Someone Asked “What’s The Rudest Thing A Guest Has Ever Done In Your Home?” And 59 People Delivered
Apparently for some guests though, being respectful is not as straightforward as it should be. Reddit user nl1004 asked others, “What's the rudest thing a guest has ever done in your home?” and readers responded with thousands of comments citing painful stories of visitors having no regard for their houses. We’ve gathered some of the most egregious examples of guest behavior down below so you can read them and pray that your family and friends never act similarly. And then if you’re looking for even more guest horror stories, we’ve got you covered with Bored Panda’s last publication on the same topic right here.
#1Everyone has a story from their childhood that still pisses them off, this is mine.
I was five years old and my snotty older cousin was over at our house. I had just gotten a copy of Mike Tyson’s Punch out for my birthday. He was getting his a*s kicked by king hippo and he got so angry he rage quit. But he didn’t just rage quit, he ripped the cartridge out of the Nintendo and spit into it. Then he threw it across the room and stormed out.
I told my parents what happened and they told his parents and they made him apologize, but the game was ruined. It would kind of play, but would freeze up all the time. My family barely had enough money to get me the game for my birthday never mind buying it again. I was sure I would never be able to play it again.
Then for Christmas this little s**t got Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. So my older brother went over to his house and switched our ruined cartridge with his. It was awesome.
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It may sound shocking that guests can ever be rude in someone else’s home. Many of us are terrified when we hear the phrase “make yourself at home!” as we would rather cower in the corner than open someone else’s refrigerator or grab a plate from their cabinet without asking for explicit permission. It can easily feel like an invasion of privacy to be in someone else’s space, even if they’ve made it clear that “what’s yours is theirs”. So how in the world can someone be bold enough to damage a friend’s property or say something that’s blatantly rude?
Maybe it’s just because hosting guests is so common, so there are bound to be some bad apples every now and then. One 2021 survey found that one in five Americans hosted someone last year, and 63% of them say they enjoy hosting friends and family. According to the answers on this list, drugs and alcohol also tend to fuel the worst guest behavior, so most visits are probably fine when guests are relatively sober.
#2My in-laws hated me. We invited them over for thanksgiving dinner and, upon arrival, they asked me to leave and come back a few hours later because they wanted to “follow their tradition of preparing the meal alone as a family.” They are now my ex-in-laws.
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#3I had just moved into a new house. I invited my one friend over for celebratory drinks cause hey, I just got a house. Things were going great, we were tipsy and having fun. My boyfriend was coming home so I made her a bed on my pull out couch. Boyfriend came home and we all went to bed. Around 2 am he heard rustling around, he thought nothing of it. He just assumed she was drunk and playing with the cats. I woke up around 4am and got a bad feeling and woke up my boyfriend. We went upstairs and noticed the bed hadn’t even been touched. Pillows and blankets still folded. I turned the lights on and noticed my front door was open and all the cats were gone. Further more into looking around we noticed his wallet was open and over a 100$ in money had been taken out, our change bowl was empty and his Xbox and brand new elite Xbox controller was gone, as well as my laptop. She stole his medicinal marijuana and broke glasses .I called her freaking out and she said “I left cause I didn’t want to hear you guys having sex (which we never had) and she let my cat out to run away because she didn’t like cats. She then proceeded to say my partner was a piece of s**t who was cheating on me (she had never met him until that night). We called the cops. She denied stealing anything. I messaged her fiancé saying what she had done and what she had stolen, he messaged me text screenshots of her asking how much she could get for his Xbox and Xbox elite controller, thus proving she did steal it. Sent all these screenshots to the cops and they went to her house a couple times and eventually find her hiding in there not answering the door on purpose. She got charged with petty theft and they found out she committed fraud against her fiancé and her dad.
It was a shitshow.
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The same survey found that among the top 10 worst things guests can do are coming home drunk, smoking, arriving unannounced, snooping, damaging the hosts’ belongings, leaving a mess, being too loud and being too demanding. Guests also have to be mindful of overstaying their welcome, as most hosts want visitors to be on their way after no more than 3 nights in their home.
It’s not all up to the guests to make the experience positive though. Among the things hosts can do to make their guests feel more comfortable, visitors want their hosts to be helpful when they have questions, provide extra towels, provide toiletries and comfy beds, display their wifi password in the guest room, avoid making too much noise in the morning and make coffee every morning. While hosts should not always be expected to do everything, going out of their way can help avoid some conflicts. If there are extra towels in the guest room, visitors have no need to snoop around trying to find them. If you make coffee and some meals, your guests don’t need to worry about using your kitchen equipment properly and they’ll be less likely to make a mess.
