Knowing my luck I'd get paired with some dumbass
True. When you pair up with a random roommate, you really roll the dice, but it's the best way to meet people assuming you're not participating in some sort of a sport/club or if you're not in the band.
I'm on my last semester of college, but in 5 years I've had tons of roommates. My first roommate was a guy from my home town that I knew of because he was related to an ex-girlfriend of mine. Generally speaking, we got along, but he was a giant douchebag and eventually moved out shortly before flunking out of community college. My next roommate was a buddy I met in band. I never really had major problems with him, but he dropped out of school after the fall semester of my sophomore year.
For the spring, I got stuck with a roommate who had massive sleep apnea. I convinced a friend from high school who was deaf to swap roommates with me. He agreed, so my next roommate was actually another guy I knew from high school. Now this guy insisted on going to bed at 9:30 every night and had to have every light off in the dorm, including blocking the light from underneath the door. Needless to say, we did not get along.
When I transferred to a university, I got an apartment with a guy my age but who didn't currently go to school. He worked offshore, and I basically lived by myself every other month. He was probably the best roommate I ever had. He was extremely easy going and cooked all the time. He left after my first year at Miss State claiming to have gotten a new job in Texas. In reality, he skipped town to move back in with his parents in Louisiana. I still get letters and phone calls from collection agencies looking for him :P
My next roommate and I were apples and oranges. We got into an argument over his not paying me his portion of the electric bill then started calling me a racist. Management got involved and he moved out. Then, they tried shacking me up with this gay guy.
After all that, I just said screw it and decided to live my last year at college by myself.
Good luck sir
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