All The Ways To Confuse, Annoy, And Screw With Your Roommate – (page 2 of 4)

  1. Dress in drag.
  2. Buy Lays potato chips with all your money. Stack the bags in the middle of the room in a pyramid. Eat them whenever your roommate is in the room. For every one you eat, offer your roommate one, each time telling him, “No one can eat just one.”
  3. Wear no clothes in the room except a cowboy hat.
  4. Lay in the middle of the room and chant to pagan gods.
  5. Plant grass in the carpet and scream at your roommate every time s/he takes a step in the room. Put up a ‘please don’t walk on the grass’ sign.
  6. Give your roommate’s clothes to the Salvation Army.
  7. Pretend to shower often but only wash your hair in the sink. See how long it takes your roommate to notice.
  8. Read lots of science fiction and begin to act as though you think your roommate is an alien in disguise. Jump on him/her and try to rip off the humanoid mask the alien is wearing.
  9. Invite a homeless person to live in your room and sleep in your roommate’s bed.
  10. Set off the smoke alarm in your room and tell the fire department your roommate was smoking.
  11. Become your own twin brother and tell your roommate that you and your brother never appear in the same place at once. Tell your roommate the same thing again after leaving and coming back into the room.
  12. Sleep face down under your mattress on a bunkbed and stare at your roommate all night through the springs.
  13. Wear ammonia as a cologne.
  14. Whenever your roommate goes to sleep, wake up.
  15. Whenever your roommate wakes up, go to sleep.
  16. Have really weird friends who have strange loud conversations. Whenever your roommate walks in, you all be quiet and stare at him/her until s/he leaves.
  17. Mount a wall-sized mirror on your wall and then ask your roommate not to look at it because demonic forces from the other side will escape into this world if s/he does.
  18. Build an antfarm. Let your ants have “jailbreaks”. Then ask your roommate to help you hunt down all the renegade ants.
  19. Wear nothing but tightie-whities whenever your roommate has guests.
  20. Nail boards across your window. When your roommate asks why, tell him/her you know they’re all watching you.
  21. Start a scab collection. Keep it in a locked glass case on your desk. Tell your roommate that you know s/he was looking for the key.
  22. Leave Kleenexes dipped in mayonnaise on the floor. Tell guests that your roommate is disgusting and show them.
  23. Start a new-wave cult. Hold nightly candle-lit rituals in your room with your followers.
  24. Begin to accumulate a used gum ball. Weigh it every day. Accuse your roommate of stealing gum.
  25. Throw blood on your roommate when s/he is wearing a coat and shout “animal killer”.
  26. Get a friend to leave a message on the phone with your roommate for you saying the test results came back positive. When your roommate tells you, cough, faint, and then refuse to discuss it.
  27. Laugh a lot in the morning. Tell your roommate to be happy all the time.
  28. Put no-doze pills in your roommate’s drinks.
  29. Set your alarm clock for three o’clock. Push the doze button every 5 minutes when it beeps for the next five hours, each time telling your roommate that you’ll wake up in five minutes.
  30. Get your roommate’s social security number. Call the registrar and switch all of his/her classes. Tell your roommate at the end of the term that the Philosophical Environmental Anthropology exam is supposed to be really hard. Wish him/her luck.
  31. Play Dungeons & Dragons all the time. Tell your roommate to obey you because you are the Dungeon Master. Attack invisible dragons with a cardboard sword.
  32. Make a voodoo doll of your roommate. Kill it.
  33. Learn the words to all your roommate’s favorite songs. Sing along.
  34. Learn to play an accordion.
  35. Make a contract with the Mafia to kill your roommate. This is very annoying.
  36. Build a snowman out of big balls of toilet paper. Throw water on it and begin to cry that the snowman is melting.
  37. Put Vaseline on everything. Tell your roommate that you were just trying to “loosen up” the room.
  38. Tell your roommate on a daily basis that s/he is projecting negative karma.
  39. Whenever your roommate gets clothes back from the laundry, hide them. Then wear some every day until you have removed all the stolen clothes from hiding and they are all now dirty. Ask your roommate to wash them again.
  40. Learn a lot of quotations. Whenever you talk to your roommate, say nothing but quotes for three weeks.
  41. Adopt an iguana. Collect the skin peelings. Give them to your roommate as a peace offering from Peter (the iguana).
  42. Bring several dogs to your room. Hold conversations with them whenever your roommate comes in. If s/he complains, tell him/her s/he is being prejudiced on the basis of your friends’ species. Call him/her a bigot.
  43. Sign up your roommate for all the radical organizations on campus. If they call, tell them s/he is very interested in and in favor of their cause.
