If you never lived in a flat-share, were you even a student for realz? The question doesn’t really have an answer, but it shows one thing. Living with another person under one roof is a one-of-a-kind experience.

And it’s not only about leaving dirty socks in plain sight, bringing in a bunch of friends at 2 am, or borrowing chocolate biscuits with 0.001% intention to return them. Whichever side you were, or currently are, standing on, you probably feel right and the other person is most likely wrong.

But in the land of flat- and house-sharing, there are no right or wrong people, there’s only a nasty-meter that goes up every single time you put an empty pack of ice cream back to rest in the freezer. Call it an exaggeration, but god is in the details when it comes to flat-sharing.

Pssst! More 'I live with a monster' pics can be found in a previous compilation by Bored Panda right here.

#1

Thesis Due In A Few Days And I Don’t Need This Extra Stress Of People Stealing My Stuff From The Communal Fridge

Thesis Due In A Few Days And I Don’t Need This Extra Stress Of People Stealing My Stuff From The Communal Fridge

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Kanishka Patel
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1 month ago

People need to learn to mind their business

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#2

The Way My Dad Puts Things Away In The Fridge. This Is A Piece Of Steak

The Way My Dad Puts Things Away In The Fridge. This Is A Piece Of Steak

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Kanishka Patel
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1 month ago

Thats nasty

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Living with someone is never easy. Whether you’re partners, friends, or random students who met by pure chance and equal need to share a flat, the truth is, a big part of the deal comes down to not-so-sweet moments. Like, noticing your biscuit bag rapidly shrinking in size, or drinking the chamomile tea and shoving in the ear plugs since your roommate is a night owl with a passion for techno.

Sometimes, though, it gets more awful than that. And when you realize your relationship has become somewhat passive-aggressive and your sticky note battle is getting out of hand, it may be too late to save your (and your roommate's, for that matter) sanity.

#3

My Husband Bought Memory Foam For “His Side Of The Bed”

My Husband Bought Memory Foam For “His Side Of The Bed”

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Just Your Regular Avocado
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1 month ago

Now that's just a sociopath.

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#4

My Dad Who Takes Bites Out Of Butter. Disgusting

My Dad Who Takes Bites Out Of Butter. Disgusting

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats kind of immature.

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Fortunately, there are some things everyone can do to make sure sharing a flat is not a one-way ride to hell. First, make sure you’re compatible from the very beginning. I know, nobody is going to marry their roommate, but being sure you have similar lifestyles, hobbies, and at least, are not immediately averse to one another is a good start.

However, many people who have experienced a flat share can assure you that living with your best friend is not a good idea either. Even though it sounds like a dream come true, living with your BFF may reveal less savory aspects of people’s personalities (And personal hygiene.) After all, it’s not worth putting your friendship on trial just so you two can spend even more time under one roof.

The truth is, when you start living with someone you know, little things that you were not particularly keen on about their personalities often snowball into giant arguments.

#5

My Wife Putting This Peanut Butter In The Trash Because It’s Empty

My Wife Putting This Peanut Butter In The Trash Because It’s Empty

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Gata Nick
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1 month ago

Is she a cat?

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#6

My Husband Is Technologically Challenged

My Husband Is Technologically Challenged

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

The lid is literally right there!

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#7

When Your Housemate Uses The Living Room As His Bedroom

When Your Housemate Uses The Living Room As His Bedroom

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm surprised you don't have vermin roaming around.

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#8

I Married A Monster

I Married A Monster

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Rose the Cook
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1 month ago

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Why they are only two kinds?

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#9

"Its Always So Cold In Our House. Our Furnace Sucks." -Wife Jan2020 -32C

"Its Always So Cold In Our House. Our Furnace Sucks." -Wife Jan2020 -32C

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats kind of dumb

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Even though there are no existing rules governing how roommates should live with one another, psychologist Fredric Neuman suggests a couple of things to have in mind. First, it’s mutual respect. “By respect, I mean certain specific things: Do not eat the other person’s food unless you ask first. Do not borrow clothes, or pick up money lying around, or take up any other possession of the other person without asking first.”