#4A Christian missionary and his wife were invited to our home as a guest of my partner; he'd known them in grade school. The husband kicked my dog when he was scared by the fireworks so barked during the story he was telling about being in Africa helping kids.
What a juxtaposition of morals!
We immediately told them to leave. They acted very confused about it.
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#5Had some relatives over, and despite very, very clear instructions to not flush feminine products down the toilet, they did anyways. Destroyed our septic field, almost $10000 in damages overall. When confronted, they just denied it, despite the fact that the 32 pads that where pulled out of the system matches the brand that they had while they were over.
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#6My cousin’s boyfriend walked over to my ant farm and shook it. I was 7 and devastated.
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Most guest etiquette has been obvious for centuries, but as with anything else, we can always learn new advancements. One particular faux pas that our parents probably did not warn us to avoid is asking for the wifi password immediately upon entering a friend’s home. According to a survey from the Sun of residents in the UK, 90% of respondents found it rude to ask for the wifi password within the first 30 minutes of arriving at a host’s home. Manners expert William Hanson referred to this as a “modern manners sin” and said, “Unless there is a very good reason to use your host’s Wi-Fi, you are there to socialize with your host and their family, not the people on your phone.” If you’re visiting a friend for just an evening, you can definitely manage without checking your email. And even if you’re staying for several days, you’re likely on vacation and don’t need to have access to the internet very often. Take staying at a friend’s home as an opportunity to disconnect from your smartphone and to take advantage of the time you get to spend with them.
#7I’m pissed just typing this even though it has been years.
Some of my wife’s family came to visit. The idea was that on their way to the Smokey mountains they would stop and visit with us for a day or two since we seldom see each other and our house is on the way.
Turns out that was total BS, they just wanted to use our house as a free hotel. Which, to a degree, is fine. I don’t mind lending a room to a family member.
But they were not even remotely cool about it. First, they called and asked if we could have something for them to eat because it would be late when they arrived and had no time to stop. So I decided I would make a lasagna since I’m kind of known for that in the family. So I spent like $60 and several hours to make two big pans of lasagna since it would have to feed several people. They showed up with chic fil a bags and said they had already eaten.
Then they went immediately to their rooms upstairs, not to sleep but to watch tv (TVs in the bedroom) without hardly saying a thing to us besides “hi hows it going”.
Then in the middle of the night one of them got cold and turned the thermostat up to like 77 degrees which means the heater ran non stop for hours and hours and we woke up damn near in a sweat.
When they woke up they asked if I normally cook breakfast. I said no, not on weekdays because I have to go to work. They gave dejected looks so I was like, fine, I can make breakfast. Would you guys like waffles or eggs and bacon? They said eggs so I made a s**t ton of eggs and bacon and left it for them because I had to go to work.
When I got home they hadn’t even touched the food I made, the kitchen was an absolute disaster because they decided they wanted waffles instead and helped themselves, without even asking, dirtying every damn dish in the house and ruining my waffle iron because they left it on until it auto shut off but by then had burned the batter until it was fused to the thing and the whole hous reeked of burnt waffles for two days.
They also clearly scratched my wife’s car as they left because it was in the driveway and coincidentally had huge scratch where maroon paint had rubbed off and guess what color their van was. I asked them about it and they said they had no idea how it got there.
#8Wasn’t home when this happened but some family friend I’ve never met and their kid comes over one afternoon.
Kid gets bored and decided it’s a great idea to disassemble every LEGO build I’ve kept over the last 10 years. Almost everything was built from imagination so no instructions to rebuild again. I was devastated when I got home seeing LEGO pieces spread across the entire floor of my room.
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#9Some a*****e thought it would be funny to pour vodka in my aquatic turtle tank. Pongu is ok, the dude isn't.
The same survey from The Sun found that wiping greasy hands on a couch, propping feet up on furniture and passing gas are the biggest no-no’s guests can commit. And if you have a sailor’s mouth, it’s best to control yourself when in someone else’s home. Only a quarter of respondents think it is acceptable to curse as a guest. Apparently 26% of people in the UK have even banned a guest for inappropriate behavior in their house, and 23% have had a negative experience with a host that caused them to decide they would never return to that home again. And while running behind may be a common struggle, that doesn't make it any less rude. “Nothing is more annoying than guests who turn up late,” said William Hanson. “Possibly ruining the host's timings for the meal and protracting their effort.”
#10This is about an undisciplined kid. I hate those.
