I was reading the thread on roomates in the 'life' section. I was wondering what lessons you learned from your bad roomates.
*That if somebody gives a sob story of how their roomate was so evil and that's why they are moving out and need another roomate and are asking you for the favor, proceed with caution. Many times the person telling the sob story is the bad roomate as you find out when you live with them. Of course there are exceptions to this rule. Get to know somebody well before you room with them.
*Even if you are good friends, that doesn't mean you'll be good roomates. I think you can get along great with somebody who has different life style habits, but it is hard to live with them. Often times opposites attract in friendship, but that's not good for a living situation.
*That often giving your roomates an inch means they will take a mile.