  44. Buy seven different colored yo-yo’s. Practice with them seven hours a day, alternating yo-yo’s on the hour.
  45. Create an animal cemetery in your floor. Hold memorial services. If your roommate complains, tell him/her that s/he has no respect for the dead.
  46. When your roommate is typing, type on your keyboard in synchronization.
  47. Become a Trekkie. Talk to your communicator. Tell Scottie to beam you up and run quickly from the room. If your roommate asks, tell him/her “Dammit, Jim, I’m just a doctor!”
  48. Buy forty two-litre bottles of generic soda. Dump out one bottle. Every time you drink a bottle, piss in the empty one. Do so until you have thirty-nine bottles of urine. Complain to your roommate that generic soda tastes awful.
  49. Order five anchovy pizzas for your roommate. When the deliverer arrives, tell them that your roommate likes to play jokes on the pizza place and then your roommate lies about his/her ordering. Tell them where s/he is.
  50. Put in your contacts when you go to bed. Scream in agony as you rip them from your bloody eyelids in the morning. Put them in again that night. Complain to your roommate that you just can’t see a darned thing anymore.
  51. Insist that you are a vegetarian and protest anytime your roommate eats meat. Then leave “Slim Jim” wrappers on the floor and lie on the bed holding your stomach every time your roommate walks in. If s/he asks about the wrappers, say you know nothing about them.
  52. Get some hair. Disperse it around your roommate’s head while s/he is asleep. Keep a pair of scissors by your bed. Snicker at your roommate every morning.
  53. Every time your roommate walks in yell, “Hooray! You’re back!” as loud as you can and dance around the room for five minutes. Afterwards, keep looking at your watch and saying, “Shouldn’t you be going somewhere?”
  54. Trash the room when your roommate’s not around. Then leave and wait for your roommate to come back. When s/he does, walk in and act surprised. Say, “Uh-oh, it looks like THEY were here again.”
  55. Every time you see your roommate yell, “You son of a…” and kick him/her in the stomach. Then buy him/her some ice cream.
  56. Set your roommate’s bed on fire. Apologize and explain that you’ve been watching too much “Beavis & Butthead.” Do it again. Tell him/her that you’re not sorry because this time, they deserved it.
  57. Put your glasses on before you go to bed. Take them off as soon as you wake up. If your roommate asks, explain that they are Magic Dream Glasses. Complain that you’ve been having terrible nightmares.
  58. Eat lots of “Lucky Charms.” Pick out all the yellow moons and stockpile them in the closet. If your roommate inquires, explain that visitors are coming, but you can’t say anything more, or you’ll have to face the consequences.
  59. Set up meetings with your roommate’s faculty advisor. Inquire about his/her academic potential. Take lots of notes, and then give your roommate a full report. Insist that s/he do the same.
  60. “Drink” a raw egg for breakfast every morning. Explain that you are in training. Eat a dozen donuts every night.
  61. Every Thursday, pack up everything you own and tell your roommate you’re going home. Come back in an hour and explain that no one was home. Unpack everything and go to sleep.
  62. Every time you wake up, start yelling, “Oh, my God! Where the hell am I?!” and run around the room for a few minutes. Then go back to bed. If your roommate asks, say you don’t know what s/he is talking about.
  63. Draw a tiny, black spot on your arm. Make it bigger every day. Look at it and say, “It’s spreading, it’s spreading.”
  64. Buy a McDonald’s “Happy Meal” for lunch every day. Eat the straw and the napkin. Throw everything else away.
  65. Buy a plant. Sleep with it at night. Talk to it. After a few weeks, start to argue with it loudly. Then yell, “I can’t live in the same room with you,” storm out of the room and slam the door. Get rid of the plant, but keep the pot. Refuse to discuss the plant ever again.
  66. Buy a jack-in-the-box. Every day, turn the handle until the clown pops out. Scream continuously for twenty minutes.
  67. Hang up pictures of chickens all over the room. If your roommate eats eggs, yell at him/her and call him/her a cannibal.
  68. Buy some knives. Sharpen them every night. While you’re doing so, look at your roommate and mutter, “Soon, soon….”
  69. Lock the door while your roommate is out. When s/he comes back and tries to unlock it, yell, “Don’t come in, I’m naked!” Keep this up for several hours. When you finally let your roommate in, immediately take off all of your clothes, and ignore your roommate.
  70. Bring in potential “new” roommates from around campus. Give them tours of the room and the building. Have them ask about your roommate in front of him/her, and reply, “Oh, him/her? S/he won’t be here much longer.”