#10

The Way My GF "Puts Away The Groceries" Still In The Bag

The Way My GF "Puts Away The Groceries" Still In The Bag

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Teucer T
Community Member
1 month ago

At least you learned while there's still time to run like hell.

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#11

Wife Doesn’t Pay Attention To What We Already Have When Buying Groceries

Wife Doesn’t Pay Attention To What We Already Have When Buying Groceries

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

Wasting money

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#12

My Brother Has A Habit

My Brother Has A Habit

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

Forgetful people. Im one of them I can literally do this

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#13

I Married The Person Who Does This

I Married The Person Who Does This

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

Not over Not under THIS

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#14

My Mom Always Eats The Chocolate And Puts It Back In The Freezer Like That

My Mom Always Eats The Chocolate And Puts It Back In The Freezer Like That

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

My sister does this except shes 5

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#15

My Roommate Has Difficulties In Finding The Right Hole

My Roommate Has Difficulties In Finding The Right Hole

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Kanishka Patel
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1 month ago

Its not that hard...

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Second, it’s following through financial commitments so that none of the roommates feel pressured. Also, chores should be done without reminding one another, so make sure to set up a schedule in the communal zone.

#16

How My Wife Loads The Dishwasher

How My Wife Loads The Dishwasher

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Gata Nick
Community Member
1 month ago

Leave. Now!

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#17

The Way My Family Leaves The Toothpaste

The Way My Family Leaves The Toothpaste

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

EWWWWWW I am so glad you don't do that either.

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#18

My Wife Ate Every Single Marshmallow In A Family Sized Box Of Count Chocula. Every Single One

My Wife Ate Every Single Marshmallow In A Family Sized Box Of Count Chocula. Every Single One

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

My sister also does this and its so freaking annoying!

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#19

This Is How My Mom Puts The Knives Away In The Drying Rack

This Is How My Mom Puts The Knives Away In The Drying Rack

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

Does she secretly hate somebody in the house?

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According to Fredric Neuman, it’s best not to keep close track of everything you do for your roommate. “Weighing every action on a scale leads invariably to someone feeling disadvantaged,” he argues, so it’s best not to set your expectations too high.

#20

I Live With Monsters

I Live With Monsters

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

It would take a very long time to use that many toilet rolls.

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#21

Less Than 2 Days After Moving In, One Of My Roommates Scratched My New, Non-Stick Pan With Metal Utensils

Less Than 2 Days After Moving In, One Of My Roommates Scratched My New, Non-Stick Pan With Metal Utensils

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Sarah
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, you are SO buying me a new pan!

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#22

Live With A Girl They Said, Things Will Be Clean They Said

Live With A Girl They Said, Things Will Be Clean They Said

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Teucer T
Community Member
1 month ago

ROFL... I've seen worse at a woman's apartment. No idea how male bachelors got the reputation for being messy compared to females.

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#23

This Is How My Boyfriend Leaves The Sink After He Shaves

This Is How My Boyfriend Leaves The Sink After He Shaves

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Sarah
Community Member
1 month ago

Anyone that inconsiderate doesn't belong in a relationship. Run. Run now.

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#24

My Husband Doesn't Want The Case To Get Scratched And Cause An "Eyesore"

My Husband Doesn't Want The Case To Get Scratched And Cause An "Eyesore"

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Lou
Community Member
1 month ago

I am married to your husband.

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#25

I Went To The Fridge To Get Milk For My Cereal But Someone Put The Milk Back With This Much

I Went To The Fridge To Get Milk For My Cereal But Someone Put The Milk Back With This Much

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LoveThePanda
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd be super pissed

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This should be common sense, but you’d be surprised how many roommates actually don't comply with not going into your roommate’s bedroom unless they are present. Setting boundaries before starting to live together is a great way to make sure everyone is one the same page.

For some people, common sense may vary, and letting everyone know you’re not comfortable with anyone visiting your room without you present is a simple way to avoid miscommunication.

