Meet the World’s Crankiest Roommate

February 9th, 2012 · 231 comments

If the 21 notes you’ve already posted around the house haven’t made a difference…do you really think the 22nd is going to be the one that finally clicks? Just a thought!

The party stops as soon as you walk in

No one wants to walk in a pool when we're not in a pool

We're not trying to create a big foot

This isn't a closet

We don't want trash in our house

We don't house people who come from the bar

related: The Post-It Wars

FILED UNDER: blitzkrieg approach · cleaning · dishes · money · most popular notes of 2012 · noise · Ontario · roommates · smoking

231 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Yikes...

    I think my favorite parts of this are where she started to spell “one” as “won” and spelled “upon” as “apon.”
    Also she is obviously totally insane, and she definitely look into renting a studio and shutting the f*ck up.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Joe

      The O superimposed on the W makes it looks like an ass.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   bookworm

      With all the time she wasted writing those notes, she could have found one and been settled in by now.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.3   Strepsi

      These photographs of the notes may one day be Exhibit A in a case of justifiable homicide.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 1:45 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.4   Lisap

      I don’t think she’s insane and none of the notes are unreasonable *on their own*. But if every little thing bothers you to this extent you either need to be more careful about who you live with or live alone. Yeah it’s pretty bad to live with people you can’t get a long with but you have to suck it up and use your experience to pick a better living situation in the future.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm   rating: 91  small thumbs up

    • #1.5   Kimberly

      Agreed, I wouldn’t be the best roommate. I’m pretty particular, I live alone though so it is okay.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #1.6   Kim S.

      I completely sympathize with her. It sounds like she lives with the worst roommates on earth who break every basic common sense rule about having roommates. They certainly do not sound like adults. I would just stop writing notes, call a group meeting, and threaten to pour bleach on any clothing they leave out, crush their cigarettes, and put boogers in their food if they choose to eat mine. FIGHT DIRTY.

      Feb 21, 2012 at 10:24 am   rating: 91  small thumbs up

    • #1.7   Tom

      I agree, it sounds like her roommates are a pain. You don’t need to leave notes. That’s avoiding confrontation. Just talk to the people and get it done. If nothing can be agreed UPON then she or they should move out. I’ve dealt with thieves and slobs, and I’m not afraid to get even.

      Mar 14, 2012 at 11:07 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Melissa

    Team Notewriter. (I’d be cranky too if I had to live with a bunch of damn children.)

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   jessiee

      funniest thing I’ve heard all day

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:25 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.2   Jasmine

      Yeah, who vomits on the floor and covers it with newspaper?

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.3   janos

      I prefer ro cover my vomit and other such spills with saw dust

      Feb 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.4   Dalamara

      I can understand how the note writer feels, but jeez, if you have this many issues with your lazy noisy disgusting roommate, you need to find another place to live.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 6:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.5   Palomon

      Or find another roommate.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.6   Olivia (a different one)

      I’m with team notewriter here too. Sometimes it’s not so easy to just kick them out. Some things are just annoying and can be stopped and often flatmates are just not around to tell face to face, so you have to write a PA note. Having said that, my roommate is about to get his arse kicked out of my place. Talking at 1am loud enough for me to hear after I’ve been woken up, when he knows I’m due to get up at 5.30am – NOT cool.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 6:56 pm   rating: 91  small thumbs up

    • #2.7   DamnStraight

      I’m team notewriter, but only out of sympathy. The notes are a bit too much, but I understand their pain. I previously had terrible, obnoxious, dirty roommates, who had zero respect and thought my 9am classes and sleep interfered with their week night parties. At least 3 nights a week, I was woken up in the middle of the night by screaming or loud music. I was the only one that ever cleaned the house, and if I didn’t, we lived in filth. 3 years later… I’m graduated and have a career, while their lazy asses either failed out of college and never graduated, or they barely graduated and couldn’t find a job with their 1.0 GPA.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm   rating: 91  small thumbs up

    • #2.8   Atheist Scum Unite!

      I’m sorry, but I’m team nasty roommates ONLY because if I had to live with people this disgusting I wouldn’t leave note after ineffective note. After about the 5th infraction there would be a house meeting with yelling and/or physical violence. WTF is wrong with a good ol’ confrontation when necessary?

      I am obviously not a good candidate for having roommates, I once had a girl I lived with put Nair in my shampoo after I told her she needed to get off her unemployed ass and at least help with the dishes if she wasn’t going to help with the bills. Btw, I did not use the shampoo, the overpowering smell of the Nair tipped me off.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 8:49 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.9   deprogrammed

      See, this is why I keep a sack full of mother fuckers – for people like these.

      Notewriting – too passive/agressive. Get everyone together for a face to face, talk about what’s acceptable and unacceptable, come up with a way to fine or replace the offenders.

      And if you don’t smoke, why, oh why, live with smokers? And how close is this bar of which they speak? Downstairs? So close this apt. is considered a crash pad? Ugh, just ugh for everyone.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.10   teapot

      Yeah, this could also be called “Notes I WOULD write to my roommates if they wouldn’t kill me” because they do all of these things (except for the smoking, we’re all non-smokers) and it annoys me all the time.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.11   ariane

      Don’t just write about it—open your mouth and SAY it. Out loud. Leaving notes all over makes a person look like a jerk and notes are easy to ignore, even if you paper the place with them, because paper makes no noise.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.12   warner

      I’m almost certain this woman is exaggerating by at least 400% percent. Normally people this passive aggressive blow nearly everything out of proportion.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.13   Atheist Scum Unite!

      Warner, I am inclined to agree. While not cleaning up your own vomit is one thing, leaving some spaghetti sauce remnants on the stove should be filed under *shit happens*

      My SIL’s idea of cleaning up her vomit out of my car included her leaving me some special vomit chunks she no doubt thought I could find useful later. That is BS. But when she comes over and spills coffee on the counter without cleaning it up, I somehow manage to deal without stapling a PAN to her forehead.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.14   Steve

      I moved into a flat once and found out too late that two of the roommates were junkies(heroin) and let me tell you, the puke thing happened ALL the time. We were LUCKY if they covered it up. One night it was IN both the kitchen and bathroom sinks, the floor, tracked in their footprints. Of course because they were so high, they not only didn’t remember doing it, they would argue with you about the fact they even did it to begin with. I didn’t bother writing notes, I just got the hell out of there when I had saved enough money.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 7:24 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.15   jdaniel

      I believe the “bunch of damn children” are living with “Mommy Dearest”. The “damn children” didn’t cause this nut’s dysfunctional behavior.

      Feb 12, 2012 at 2:13 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.16   Alyanumbers

      I would have been Team Notewriter if not for the disgusting notes calling other people “trash”. That’s just nasty.

      Feb 12, 2012 at 9:16 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   Katie

    And this is exactly why I never lived with a roommate.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   jetjackson

      Because you would feel compelled to leave passive aggressive notes everywhere around the house rather than speak about issues openly and directly with another human being?

