Members of a popular internet forum cheered a former student’s quick thinking after describing the costly revenge plan they carried out against their college roommate.
In a viral reddit Post published on r/pettyrevenge, Redditor u/BBBG214 (aka the original poster or OP) said their relationship with their roommate soured after living together for a short while and explained how they reacted to her controlling and stealing behavior.
Titled, “My Roommate Steals All My Stuff, So I Hide Her ID Card,” the after has received more than 9,000 votes in the past day.
The original poster wrote that they met their roommate during their induction week at college, and said the couple hit it off and decided to move in together. Noting that it was “perfect” initially, the original poster also said their living conditions took a nosedive shortly after moving in.
“I brought my TV from home and my parents paid for the cable for the room,” OP wrote. “If I got home and she was watching TV, I didn’t mind until I asked for the remote and she told me her show was over in three hours and I couldn’t use my own TV.”
“Then I had a storage bin full of snacks that I would buy if my mom sent me some money,” OP continued. “I would go home for a weekend and she would eat EVERYTHING. I’m talking about literally every food item in this bin and leave me nothing.”
Adding that their roommate never admitted to eating the snacks, or offered to reimburse them for the food, the original poster said they tried to handle the situation in a cordial way, but were eventually forced to “get close” and retaliate. to take.
“She would leave her ID everywhere and I started grabbing it and hiding it so she had to go get a new one,” OP wrote. “It cost $20 each time she had to replace it.”
“I must have stolen at least $400 worth of her ID cards and she never realized it,” they continued.
“At the end of the year, when we moved, I packed up and was the first to leave,” OP added. “After I moved and cleared all my boxes, she left to go somewhere and I left all her ‘misplaced’ IDs on the desk on her side of the room.”
Whether pre-selected or randomly assigned, living with a roommate can make or break college days.
For teens and young adults who are not used to living with roommates, being thrown around with another student in a similar situation is likely to have adverse effects.
But while Georgetown University reports that there is frequent disagreement among college roommates, and that one in three students has roommate problems every year, certain tense living situations bubbling into bigger troubles.
In cases of extreme stress, College Choice, a resource for college students and their families, reports that students who live with roommates they don’t like are prone to depression, decline in academic performance, and more frequent binge drinking.
To resolve these kinds of living situations, many college-related outlets recommend addressing tension points directly and suggesting changing roommates or moving out altogether as a last resort. However, seeking revenge on an unpleasant roommate is not recommended.
But in the comment section of the viral post, Redditors praised the way the original poster dealt with their roommate, despite the former student’s costly revenge plan.
“That’s the best parting gift,” Redditor wrote u/pookguyinc in the top commentary of the post, which has received more than 3,300 votes.
“This might be one of my favorites,” Redditor added u/poppymcculturestein. “It’s absolutely so petty.”
“This is the best little revenge I’ve ever read, BECAUSE you left the truth after you left,” another Redditor chimed in. “You owned it like one last f**k you.”
Redditor u/Mala_Tea, whose comment has garnered more than 700 votes, was adamant that the original poster was justified in collecting $400 worth of new ID cards for their roommate.
“She Was A Law Entitled” [piece of s**t] and you gave her the kind of medicine she deserved,” they wrote. “She stole from you and used your things without asking and was rude.”
“I don’t feel sorry for her at all,” she added.
The internet also took no pity on a college graduate who was rejected by her roommate when she asked her to leave the apartment so her daddy can use her bed†
And feelings were pretty mixed when it came to whether or not a roommate was standing in line to tell others that her roommate was “secret†
And another student said they were “shocked” to find that their roommate “old enough to be [her] grandmother†