My mum attempted to hold piano classes in our house once, and there was this one time when a mum and her young (like 7 years old) daughter came for an inquiry. All the time the mum and my mum were standing and talking, and the daughter was walking around touching everything, opening all the containers, looking in, playing with things... And the mum acted like she didn't see a thing. The daughter opened a container above our piano, and pulled out sheets of stickers. MY stickers. She really liked them and turned around to ask her mum, "Mum, can I take these?"
To which her mum replied, "Yeah, sure!" As if it's THEIRS!!
My mum didn't say much and shy as I was I didn't say anything either. Over a decade later I am still angry about the incident. The focken girl just went ahead and took my stickers!
#11My wife's sister was traveling through the area where we live on a cross-country trip. My wife hadn't seen her in 10 years, (and hasn't seen her since, this was 8 years ago). She gets a hotel a few miles from our house, updates her facebook, and doesn't call. My wife has to basically guilt her into meeting us somewhere or stopping by. She decided to stop by, and she brought her tiny loud dog with her. It pissed and s**t all over the house while we briefly visited (less than an hour). She didn't offer to help clean it up. I've been married to my wife for 15 years, and it remains the only time I've ever met that sister. Seems like a decent trade.
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#12Puked in our washing machine and didn’t tell anyone. Found it a couple days later when we went to do laundry...
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The pandemic definitely had a great effect on how often guests are invited over, but as the world has begun returning to normal, people who love hosting have been able to return to their cherished positions in the home baking cookies and making coffee for their guests. According to one survey from August 2021, 39% of Brits planned to have guests stay over once lockdown restrictions loosened up. But everyone has their own specifications of who is allowed to visit and for how long. The average host allows guests to stay for about 3.11 days, while only 17% would allow visitors to stay for 5 nights or more. And 51% of hosts in the UK welcomed guests with children and/or pets to come visit. Not everyone was a fan of animals though, with 10% of respondents citing that cleaning up pet hair was a downside of allowing furry visitors.
#13I had a friend over and we were eating some of my moms chili. He took one bite, pushed the bowl away, and said very loudly at the dinner table “this is not good. Do you have anything else for me to eat?” Needless to say we weren’t friends after that.
No one insults moms chili...
#14Dyed her hair red in our bathroom sink - staining the brand new granite countertop, then dripped onto the new tile floor, then dripped onto the hardwood floor in the hallway, and ultimately slept in our guest bed with wet, freshly dyed red hair - staining the sheets and pillowcase.
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#15They broke our one TV and didn't pay for a replacement. My family has always been dirt poor and my mom busted her a*s to buy that shitty tube TV, too.
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Hosting can be exhausting though, as the average person takes about 5 hours to prepare for their overnight guests. Even 21% of people said they spend 7 hours or more preparing for visitors. I’d love to see the stops those hosts are pulling out! It can also cost a chunk of change to have visitors though, with most hosts spending about £32 on things like food, bedding and entertainment for their visitors. 22% of hosts in the UK even spend upwards of £50 making sure their guests feel at home. While it's certainly possible to host on a budget, just keep in mind that you might want to set aside a little extra money for more extravagant breakfasts, a bouquet of flowers and some fancy chocolates the next time your loved ones come to stay.
#16My grandpa was visiting us for a day and I was ill. Had fever and all so I was in bed, resting. After we all ate lunch, I crawled back into my bed. 5 minutes later, he came into my room, kicked me out of my bed and started to have a nap.
My mom came to my room to check on me few minutes later. She found me laying on the floor next to bed and kicked him out of my bed, told him to leave. I was like 10 years old then.
EDIT: Never thought I'd get this much response. Someone mentioned about dominance and yes, you're exactly right.
My grandpa is useless but believes men runs the world. My grandma only had 2 daughters and he was pissed. Eldest sibling is always the best but my mom(youngest) being brighter than the eldest pissed him off. Then my mom had me(daughter) and my little brother. He was pissed with my arrival but ecstatic with my brother. He tried to control my brother but he couldn't because he was growing old and my parents & grandma interfered with it constantly.
I was weaker than him, so I was an easy target for him. He did so much more than taking my bed like he tried to run me over with his car, but that's another story for another time.
EDIT2: Couple of people asked about the car story, so here I go.
TLDR: My grandpa was driving and sped up, braked in front of me in a mall parking lot as a joke.