  71. If your roommate comes home after midnight, hit him/her on the head with a rolling pin. Immediately go to bed, muttering, “Ungrateful little…”
  72. Pile dirty dishes in your roommate’s bed. Insist that you don’t know how they got there.
  73. Collect hundreds of pens and pile them on one side of the room. Keep one pencil on the other side of the room. Laugh at the pencil.
  74. Feign a serious illness for two weeks. Have a priest come to your room and visit you. Write out a will, leaving everything to your roommate. One day, miraculously “recover.” Insist that your roommate write out a will, leaving everything to you. Every time s/he coughs, excitedly say, “Oooh, are you dying?”
  75. Live in the hallway for a month. Afterwards, bring all of your stuff back into the room and tell your roommate, “Okay, your turn.”
  76. Keep a tarantula in a jar for three days. Then get rid of the tarantula. If your roommate asks, say, “Oh, she’s around here somewhere.”
  77. Tell your roommate, “I’ve got an important message for you.” Then pretend to faint. When you recover, say you can’t remember what the message was. Later on, say, “Oh, yeah, I remember!” Pretend to faint again. Keep this up for several weeks.
  78. Bowl inside the room. Set up tournaments with other people in the building. Award someone a trophy. If your roommate wants to bowl too, explain that s/he needs bowling shoes.
  79. Walk backwards all the time. Then pretend to trip and hurt yourself. Fake an injury and go through a long, painful recovery. Start walking backwards again.
  80. While your roommate is out, glue your shoes to the ceiling. When your roommate walks in, sit on the floor, hold your head, and moan.
  81. Explain to your roommate that you’re going to be housing a prospective student in the near future. One day, bring in a pig. If your roommate protests, hug the pig and tell your roommate that s/he hurt its feelings. Watch TV with the pig, eating lots of bacon.
  82. Make a sandwich. Don’t eat it, leave it on the floor. Ignore the sandwich. Wait until your roommate gets rid of it, and then say, “Hey, where the hell is my sandwich!?” Complain loudly that you are hungry.
  83. Punch a hole in the TV. Sit and watch it anyway, complaining about the poor picture quality.
  84. Wear a cape. Stand in front of an open window for about an hour every day. Then, one day, when your roommate is gone, go outside and lie down underneath the window, pretending to be hurt, and wait for your roommate to return. The next day, start standing in front of the window again.
  85. Collect potatoes. Paint faces on them and give them names. Name one after your roommate. Separate your roommate’s potato from the others. Wait a few days, and then bake your roommate’s potato and eat it. Explain to your roommate, “He [/She] just didn’t belong.”
  86. Fill an empty shaving cream can with whipped cream. Use it to shave, and then spray some into your mouth. Later on, complain that you feel sick. Continue this process for several weeks.
  87. Cover your bed with a tent. Live inside it for a week. If your roommate asks, explain that “It’s a jungle out there.” Get your roommate to bring you food and water.
  88. Keep a vacuum cleaner in the middle of the room. Look at it with fear for a few days. Then stay out of the room entirely, opening the door only a crack and whispering to your roommate, “Psst! Is it gone?”
  89. Break the window with a rock. If your roommate protests, explain that you were hot. Open and close the broken window as you normally would.
  90. Throw darts at a bare wall. All of a sudden, act excited, telling your roommate that you hit the bull’s eye.
  91. Send flowers to your roommate, with a card that says, “I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.” When you see them, start ripping up the flowers. Repeat the process for a few weeks.
  92. Call your roommate “Clyde” by accident. Start doing so every so often. Increase the frequency over the next few weeks, until you are calling him/her “Clyde” all the time. If your roommate protests, say, “I’m sorry. I won’t do that anymore, Murray.”
  93. Hire a night watchman to guard the room while you are sleeping.
  94. Move everything to one side of the room. Ask your roommate if s/he knows how much an elephant weighs, and look at the floor on the empty side of the room with concern.
  95. Practice needlepoint every night. At one point, grab your thumb and scream, “Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!” Cry hysterically for a few minutes, and then go to bed. Sob and sniff all night.
  96. When your roommate comes in, pretend that you are on the phone, screaming angrily and shouting obscenities. After you hang up, say, “That was your mom. She said she’d call back.”
  97. Every time your roommate comes in, immediately turn off the lights and go to bed. When s/he leaves, get up and loudly yell, “Okay, guys, you can come out now.”
  98. Start wearing a crown, all the time. If your roommate tells you to take it off, say, “Who the hell do you think you are? A king?”
  99. Sit in front of a chess board for hours, saying nothing, doing nothing. Then, look up and say, “I think this game goes a lot faster with two players.”
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