Housemates can be so cruel sometimes. When I was in my second year at university, my housemate went away for one night and we completely messed up his room. We taped his furniture to the ceiling and covered the room in tissue paper and string. It’s safe to say that both he and the landlord weren’t massively impressed, and my housemate swiftly set about getting his revenge on us all.
However, the one time that you really want to trust your housemates is when you’re bringing a date home. You’ll be out for dinner, and then suddenly realise your room is a tip; there’s clothes on the floor, dirty tissues lying around and just generally a lot of mess.
You go to the toilet in the bar, and drop them a quick text in your group chat: “Guys, bringing this date home, could you just chuck my clothes in the laundry bin and light a candle to get rid of the smell? Cheers.” Should be fine, right? Wrong. This is peak ‘housemate prank’ territory.
One unlucky guy, who found this out the hard way, was Thom. Thom, who lives in Long Island, New York, had been out on a date and decided to bring her back to his flat. However, wanting to make sure that she got the right impression of him, he asked if his roommate, Deno, could clean his bedroom. Deno, of course obliged, but instead of cleaning it, he played a cruel prank on his friend and it went viral on Twitter.
Upon hearing Thom was coming home with his new beau, Deno, for some bizarre reason, set about creating a shrine in his bedroom for the late Princess Diana.
Deno uploaded the photo of the shrine on Twitter and the internet went mad for it. Many users were praising Deno’s originality, with a lot of them also saying that they would love it if they’d come back to their date’s room and seen this. One user went as far to say that the shrine “would get my pants off” while another claimed that the reason she married her husband was because he had a Princess Diana shrine (wait, what?).
Whilst you would think an ordinary person would be a bit concerned by discovering the creepy shrine in the bedroom, Deno said that Thom’s date was pretty calm about it. “The date he was bringing home is aware of the situation at our place, so neither party was particularly shocked when they found the shrine,” Deno said. “We all had a good laugh and then it was back to business as usual.”
Deno has a feeling that Thom hasn’t just let it be though, and says that there is a strange smell developing in his room, which he believes is due to Thom hiding rotting food somewhere in there. I’m not too sure that would go down too well with a date.
Whilst it sounds like Thom’s date ended up going pretty well, why not take a look at this blind date that couldn’t have gone any worse.