When frenemies attack

April 17th, 2012 · 90 comments

Well, girls, I’d say you have at least few things in common…unfortunately for the rest of us.

ATTN Roomies: You are jerks for locking me out of the room while I was in the shower. I hate you all. We have nothing in common anymore, and are officially no longer friends. That is all. -Caley

Dear Caley, We did that on purpose. We all secretly hate you. We have nothing in common. -Ayesha :) P.S. We're gonna do it again...

related: Yes, this is from a college campus.

FILED UNDER: college life · heart · mean girls · roommates · smiley · Texas

90 responses so far ↓

  • #1   superstar

    I had a roommate who’s son locked me out of our apartment, and his name was not on the lease (he was an adult). I had to knock on the door to my apartment, and when he answered he asked if there was something he could help me with. He legally had no right to be there, and the landlord didn’t want him there either

    Apr 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   josie


      Apr 18, 2012 at 2:05 am   rating: 64  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   Captain Hampton

      Cool story, bro.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 9:50 am   rating: 48  small thumbs up

    • #1.3   NERDNAZI

      *whose ;)

      Apr 19, 2012 at 8:17 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #1.4   Earl

      and then what happened?

      Apr 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #2   liliboo

    Dear Ayesha et al.,

    You and normal people have nothing in common. We don’t hate you, we just have no respect for your silly drama. Please get over yourselves and grow up if you want to join us out here.



    Apr 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm   rating: 121  small thumbs up

  • #3   Katra

    Fucking bitches. I hope they get herpes at college.

    Apr 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm   rating: 64  small thumbs up

  • #4   A

    I have sympathy for Caley’s cause but this could have been resolved more amicably. The reply note is damn foolish.

    Apr 17, 2012 at 10:49 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   josie


      Apr 18, 2012 at 2:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #4.2   weaselby

      Totally agree. I wonder if it was all an accident, though, and Caley was overreacting. There’s potentially some severe sarcasm in the reply note that matches the melodrama of the first quite deliciously.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 8:56 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #4.3   amvista

      My roommate and I both accidentally locked each other out on occasion while the other was showering freshman year of college. We also had nothing in common, but we managed to solve the situation amicably and without notes by checking to make sure the other wasn’t going anywhere or taking our keys with us when we went to shower.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #4.4   nd

      I’m proud of you.

      May 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #5   Steph

    Caley’s note was immature, but it sounds like her roommates are terrible people. Either deal with your dislike or tell her to find a new place.

    Apr 17, 2012 at 11:22 pm   rating: 38  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Kayden

      I kind of took it all as a joke…when I had 2 roommates we had a dry erase board on the fridge and stuff like this happened a lot even though we were all best friends. We didn’t seriously mean it, but someone would write “You ate my last snickers..You’re not my friend anymore bitch” or something like that. If I were to take a picture and post it on this site, people would think it was serious so I just assumed these were both joking around with each other

      May 1, 2012 at 12:01 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #6   W

    If you hate your roommate that much, take it up with campus housing. Don’t lock someone out and write nasty notes- that’s a sure fire way to get your own ass kicked to the curb. (Though honestly, I’m not taking Ayesha’s side. Just pointing out the obvious- she’s an idiot)

    Apr 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   The Elf

      Whoa there, W. That would make sense. If they did that, we wouldn’t have PANs. Just think about it – if they went to campus housing and got this situation resolved (either through mediation or re-assigning rooms), then they wouldn’t be able to harbor their discontent for the whole year. You gotta nuture that baby to get it to grow into a real vendetta that’ll end with somebody’s graduation gown being set on fire.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 11:16 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

  • #7   thrall

    Point 1: If you’re in the nude and don’t want it to be permanent, take your keys. It’s foolish to depend on others when such vulnerability is avoidable.

    Point 2: Rather than presuming intention, I think that Ayesha was making a tastelessly ironic rejoinder for which she shall be justly excoriated. The tone indicates to me that it was an accident, and instead of a minimal effort at an apology, she has produced a sarcastic note mimicking Caley’s whine.