#26

Day 6 Of Living With A Roommate For The First Time. I’m Looking For A New Place

Day 6 Of Living With A Roommate For The First Time. I’m Looking For A New Place

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Sarah
Community Member
1 month ago

Gotta wonder...who exactly do they think is going to clean this up? Oh, right...Mommy.

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#27

My Roommate Can’t Read

My Roommate Can’t Read

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

I can imagine how annoying it must be living with bad roommates. My aunt had one in college and the roommate was so lazy. My aunt then got tired and she said she would not cook for anyone anymore.(And yes, she also did that for the roomate). So, my aunt was a hardworking person and she would make dinner early and go off to work. Then, the roommate would eat her dinner and she would e hungry. Also, she wasn't very rich back then and the roommate was a monster, in my opinion.

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#28

How My Girlfriend Takes The First Piece Of Freshly Baked Brownies

How My Girlfriend Takes The First Piece Of Freshly Baked Brownies

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Jocelyn
Community Member
1 month ago

THE EDGES ARE THE BEST PAAAAART!!! she's definitely an alien.

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#29

We Are A Family Of Four

We Are A Family Of Four

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El muerto
Community Member
1 month ago

either somebody has a secret family or they have ghosts with great hygiene

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#30

We Love Awful Roommates

We Love Awful Roommates

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

Ew thats so lazy

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#31

My Damn Family

My Damn Family

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

so confusing

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#32

The Way My Roommate Gives Me Rent

The Way My Roommate Gives Me Rent

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Random Anon
Community Member
1 month ago

Okay this really begs the question... what is his/her occupation?

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#33

This Is How I Cut My Pizza To Avoid Cutting Pepperoni. My Girlfriend Said To Post It To The Internet

This Is How I Cut My Pizza To Avoid Cutting Pepperoni. My Girlfriend Said To Post It To The Internet

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

What wrong with cutting pepperoni?

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#34

My Sister Opens Them Up To Check The Flavor And Puts It Back If She Doesn't Want It. The Flavor Is Also Printed At The Bottom Of The Wrapper

My Sister Opens Them Up To Check The Flavor And Puts It Back If She Doesn't Want It. The Flavor Is Also Printed At The Bottom Of The Wrapper

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Anarchy (they/them)
Community Member
1 month ago

B-but strawberry is the best flavor...

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#35

How My Family Uses A Tapeline

How My Family Uses A Tapeline

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Gata Nick
Community Member
1 month ago

That:s.... new

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#36

I Love My Wife Dearly, But This Is How She Leaves The Ice Cream After Getting Some For Herself

I Love My Wife Dearly, But This Is How She Leaves The Ice Cream After Getting Some For Herself

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

I've never seen this before. Why did she need to destroy half the carton?

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#37

How My Girlfriend’s Mum Stores The Washing Liquid

How My Girlfriend’s Mum Stores The Washing Liquid

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Marie Stanford
Community Member
1 month ago

An ER visit waiting to happen....

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#38

The Husband Used My Favorite Knife As A Garden Tool

The Husband Used My Favorite Knife As A Garden Tool

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Kim Kermes
Community Member
1 month ago

Justifiable homicide.

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#39

My Stuff Is Circled. The Other Stuff Is My Sister's

My Stuff Is Circled. The Other Stuff Is My Sister's

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

This is how I am. I need to change before I go off to college or it will be embarrassing for me

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#40

My Roommate Left A Surprise In The Kitchen, While I Was Outside

My Roommate Left A Surprise In The Kitchen, While I Was Outside

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CATMONSTER2018
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1 month ago

Is that dirt.... Or is it crap

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#41

The Cord For My Wife’s Vacuum

The Cord For My Wife’s Vacuum

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Anna Banana
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait, you each have your own vacuum?

N G
Community Member
1 month ago

That, or a Freudian way of revealing the REAL monster...

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Jocelyn
Community Member
1 month ago

why is it your WIFE's vacuum?

Jon S.
Community Member
1 month ago

My wife has her own vacuum. She insisted that the one I bought was too heavy for her. So now we have 2.

