35 Weird And Embarrassing Roommate Stories Shared For Jimmy Fallon’s Challenge
They say that the purpose of having a roommate is to eat their OREOs, use their shampoo, and have someone open the door for you when you’re dead drunk from a night out, no judgment included. That’s not true. Apart from a fraction of roommates who become life-long friends, most of them are there in your life so you can have hilarious stories to tell.
For anyone who knows what it’s like to live with other people under one roof, Jimmy Fallon’s new #MyWeirdRoommate challenge is a safe place to talk about very weird but very real things. Starting with Fallon’s story about a roommate “who only ate chicken nuggets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Everyone called him Nugget,” the thread started rolling with each story better than the previous one.
So get ready to cringe, laugh, and dive into something so relatable that no one who never had the pleasure (and a curse!) of having a roommate would understand.
Bored Panda spoke to Twitter user Save Bandit! who said she woke up to a roommate reading bible verses over her. “I woke up to my roommate reading bible verses over me because she had heard me whispering in "tongues" the night before. I was in bed talking to my family in my native language and didn't want to disturb her sleep,” they tweeted for the #MyWeirdRoommate challenge.
“My first thought initially was ‘what the hell’! Then she explained what had happened and honestly, we laughed pretty hard about it, she learned I spoke another language and I learned she was quite religious,” Save Bandit! said. Having said that, the Twitter user added that they definitely wouldn’t call that roommate weird, but “perhaps a little sheltered.” They added: “It can always be worse, I found that out once she left and I got a second roommate who never stopped talking.”
When it comes to keeping in touch with roommates, Save Bandit! said that they lost touch some years back but prior to that, "we would occasionally reach out and send funny memes to one another." They also added that “I definitely prefer living alone, roommates can be fun but sometimes it's a hassle living with another person.”
We also reached out to one Twitter user that goes by the nickname “mother of staircase humor” who participated in Jimmy Fallon’s #MyWeirdRoommate challenge. “Back in dental college, I had a roommate who would wash all her fresh fruits with soap. Little did I know that a decade and a half later, all of us would be doing the same,” she tweeted in response to Fallon.
The Twitter user said that the moment she saw her “weird roommate” washing fruits with soap, she “exchanged glances with other roommates, by the end of college, we had our own secret eye language.” Even today, they still have “our own little fest based on social media posts of old peers.”
While living with other people at dental college, the Twitter user said that they learned to read each other very well. “There were a ton of hilarious instances, we were all weird in our own ways,” she added. In general, she had a great time as she was “wise enough to understand that college days never come back and it indeed was the golden time of my life.”