      Feb 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.2   Seanette

      Can be a challenge to have a face-to-face conversation when one party keeps reasonable daytime hours and the other is a nocturnal partier.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 2:12 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.3   The Elf

      For never-cleaned-up vomit? Oh, I’d *make* time. Possibly at 4:30 am when I’m getting ready for work and found the vomit. You’re massively hung-over and my yelling is making your head pound like a hammer on an anvil? Good.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 11:04 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.4   Spencer

      Why does everyone seem to think rational discussions are the answer to this? You can only have those with rational people willing to enter into the discussion. It’s established fact that some people are a–holes. And whether those a–holes are on team note writer or team messy roommate, they won’t be interested in compromising if they believe they are right. So yeah, for rational people, the best course of option is usually to pony up the extra cash for your own place. Even close friends turn into ogres when you live with them. #PersonalExperience

      Feb 11, 2012 at 11:58 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #3.5   The Elf

      I think that generally speaking rational discussion is a better route that many, many notes. But some people are just dicks no matter what. Nothing will help. For the rest, discussion.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Amanda Page

    The housemate, not the note writer, sounds like a delight to live with, and should perhaps buy their own food and do their own dAmn dishes before kvelling about notes. Sympathy=none.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   boggs

      Kvelling ≠ kvetching. No one is kvelling over the notes, except perhaps the writer if she’s exceptionally proud of her PA skills.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.2   Strepsi

      I don’t like any of them.

      Is there a Team Burn The Whole Place to the Ground, Carrie-style ?

      Feb 10, 2012 at 1:47 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #4.3   The Elf

      I’m with ya, Strepsi. The notes – the many, many notes – are so over the top as to indicate some very deep seated control issues. But at the same time, who pukes and doesn’t clean it up? Come on!

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:53 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Stacy

    Ok, well…

    Granted, that’s a hella lot of notes. Yes, she sound ultra-pissy. But…sounds she lives with a bunch of slobs who never clean up anything. I’m on Team Pissy Roomie.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   kay

      you from Oakland? (hella)

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.2   J

      Hella is a Seattle word!!

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:21 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.3   jaylemeux

      Ditto. It’s unfortunate that leaving the many notes will be considered a problem but most people actually are that dirty and won’t just clean up after themselves. Leaving notes instead of face to face can be seen as avoiding confrontation, but in my experience face to face confrontation only solves the problem for five minutes anyway. The offender usually seems to think that the issue raised was applicable only for some self-determined finite period after which they can go back to inviting the cockroaches to dinner. Repeating oneself every day just makes one’s own life more miserable.

      Spilling spaghetti sauce isn’t shit happening. Grab a paper towel and wipe it up, infant.

      The only note I can’t get behind is the no guests crashing.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.4   hella_PA

      Stacy is not from Oakland, no offense, as she would have said “that’s hella notes” instead of “that’s a hella lot of notes”.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.5   Liz

      Um, no. Hella is not a Seattle word.

      It’s hella Bay Area, thank you very much.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 4:38 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.6   Stacy

      Nope, I’m in SW Virginia.

      Feb 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.7   bo

      Isn’t Seattle a suburb of California?

      Feb 17, 2012 at 7:18 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.8   Zink

      I’d just like to point out that I live in New Zealand and we say hella too.

      Feb 18, 2012 at 12:17 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   kms

    It seems excessive yes, PA, yes, but if you are living with people who don’t know to clean up their own puke, I could see that causing a person to go slightly mental, That said…why not oh I don’t know..MOVE?

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   deanw

      Perhaps the note writer owns the house. In which case, the slob(s) might be invited to move. Although that can also create, ah, tension, which may, um, rupture in unexpected ways.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.2   jaylemeux

      You can move, but the overwhelming likelihood is that the new roommates will not clean up after themselves either. Being more picky with regard to roommates is not an option nearly as often as some people seem to think.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   Suntherian

    Goddamn. And I thought I was cranky for asking my roomies to flush after they use the toilet.

    I suddenly don’t feel so bad anymore!

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   DamnStraight

      I once had to ask my roommate to clean up her dog’s vomit off my sofa. She seriously didn’t see the issue and thought because it was my sofa, it was my mess to clean up. You don’t even want to know how many times he pissed everywhere and she did nothing.

      I loved living alone after that BS! :)

      Feb 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #7.2   infanttyrone

      Any chance she was feeding the dog a vegan diet ?

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #7.3   DamnStraight

      Lol… no, she may have been a completely irresponsible pet owner, but she did feed him normal dog food.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #7.4   Kate

      Any chance you scraped off the puke, cleaned it, then put the whole kaboodle on her bed?
      That is fucking insane.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #7.5   DamnStraight

      It’s probably horrible to laugh over this, but that roommate got oral herpes the next year from one of the hundreds of guys she gave unprotected oral sex to. One of my 4 roommates actually wasn’t too terrible, just a little messy, and I still talked to her, and she told me about it.
      The dog owner roommate had zero respect for my things (she threw a few of my DVD’s out the window like frisbees when drunk, smashed one of my fairly expensive tennis racquets on a fence “for fun”, borrowed/stole one of my shirts and stained it then refused to replace it), she never paid the bills (her parents gave her an unlimited budget in blank checks each month, so no clue why they weren’t paid), she let her dog piss and crap all over the house, and I never saw her go to a single class (her parents made her move home soon after the herpes incident for failing out of college and wasting their money). She works in a bar now, probably just so she can sneak drinks in on the job and meet drunk guys.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 5:14 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   Rach

    This sounds like student accommodation. I have a nightmare housemate that has done every single thing on those notes, team notewriter.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Rio

      I had one that not only needed these kinds of notes, but agreed to the idea of my writing them because she said her ADHD made it hard for her to remember stuff like, don’t make a mess and leave it for others. And pretty much everything else written here.

      Feb 12, 2012 at 3:51 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   Nat

    “apon”? Really? *grammar nazi to the rescue*

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   infanttyrone

      Plus, whether or not you capitalize “big foot”, here it should be one word.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:34 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #9.2   fedos

      I thought they were constructing an oversized hobbit’s foot.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #9.3   infanttyrone

      Dude, maybe cut back a touch on the pipeweed ?

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   Baz

    Paging “The Big Bang Theory” – Sheldon, come meet your mate.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   fedos

      At least Sheldon confronts you directly.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.2   The Elf

      Sure. Confronting problems directly is Section 7, Part 4, Paragraph 13 of the roommate agreement.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #10.3   LiL'Bit

      I love that Sheldon has that ridiculously long contract with his roomie. At least he has something to fall back on when someone does the amount of things some nut job roommates do. And it’s funny to read all the things he comes up with. That too.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 12:43 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   Carley

    Yes – she is definitely a good candidate for singular living.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   jaylemeux

      Probably. Probably can’t afford it either.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   Seanette

    Team “glad I don’t live with either of them”. Note-writer sounds like a total pain, roomie sounds like a slob with a drinking problem. Neither would be tolerable to share space with for long, at least for me.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   juju_skittles

      Cue the theme music to the “Odd Couple”…it’s crazy – because they’re COMPLETE opposites!!! Sounds like a reality tv show in there somewhere.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #12.2   annie_bananie

      Well, to be fair… they could both be exaggerated. The note writer was probably frustrated. Sometimes things that don’t seem like a big deal to someone else can really start to get under your skin after a while. The tone of the notes is a bit snarky though… which means that all the offences are probably not as extreme as they’re made out to be. Then again, we don’t know the period of time in which the pictures of the notes were taken. Were these taken over the last week? Month? Year? I mean, if this is over a year then it’s really not that bad.

      Feb 16, 2012 at 8:06 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #13   Mrs.Beasley

    If she added up how much she’s spent on Post-Its and Sharpie ink, she’d realize she had enough for a security payment on SOMEPLACE ELSE TO LIVE!