One day he took me to shopping and it was extremely boring for me because he only shopped for himsel and he made me carry everything he bought. Once we got back to his car, he had me put everything away in the trunk and as soon as I closed the trunk, he drove away. WTF
I was confused, didn't know what to do so I just stood there, lost. But he came back few minutes later, laughing and saying "You didn't really think I'd leave you, did you?". I was upset but happy he came back so I reached for the door...and I missed because he moved the car forward. He did that few more times and drove away, again. WTF#2
I was crying at this point. Then I spotted something on the ground. It was my angel pocket(polly pocket)! I must have dropped it while I was chasing the car. I started to walk toward it and I saw him coming this way. Next moment my butt was on the ground and the car stopped right in front of me with loud screech. He sped up and braked to scare me. I sure was scared alright, I thought he was going to run me over.
I was crying uncontrollably. He told me to shut up and get in. As we were leaving the parking lot, he said "You're no fun, it was just a joke, I sure had fun".
My grandpa is an a*s.
#17My husband let a former coworker crash on the couch because he had been drinking and we didn't want him to drive. Woke up the next morning and he had stolen our computer, a cell phone, a little bit of cash, and our cigarettes. Turns out he had a drug problem. We got our computer back.
Had a drunk friend puke on my son's bedroom floor, he thought it was the bathroom. (My son wasn't home, thank goodness. ) Had a different drunk friend pee all over my bathroom floor- which I discovered by walking into the bathroom the next morning- while wearing socks.
I need to stop letting drunk people stay over...
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#18Stlole my dads methadone for chronic pain. My dad was hospitalized until his script was refilled. This was an older "friend" that i thought was cool. Luckily his a*s got arrested. I felt so guilty brinfknf that pos into my home.
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When it comes to what hosts expect from their guests, it turns out that most don’t ask for much in return. 74% of Brits said they would never ask their visitors to pitch in for the cost of food and drinks. And many hosts are very generous with the amenities they provide as well, with the top ten offerings being bedside lamps, towels, toiletries, bedding, storage, plugs, a house key and toothbrushes. Apparently, handing a visitor a new toothbrush is always a good idea too, as 21% of Brits said they would borror their host’s toothbrush if they had forgotten their own.
#19Not sure if this would be considered rude but for sure not a good thing to do. I had 2 australian kids staying at my house for a baseball tournament one time. One of them was a chronic bed-wetter but never told us. He stayed for 5 nights and peed the bed each night without telling us. Instead each night he pushed whatever he peed on to the end of the bed. First night the sheets, second night the actual mattress protector to stop any pee from getting to it. (It was a bunk bed my brothers and I slept on as children) and lastly he peed directly on the mattress for 3 nights. Ruined the mattress and we had no idea till he left. The real kicker though is when he took a nap on our new couch. Peed all over it and then fled the scene and we assumed the dog had done it, until we saw the bed that is...
I think that is something you should tell people who open their home to you so they can prepare. And please, dont sleep on the couch if ya know ya got a problem. Also, not trying to shame anyone for this kinda stuff. I feel like its more common then most people realize and I honestly just feel bad for him. Just wish he could have been honest with us so we could have helped him out a bit.
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#20Uncle tried to fix our computer. (It wasnt broken.) He then broke it. Did the same to our perfectly working dishwasher. Then he denied everything
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#21While my husband and I were gone at work my mother-in-law took it upon herself to clean our house and "organize" our things. Twice.
Yeah, she's only allowed in the house on an invitation only basis now.
Edit: My MIL is really a super kind and generous lady! I forgave her and harbor no ill will towards her for doing this in the past. She has worked really hard to respect our boundaries and privacy since this all happened a few years ago. As far as the "organize" thing, that wasn't meant to imply she stole from us. She just moved our stuff around so we couldn't find anything for a few weeks.
Also, RIP inbox.
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Most hosts are concerned about cleanliness before their guests arrive too, as 61% of them said they do a deep clean always or at least some of the time before guests come to visit. Most don’t expect their visitors to do much cleaning though, as 75% of respondents said they don’t expect guests to clean up at all before they leave. One thing to keep in mind though is making sure they have packed up all of their belongings before heading out. Apparently, 15% of hosts had found dirty underwear left from a visitor in their homes before. To avoid that embarrassing situation (or to avoid losing your favorite pair of tighty-whities!), never forget to do a thorough search through the guest room before leaving anywhere.
#22One time a younger guest went on my parents iPad and bought around $70-$80 worth of in app transactions. They were young but the response after getting caught was along the lines of “The guest should be given nice things.” They were young so maybe they didn’t know better.
Edit: Many people have asked some questions about *the guest*. They were 5-6 years old at the time. I don’t remember if the family paid the money back, however I’m pretty sure the kid got punished severely. We gave the kid the iPad and left him alone and in hindsight yes, that was pretty stupid.
