I had a room mate who developed an addiction to heroin while I was living with him. Some of my shit went missing, so I put a lock on my door. One day I came home only to realize I didn’t have the key with me, so I set about trying to pick the lock. He sees me trying to get into my room, and offers to “help me out” by showing me how he can open the door by slipping his butterfly knife in between the trim and the door jamb, popping open the lock.
So here I am, having just watched my junkie room mate break into my room with a knife, that he’s still holding.
So I called up a buddy who does MMA and doesn’t afraid of anybody to stay the night. The whole night my room mate was pacing in his room (having realized his mistake) and flipping his butterfly knife around.
The next day, I went to get a U-Haul while MMA stayed behind to watch my shit, and I moved all of my valuable shit out. Computers, clothes, stereo, CDs, etc… Then I told the landlord what happened. We still had three months to go on the lease, which she released me from as long as I promised not to call the cops. Fair trade, but I still had a bunch of my shit in there. I made an arrangement with my roommate for him to be gone while I got the rest of my stuff, which he thankfully honored.
However when I got there, he completely trashed the apartment. Not just my stuff, but his stuff too… He dumped the litter box into the tub and ran the faucet. The clay based litter completely clogged the drain. I later heard from the landlord that they had to replace the whole trap, which involved taking the tub out. It was his cat, btw. He also wrote on the walls in permanent marker. Not just in our apartment, but also on all the stair landings. It was either nine inch nails or marilyn manson lyrics, or messages written in binary. (00000001 = A, 00000010 = B, etc…) This was around the time the first matrix came out… so I don’t know if he thought he was Neo or what.
The one thing I’ll always fucking hate this kid for though is that as I was rushing to get my important shit out, I forgot one hard drive. I had moved it as I was taking everything apart, and just forgot it. That hard drive had a bunch of original music on it. This fucking asshole took it out of the enclosure, took one of the speakers out of his subwoofer that he trashed, and put it on top of that hard drive. Fucking degaussed it. It was my own fault for not backing it up (before CD-Rs were everywhere and cheap) and leaving it behind, but man…