    OK, this many sticky notes is crazy stuff – but in all seriousness, if your roommates have this many habits that offend you, it’s time to part ways.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   cavale

      I donno, that looks like less than one pad of Post-It’s and one Sharpie which is less than $10 total.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #13.2   Mrs.Beasley

      It’s called “hyperbole,” and it’s a literary device, my literal friend.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #13.3   Furtive lurker

      Hyperbole aside, who doesn’t get their Post-It notes and Sharpies for free from the supply closet at work?

      Feb 10, 2012 at 9:09 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #13.4   Bert

      Well, let me just throw a wild stab in the dark…

      Someone who does not work in an office?

      Feb 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #14   Ame

    She seems to have a problem with recyclables going into the garbage can, but no problem with wasting a lot of paper.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Helena

      yeah, but in a lot of places you can get fined for putting non-recyclables in the recycling/vice versa or even have your trash collection suspended. Can’t blame her for not wanting that, especially as the room mate seems to not be happy to pay their rent/share of bills, so they wouldn’t be likely to pay the fine.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.2   LiL'Bit

      I agree, for someone who seems to want to save the environment….. Does she not know how many trees she could save just by simply speaking the hell up.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 12:48 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #14.3   phoenix

      Lil’ Bit, you are a moron. Paper is made from trees that are farmed…to make paper.

      We recycle paper to save on trash, not to save trees. Use less paper, they plant less trees.

      want to save the forests? Support sustainable agriculture in south america.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 8:41 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #15   Lisa

    I don’t care how little it costs to live there…it’s too much.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #16   G

    She lives with assholes. Assholes that don’t read. Solidarity, put-upon notewriter. (Pass the pen, we need another ‘Please, no singing Rihanna at 3AM’ for the kitchen.)

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   herpderp

      They don’t read, so why bother with 20 stickies?

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #16.2   warner

      No good comes of note leaving. Note leaving just makes your awful roommates strive to be as awful as possible.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #16.3   LiL'Bit

      After so many stick notes…… you too are making a mess. A very big mess, better get to cleaning up. :) oh, and have a delightful day!

      Feb 11, 2012 at 12:51 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #17   MNB

    Team Go To Hell, Notewriter. No matter how bad other roommate is, 20+ notes is the worst possible way to convey displeasure or get behavior to change.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #18   Theft Sux

    In the note-writer’s defense, it IS common sense that you should do your own d&mned dishes, clean up after yourself (in the kitchen, and also your shaving “leavings”), and not steal food that you didn’t buy, or let your guests do that either. We have disgusting pig and thief where I currently live and we all HATE him. Notes don’t work, threats don’t work, telling him in person doesn’t work… I can see how it leads one to go nuts.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Miss Kingdom

      I totally agree. I could have written any of these notes myself about my house mate.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #18.2   Ten

      That assumes Notewriter told him in person. I worked with someone like this who just wrote notes and would never say anything to anyone, even if he saw the activity in action.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #18.3   Deet

      Kicking people out at this point sounds like the way to go. If there are too many obstacles to do this and he won’t go… you could change the locks without warning. As long as his name isn’t on the lease, he has no case.

      In terms of dishes: it isn’t perfect but if each person has a complete set, including separate pots and pans, and access to a cupboard that locks, you can avoid squabbles about washing. Except this doesn’t clear the sink and avoid roaches. Tables and counters: plastic cover. Doesn’t wipe itself, but cleaner. General housework: cost of weekly cleaning service automatically added to rent.

      The puke part is unfixable, though. Unbelievable.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #18.4   Melissa

      I don’t think locking things up in your own home is a reasonable solution. People should treat others as they would like to be treated or GTFO.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #18.5   The Elf

      Moving, however, does work.

      Deet, in many places just changing the locks would not fly. Even squatters have rights, and it is amazing how someone who knows how to play the system can stretch out an eviction.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:57 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #18.6   LiL'Bit

      I agree here with The Elf, Deets: I have had an issue with a roommate before. And you can not just change the locks. If they have been there for a certain amount of time and can prove they have been there and receive mail there….. It takes a bit to get them out. Sad to say but true none the less.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 12:57 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #19   SRP

    Going to make someone a great mother in law one day!

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #20   QBALL

    if all these notes are in the same domicile , I’m moving, If I want to be bitched at I’ll call my mom..

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Melissa

      You should probably move back in with your mom, so she can do your dishes, clean up after you and your puke, and pay all your bills.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #20.2   The Elf

      That’s probably what lead to this – the roomies are a little too used to things just being done around them. Thanks helicopter parents!

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:58 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #20.3   Ginger

      Reluctantly Team Notewriter here. I prefer the more direct approach, at least at first, but the housemates sound fucking repulsive. Who the fuck vomits and just covers it up? Seriously, were you born in a goddamn barn? Jesus. If you’re not a 7-year-old with food poisoning, you should be profoundly ashamed of yourself.

      Mar 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #21   Kris

    Yeah time for one of them to move. I was against note writer until I saw the note about not “covering” the puke and walking away, thats just fucking disgusting.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #22   Mike S

    I could totally see the most awful roommates I’ve had driving someone to post notes like this everywhere. One guy in particular violated everything mentioned above and more. My ultimate solution was to padlock everything I owned into my room during the day. EVERYTHING. Yeah, it really was that bad.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #23   Al

    Sounds like she lives with some sluts too. “Don’t bring your trash in here, call it a cab”, no guests after the bar, etc. And that their ‘guests’ eat her food! I’m on team notewriter (although it seems like it’s a futile effort, I’d be saving my post-it-notes to save up money for a new place, or new roommates)

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   M L

      Nobody else is going to get this one?
      Enjoying sex does not a slut make. Calling other people “trash” based on their enjoyment of sex does make you a judgmental ass.
      Also: guests have no way of knowing which food belongs to who, so that responsibility sits squarely with the admittedly shitty roommates.
      Also also: I’m guessing nobody signed nothin’ saying “no overnight guests”. I’m guessing that’s straight from the notewriter’s own misguided (and probably extensive) List Of Things That Personally Offend Me Because I’m An Uptight Self-Righteous Wanker.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:56 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #23.2   WG

      There’s a huge difference between enjoying sex and being a bar skank. Huge difference.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 8:49 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #23.3   Reepicheep-chan

      And we cannot actually tell that difference from some OCD person’s billlions of PA notes, can we? So no slut-shaming, plzkthnx.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #24   Brillig

    Some of these are reasonable requests, some of them are a matter of imposing personal preference. I for one dislike going shoeless unnecessarily, including indoors. And, unless you have a kitten or puppy, there’s no reason to enforce leaving the lid down on the toilet apart from bitchiness. And telling his/her housemates they can’t bring people home from the bar to stay overnight? That’s unnecessarily prudish and interfering. I agree that this person needs to get themselves a studio pronto.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Bobert

      I always take off my shoes upon entering my apartment. There’s no telling what I might have stepped in outside, and it would only end up inside my shoes or on my skin if I sat on the floor. To each his own.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:38 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #24.2   Seanette

      Closing the lid on the toilet can help prevent unnecessary plumbing bills when stuff falls in. :)

      Feb 10, 2012 at 2:15 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #24.3   L

      You don’t live somewhere with snow, do you?