    Team No Winners Here. And Caley needs better friends, regardless. And extra room keys.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 12:26 am   rating: 66  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   feather

      Total agreement on point #1. Even if you have perfectly nice roommates, what if they have to leave for class while you’re in the shower? I always took my key when I left the room in college, because you just never know.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #7.2   Kayden

      When I lived in dorms the doors locked automatically behind us and were heavy doors that shut on their own so if you stepped into the hallway you had to take a key

      May 1, 2012 at 12:02 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #8   catethulhu

    Ayesha sounds massively immature. I doubt it was an accident, assuming Caley knocked. Yeah, she could have handled it better, but they were assholes first and locking people out of their rightful living space always makes you the biggest asshole, unless the person is an actual danger to you or something. I don’t think her reaction was that bad considering how shitty their behavior was. Shelter is one of the most basic of needs, and if someone keeps you from it, it can cause intense feelings of discomfort and anxiety, as anyone who has ever been locked out for a lengthy period of time can attest.
    Are they really supposed to be in college? I’ve never met a college student who acted like this (at least not one without mental problems). It seems more like grade school crap…

    Apr 18, 2012 at 1:08 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Humid Hockey

      “Shelter is one of the most basic of needs, and if someone keeps you from it, it can cause intense feelings of discomfort and anxiety”

      Are we really taking this all the way over to the ‘basic human needs’ column? She was locked out for a bit. We’re not talking existential threat, here.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 8:32 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #8.2   The Elf

      “I’ve never met a college student who acted like this (at least not one without mental problems).”

      Count yourself lucky then. They’re called “Freshmen who are too immature to make it to Sophmore year.”

      Apr 18, 2012 at 11:12 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #8.3   feather

      Would that it was only freshmen. I’ve known people in their 3rd/4th/5th years who were just as bad. How these people survived in college is beyond me.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #8.4   catethulhu

      @ Humid. Yeah, and being called names isn’t that big of a deal either, but it really really upsets some people anyways, because on some level that represents a need to be accepted. It doesn’t matter if the threat was real or not. Sometimes when you’re in the moment it feels worse than it is and that’s a simple fact, and it’s fucked up to purposely screw with people like that. I wasn’t saying I’d be equally unsettled, I was explaining why it’s upsetting to some. There’s always an explanation for peoples’ intense reactions, and if they seem excessive it’s usually linked to something deeper and not simply just “they’re crazy” . I was explaining cause and effect from a psychological standpoint. Sorry for being analytical?

      Apr 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #8.5   john

      Did you just buy a used psychology textbook printed in the late eighties from a thrift store?

      Apr 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #8.6   kermit

      and with a Glenn Beck foreword?

      Apr 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #8.7   Goju Suzi

      If you’re the kind of person who gets upset to that degree by getting locked out, then why would you not bring keys when you leave the room? Fair enough, folk can forget them, but they usually don’t turn around and blame other keyholders for not being there to babysit them.

      Also, if we’re going down the “basic human needs” route, aren’t the others entitled to security by not leaving their ‘shelter’ unlocked when they’re leaving it empty? Or to the right to not be held captive when they wish to leave just because someone else wants them to serve as a human door-holder rather than carry their own keys?

      Apr 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #8.8   The Elf

      I don’t think Maslow had this situation in mind when he established his hierarchy of needs.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 8:01 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

    • #8.9   Vulpis

      Yes, it sounds like grade-school crap. Which makes it perfectly in character for a lot of the local college students here, actually…

      Granted, Caley *is* still at least partially at fault here–they make dog-tag chains and key-keepers for just such a purpose, actually…that way even if someone steals your towel and your bathing supplies, you can still get back in your room.

      May 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #9   josie


    Apr 18, 2012 at 2:07 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   shwo! bang

      A needle pulling thread

      Apr 18, 2012 at 10:05 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #9.2   BonzoGal


      Apr 18, 2012 at 11:00 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #9.3   AuntyBron

      A note to follow “So”

      Apr 18, 2012 at 11:26 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #9.4   Beatus Mongous


      Apr 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #9.5   Duh

      You’re a moron.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 9:52 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #9.6   Mrs.Beatus Mongous

      Beatus, honey!
      I’ve been looking for you all over the web. I’m sorry for everything, truly I am.
      Please come back to me, baby. The kids need you.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 10:19 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #9.7   kate

      Where did this come from? Wow, a delicious bit of absurdity…. wonder if “Beatus” left a passive aggressive note when he left???

      Apr 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #10   The White Clouds of Opium bang

    But is Caley from Texas?

    And does Ayesha know that Benelli is not, in fact, an expensive brand of pasta?

    Apr 18, 2012 at 3:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #11   anna key

    I have nothing of any real gravity to add to this.
    I just wanted to jump on into this fun conclusion that an in-joke between a group of friends somehow means they are all an irredeemable pack of bitches.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 5:44 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Katter

      Yuuup – I’m surprised anyone here is taking these notes seriously. It’s really not uncommon among young women to pretend to fly into high drama over absolutely nothing. A real hate note would be less explicit than “we all secretly hate you” – they’d try to justify themselves. I say shit like this to my close friends all the time, have since middle school.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #11.2   Hoopy Frood

      That’s what I’m thinking. It sounds awfully tongue-in-cheek.

