Like most of you, my roommate journey started in college. There was the Canadian engineer with boy troubles, the weirdly codependent twins, and the naturopath who moved out because she said our building was activating her lead poisoning.I didn't ask questions. I was excited to have a single for one semester! One summer while interning, my fashion industry roomie got hooked on cocaine. She and our other roommate would fight over rules and cleanliness while I stayed the h*ck out of it. But my experiences pale in comparison to what some of y'all have been through.Writer Nicole Cliffe asked her band of merry followers for their worst roommate stories and they DELIVERED. Some of these anecdotes truly disgusted and shocked me. I've had it very, very easy all these years.https://twitter.com/Nicole_Cliffe/status/1068644206346874880The group housemate who cleaned our stove burners with a toilet brush, and didn't understand why people got upset.— Chris Shea (@cshea4) November 30, 2018 My freshman year roommate (assigned by the college) was a sleep walker and sleep talker. In *SEPTEMBER* of our freshman year, she shoved our beds together in her sleep because “the wall scares me."— Dianna E. Anderson (@diannaeanderson) November 30, 2018 One of my college roommates brought home a feral cat, and then another feral cat ( animals weren't allowed in the dorms) but none of us knew about it. She hid them in her room. Until one day we all woke up covered in flea bites and she admitted to hiding cats.— Twelve Foot Skeleton 💀 (@shannonmstirone) November 30, 2018 My last roommate was a friend's gf (now ex). She was hella dirty and irresponsible. So of course she volunteered to care for someone's pet snake (a motherfucking snake!) without telling us. I have to note that she wouldnt come around the house for days, sometimes weeks 1/?— taquitos al pastor (@ze_t) November 30, 2018 One morning I wake up to pee and as soon as I was about to sit my ass on the toilet I see this coming out of the closet! I moved my way out and went to get my bf, "THERES. A. SNAKE. IN. THE. BATHROOM" pic.twitter.com/nGmgxxUKtb— taquitos al pastor (@ze_t) November 30, 2018 i feel like I’ve already told you about the one who refused to use the bathroom because it was “too far” from his room at night and had a ton of Gatorade bottles full of piss on his windowsill, and would dump them into the bushes outside— matt (@Lubchansky) November 30, 2018 My roommate said if I dated anyone they would always want to sleep with her and it would create tension so I should just let her do it ahead of time to get it out of their system so they could then focus on me.— Amy Spalding 🌈🍔 (@theames) November 30, 2018 I was randomly assigned a roommate my sophomore year. I requested a transfer because his sole possession in the closet was a barbecue grill lighter and an aerosol can of butane gas. He subsequently dropped out to follow Phish around.— Matt Marcotte (@MattMarcotte) November 30, 2018 so one year on easter i walked into the kitchen. a pot boiling on the stove. there was a vinegar-y smell in the air. i assumed my roommate was making easter eggs. i lifted the lid of the pot. there was a buttplug in the pot. she was sterilizing a buttplug in a pot i used to cook.— Peyton Thomas (@peytonology) November 30, 2018 Freshman year, I awoke to find my roommate watching me sleep. To calm me down, she explained she did it whenever she couldn't sleep because it made her feel "peaceful". The next day I discovered she had been taking pics of herself with all my belongings. I moved out immediately.— Love, Lola (@LoveLolaHeart) November 30, 2018 The conditions that some people contentedly lived in...I wanted to avoid finding a roommate on Craigslist, so I let a friend of a friend move in. YUGE MISTAKE. Super nice guy… didn’t own a real bed, slept on an air mattress. Smoked (outside, thankfully) and just generally created a funk to the point that my CAT smelled bad.— Sonja Alves (@redsonika) November 30, 2018 My roommate and I had a subletter who had a secret contraband Iguana and we only found out cause he spilled his crickets and they crawled into all the furniture and sang their joyful song!! 🦗— Austin Comfort (@mraustincomfort) December 1, 2018 OhMAN also I had a roommate for a month long soccer camp that would trap spiders and cockroaches under cups in the middle of the floor and then LEAVE THEM THERE and I'd always end up knocking them over and just being suddenly being faced with a creepy critter— get ur flu shot (@DamianneTweets) December 1, 2018 Rented apartment, four male college kids. I went to pick up a plate and couldn't move it. Finally pried it up to discover that mold had literally glued it to the counter. My roommates didn't understand why I threw a fit about hygiene and washing dishes in a timely manner...— Chris Scheiner (@GeoNaturalist) December 1, 2018 I lived with people so absolutely beyond societal rules that they left a bar of butter (no plate beneath it) on the table in a kitchen infested with flies, for days and days until, bit by bit, they ate it all up.— Ryan La Sala (@Ryality) November 30, 2018 My takeaways? Boundaries are important, avoid living with strangers if possible, and keep lots of Windex handy. Brb, cleaning my entire apartment top to bottom.