If you like things tidy, living with other people is hard. You have to maneuver through their dirty clothes, go on a scavenger hunt every time you need a clean plate, and work part-time as a garbage collector. But if you're unlucky enough, you might move in with an individual that's impossible to live with. No matter if you're high-maintenance or chill as a goldfish. The Internet calls these creatures 'monsters'. And rightfully so. Who else could keep a potato in their cupboard so long that it starts sprouting? Or leave so much hair on the wall of a shower that you could make a wig out of it? Bored Panda has compiled a list of pictures that show what it's like to live with a monster so scroll down, check out their insane living habits, and upvote your (least) favorite ones!

#1

The Way My Wife Opens Things

The Way My Wife Opens Things

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Zebwe
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1 year ago

are you sure she's not a cat?

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While cheesy sitcoms may have convinced you that living with roommates is the best, truth is, there's much more to it. When you are sharing your space with someone else, everyday life is full of conflicts, compromises, and setting boundaries. There are, however, things you can do to make it easier for everyone involved.

#2

My Wife Hung A Nice Picture And A Small Shelf While I Was On Duty. Now My Eye Is Twitching

My Wife Hung A Nice Picture And A Small Shelf While I Was On Duty. Now My Eye Is Twitching

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

OCD going wild right now

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Clear Communication from the get-go. Even though this is one of the most important tips for any relationship, it's vital for all roommates. You'll be spending a lot of time with each other, and you'll need to respect each other's needs and preferences. Ask yourself what you know about yourself already and what you expect from the person that's living with you. Maybe you like to blast music while you study, maybe you need some peace and quiet before you go to sleep, it doesn't matter, just figure it out and communicate these needs and expectations as soon as possible.

#3

Why I Keep A Secret Tube Of Toothpaste From My Wife And Children

Why I Keep A Secret Tube Of Toothpaste From My Wife And Children

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Tamicka
Community Member
1 year ago

My sister does the same so I also have to keep a secret one (otherwise she'll just use mine)

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Solve problems immediately. The best way to go about it is to tackle them while they're still small. Is your roommate borrowing your stuff without asking? Or maybe they're constantly leaving a mess behind them? Address issues as soon as you notice them and it will be easier to talk about them in a calm and friendly manner.

#4

I Lost A Loved One Today. I'm Not Sure Which One Yet, But Whoever Cuts Cheese Cake Like This Is Dead To Me

I Lost A Loved One Today. I'm Not Sure Which One Yet, But Whoever Cuts Cheese Cake Like This Is Dead To Me

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Jasmine Sunflower Laake
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1 year ago (edited)

*sees way to cut it into two perfect triangles*

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Be respectful when you're thinking about inviting people over. Even if you're an extroverted socialite who thrives among other people, your roommate prefers spending time alone. Bringing a group of friends to your home may be disrupting, considering it's their home as well. Talk to your roommate again, inform them about your socialization needs and make sure you don't overstep any boundaries.

#5

My Housemate Still Hasn’t Got Rid Of His Pumpkin From Halloween

My Housemate Still Hasn’t Got Rid Of His Pumpkin From Halloween

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

this is nasty

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It's okay if you and your roommate aren't best friends. Try to be pleasant and friendly to your roommate, but respect each other's personal space. There's no need to force a close relationship, doing so might cause strain and discomfort for the both of you. Go on with your life and if you connect, you connect, and if you don't, at least you get along.

#6

Damn 3-Year-Olds

Damn 3-Year-Olds

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Laana
Community Member
1 year ago

Crime!!

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#7

My Wife Never Finishes A Bottle Of Shampoo Or Body Wash Before Buying A New Kind And Leaving The Old Ones

My Wife Never Finishes A Bottle Of Shampoo Or Body Wash Before Buying A New Kind And Leaving The Old Ones

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Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey, the bathtub is absolutely sparkling so stop complaining!

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#8

My Roommate's Toothbrush

My Roommate's Toothbrush

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

does he wake up mad/upset every morning?