      Apr 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #12   TODD

    josie, sew buttons on your ass and try to shit

    Apr 18, 2012 at 7:42 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   josie

      ooh look little spaghetti shits come out the holes…neat trick tOdd

      Apr 18, 2012 at 10:25 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

  • #13   Pixy

    I think that Alyesha and other roomies just left to go to class, work, previous engagements, etc, and may have had no idea that Caley had gone off to shower in the first place. Or, worse, Caley told them to wait for her to come back when they could have had other commitments. I think Caley’s being a bitch, assuming that the world revolves around her and that, clearly, her roommates had nothing better to do but to sit around and wait for her to return from the shower before leaving. Or maybe she expected them to leave the door unlocked, which could also be an awful idea if you live in a dorm with sketchy people.

    Team Alyesha. Sarcastic responses to stupid people is always the right course of action.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 7:54 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   weaselby

      Hahaha, YES. “Sarcastic responses to stupid people is always the right course of action.”

      Apr 18, 2012 at 8:59 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #13.2   The Elf

      The “we’re going to do it again” tells me that this is 100% deliberate and not sarcastic.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 11:10 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #13.3   Pixy

      The “we’re going to do it again” is the part that made me certain she was sarcastic. Why put up a sign on your door that essentially says says “I’m a huge bitch”?

      The response, to me, says “Don’t be dumb as shit, take your keys with your when you leave so you don’t get locked out.” Like a normal, sane person.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 11:20 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #13.4   The Elf

      It’s sometimes hard to gauge sarcasm in a written note when you don’t know the note writer. I’ll grant that this might be sarcasm, though I didn’t read it that way. It’s hard to tell.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #14   Stacia

    This Twilight craze is getting on my nerves. Team this, team that…really? That is the only book that I could not get past the second chapter-I was just so bored. I don’t care about teenage angst and the watered down version of Vampires and Werewolves.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 8:44 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   weaselby

      Ugh, don’t ruin teams by bringing Twilight into it :( I’m aware of the extensive use of the phrase by fans of the book, but Twilight can’t own the phrase, or life as I know it isn’t worth much. (melodrama)

      Apr 18, 2012 at 9:01 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #14.2   Kwyjor

      Don’t think of “Team this and team that” as being ruinous for bringing Twilight into everything. Think if it instead as a desperate attempt to find something vaguely redeemable from the whole Twilight thing. The rose plucked from the manure, as it were.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 9:44 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #14.3   Beatus Mongous

      Team Stacia FTW!

      Apr 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #14.4   weaselby

      Kwyjor, “the rose plucked from the manure” made me laugh really hard :D

      Apr 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #14.5   Clandahlina

      Actually, if you want to get technical, the “team” thing started when Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie. Kitson sold shirts that said Team Jennifer and Team Angelina. That Twilight crap came a few years after.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

  • #15   Dane Zeller

    The reply writer has misspelled her name and has drawn a smiley face. For those two reasons we cannot take her seriously.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 9:00 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #16   JC

    Caley sounds a tad immature, and Ayesha and the other roommates sound like a bunch of bitches.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 9:21 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   The Elf

      Yes, this entirely. Also, now that she knows, Caley should just start taking her keys with her everywhere. One of the best way to deal with “mean girls” is to not give them the opportunity to be in control.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 11:07 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #16.2   Abba Bryant

      Haha that and punching the dumb bitches in their mouths. Those two things, carrying your keys with you and learning a decent left uppercut will solve almost all “mean girl” problems.

      Apr 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #16.3   Hoopy Frood

      Because physical violence for getting your feelings hurt is so mature and not at all likely to get you arrested for assault and/or battery.

      Apr 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #17   Kwyjor

    It’s things like this that made me paranoid about taking showers during the entire time I lived in a dorm.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 9:45 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #18   girl_with_all_the_yarn

    I actually had a roommate do this to me once, and it was totally deliberate.

    She claimed she’d been locked out and needed my key, so I gave it to her on the condition that she’d either give me the key back before she left or that she’d leave the door open. She locked the door behind her and left me a nasty note claiming I was trying to steal her boyfriend.

    We weren’t roommates for long.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 11:04 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   The Elf

      I wonder why!

      Apr 18, 2012 at 11:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #18.2   Beatus Mongous

      The real question is: Did you think her boyfriend was hot enough to steal?

