- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Thankfully, there is an end in sight in terms of me having to deal with roommates. However, I am pretty sure I am living with someone who is severely delusional and I feel like I am going to lose it if I don’t properly vent (my poor Fiance is the only one I have talked to at length about this and I thought I’d give him a break and vent here, so sorry in advance!)
Anyway, I have been living in this 3 bedroom house since May of 2010. The woman who I was initially put in contact with about the house through a mutual friend is the roommate who has been constant since the time of me moving in. We are currently on our third other roommate. The first girl was here when I moved in, but moved out in July of 2010. We then had another person move in November 2010 and she moved out at the end of July. Our current other roommate moved in at the beginning of this month. And, already, original roommate (the person I am ranting about, who from this point forward we shall call Sharon) has made our new roommate feel like she is not welcome in her own home.
Sharon is in her mid-30s, which means that she is 12 years older than me, and although I am the youngest person she has lived with, she somehow has decided that she can tolerate me better than anyone else. She has totally nitpicked about all the other roommates, which has ended up with confrontations where Sharon is completely unreasonable and the other person ends up in tears.
To be clear, she is not the owner of this home. She pays equal rent to the other two tenants, but has lived here the longest and is such a control freak that she believes she should have full reign over everything that is in the house (in terms of furniture) as well as the other roommates’ social interactions within the house (e.g. having friends or SO’s over). Sharon is quite single, and not that there is anything wrong with being single, but it has resulted in her being totally crazy because she is not at the point she would like to be in life. She absolutely will not allow anyone to have sex in the house (sound travels, but big whoop) and yet a few weeks ago when it was just her and I living here, she had this random guy who she met at a wedding this summer come in from out of town. He stayed at our house for 4 days, they made out super loudly in the living room, and I decidedly missed out on whatever happened in the evenings by escaping to FI’s house. I know that they were taking advantage that I was nice enough to do this because she told me all about their physical encounters after he had gone back home. Let me point out here that one of the VERY FEW times Fiance has slept here while she was home, we were talking quietly in bed and she knocked on my door to tell me that after 11 pm is “quiet time” in this house. Seriously.
So, our new roommate is now hiding out in her bedroom because the other evening she was very stressed out and crying and Sharon basically told her to go to her room if she needed to be emotional. This poor woman has just returned from 9 months overseas, is originally from the US, and has only just begun her PhD. I am honestly beside myself with anger towards Sharon for being so horribly inconsiderate and totally unaware of how she comes across to people.
I do not know what to do at this point. There are a million other things I could add, like how I thanklessly take care of Sharon’s cat pretty much whenever she goes away without ever receiving ANY sort of compensation (I have looked after him over 10 times, sometimes for weeks, and she hardly gives me more than a day’s notice each time she needs me to). I should say that when I was looking at other places to live earlier this year because I couldn’t take it anymore, she went totally nuts and blatantly lied to me about my renter’s contract, saying how I had to pay double rent upon moving out, even if I gave one month’s notice. I understand that it wouldn’t be her I would have to deal with in that case anyway, it would be the landlord, but to lie outright about something like that? She’s a complete freaking nutter.
So, that’s that for now. Any similar stories of roommates from hell would be appreciated.