt. LIKE EVERY NIGHT!!!! id have chicks over,be in the living room,doing my thing and he would keep coming in or go in the kitchen. WTF????? i would never do that.id always respect his privacy. it was alot of bullshit.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2011 at 5:32 AM
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    I have lived alone and with roommates. The splitting of bills are nice, but nothing beats living by yourself. You come and go as your please. There aren't any messes you have to worry about cleaning up that aren't yours. You don't have to worry about walking in on your roommate taking care of business...
     
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