I encountered this entertaining revenge story in my daily scrolling of Reddit threads. The thread was written by someone sharing a house with three other friends.
One of the roommates thought it would be a good idea for his girlfriend to move in, so she did.
The only problem was he didn’t ask the other two roommates what they thought. This is how the Redditor took his revenge.
Learning to Live With Roommates
In college, the young man lived with three friends in a shared house.
One Roomates Was a Lazy Slob
Unfortunately, one of his roommates was a terrible housemate. He never bothered to clean up after himself, nor did he contribute to the expenses of shared resources such as cleaning supplies.
To make matters worse, this inconsiderate roommate invited his girlfriend to move in without consulting his housemates.
She didn’t pay rent and refused to clean as well. The roommate gave her his copy of the house key, and she settled in.
Refusing to Reason
Despite numerous attempts to reason with him, the roommate refused to see their point of view.
A House Divided
The housemates repeatedly suggested that the couple could spend time at her place, but the inconsiderate roommate claimed she lived too far away, with her parents on the other side of town.
A Locked Door and Master Plan
The house had three floors, each with a door that unlocked with the house key.
Additionally, there was a front door that was always left unlocked, and none of the housemates had a key to it.
Nice Night For Revenge
As expected, the roommate and his girlfriend often went out at night and returned very late.
One fateful night, the young man decided to lock the front door, preventing them from getting back in.
The Long Night
In the early hours of the morning, they came back and tried to gain entry.
The Final Standoff
They knocked on the door, threw rocks at the windows, and made other attempts to get in, but to no avail.
Eventually, they gave up, and the inconsiderate roommate had no choice but to go to his girlfriend’s place.
Forced to Surrender
He even had to take an Uber to go to the other side of town.
As the old adage goes, “play stupid games, win stupid prizes.”
What Did Redditors Think?
Redditors loved hearing about this story of petty revenge.
Car_cow said, “This was completely reasonable, if they don’t pay rent then they should be able to stay there”
Another user said they were once the terrible roommate. They wrote, “As the one who was the s****y roommate in a similar situation years ago, kudos to you. I wish someone had locked me out and/or punched me in the face for acting that way.”
Have you ever had an inconsiderate roommate? What would you have done? Was locking someone out for a night enough revenge?
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