Two Truths and a Lie: Horrible Roommate Edition

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Here at ABODO, we spend a lot of time talking to renters. And one of the things that comes up most often is roommates: how to find them and how to live with them.

But we also hear plenty of horrible roommate stories. The roommate who had an orgy at the apartment when everyone was out of town. The roommate who took pictures of his housemates while they were asleep. The roommate who subsisted on nothing but hard-boiled eggs.

Frankly, some of the stories sounded fake. That’s why we created this quiz. Ten of the following 15 tales about horrible roommates are true stories we’ve heard from real renters. Five of them are things we made up.

Can you tell the difference?


In the abstract, roommates are great. They lower your rent, share apartment chores, and if you choke on your ramen, they can give you the Heimlich maneuver.

But in reality? Even if they’re your friends and not random people you found on Craigslist, having roommates can be a drag. Those chores? Undone. Those rent checks? Hard to track down.

And don’t get us started about the missing cheese in the fridge.