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#9

What Kind Of Person Leaves This In The Freezer

What Kind Of Person Leaves This In The Freezer

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

...a sadist

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#10

"Flatmate Made Pasta, Then Left For A Vacation." (I Sort Of Want To Cuddle It)

"Flatmate Made Pasta, Then Left For A Vacation." (I Sort Of Want To Cuddle It)

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Tessa
Community Member
1 year ago

My flatmate was doing the same, with everything she cooked. We started putting it into her room while she was away. Sometimes even put lid of so her whole room smells like the spoiled food she left in kitchen for us, to suffer...

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#11

I'm Starting A Fight With My Wife

I'm Starting A Fight With My Wife

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

Who cares? Pets can't read. ♥

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#12

My Roommate And I Own Only Two Pots. When He Cooks, He Stores The Leftovers In The Fridge In The Pots, Instead Of Putting Them In Containers

My Roommate And I Own Only Two Pots. When He Cooks, He Stores The Leftovers In The Fridge In The Pots, Instead Of Putting Them In Containers

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate this with a passion.

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#13

My Side Of The Room vs. My Roommate's Side

My Side Of The Room vs. My Roommate's Side

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

having a nasty roommate is just the worst.

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#14

My Wife Never Fully Screws The Lids Back Onto Anything

My Wife Never Fully Screws The Lids Back Onto Anything

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Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

I would have to have a totally separate fridge with all separate things. This is not OK!

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#15

My Flatmate Isn’t The Biggest Fan Of Hygiene. This Festive Potato Managed To Grow In His Cupboard

My Flatmate Isn’t The Biggest Fan Of Hygiene. This Festive Potato Managed To Grow In His Cupboard

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Koalamonster
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh dear god the smell of a rotting potato...

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#16

Holiday With New Boyfriend - He Opens Bread Like This

Holiday With New Boyfriend - He Opens Bread Like This

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Clare McDuff
Community Member
1 year ago

That was fun while it lasted.

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#17

My Wife Is A Monster

My Wife Is A Monster

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gonzo
Community Member
1 year ago

Kitkat#4 must be terrified

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#18

The Way My Housemate Tidied These Shoes

The Way My Housemate Tidied These Shoes

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HOUSE
Community Member
1 year ago

They are clearly joking OCD people

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#19

My Wife Likes To Put Her Food And Drinks On Electronics

My Wife Likes To Put Her Food And Drinks On Electronics

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ZombieGirl5591
Community Member
1 year ago

lol thats actually soooo germ ridden...but I'm guilty of doing that sometimes lol

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#20

My Roommate Leaves Her Cat's Litter Box Scoop In Our Kitchen Sink

My Roommate Leaves Her Cat's Litter Box Scoop In Our Kitchen Sink

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Steve
Community Member
1 year ago

Leave it in her bed for her to find, next time.

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#21

My Wife Leaves Hair Stuck To The Shower Wall

My Wife Leaves Hair Stuck To The Shower Wall

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

thumbs down

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#22

How My Boyfriend Stores His Cords

How My Boyfriend Stores His Cords

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rai mei
Community Member
1 year ago

spaghetti wires 😒

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#23

My Wife Thinks It Is OK To Mix M&M's With Skittles

My Wife Thinks It Is OK To Mix M&M's With Skittles

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Erzuq
Community Member
1 year ago

No. It's NOT OKAY

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#24

I Thought I Was The Only One Whose Flatmates Were Growing Potato Monsters. This One Was Growing For A Year And I Discovered It The Weekend I Moved In

I Thought I Was The Only One Whose Flatmates Were Growing Potato Monsters. This One Was Growing For A Year And I Discovered It The Weekend I Moved In

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ZeitCycloneTangram
Community Member
1 year ago

QUICK! GET RID OF IT BEFORE IT LEARNS HUMAN SPEECH!

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#25

My Girlfriend’s Kitchen, Everyone

My Girlfriend’s Kitchen, Everyone

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Erzuq
Community Member
1 year ago

What a waste

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#26

My Wife’s Nightstand

My Wife’s Nightstand

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
1 year ago

How hard is it to toss these in the recycle bin..I don't get it.