      If you want to wear shoes in my house, then you can go around on your hands and knees cleaning up the dirty puddles of melted snow that I don’t need tracked through my house.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #25   Uninspired Required Name

    I feel this persons pain. My Husband and I had to stay with his dad for a while when we moved, the man had four cats in his house that didn’t use the litter boxes because he never cleaned them. He never cleaned up when they used the bathroom on the floor, nor when they vomited. He left a….something (probably a vegetable) on a shelf so long it turned into a black puddle that he let drip onto the floor for three days before *I* cleaned it up. It may seem like the note writer is being pissy, but you don’t know what the people they’re living with are like. Perhaps the notes are the nicest way they have of trying to say “Stop being useless inconsiderate slobs and act like adults!” I feel so sorry for them. FYI, it took me 4 weeks to get that house picked up….I don’t think it was ever clean though…

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   someone

      Sounds like my mother-in-law. Except she’d get mad at me for wasting paper towels and cleaning supplies if I cleaned anything for her. Of course her own habits never kept her from commenting on my own housekeeping…

      Feb 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #26   Ten

    This is why you spend some time getting to know your roommates and their habits before you move in together. Then again, she could have done her due diligence and is just in practice for Shrew of the Year. She’s going to make some man a very unlucky wife one day.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   shesajem

      This made me LOL.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #26.2   jaylemeux

      Not always possible. In New York City, getting to know your roommates beforehand is virtually impossible if you come to town not knowing anyone with a vacant room.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #26.3   Corie

      Or make a woman a lucky wife someday. Or maybe she’s asexual?

      Feb 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #27   WG

    Excessive, but I’m totally Team Notewriter. I’ve had roommates like the one she’s bitching about. They are impossible to live with, and it’s usually because they have no consideration for other people.

    Dirty dishes/stolen food/uncleaned vomit/late-night party pad 4 nights a week leads me to believe that this girl probably doesn’t feel comfortable in the common areas anymore and has been holed up in her room for weeks.

    Best thing to do about people like her roomies is to just leave. Just move out. Don’t write stupid notes. Don’t get into arguments with them. Just leave at the end of the month.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #28   Dan

    I wanna lock the note-writer in an apartment with militant vegan roommate and let them go at it.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   The Elf

      Listen all! This is the truth of it. Passive-aggressive notes leads to fighting, fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. But we’ve learned, by the dust of them all… Now, when roomies get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two roommates enter; one roommate leaves.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 11:08 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #29   herpderp

    Because apparently TALKING to your roommate and having house meetings is too damned hard. I have (had) a roommate just like Notewriter, and they have soured me on ever living with someone I’m not also sleeping with again.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   cate

      Are you saying you don’t know how to clean up your own puke?
      Seriously though, do those drunk idiots sound like the type of people who would actually attend a house meeting? Note writer might be overbearing, but I’d rather live with someone like that than drunken, loud pigs who don’t clean up after themselves.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #29.2   herpderp

      No, I’m saying that rather than ever talk to me about anything, whether it be chores or what sort of laundry detergent I use, it’s an endless stream of PA notes.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #29.3   cate

      I know that’s not what you meant. I was fucking with you. YOU might be mature enough to sit down and have a conversation with, but it doesn’t sound like these people are. I doubt her suggesting a meeting of any kind would go over well.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #29.4   Uninspired Required Name

      Sometimes you can’t talk to people. For instance, after my Husband and I got our own place, my father in law lost his and moved in with us. I had to sit down and explain to him that he couldn’t just walk into our bedroom to use the bathroom any old time he wanted without asking because that was our private personal space. He reacted like an angsty 14 year old and moped for a bit before leaving the house for the entire day. Some people feel like they’re being attacked, no matter how nicely you talk to them.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:44 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #29.5   Spooky

      Last house meeting I partook of (called for one roomie to account for her eating everyone else’s food) wound up with said roomie crying about how horrible we all were for talking about her behind her back, and that this kept happening with all her roommates.

      Well, yeah; you first talk to figure out who’s been eating all the food; then you call a meeting to discuss.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #30   Helena

    People seem to be ignoring/unaware of a little thing called a housing contract. It seems likely this is a student let, in which case the note writer probably doesn’t have the money to live alone, and will be in contract for the house for the full academic year/unable to find another house share mid-year. I had a slob for a housemate in my first year; there was nothing to do but wait till the time came to sign contracts for the next year and then tell him he wasn’t welcome in our house any more, we had to live with it until the time was up.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   someone

      Those kinds of contracts generally have clauses stating that the apartment has to be kept clean, etc. If roommates are really as bad as they seem, she could get her landlord to kick them out, or convince them to let her out of her lease. There are always options. It also sounds like she’s paying the roomie’s rent in which case, she has a very good cause for having them kicked out.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #30.2   Kate

      You’d be surprised. I had a friend who moved in with someone who had a steady job, paid her bills on time and just happened to be his best friend. They signed a two year lease. About three months later, he magically found himself paying 75% of the rent, doing all of the cleaning and given ultimatums where he had to either leave the apartment or hide in his room because she didn’t want him in the common areas.

      Because she signed the lease, he couldn’t have her kicked out. He talked to lawyers, the housing people- everyone. Her animal was destroying some of the house, too.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #30.3   phoenix

      Yep, amazing how lease laws usually protect the assholes. I also like how some people live in a perfect lily world where housing contacts cover things like keeping the place clean. Really? What, do you rent from Martha Stewart or something? You’re lucky is student housing even mentions not destroying the building.

      Pfft. Hell, in this town it takes 5 months to evict someone even if they aren’t paying rent and don’t have a lease! This happened in my building, an old tenant left, handed copies of the keys to some buddies and left town. The owner of the building, a large rental company, had to fight for months to get teh squatters kicked out.

      And some assholes think that not doing dishes violates and lease and gets you kicked out? Country club pricks.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 8:51 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #31   Kelsey

    Good gracious – it takes two to tango, doesn’t it? I would encourage talking to the messy, inconsiderate roommate in a direct, polite manner if note-writer wants any real change while waiting for the lease agreement to expire (alluding to “you’re a complete idiot” with the “if you don’t know how to wash the dishes, ask” or “it’s common sense for most of us” — really, being insulting to the messy roomie isn’t helpful to note-writer’s cause and makes it unlikely that the messy roomie will have any desire to make note-writer happy) – then, if that doesn’t work, move. Honestly, both seem like good candidates for living alone.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #32   KL

    Team Notewriter all the way. This definitely sounds like off-campus children’s…I mean, student housing. I live in a similar situation but can’t move because I’m in the middle of my lease. Our upstairs neighbors have wood floors and yet still insist on clomping around like elephants in their boots at 3am. Some people just can’t think outside of their own little world.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #33   Samantha Lynn

    so whoever this is is yelling at the fact that there is garbage and trash everywhere, yet they’re leaving a paper trail of garbage everywhere in the house. here’s another rule for the notewriter, clean up after yourself. No one wants to go around the house making sure your notes end up in the correct receptacle.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   LiL'Bit


      Feb 11, 2012 at 1:13 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #34   Daniel

    Granted, the notewriter has perfectly reasonable complaints, but the notes also reflect the kind of personality that would bring up these issues significantly more than they actually happened. In other words, I wouldn’t be surprised if these were responses to one incident.