      Apr 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #18.3   Poltergeist

      You should have put on your sexiest outfit and stolen her boyfriend away and murdered him. Then you should have murdered her. The boyfriend’s death would be collateral damage, but it was his fault for dating a bitch anyway.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 1:29 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #18.4   girl_with_all_the_yarn

      Her boyfriend was cheating on her, but not with me. It was with every other girl in the dorm. But he wasn’t stupid enough to risk her walking in on him cheating with her roommate.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #18.5   Beatus Mongous

      You didn’t answer my question.

      Apr 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #19   Nope

    People leave their home without their keys? That’s just stupid. Do they try to drive their car without a key as well?

    Apr 18, 2012 at 11:30 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   bookworm

      The car thing might be hard to pull off, but there’s a huge number of people who don’t bother to keep their licenses on them when they do.

      Apr 20, 2012 at 11:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #19.2   Vulpis

      Good point, actually–the problem is that relatively new dorm-livers haven’t yet learned to treat *just* their room as their ‘home’ in this case–if they’re leaving the building, of course they’ll take their key with them, but ‘just down the hall’, they won’t think to, yet.

      May 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #20   Der Jaeger

    sar-chasm (n.) The gulf between your ironic statement and the other party’s complete misunderstanding of it.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

  • #21   AlfaCowboy

    I personally think they should sneak laxative into each others’ yogurt. That’ll teach ‘em.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #22   Beatus Mongous

    It’s sad to think that Caley has a problem with being naked in public. She needs to see a psychologist to correct this problem.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #23   Niko

    I think you are all being played.
    The handwriting vs printing , style et al looks basically the same.
    This is a set-up. Same author for both
    But Huge Kudos for Rising to the bait, trophy fish!

    Apr 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #24   Elly

    Ayesha should make her handwriting into a font and call it “Conspiracy.” I’d download!

    Apr 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #25   deprogrammed

    Being wet and locked out would tend to generate an immoderate response. trusting others to check your shower schedule lest they receive a Dear Jane unfriend note would make one a tad testy. Actually, they all deserve each other.

    Apr 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #26   redheadwglasses

    If they simply would shower together, there wouldn’t be a problem.

    (You’re welcome, fellas.)

    Apr 19, 2012 at 11:48 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   AlfaCowboy

      Yes, that would be the most awesomely practical, or practically awesome solution. Team Redhead.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #27   IMO

    Caley sounds like an annoying little girl. people dont act like that unless something happened. Im with Aeysha :)

    Apr 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #28   polyester

    these two notes were written by the same person.

    Apr 20, 2012 at 8:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #29   bookworm

    This is what happens when you wait until college to socialize your children.

    Apr 20, 2012 at 11:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #30   lars ricchi

    I wonder what the note with pink script (lower right corner of the first picture) is all about…

    Apr 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #31   Harmy G

    I’m surprised no one has brought up the race issue…

    Apr 23, 2012 at 10:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   The Elf

      There’s a race issue?

      Apr 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #31.2   Vulpis

      Naked racing?

      May 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #32   Bookmark

    At the dorms where I work, there have been a few times where someone has shown up at the front desk in a bathrobe needing someone to unlock their room because they forgot their key. Students are asked to have their keys with them AT ALL TIMES, including if you’re going to the showers, because you can’t always expect one of your roommates to be home or to leave the door unlocked for you. Unless she explicitly asked, “I’m going to the showers without my key, will you guys leave the door unlocked or stay until I’m back?” and they said “Yes”, then Caley has no valid reason to be acting this childishly.

    Sounds like Caley forgot her key and decided to take her frustration out on her roommates, leaving an incredibly immature “I hate you and we’re not friends anymore!” note. Of course her roommates would respond and mock her! She acted like a snotty little kid!

    Apr 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #33   goobler

    Both are in code.

    Apr 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #34   mkd

    Keys are good. There are even little necklace things that allow you to wear them around your neck, perfect for cases like this. Why anyone would leave their room without a key is beyond me.

    I feel sorry for Caley, and her roommates are sad sorry excuses for human beings, but really, Caley was a little bit flakey, too.

    Apr 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #35   Vulpis

    All in all…this is why I’m glad that I never lived in a dorm while I was in college, and instead got a job while still at home and saved up enough to move into an apartment instead.

    May 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #36   Danielle

    Oh my god I recognize this…

    This was in a dorm, in which I spent my freshman year and these girls kept putting up notes on their door claiming their hate for each other. I talked to Caley once and she told me it was all a joke to entertain the people on our floor.

    This only reminds me why the 11th floor was so fun :D

    Jul 6, 2012 at 2:20 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up