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#27

My Wife Bought Toilet Paper For The First Time. One Ply. I Live With A Monster

My Wife Bought Toilet Paper For The First Time. One Ply. I Live With A Monster

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nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't understand why 1ply ever existed at all

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#28

My Roommates Seem To Forget This Exists

My Roommates Seem To Forget This Exists

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Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

Not only is this terribly lazy, it is unbelievably dangerous. Can't believe there wasn't a fire.

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#29

I Live With A Monster. This Happens Every Single Time I Get Back Home After Being Away With Work For 2 Weeks

I Live With A Monster. This Happens Every Single Time I Get Back Home After Being Away With Work For 2 Weeks

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Char Char
Community Member
1 year ago

Even a 2 year old does better than that.

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#30

My Boyfriend Doesn't Throw Away Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

My Boyfriend Doesn't Throw Away Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

Instead, the top of the toilet becomes his garbage display area. I take out the garbage regularly, but I wanted to see how long this would go on for - it's been 2 weeks.

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GoodWolf
Community Member
1 year ago

Twelve rolls in two weeks. Wow!

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#31

My Wife Is A Monster

My Wife Is A Monster

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Alan Wilkening
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

She obviously wants to get straight to the toy at the bottom of the cereal package.

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#32

My Roommate Puts The Empty Milk Containers Back Into The Fridge

My Roommate Puts The Empty Milk Containers Back Into The Fridge

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Kai
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, at least it is on one single spot, mine will left them around the house.

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#33

The Way My Wife Leaves The Egg Shells In The Carton Instead Of Throwing Them Into The Trash

The Way My Wife Leaves The Egg Shells In The Carton Instead Of Throwing Them Into The Trash

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Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

I do that (while cooking. When I'm done, I put them in the trash and the remaining eggs back in the fridge)

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#34

So My Roommate Used My Tin Foil

So My Roommate Used My Tin Foil

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Nia Loves Art
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1 year ago

I do this by mistake sometimes. Hard to control.

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#35

When My Roommates Take Out The Trash, They Don’t Put A New Lining, And Throw Trash In The Can Anyway

When My Roommates Take Out The Trash, They Don’t Put A New Lining, And Throw Trash In The Can Anyway

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

throw the whole thing away

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#36

I've Been Stuck In My Room Sick For 4 Days Trying To Not Give My Roommate And His Girlfriend What I Have. They've Just Been Letting The Dishes Build Up This Whole Time

I've Been Stuck In My Room Sick For 4 Days Trying To Not Give My Roommate And His Girlfriend What I Have. They've Just Been Letting The Dishes Build Up This Whole Time

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Mama Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to have a roommate like this. Every damn night I would clean the kitchen spotless and he and his friends would come in drunk and make messy food late at night and leave the mess!! So, I finally decided to take all of the dirty dishes and put them in his bed in the morning after he left and would remake his bed like nothing happened. A few times of this and he finally stopped! We still laugh about it now haha

Kateřina Halašková
Community Member
1 year ago

and it did work? we put dirty dishes to our housemate room and the only result was he was pretty angry and refused to help with any housework since then.

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Laura Ford-Everett
Community Member
1 year ago

Kick those lazy gross people out :(

Matthew Hignite
Community Member
1 year ago

do what mama panda did

Sue Grigg
Community Member
1 year ago

I will never understand people who do this. I can't sleep at night if there's dirty dishes in the sink. I have to wash them before I go to bed so I don't see them in the morning.

Randomcthulu
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a roomie who did this, I quit washing her dishes and she couldn't be bothered until her mom was coming to visit. I got woken by a bloodcurdling scream...she'd left them so long that there was a black widow in the sink. I laughed so hard I cried.

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

The time has come to infect them.

Jamie Gilmer
Community Member
1 year ago

This should be a crime.

GenXandEarnedItAll
Community Member
1 year ago

Take them and put them on their bed....

Michelle Line
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a friend move into a spare room when he was going through a tough time. Needless to say, he stayed much longer than he was supposed to, but that's another story. He'd do the exact same thing. The kitchen would be spotless when I went to bed, but when I got up, it'd be full of his dirty dishes. I got tired of it and tired of asking him to clean his dishes before going to bed (which was usually 3 in the morning), so I began putting them in his room just as he left them -- whatever liquid or food was in them. Sadly it really didn't work. He'd clean his mess for a day or two then go right back to this crap. Needless to say, his 2-month temporary stay which turned into nearly a 2-year stay was eventually put to an end by me kicking him out.