    All that being said, I think the notewriter needs to move somewhere not in such close proximity to a bar and let someone who appreciates it take his/her place. The bar is obviously a major source of irritation.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   cate

      I think just one incident of someone not cleaning up their bodily drippings on my floor would be enough to make me question their viability as a good roommate and I think I might just be a little bit upset with them.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #35   SharonCville

    Ah, I remember student housing days. Moving is probably not an option if they are mid-lease. I’m sympathetic with Team Notewriter– it sounds like her roommate(s?) is an inconsiderate glass bowl– but the note writing is not the most mature way to handle it (assuming she didn’t already have a face-to-face). I had a roommate pile all of my dirty dishes into a pan and leave them on my bed once. At first I was pissed, but then I thought about it and decided that she was right. I washed my dishes and made sure that it never happened again.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #36   derpusherpus

    The funniest part is that the slut/slob/etc thought people would side with her after submiting it.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm   rating: 91  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   herpderp

      She sure is a dirty slut, but those notes are a bit over the top, neh?

      Feb 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #36.2   Reepicheep-chan

      First of all, we cannot really tell if the roommate is as bad as the notes make her out to be or if the note-writter is just nuts; SECOND of all, srsly, knock it off with the slut-shaming. That is all kinds of sexist.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #37   MsJules

    OMG what a bitch, I would hate to have a roommate like this.. I would move out instantly.. WOW certified psycho!

    Feb 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #38   Trish

    I’d love a little back story from the submitter. Have these things been done, or are these “preventative” notes? Or maybe a former roommate did them and the writer thinks everyone will do it?

    Some of them are, I guess, reasonable. Like the puke one, but to make everyone take off their shoes? That’s just way too OCD for a roommate.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   Ellere

      Clearly you don’t live in an area where it snows 2 feet, then the salt trucks cover it with salt, then it melts and gets dirty so anyone not taking off their shoes tracks wet salty mud into the house.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #38.2   Trish

      Well, THAT is a bit different. We do take our shoes off if they’re covered in something. That’s a different issue than making everyone take off their shoes all the time. Hell, I run around barefoot all the time, but I wouldn’t dream of telling someone who is (presumably) paying rent as well that they couldn’t wear their shoes in their home.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 10:00 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #38.3   Luc

      I agree with Ellere. Plus, the salt they have been using lately makes a really rank smell if it sits for a while. So my apartment is a strict shoes-off zone. I make this clear to all visitors, and besides, it seems to be the norm in Canada. Thought it was the norm everywheres?

      Mar 10, 2012 at 3:55 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #39   Dan

    After living in Japan, from now on every place Im in the rule will be shoes off. All the literal “crap” on the ground all over the house and on the couches etc.. no thanks!!
    Also bad roommates.. tough situation been there before on both sides, I like to think Im in the middle, reasonable but not too OCD but respectful.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #39.1   Reepicheep-chan

      Literal “crap”? I am pretty sure using the word literal and then putting quotes around the next word is some sort of oxymoron. Are you being literal or not?

      Feb 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #40   Sam

    What would you call or say if a roomate or partener would please you and make you happy with all those request?
    I know right know, right this moment you would not know what to say!
    Have ” A” great Day

    Feb 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #41   Hapax Legomenon

    I wouldn’t want to live with either the notewriter or the others. However, I come down on the side of the puking, nonrecycling, mud-tracking, food-stealing, bringing-sexual-partners-home-from-the-bar roommates. Leaving this many notes is a pattern that suggests the notewriter is too picky for what she’s living with(and yes, I agree it’s probably student housing) and if her response to not getting what she wants is rude notes passing judgment on her roommates, I’d get her in trouble for harassment. (The message comparing houseguests to trash is pretty much harassment all by itself.) Presumably the roommates aren’t quite model roommates and can’t complain, though, because the notewriter has probably witnessed a few infractions she didn’t report to the housing authority.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   LiL'Bit

      Finally, an educated response. I like….

      Feb 11, 2012 at 1:20 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #41.2   infanttyrone

      You want edumacated…try this Gedankenexperiment* then…
      In order to get a serum that will save your life (otherwise you will die soon, but slowly, with just oodles of agony) you must for a month:

      a) take the place of the prince(ss) of puke and face the possibility of living with notes aimed at correcting your (possible) cohabitant flaws, or,

      b) take the place of the notewriter and face the possibility of having to negotiate a papered-over puddle of party puke just to get to your room.

      Hint: try to honestly imagine which of them you would prefer to have a face to face talk with about their wretched notes or their noted retching.


      Feb 11, 2012 at 3:04 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #42   Merrelyn

    God I would never write this many notes, for a few reasons:
    1 – I’m not a fuckwit
    2 – I would be concerned about my flatmates losing it and stabbing me in my sleep
    3 – I couldn’t possibly hope to live up to being the picture of flatmate perfection – which is EXACTLY what the note writer had better be if she’s picking on everyone else’s habits. One dirty dish or stray hair and her flatmates would be all up in her face about it. I would hope so anyway..

    Feb 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   cate

      I don’t think her requests are all that unreasonable. You’re basically saying that you can’t 1. clean up after yourself. 2. not smoke inside 3. not leave your shit and garbage everywhere. 4. take your muddy shoes off when you get inside 5. refrain from touching your roommate’s things. 5. be quiet at a reasonable hour?
      Also, I think you missed the part about someone PUKING ON THE FLOOR AND NOT CLEANING IT UP. I’m pretty sure that type of person has more than a few bad habits. Likely, their mommy wiped their butts until they were 12 and they never learned how to act like a grownup. Pretty much once you leave your excretions on the fucking floor and not clean it up yourself, I write you off as a fuck up. And everyone else who isn’t a disgusting filth beast will too.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #42.2   it's naptime

      Disgusting filth beast. I’m using that.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 10:58 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #43   Submitter

    Backstory for you!

    All of these things have been done. Multiple times.

    Also, we’re in Canada, taking your shoes off when you enter the house is normal, unless you want mud/snow/salt dragged everywhere inside.

    But seriously, I don’t live in the house, a friend of Notewriter and I am definitely Team Notewriter on this one.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #43.1   cate

      I’m sorry your friend has to babysit her roommates.
      One more question, her roommates have puked on the floor and not cleaned it up? What is the back story there? I find it hard to believe that a full grown adult would not clean up their bodily fluids, especially in a shared living space. I suspect if they lived alone, they’d be like those really obese people who pee and poop on themselves on their couch until they fuse themselves to the couch and then they die. At least that’s what I equate those types to, I mean, they’re almost in the same ball park anyways. Yes, that is what the internet thinks of you person who doesn’t clean up their vomit.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #43.2   Submitter

      They’re the type of people that are out at the bar 5 nights a week… Is it that hard to believe that they don’t find time to clean their own puke/find a bucket to use at least?

      She’s moving out as soon as the lease is up though.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 2:34 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #43.3   park rose

      Sure, I used to go to a bar five times a week, too, but if there was any puking to be done, I would have cleaned it up. I lived alone, though. It makes a big difference, and when I lived in a shared household, we all seemed to be on the same page regarding drunken nights out, or quiet nights in. Though the number of notes does seem OTT, many of the requests seem to be things you shouldn’t have to remind people to do.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 3:48 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #43.4   The Elf

      I’m glad she’s moving! But since it’s pretty clear that a note or two didn’t work, at what point did she decide to go whole hog and start documenting every grievance via post-it? I certainly hope she didn’t think volume of nagging would shame them into compliance!

      Feb 10, 2012 at 8:04 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #43.5   WG

      I think it’s hilarious that the awful roommates posted her PA notes in order to make fun of her, but the vast majority of the people reading the post are siding with Notewriter.

