But it can also be a nightmare. Sometimes you find yourself in a house full of strangers and sometimes friends you thought you knew before turn out horrible to live with.
Here are the 5 types of monster roommates you’ll probably have at some point in your life.
1. The slob.
This guy or girl probably just moved out of the parent’s house and has no idea that dishes don’t just wash themselves. You’ll often come home to a bathroom sink full of toothpaste, towels on the floor, bread crumbs on the dining table – you name it. And when cleaning day arrives, your roommate always manages to magically disappear and stay away the entire day.
Sometimes he will try to do something nice, like the laundry, but it always ends with laundry detergent all over the floor and a ton of pink, child-sized clothing in a wrinkled pile on your bed.
2. The musician.
There are a few different varieties of this type of roommate, but they all play music too loud and at the most inconvenient times. The regular music lover will just blast the type of music you hate the most when you’re just about to fall asleep, and the self-professed musician will do the same but live with his or her own instrument.
The latter will also make any social gathering in your home awkward by pulling out the guitar and putting on an unsolicited show. The worst part is that if you complain, you will be accused of “ruining the vibe”.
3. The talker.
This guy is just always at home and has an insatiable need for social interaction. When you come home from a long day of work, he’s there. When you’re making breakfast, he’s there. When you have friends over – you guessed it – he’s there. Each story is lamer than the last but he just.won’t.stop.talking. Not even at 7.30 am before your first coffee will he get the hint to shut up.
This roommate type is also very sneaky because at first he’s super nice and makes you feel comfortable right away. But beware, because by the time you’ve already moved in all of your stuff and signed the rental agreement, that’s when you get annoyed and then there’s no turning back.
4. The tightwad.
Sure, you’re in this crowded apartment together because neither of you could afford living alone, and you’re not expecting to come home to a free steak dinner every night. But when your roommate starts complaining about how much toilet paper you use compared to them, take that as a warning sign.
5. The party guy.
Who doesn’t love to blow off some steam at the end of a rough week by going out partying, or even kick back with a few beers on a weeknight? But every night? Not so much. The party guy roommate always manages to talk you into doing irresponsible things that lead to oversleeping and massive hangovers.
Plus, there are always empty beer bottles lying around no matter how often you throw them out.
What are your experiences with monster roommates? Please tell us your best stories in the comments section!
About Today's Contributor
Barry Goany is a student who accepts all the university admission guidelines but still loves to party