Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Well, here's the first post. I want to thank Bad-Mojo for giving me the idea to post this stuff into a blog so that everyone could feel more secure in the fact that they're not the most stupid person on the planet. I've put up with a lot of the stuff you'll be reading here for about a year already, so a lot of utter ignorance has already been missed. First a little background.
I worked with this guy a couple of years ago, for about 6 months. I never paid that much attention to him then, but he was quiet enough. There came a point in time that I really needed help with the bills, and he happened to be around the old workplace when I mentioned that I might have to get a roommate. The rest as they say, is history. At least it'll be historically recorded here...
**Edit** I was also regaled with stories of his significant intelligence for the first month or so of his stay here. Both his own accounts, and how others had exclaimed his brilliance. You also have to understand that each and every sentance is peppered with "ya know"s, "anyway"s and "how can I say this"s. ie - "I was, ya know, walkin through the mall. Anyway, I was walkin through the, ya know, mall, and there was this.... how can I say this.. Anyway, there was this lady, ya know, and she was, well I don't remember what she was, ya know, doin, but anyway, I didn't like it."

I'll refer to the roommate as "IR" throughout this blog. (IR=Idiot Roommate)

Edit 10/10/2004

Thought I'd add a few thoughts for anyone who's just looking over all this stuff. If you go back through the archives, specifically from the beginning of the IRB, you'll see my writing style changing and evolving into what it is today.
So, please excuse my earliest (and lamest) attempts at blogging, and keep an open mind throughout this journey that the views and opinions expressed herein are mine and only represent one side of the story. IR isn't a bad guy, it's just his mannerisms and seemingly thoughtless commentary are better served in small doses, spread out over a long period of time.

Edit 10/5/2008

Enough time has passed, and with the advent of the new Idiot Coworker Blog I thought I'd bring this one back to show all the new readers that this is the second time I've had to go through this. This blog will very likely be shorter than the original as I don't think IC will be around for that long, but I'll try to make it entertaining while it lasts.
Thanks for reading!!

Saturday, August 6, 2005


That was it. It's all gone now.

There is nothing in my house that is not MINE.

This blog will now be closed, but it has been archived for possibly other publication.

I will maintain this domain ( in order to keep everyone who's interested as up to date as possible on the happenings of it all.

Many thanks again to all those who took the time to follow and contribute to this blog. You made it as fun as it could be.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005


So, IR just called me at work and....

IR - "HEY!"

Me - "Whassup?"

IR - "You changed the lock on me!" (On YOU?)

Me - "Well, you've had 3 weeks to get that stuff, and I've been waiting to use that lock."

IR - "Oh. hm. Well.. I didn't think it would be a, ya know, problem to keep the stuff there."

Me - "I waited long enough to start using that room, and clean up the living room area. 3 weeks is more than enough."

IR - "Oh, well. I didn't think you'd change the locks on me."

Me - "I didn't change them 'on you'. You don't live there anymore. Coming and going as you please time is past. That's my house now."

IR - "oh. Well.. I'll come by and get it this weekend."

Me - "No prob."

*Note* I changed the back door lock several months back, due to an ex-friend who I tried to help out by giving him a place to stay for a night. He sneakily unlocked my back door and came (broke) back in later after I was gone to work. Also sold him a car that he tore up and never paid for, but that's a whole nother story. The only reason I didn't change the front lock along with the back was that IR proclaimed it too difficult to turn a key on the inside to lock the door as opposed to turning a latch.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Beyond 2 weeks now.....

And his crap is still here.

Ah well. The lock's been changed so he's gonna have to either show up when I'm here or do without. No more possibility of coming and going as he pleases. (Can't say that he ever did, but last weekend when he showed up he simply used his key and walked on in....)

Attention! Attention!

This is MY house now.

That is all.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Too good to pass up posting about...

I read a few of IRs posts on one of his Christian forums this morning. The main one being about the bonehead co-worker from some months back.
He posted about how the word finally got through to his boss that IR was going to go over his head to solve the problem of the co-worker, and the boss threatening to fire IR in the process.
IR's been on this same rant for over a year now, about the co-worker 'stealing company time' by taking 15 minutes too long on a lunch break or not clocking out for it, that kinda stuff.

So I notice while reading these amusing posts on the Christian forum, that they're made on a Friday (while he's at work) and his range of posts that day go from 12pm to 1:30pm. At most they get an hour for lunch, so it seems that IR was stealing company time while posting his drivel about the co-worker stealing time.

Sweet, sweet irony, eh?

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The End is Near

I asked and was granted the opportunity to write one of the last posts on what has been a very successful blog. To NOR I give thanks.

NOR and I are gamers.....we have known each other since jr. high school and just happened to end up working together after 20+ years of no contact. Since that time we have played games or chatted just about every night for the last 2 years or so. I moved about the time IR came into the picture and he wasn't so bad the first 3 days or so & then he got comfortable................

What this led to was a constant bemoaning of what an IR he really was over ICQ. Every night....whine, whine, whine (if I still had the chat logs the blog could go on for a few more weeks just using old material). Tiring of the whole thing I suggested he blog about it & thus the Idiot Roommate blog was born.

One day NOR tells me to look at the counter. Hits to the site went from maybe 400 or so to over 16,000 in a matter of days. It seems that someone posted a link to it at and and the cult following came about. All that was missing were the groupies.

I have experienced the IR first hand and what has been written here was the truth. NOR is pretty straight to the point....a no nonsense kind of guy so there hasn't been much in the way of embellishment on his part. I know........I have been there.

The blog has become a part of my normal nightly surfing. I have a few sites I always visit & this is one of them. While happy for NOR obtaining his freedom once again....I hate to see it end. What used to irritate me has now become part of what lifts me up each evening in the realization that I am not that bad off.

From those of us that didn't have to deal with you directly.........
IR you will be sorely missed.

posted by BadMojo

Monday, July 25, 2005

Latest update

Well, it's been over a week now.

99% of his stuff is gone.

That leaves 1% (2 boxes and a ?drafting table top?, and a buncha dishware) still here.

He had this whole weekend to get it out.

He didn't.

Maybe I'll change the lock and just keep it.