      These people honestly sound like human scum and they need to grow the fuck up or get the fuck out. Simple as that.

      The messy stuff is gross and annoying, but can be dealt with. Having your roommates party in your house 5 nights a week can actually really fuck up your entire life. Anyone who needs to be awake at work/school knows what I’m talking about.

      It sounds to me like Notewriter can’t function in her daily life because of these people – work/school would be the primary reason she’s living with roommates – and now they’re just adding insult to injury by posting her notes in this site.

      To Notewriter: Stop writing notes. They don’t work, and as you can see, are usually just used to make you look stupid/psycho. It’s clear you’re at the end of your rope with these people – everyone can see that. Sucks to be stuck in a lease with them. I’d like to see more of your side of the story though: You should take pictures of what your house looks like (mess, garbage, puke, etc) and post them here.

      To the Roommates: I’ve lived with people like you before. You are losers. No, really. You might think you’re trendy & cool, but when you graduate (if you graduate) you’re going to have a career as either a stripper, amateur porn star, “team member” at Wendy’s, or telemarketer. Actually, you’ll probably be unemployed because people like you are usually unemployable. Seriously, grow up. Karma is a serious bitch sometimes.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 8:30 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #43.6   GhostWriter bang

      Th one snippet I can agree with (without casting blame) is: “It sounds to me like Notewriter can’t function in her daily life …”

      Oh, and there’s no such thing as Karma; bitchy or otherwise. This isn’t “My Name Is Earl…” It’s real life.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 8:58 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #43.7   Amy In Toronto

      My guess is the note writer lives off-campus at the University of Western Ontario. Some of the PA note-writing is ringing too many familiar bells from my undergraduate roommate days where folks would drink all the milk you bought without ever purchasing any for the house inhabitants, never clean the dishes and leave hair and miscellaneous residue in the bathroom.

      That said, this particular note-writer’s roommates seem new to human civilization or something, like they were plunked here on Earth and require step-by-step instruction on how to exist without ending up knee-deep in vomit or without any food or in a house that would appear on an episode of Hoarders. I’m against team note-writer’s wallpapered tome of sticky notes but good Lord, where did she find these people with which to cohabit?

      Maybe they’re aliens.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #43.8   jaylemeux


      Feb 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #44   Sir Puke

    It is hard to assess the situation because we don’t have a time frame. Did these percieved “violations” happen within a span of a week or 6 months. It makes a difference.
    I had a roommate that would complain about something like 8 months after the fact, like: Oh no not again.
    The note writer seems to be THE problem, they are the one who appears to have made a bad decision about a lot of things.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #44.1   infanttyrone

      You need a time frame within which to analyze someone with neither the presence of mind nor common decency to clean up their own vomit ?
      How many times per 6-month period does your scoring rubric allow ?
      Are the viscosity and chunkiness of the emission taken into account ?

      If your post is meant to be facetious…OK, you had me going.

      Otherwise, I can see why your ex-roomie needed an 8-month waiting period before trying to discuss something with you, as your logic about who is at fault in this scenario makes about as much sense as a Republican friend trying to explain why the diaper-fetishist Senator from Louisiana should still be in office.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:28 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #44.2   GhostWriter bang

      Some yack puddles are just too wretched to clean up. My helpful hint is to lay a piece of wax paper over top of them. After a week or two, the whole thing transforms into a fruit rollup!

      Feb 10, 2012 at 8:48 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #44.3   infanttyrone

      Gonna heist that tech and post it off to Hints from Hell-oise.

      Might be able to sell those rollups at the local AA meetings too.
      Sort of a cautionary, grown-up version of a lemonade stand.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #45   smarticus

    The sad thing is, she actually lives alone.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #46   Rectangle bang

    It wouldn’t really matter what the contents of the notes were, if my room mate left that many notes lying around the house I would stab him.

    Feb 9, 2012 at 9:39 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #47   Captain Hampton

    So this is how old cat women are made…

    Feb 9, 2012 at 10:30 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #48   broomstick88

    I cant tell if they have a crappy roommate or if they are the crappy roomate

    Feb 10, 2012 at 6:22 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #49   Dane Zeller

    I think the next step is a marriage license.

    Feb 10, 2012 at 7:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #50   Juniper

    Why are you all assuming this is a woman?

    Feb 10, 2012 at 8:06 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #50.1   VM

      Isn’t “Put the toilet seat down” one of the classics of gender-based standoffs (versus sitdowns)?

      Feb 10, 2012 at 11:36 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #50.2   Amy In Toronto

      The penmanship gave away the note-writer’s sex, to me anyway.

      Feb 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #51   GhostWriter bang

    If this isn’t “Big Daddy”, then why is there a passed-out delivery man on the TV room floor?

    Feb 10, 2012 at 8:22 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #52   Note Puking!

    I either want to move or break every rule written in blue marker just to see how messy the note writer’s handwriting can get.

    Feb 10, 2012 at 8:56 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #53   My name is Princess!

    Some folks need to live alone.

    Feb 10, 2012 at 8:56 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #54   yolanda

    If you have the misfortune to find yourself forced to live with this woman, try this idea. Purchase any paper dictionary book. Put up a page of it on every note you find. A page of words. More pages of words. Words words everywhere! Paste pages from the unabridged oxford (printed off on computer) all over the house!
    If one roommate can’t sit down and discuss or even write out house rules with another, those people need to find different digs and homies.

    Feb 10, 2012 at 9:52 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #55   error27

    I once had a roommate and the other roommates got annoyed with him for leaving drops of pee on the toilette seat.

    So one time, he had to take a urine sample for a physical but somehow he got distracted and left the styrofoam cup on the back of the toilette. I asked him, “Why is there pee on the toilette.” and he flew into a rage so I let the matter drop.

    A month later he’s tells, “Hm… Did you notice that there is a cup of moldy pee on the toilette? It must have been here for a while.” And I say, “Yes. I did notice that.”

    Feb 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #56   Nope

    This is why I can’t live with someone unless it’s one of the following: 1) Someone I’m related to, 2) Someone I’ve known for years (i.e. 10+ usually), or 3) Someone I’m in a relationship with. I like my personal space too much and don’t deal well with control freaks or people trying to tell me what to do and when to do it. I’m an adult, I’ll do it when I feel like it, not when you want me to. I’d probably remove all paper or paper substitutes and writing instruments from the house/apartment so no more notes could be written. This person obviously has issues.

    Feb 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #56.1   infanttyrone

      1) I…don’t deal well with control freaks…

      2) I’d probably remove all paper or paper substitutes and writing instruments from the house/apartment so no more notes could be written.

      3) This person obviously has issues.

      You just won either:

      a) A large lolcat wall poster with a cute kitteh sprawled over a pair of old sneakers with the caption “I Can Haz His Shooz Too”, or,

      b) A copy of “Song of Myself” with the following verse highlighted:
      Do I contradict myself?
      Very well then I contradict myself,
      (I am large, I contain multitudes.)

      Feb 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #57   Mightymel

    Wow. Sounds like her roomates are disgusting. Why doesn’t she divert her note writing energy to finding new accomodations??

    Feb 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #58   warner

    Oh god, everytime I see one of these supercrazy note posts I wish to god I had cataloged my old roommates notes. Something on everything from the inside of the microwave, the door i’m allowed to leave from, not letting the cats out, and on and on and on.

    Even though I never did any of these things. So help anyone that has to live in that hole now.

