Illustrations by Briana Gagnier for Lonny.
Communication Chaos
My first roommate in NYC was a student subleasing one room. Since I didn't speak or understand English very well, she just didn't talk to me, and by one point didn't even say hi. Instead she would just text me regarding cleaning and accused me of not doing my share.

Once I had a friend over and while we were chatting in our living room, my roommate came and sat next to us with her computer and lunch with her TV turned up full blast. When I decided to move out, she didn't refund the deposit and changed the lock of the door!