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Bruce Scheiman
Community Member
1 month ago

I didn't know, that there was such a thing as a his and her Vaccuum 😳 Actually, I think he means, "He doesn't vacuum at all", she does all the Vaccuuming! I'm not sure why. he couldn't just untangle the cord 4 her?

Commander Rex
Community Member
1 month ago

May have been her favorite vacuum before she moved in

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Arieke
Community Member
1 month ago

Your wife's vacuum? Wonder what yours looks like then......

Nyneva Kyte
Community Member
1 month ago

"Wife's" vacuum

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

You know, that mangling is really impressive.

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
1 month ago

What kind of cord is that even? Doesn't look like any vacuum-cord I've ever seen.

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
1 month ago

Normal cord put away badly many times and twirled into a mess. Not a good way to treat electrical cable.

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Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

Good grief. This cord looks as if it belongs to a landline phone decades ago.

Blakkur Sverrir
Community Member
1 month ago

For some unknown reason, the song "firestarter" startet playing in my mind

Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

It matches the halloween decor

justagirl
Community Member
1 month ago

Buy her a wireless one and problem solved.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
1 month ago

WIFE'S vacuum?

Memere
Community Member
1 month ago

In the redditor's post he stated clearly that the wife always calls it "her" vacuum.

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Eduardo Pereira
Community Member
1 month ago

Twist and Shout...

Connie Martin
Community Member
1 month ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I hate it when people do this with phone receiver cords too. You have to practically put your face on the phone to use it, it's so short

Meg Needler
Community Member
1 month ago

Exactly! So how can you vacuum with such a short cord? Maybe this post isn’t real?

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Efaye Liu
Community Member
1 month ago

i though that was halloween decoration for a moment

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought it had melted together!

Debbie Burton
Community Member
3 days ago

How??

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
1 month ago

I dont think that is safe to use anymore.

Bron
Community Member
1 month ago

Best way to kill that lead

Sian Rees
Community Member
1 month ago

GET CORDLESS DUH

Steve in Denver
Community Member
1 month ago

What does the cord to YOUR VACUUM look like?

Daniele Ribolla
Community Member
1 month ago

and we wanna talk about wife's (I'm bald) hairdryers?

『•• espresso ••』
Community Member
1 month ago

Why, why, just why?

Carol Roeder
Community Member
1 month ago

Man, I wouldn't touch that vacuum with a 10 foot pole! Can you say: SHOCK!

TomiSmith
Community Member
1 month ago

Talk about stupid and lazy.

Paul Z.
Community Member
1 month ago

How?

Joanne Hicks
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks dangerous

Lisa Pockat Bork
Community Member
1 month ago

How do you even do that?

Jane W.
Community Member
1 month ago

Does she only vacuum her OWN floor, too?

Sharon Chang
Community Member
1 month ago

Is your wife a spider?

Irene Fluit
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow...electrocution anyone??

Polly Culberson
Community Member
1 month ago

Excuse me, but isn't it YOUR vacuum too?

Sandra Llewelyn
Community Member
1 month ago

Such a sexist remark

Belinda Crum
Community Member
1 month ago

I can't stand that crap.

Memere
Community Member
1 month ago

First, that's extremely dangerous (as noted from Aleksandra's comment with the actual facts from SuperLarrio's reddit). Second, we have a vacuum we keep in our finished basement, and one for upstairs, so yeah - his & hers, plus no need to have to lug a single vacuum up & down stairs. But as an electrician's daughter, I would never allow a cord to get this bad. No wonder the wife "felt a shock" when she touched the cord!

Xitlali Alvarez
Community Member
1 month ago

If my wife did that, I would have a separate vacuum too.

Mary Hurst
Community Member
1 month ago

What is wrong with her?

Meg Needler
Community Member
1 month ago

She’s probably got a ton of anxiety because her husband has bestowed ownership of the vacuum and all cleaning supplies (and maybe the kids when they act up) to her. So twisting the cord is just one of the ways she copes with anxiety. Who knows. She may have Vodka, chocolate or cigarettes somewhere to help too.

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Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought It was barbed wire....

