Falling on hard times, my husband and I thought getting a roommate would ease our financial stress. We posted an ad on Craigslist, finding two guys who desperately needed a house (living in their car), and worked long hours.
The first month was perfect because we barely talked and they were both respectful and gone most of the day. The second was pure chaos. We quickly noticed they never cleaned their bathroom or room and left (our) dishes nasty in the sink until I cleaned them. Soon fed up, I asked them to start cleaning after themselves. Instead they never used them again (in front of us). They also started bringing girls into our home every day doubling the people in our household and singling out my husband and me. Trying to be nice we ignored it, but it got hard to ignore when we couldn’t even be in our own living room, kitchen or bathroom without someone there.
They also tripled both our water and electric bill and completely walked all over us. They started running our w/d every day and night and taking three showers each daily. Also completely ran our internet so we couldn’t even watch one movie. Again, we asked them to be more courteous, that I was pregnant and my husband worked thirteen hours a day, and we deserved both to sleep and a warm shower.
We paid double the rent and all the utilities and let them still use our stuff. Every time we had a discussion they nodded and said they were wrong and it would never happen again, it always continued. It got to the point where their lamp even burned holes straight through the shade. If I ever left the house the had many people cooking and the w/d was running and every light in the house was on. Eventually we said they had to use the l mat, that we could no longer afford it with a baby coming and again they just begged us and said it would change, we refused.
They always said they appreciated our honesty and we didn’t just avoid them and blow up because that’s happened in the past (not surprised). The best part is the pretended they didn’t know where stuff was when we were home even though I’ve seen them steal many times (even checked other drawers in front of us bahaha!) They never once bought their own products and used everything of our they were “entitled” to and acted like the nicest people you’d ever meet. Our three months are almost up finally and we see this moral as you can really never know people until you live with them and even then they could be acting.