Ugh So straight up, this is just a thread to vent the woes of having bad roommates. Rant Ahoy! Context; I bought a house with my partner of 12 years. We've been friends since High school, never had any trouble. Our house has two spare bedrooms, so we rented them out to two other friends- also met in highschool. One of them is great. She does her chores, pays rent, hangs out with us, super friendly, always does her best. The other is a selfish, ungrateful tool. He doesn't work anymore (quit his job after 2 weeks because who knows why), so we asked him to clean the kitchen a couple times a week and manage the dishes and yard to compensate for him not paying for his room. Not only does he never do any of that, but whenever I confront him about it, he just gives a vague 'oh sorry' and still won't do it until I remind him another ten times. We can't ask him to even watch the pets for an hour while we run to the store, or to refill the cat's' water dish while we're out for the day, because he won't, and we'll come home to 'oh sorry I forgot' and a mess with dehydrated animals. He sits on the bed we bought for him, playing on his computer, all day every day. Never leaves the house, never leaves his room (which he's filled with so much trash it's attracting mice, and now I have to de-worm the cats every month because who knows what the mice are carrying)... and in fact has been sitting in the same place for so long he's rubbed a huge, greasy, person shaped hole in the paint of the wall, and his muscles have atrophied to the point where he can't be upright more than ten minutes without complaining of back pain. This dude is an adult, around our age (25 ish), and we have to treat him like we're his parents. My partner and I work from home, 9-5 jobs... the other roommate works outside of the home, 9-5... but this Tool roommate does absolutely nothing. Like if he did any LESS he'd probably slip into a coma. I've been sleeping in the living room for a week because we just got a rescue dog and he's too scared to attempt the stairs to my room yet, and this roommate sleeps in until 5 pm every day, comes out of his room between 2-4 am, and starts clattering around in the kitchen making food, running the dryer, etc... even though I've asked him not to many times. I just get the same 'oh....sorry', and he does it again the next day. He pulled the same the last time I had to sleep in the living room for a month, because I was recovering from intensive surgery and couldn't go up to my room yet... same thing... noise, clattering, cooking at 4 am. He has zero respect for my partner, who's been letting him live here for free for six months... no respect for me or the miniscule things I ask him to do in contribution to the house, and no respect for himself. Supposedly he's trying to get money from Disability, but a Judge won't approve it until he does x, y, z things, which are all therapy appointments he keeps 'missing' and not rescheduling, and phone calls he won't make because he 'forgot', and forms he wont fill out because he lost them in his garbage heap of a room. We're not holding our breaths on that one. We're evicting him of course, he has until the end of the month to get out (then we're turning his room into a cat playroom)... but every day he drives me closer and closer to blowing a fuse and screaming at him. My partner has had it too... she and I end up discussing him and his selfishness until late in the night, but she's much more patient and mild tempered than I am, so it's much more likely I'll be the one that ends up 'losing' my shoe up his behind. I've been so stressed that the already meager amount of sleep I get each night with my PTSD is dwindling, and I'm tired, restless, and cranky throughout the day. I just want this dude to be an adult, contribute to the house, accept the fact that we all have problems and stop being a manchild. We let him move in so he'd have a safe place to transition on T and a support system away from parents that didn't accept that he was trans, but he has done nothing but destroy this house and our relationship with him. I apologize for how long this is, I just need to vent, and I thought maybe some of you guys need to as well! Feel free to add your own horror stories!