    Feb 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #59   Paddington

    I lived in a share house in Paddington (Sydney) years ago – in the middle of the nightclub precinct – and 2 minutes walk to the art school I went to. My flatmates went out pretty much every night, they were massive slobs – and I could have written every single one of these notes. When I complained about being woken up by 6 people dancing in the loungeroom at 3am the day before an exam, my flatmate said “With rent this cheap, in the heart of Paddington, if you don’t like it, move out – we’ll find someone else before the weekend.”

    So – clearly he was not the kindest person – but the thing is – he was right. I’d moved into a house where the lifestyle was clubbing, drinking and excess. Leaving pious little notes about smoking, trash and recycling would have been insane. Took me 2 months to save enough bond to move out – and in the meantime I kept a low profile.

    This note writer is trying to control the uncontrollable (including who her flatmates sleep with). Insane.

    To notewriter – get out of that house now – not when the lease is up, and get help.

    Feb 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #60   crookedfinger

    Wow, sounds like this person has the worst roommates ever. If I were the note-maker, I would’ve moved out…

    Feb 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #61   Kylie

    Sad thing is, I can sympathise with the note-writer on ALL of these things. Thank goodness the wheels are in motion with me moving out!

    Feb 11, 2012 at 6:31 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #62   Kacky

    Yelling or talking it out is the same as leaving a hundred notes. When it reaches that point, you have already lost. It doesn’t matter if they’re pigs or if you’re a control freak. Time to move out or start the eviction process. No excuses. NO EXCUSES

    Feb 11, 2012 at 11:25 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #63   cassparilla

    You guys really aren’t being very fair. There’s no evidence or proof that this person hasn’t tried talking to her roommates about these issues. Something tells me that anyone who doesn’t naturally know that all these things are wrong (seriously?? Covering up vomit instead of cleaning it up?) isn’t going to listen to their roommate tell them it needs to be fixed. All of these notes could be the last-ditch attempt (after addressing it verbally and in person) to fix the nastiness before moving out, for all we know.
    I’m on the notewriter’s team. Plus, she has very nice handwriting. And she’s totally addicted to using “…” which makes me laugh.

    Feb 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #63.1   Alyanumbers

      The part where she calls other people “it” and “trash” kind of give away that she’s a disgusting human being.

      Feb 12, 2012 at 9:25 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #64   Annaliesa

    There is a part of me that wonders if her roommates started doing these things intentionally to piss her off after the sixth note or so.

    Feb 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #65   Brooklyn

    I think I lived in this house, only I was the “disgusting roommate” (minus the vomit. That IS gross). That being said, dishes in the sink = a spoon. Eating their food = once I used a salt shaker. Stuff in the kitchen = mail that the other roommate had thrown on the table and had sat there less than an hour. Drunk friends from the bar = friend who came to visit from out of town and stayed on the floor in my room. Partying into the night = coming home from my security job at 3am and making myself a snack. Really, people who are passive aggresive tend to a) blow things entirely out of proportion and b) never ask, but demand you do something in their sniping little notes. I’m not filthy person by any means, but leave me noted like this and I’m DEFINITELY going to do those thing just to piss you off!

    Feb 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #65.1   marko


      Feb 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #66   Lisap

    Girl is not up on her K$sha lyrics: Party don’t start TIL I walk in.

    Feb 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #67   Aponda Rose

    This person’s gotta move. Obviously, they were not built for roommates.

    Feb 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #68   Miss Norris

    Ok, so, the vomit on the floor is disgusting.

    Other than that, the Notewriter makes herself look crazy leaving that many notes. And SO MANY commenters are defending her, it’s unbelievable. I can’t believe dirty dishes or some sauce on the stove/counter or some stuff laying around makes someone a nasty slob in your eyes. Seriously, people need to stop sterilizing everything in sight, it isn’t even healthy if you don’t have a compromised immune system for some reason. I’m glad my roommate is reasonable, ’cause I’d never want to live with someone that uptight. Some germs are just a part of life, Jesus.

    Feb 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #68.1   Kacky

      Yeah I have a compromised immune system because I take Remicade and methotrexate. I sterilize nothing. These people are just straight up OCD.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 5:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #69   arsenicsauce

    Wow, this person sure likes ellipses.

    Feb 11, 2012 at 8:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #69.1   infanttyrone

      She might be expressing homesickness for D.C.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #70   Rodolfo

    At least the handwriting is beautiful!

    Feb 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #71   jdaniel

    I swear I would take a fine-line red Sharpie and draw a penis on every note.

    Feb 12, 2012 at 2:17 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #72   Mel

    I’m team notewriter, but solely because I have lived with a psycho roommate and I feel her pain. Moving out was NOT an option, so I had to deal with a girl who would sneak beer into our apartment (we were both underage at the time–her man of the moment would buy it for her), she would do her laundry and then leave her wet clothes (because EVERYTHING she owned was ‘too delicate for the dryer’) hanging over every surface in the apartment. Doorknobs, kitchen counters, the damn kitchen table AND chairs, the bathroom counters, wherever she found space. She tried several times to start shit between our other roommate and I, and in the end she ended up getting herself kicked out of the apartment. Crazy and I shared a bedroom, and when she got extremely insane during the last couple months I started sleeping on the couch in the living room rather than be in the same room with her. I’m not saying the notewriter here is completely blameless, but when you live with other people you have to let SOME of the little things slide. I’d be okay with sauce on the stove as long as you pick up your own puke. It’s a give and take situation.

    Feb 12, 2012 at 8:18 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #73   jennyrose76

    I’m “Team Everyone in This House Should Grow The Fuck Up.” Passive aggressive notes? Puke all over the house? Seriously? Both parties are clearly not all that mature. I see so many parents who are either so busy being their kids’ friend that they forget to parent, or parents who do EVERYTHING for their precious wittle baby, and this is the result.

    Feb 12, 2012 at 9:14 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #74   jdaddio

    It would be really funny if she has only one roommate. :D

    Feb 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #75   Kelley

    Oh my God…. I think this is my old roommate. It looks like her handwriting and I recognize a couple of the notes from when I was living with her. She wasn’t really that bad, she just felt verrry strongly about people being polite.

    Feb 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #75.1   Kelley

      Oh wait, it says Ontario, I guess not

      Feb 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #76   Katherine

    I understand a lot of her complaints are reasonable, but from experience with having roommates, leaving little notes everywhere instead of addressing the issue in person in a mature and polite way, will more than likely annoy the other person instead of getting the point across. Especially if it was the first time the person did one of those things. Maybe they were running late to class and hoped out of the shower in a hurry to get dressed.
    But to call other people trash and say they can’t bring anyone home with them after the bar… They pay rent too so if they want someone to come home with them and sleep in the their bed with them then they can do that.

    Feb 13, 2012 at 5:00 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #77   Joey-Poey

    in response to Deprogrammed’s comment “Why oh why live with smokers?” I do not smoke and have two roommates who rent from me who both smoke. We manage to get along fine simply by establishing from the very start that smoking inside is not allowed at all. They have ash trays outside on the front and back porches and can smoke out there all they want. It’s not unreasonably to ask that of someone if it’s your place.

    Feb 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #78   Nikijih

    I’ll agree that covering puke with a newspaper is pretty gross….


    From reading these post-its, the writer appears to me to be completely freaking nuts, to the point where I doubt A LOT that it actually happened. Sounds to me like someone was sick at a party (shit happens) and it wasnt cleaned right away (noshit… who cleans puke when they are drunk to the point of puking?!?).