Kimmy Motley Krew
Community Member
1 year ago

Honestly, it's probably why you are sick if they're not clean-friendly roommates!

Cindy Jarrett
Community Member
1 year ago

Barbarrians!

back atya
Community Member
1 year ago

Call the police and tell them a homicide is about to happen if they don't remove them from the place

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 year ago

I reiterate, I am so lucky to have never had roommates. Just one brother growing up and now my wife. Both are as clean as I am.

J.S.T.
Community Member
1 year ago

TO THE RANKOR PIT WITH THEM!!!

Suzanna Johnston
Community Member
11 months ago

I go to bed with a nice clean and shiny kitchen and wake up to this. Husband makes his breakfast and lunch and kids snack in the night. Kids are 18 and 20 years old, capable of cleaning up after themselves. 🥵

Sarah Isburgh
Community Member
1 year ago

Time for “The Talk.” And cough all over their pillows.

Trisha Haskett
Community Member
1 year ago

She with the highest cleaning standards does all the cleaning.

Kathy Thornton
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a roommate like this once and finally got tired of doing her dishes so I found a big box and every dish, glass, pot or silverware that wasn't washed I put in the box until one day we had no dishes etc and she asked what happened? I pulled out the box and told her if she wanted something she had to wash it. It worked for a while.

Nikki
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes. Good. Glad to see you're feeling better. It's your turn to do the dishes. have fun.

Teri Donovan
Community Member
1 year ago

Time to move.

Dawn Everly
Community Member
1 year ago

Ha. That deserves a good dose of whatever ya got!

Richard
Community Member
1 year ago

Wash all the dishes, then lick them all before putting them away.

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

Go breathe all over his pillow

Smart remarks
Community Member
1 year ago

Throw in garbage

Kellilee Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Find new roommate! This is disrespectful to you!!!

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like they’re going to catch whatever you have anyway. If not from you, from the filth in the kitchen sink.

Lucie Koláčková
Community Member
1 year ago

Selfish and disgusting roomate :(

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

I think I see where you got it from

Elise Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Start using paper plates until they clean up their mess.

Fred Burrows
Community Member
1 year ago

It's not that had to rinse a plate

Belinda Crum
Community Member
1 year ago

Lazy damn people piss me off. I work with a few of them.

Georgie V
Community Member
1 year ago

The roaches WILL come!

Maggie Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

what a woman! great thinking!

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

Laziness.

CJ Curtis
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG....

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Put the dishes in his bed. A55#0LE5!

Kerry Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Selfish and lazy

Christina Sersif
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank God I don't have a room mate. I would be in jail for murder

Ella Bee
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to have roommates like this, they always left dishes in the sink like its normal for me to wash it for them. I'm glad I left that damn house

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I've been there.

Joelyn Kitzmiller
Community Member
1 year ago

Go kiss them and use their toothbrushes...this is unacceptable

Bettina Krumböck
Community Member
1 year ago

When i shared an appartment, i fought for deposits. IF i had to clean after 3 engeneers, i want a lot of cash, isso :)

Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

Time to get out of your room and spread your germs. Perhaps you're in luck and they are not vaccinated.

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#37

My Wife Always Opens The Microwave Before It Ends And Leaves It Like This, So I Always Have To Cancel Before Setting My Heating Time

My Wife Always Opens The Microwave Before It Ends And Leaves It Like This, So I Always Have To Cancel Before Setting My Heating Time

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Erzuq
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate the beebing sound our microwawe makes when the time is up, that's why i always stop it on the last second and then cancel the time

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#38

How My Parents Store Their DVDs

How My Parents Store Their DVDs

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

That’s what my daughter does and she gets told every damn time not too.

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#39

My Girlfriend Opens New Water Bottles Without Finishing The Others First. Send Help, Please

My Girlfriend Opens New Water Bottles Without Finishing The Others First. Send Help, Please

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Tessa
Community Member
1 year ago

At least its glass.

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#40

I Live With Monsters

I Live With Monsters

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

my girl does this, we get our separate to avoid conflict

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