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 month ago

she love spiders

Lyn Moffett
Community Member
1 month ago

That would drive me insane

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
1 month ago

Have you considered a 72 hour involuntary hold ?

Leila Noury
Community Member
1 month ago

my life be like-

Jonquil Dakin
Community Member
1 month ago

Just cut it. JUST CUT IT!

Lynne Harbison
Community Member
1 month ago

BOOM!

Robert Thompson
Community Member
1 month ago

This is why you don't wrap it around your elbow. and you don't just pull it off the cord holder. It needs to be coiled, and uncoiled.

Orionpax75
Community Member
1 month ago

Either throw away the wife or vacuum i would pick the sloppy wife

Phil Seiden
Community Member
1 month ago

His is a SHOP VAC.

Crochet lady
Community Member
1 month ago

If his wife is really lucky he will get her a new vacuum cleaner for Valentine's Day and she will have and excuse to divorce his lazy a$$."My wife's vacuum", seriously?

Aleksandra
Community Member
1 month ago

"I didn’t expect the comments to go the direction they went lol...gotta love Reddit. Anyway, she does think of the vacuum as HERS. She even said “i need you to take a look at MY vacuum, if i touch the cord in certain spots i get shocked”...thats when I really noticed this monstrosity of a tangled s**t show. So after I finished the laundry and put the kids to bed (take that reddit and your gender roles) I realized, we’ll be buying a new vacuum tonight" His response under original post, so luckily he's a cool guy

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Julie
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, hells no!

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
1 month ago

Vacuum cleaners belong to the household, not to your wife. Sheesh.

Ben Dover
Community Member
1 month ago

No the woman just does all the work according to him

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Christmas lights :D

YoyoSthlm
Community Member
1 month ago

If she does the vacuuming, why can't you untangle the cord for her??

Meg Needler
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s beyond hope. Bring it in to a repair shop and have them replace the cord with an extra long one.

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PARIS ROYAL
Community Member
1 month ago

im actually laughing

Linda HS
Community Member
1 month ago

Ay ay ay 🤦

King Joffrey
Community Member
1 month ago

This is why I have a cordless vacuum.

Henny Hana
Community Member
1 month ago

This triggers me..i can't stand even a bit of that.

Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 month ago

Dreadlocks

Miriam Brose
Community Member
1 month ago

HOW?

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 month ago

Only turning in one direction when turning around. She appears to make a right-hand turn every single time, twisting the cord ever-tighter.

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Francis
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1 month ago

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER?!

Erin E
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1 month ago

What’s wrong with him?

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#42

How My Son Left My Socket Set

How My Son Left My Socket Set

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William Faulk
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1 month ago

xD I used to do this ALL the time!

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#43

My Girlfriend Doesn't Zip The Resealable Bag Closed And Puts The Bag In Upside Down

My Girlfriend Doesn't Zip The Resealable Bag Closed And Puts The Bag In Upside Down

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Kanishka Patel
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#44

My Kids Are Trying To Give Me A Stroke

My Kids Are Trying To Give Me A Stroke

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Roland Kreslin
Community Member
1 month ago

For that were buttslaps invented.

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#45

How My Step Dad Decided To Close A Box Of Cereal After Eating Edibles Last Night

How My Step Dad Decided To Close A Box Of Cereal After Eating Edibles Last Night

LocusAintBad Report

Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

WHYYYY

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#46

My Roommate Has Hit New Peaks Of Laziness

My Roommate Has Hit New Peaks Of Laziness

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

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#47

Savages

Savages

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 month ago

The toothpaste resembles a monster

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#48

How My Wife Throws Away Boxes

How My Wife Throws Away Boxes

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Sarah
Community Member
1 month ago

"Your turn to take the trash out, wife."

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#49

Things You Find The Morning After Your Australian Housemate Got Hammered

Things You Find The Morning After Your Australian Housemate Got Hammered

jmac46 Report

William Faulk
Community Member
1 month ago

ew wtf?

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#50

My Girlfriend Opens Cereal Like A Neanderthal

My Girlfriend Opens Cereal Like A Neanderthal

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
1 month ago

Me tho... When I don't have scissors :)

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