    Overall just another crazy self-rightous bitch who would be better living on her own. Respect is not a one way street. You cannot demand from someone that they live according to your rules and your schedual, not unless you are ready to do the same.

    Feb 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #79   Nikijih

    P.S. to everyone siding with the “notewriting team”… Can you explain to me what exactly makes you think that your lifestyle is the only correct one?

    I enjoy a mess. I enjoy living until 3 am. I enjoy bringing people back from the bar. I enjoy smoking inside.

    If we are both paying the rent, can you explain to me exactly why your lifestyle should be the one imposed?

    Feb 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #79.1   Rachel

      Think of it this way – if you smoke inside, there’s no way a non-smoker can escape the smell or the second-hand effects. If you smoke outside, the house stays bearable for them, and no smoke detectors go off. (If you’ve disabled your smoke detectors so that you can smoke indoors, you’re playing with fire – figuratively and literally.)

      To me, it seems like a matter of financial constraint. If you’re rooming together because neither of you can afford the rooming situations you really want, and you didn’t spend enough time looking for the ideal roommates-in-poverty you wanted to have, then I’d respect the non-smoker’s right to have a breathable, non-stinky house, and your right to light up outside as much as you want to, or in your room if the door’s shut and the window’s open. If, however, you’re rooming together out of choice more than desperation, then this shouldn’t be an issue, because you guys should have already discussed this and come to an agreement that satisfied you both, not just satisfied one of you more than the other person.


      Feb 17, 2012 at 7:36 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #80   Paul Franzen

    So like, everyone’s awful here, right? I wouldn’t want to live with either of these people!

    Feb 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #81   Lorna R.

    I’m team Notewriter….though I think she needs to hurry up and get her own place already, obviously she’s not getting through. Her roommates sound like pigs. She’s cheeky, but she makes valid points about things that should be common sense and respectful.

    I’d hate to see the house they live in. I couldn’t live with them either at the sounds of it.

    Feb 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #82   lillian

    i totally had roommates like this in college- i was going to leave passive aggressive notes back but then i realized i had better things to do with my time rather than bitch about mickey mouse dish rags being used as dish rags. (apparently novelty characters on a product cancels out the intended use… )

    Feb 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #83   John

    This one just made me really love my roommates, and the fact that when there’s a problem around the house it’s a pretty rare occasion, and never this severe. That, and we’re all adult enough to just cordially say something about it before it can turn into a major issue. No sarcastic and belittling note-writing going on around here. This entire household sounds really awful tbh. Team nobody!

    Feb 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #84   Louise

    Direct confrontation seems to be the ideal means of conflict resolution with roommates, but I’ve been in a highly exceptional situation wherein direct confrontation to a roommate about his slobbiness lead to him leaving a passive aggressive note on the backsplash.

    Well, it wasn’t so much a passive aggressive note as a it was an incredibly psychotic note that essentially said, “How dare you make the princess lift a finger, I’m not your sexy and manly mother, you guys are nuts for making me clean your (actually his) mess.” (I’m paraphrasing, but with parts of this are taken from what he wrote.)

    And then he threw dishes at us. We were not sorry to see him go.

    Feb 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #85   bee

    I would be this angry if I lived with a bunch of lazy, nasty, inconsiderate children too. Some people don’t have a choice, either, so “just moving out” might not be an option for everyone. I had to live with assholes like this but moving out was an option. My last night there I knocked everything in the kitchen on the floor and the poor louisiana sauce splashed on the wall. When asked what happened, I told them that I was just cleaning up and went to fucking bed.

    Feb 18, 2012 at 12:08 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #86   von der Neeth

    I think this is “The One” of whom they spoke…

    Feb 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #87   hibernator

    Wow. I guess I’m not the only one who deals with this. To the roommate who has to put up with Ms./Mr./Mrs. Crankynotes, I am truly sorry. Mine freaks out if we use the dishrack to dry our dishes – and there are the notes too, of course.

    Feb 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #88   mupmuk!

    she wud wake up with all those notes shoved down her throat…

    Feb 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #89   aiden

    i’m guessing the note writer needs one of two things

    a) to get laid
    b) to get laid again.

    Feb 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #90   marko

    yeah I’ve lived in a lot of flats in my life and there sure is a lot of brain dead losers out there that must have had everything done for them their whole life by mummy and daddy. wake up tossers.

    Feb 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #91   mc123

    Funny how nowhere is the sex of the note writer stated but most commenting assume it is female!

    Feb 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #91.1   Cathryn

      Thats cos one of the notes referred to the toilet seat being left up, thats a female thing.

      Feb 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #92   The Other Guy

    One day they’ll be someone’s life partner. the notes will change from paper to sound. Can you imagine the voice going over and over and over….

    Bags not!

    Feb 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #93   Sybil

    The post-it wars really are funny, but it begs the question: Why do these people even HAVE roommates?

    Feb 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #94   Erin

    I’m not a violent person, but can I make an exception and hurt her?

    Feb 25, 2012 at 4:08 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #95   Cj

    I bet I know the person who wrote these. I lived with someone who used to write notes exactly like these and she was a bloody nightmare. Nothing was ever clean enough, quiet enough or good enough for her..she worked at the hospital so perhaps it was a case of the workplace spilling over into the home. We weren’t allowed friends around and she used to have full-on rages about coffee cups left beside the sink and other small things.

    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #96   Cargirl

    Sorry, I have to side with the poor exasperated one leaving all the notes. Put yourself in her shoes. It sounds as though she is up to her limit with an irresponsible and inconsiderate roommate. I have an inconsiderate and clueless niece who is a nightmare just for a weekend, and I avoid having her visit at all costs. Sounds like this poor note writer needs to move or kick out and find a new roomie!

    Feb 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #97   Pat

    Cranky??? More like patient. If I lived with someone who vomited on the floor and covered it up with a newspaper instead of cleaning it up, I’d murder them, cover the body with lyme and move out.

    Feb 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #97.1   Steve

      “cover the body with lyme and move out.”
      What’s wrong with newspaper?.

      Feb 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #98   David H

    More like a case of WHY if she is such a bitch bother with a flatmate at all?

    And if that happened to me Notes everywhere well whats good enough for the Goose…

    If you are going to moan about everything then WHY did you rent your room to me? Oh BTW bye bye.

    Feb 26, 2012 at 3:36 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #99   Brian B

    okay so just take the lazy slob of a flat mate and give them the boot. Some mothers baby that never had to do anything for themselves and never thinks of anyone else but themselves. Why bother just get rid of them.
    no one wants to live with slob the lazy slacker

    Feb 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #100   someone

    jesus, I lived with someone who went note-crazy just like this chick. she was a controlling psychopath who i eventually kicked out. seriously, seeing all those crazy notes would piss me off. they’re childish and make the place look ugly. AHH

    Feb 28, 2012 at 12:27 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #101   orla

    How bad is it, that I actually feel like leaving notes like this in my house. We have the worst flatmate ever, he doesn’t listen when we ask him to do things so we’ve given up, but you don’t know how many times I’ve been tempted to write a note!!

    Mar 5, 2012 at 9:25 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #102   Kat

    I think I lived with this person before… geesh.

    Mar 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #103   Cass

    Her roomates sound like dirty wankers.. But shes a bitch too. Looks like It’s time for someone to move out.

    Mar 15, 2012 at 6:14 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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