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Updated on Tuesday, February 17

#20558

OMG: My housemate is literally the worst. He spreads bleach cream throughout the house and lets it dry, this is what he calls cleaning.
When things need to be thoroughly cleaned, he mixes bleach and ammonia based glass cleaner together (this creates chlorine gas). The worst part is, when I confronted him, his response was "I am a PhD candidate in chemical engineering, I know what I am doing, this is safe."

It is getting worse. He splashes his leftover curry throughout the kitchen and expects other people to clean it up, he leaves food mess on the counters from cooking, he splashes water throughout the entire bathroom when he washes his hands, he pisses on the floor, doesn't do his share of shoveling, leaves his spare (used) car tires in the living room, he brought cockroaches with him when he moved in (I managed to successfully exterminate them), he has tried to pick a fist fight with me over moving his dirty pot into the sink from on the stove (I needed to cook, and he wasn't even home when I moved it), he destroyed my bread by removing it from the oven mid baking, he uses an entire fridge and freezer for just himself unless I forcibly take space for myself, he steals my food, he used my menstrual washcloth to clean the toilet, I have to be tested for HIV because he spread blood all over my hygiege products and I had open cuts when I had to clean them off, and the list goes on and on and on and on.

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  1. oh my god! firstly, i'm so sorry you're going through this because no one should have to go through something as terrible as this. i would recommend talking to the OCH office on campus, but whats the point? they're going to tell you to "talk it out" or move out and find a sublet. i say talk to your landlord and see what you can do (there has to be something you can possibly file with the landlord tenant board in regards to the cockroaches and chlorine). i wish i had better advice. i would totally offer you space at my apartment if i had extra space! good luck i sincerely hope everything works out for you!!!

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  2. Kick him out? Move out? I really don't know what you're waiting for...

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  3. Stop cleaning, take whatever you need to cook and eat with to your room for your personal use, and keep all your stuff in your room. Pile his dirty dishes outside his room. Just make it a house rule, any dishes left dirty after the meal as been finished get put in front of the door of their owner. If you have other roommates, get them to join you.

    If he ever threatens you tell him you will call the cops. If you do call, go next door, explain the situation, and ask to stay with them until they get there. Talk to your landlord, tell him/her about the cockroaches and how much of a mess he is creating. If the landlord cares at all about the house, he will do his best to evict him.

    You could talk to your housemate about hiring a maid so you don't have to do as much cleaning. Then you won't have to worry about his dangerous cleaning habits. Or tell him that if the mixture he is using is so safe, he should put his head in the bucket and breath in.

    I like the cops part. If he is threatening you, get a restraining order. You might even be able to get him kicked out of the university because he won't be able to get that close to you.

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    1. Tried this, he threatened to start damaging my appliances.

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    2. Put all your stuff in your room, keep your room locked. If he breaks in to damage your stuff sue him for damages

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    3. Did this. Kid went nuts and took all his stuff from the house and put it in his room.

      No one cares. Do your dishes you dirty fucking child.

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  4. What the heck is a menstrual washcloth?
    Also just last 2 months op you can do it and move the fuck out

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    1. Its a cloth I use to clean my crotch while on the rag.

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  5. These reasons are strong enough for you to move out

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  6. Holy shit move out

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  7. I feel for you OP, and I agree with 3. If at any point he makes you feel unsafe, I would simply call the police.

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    1. I tried, they told me it was a civil issue, and that they will not get involved until someone commits assault.

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  8. I love a good horrible roommate story! Makes me happy I no longer live with annoying people. Get a place of your own OP!

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    1. I would, but I cannot afford more than $500/month in rent and utilities.

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    2. I rent a room with a homeowner for less than that in Kitchener. They actually give a shit about their house so it stays clean. Maybe a small sacrifice in location is worth it? At the very least get away from this one roommate!

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    3. @8b: the problem with that is that borders have no where near the same level of rights as a tenant.

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    4. 8b. here. I agree with that, however that does go both ways. For example, it's also very easy to break the lease on the renters side as well. I think it boils down to who you are renting from. I've rented from larger companies, and I found that request for maintenance often go unanswered (among other issue I had). My point was that when you live with the homeowner the property is often a lot better maintained.... and if it's not, it's easy to leave.

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  9. The problem isn't the cleaning isn't it. It's the person

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  10. I read every single word. Anyways, I would suggest rolling solo

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  11. and I thought my roommate was terrible for smoking weed all day long....

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    1. ...because they don't share with you?

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  12. >LEaves "mensutrual washcloth" in washroom

    I would not want to live with your roommate, for sure, but you don't sound like a joy either.

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    1. If it is properly rinsed after every use I wouldn't mind. As long as it isn't in a place where I need to touch it, like in the corner of the shower, or corner of the counter.

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    2. @12.a I keep it cleaned and on my towel rack. He has no reason to handle it, and he claimed it was a towel he hadn't seen before so it must have been the towel I bought to do cleaning with >_>

      for reference, he has his own towel rack, but dries his towels in his bedroom.

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  13. This roommate also corroborated the theory of evolution by breeding fruitflies to the point that we now have giant fruit flies (almost large enough to be small young houseflies but quite obviously fruit flies). Its disturbing as hell.

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  14. This thread was very entertaining.

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