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#23A guy came in, and when no one was looking, took a single bite out of every single apple in the counter basket.
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#24Stole my forks. Such an odd thing to take from someone but they stole them. They weren’t even fancy ones. Literally cheap forks you buy at Walmart. Like the ones that are like 4 for a couple bucks.
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When it comes to the things hosts love the least, cooking for everyone is at the top of the list for men. However, for women, cleaning is the least desirable aspect of hosting. Not far behind is having to entertain, all of the expenses, pretending to like guests they don’t like, laughing at unfunny jokes and cleaning up pet hair. 28% of respondents had no complaints about hosting though, so you don’t need to be paranoid that you’re always imposing on your friends or relatives whenever you stay over. Maybe you can just offer to help out with the cooking and cleaning to lighten the load on your generous hosts.
#25A friend of my dad lost his house, and we had a former B&B so we invited them to stay with us. We housed and fed them for weeks while the found another place. For that, we got roaches, criticisms of our food (my dad was the executive chef at a freaking country club and was a damned fine cook), but that wasn't the worst for me, then in my late teens.
The day they left, I went to play my favorite game on PlayStation: Sled Storm. Couldn't find it. Over turned freaking everything, but I couldn't find it. In searching, I noticed something even worse. My SNES, all games, and half my N64 games were missing in addition to Sled Storm. They had stayed with us as a favor and stolen half my s**t that I had paid for with birthday money saved up over years. F**k those people
#26She threaten to kick my precious lil kitten because "she's not a cat person"
#27We had a bunch of pizza in the fridge we'd ordered the night before they arrived. There were three other families already there, so we had ordered a lot and there were many much leftovers, and everyone who was there at the time had pitched in to pay. The one family who hadn't been there for pizza arrived the morning after and were talking about going out to eat. The families were all okay with this, thinking it'd be great to have lunch in individual families and get back together for dinner. Everyone was loading up, including the most recent arrival family, but when we drove off, they unloaded, went back inside and ate all the pizza.
We would've told them it was fine if they had said, yo, could we eat that pizza for lunch, but pretending they were going someplace and then sneaking back inside and eating it was so shady.
1. They aren't poor, just really cheap.
2. This was my uncle and his family.
3. This was at my grandma's house. She had just passed and everyone was getting together for the funeral. My mom was basically in charge, and, since I'm the oldest grandchild at 24, I was heavily involved as well.
4. We locked the door, but every family had a key.
5. We did not confront them. It isn't worth it to get into it with them when we barely see them anyway. I think my mom would prefer to build a stronger bond with him and his family, since he is her little brother.
P.S. They're staying at our house right now. Lol
Being a great guest is really not rocket science. Be mindful of how much space you take up and how much noise you make, and don't demand too much of your hosts. It's always a good idea to leave a bottle of wine, some flowers or gift card when you leave too, to make sure your hosts know how grateful you are. And if you do accidentally commit a visiting faux pas, own up to it and apologize. There's no need for a relationship to be ruined because you refused to pay for the replacement of a dish you broke. (But it's not a bad idea to hide your most valuable possessions before having visitors, just in case...) Enjoy reading the rest of this list, and don't forget to upvote the stories you find the most shocking. Then if you have any horror stories of guests you've hosted, we'd love to hear them in the comments below!
#28stole medicine out of my bathroom after eating my food, and smoking all my cigs that were on the table. i know they stole the medicine because of the blood curdling scream that come out of the bathroom because the medicine they ingested was the pills from a UTI. they numb your biz but make you p**s bright red. dumbass thought he was dying. i didn't even invite him, he was a roommates guest.
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#29This may not get read, but whatever it meant a lot to me at the time. I was a pretty recent college student who at the time was willing to give people a chance. Still do, but less trusting now. I had this one roommate who was just a massive narcissist and borderline psychopath (purposely manipulated people, tried to toy with their emotions to get a rise out of them...the whole thing). And the only reason I put up with him was my other roommate who was a great friend.
Mr. Ponytail narcissist decides to bring his friends (plural) over for something he liked to call “getting Wednesday’d”; which was a ritual of getting shitfaced in the middle of the week. Well, us productive members of college don’t usually do this. I try and ignore it per usual and fall asleep.
Next morning I found out one of his extremely overweight and equally as shitty human friends decides to try and fight everyone at the party for trying to calm him down because he’s loud and its a Wednesday, people are trying to sleep (crazy concept, right?). Well, I find out they finally restrain him and he goes to sleep....on my futon that I love.
This giant tub of lard decided to open up his bowels. All. Over. My futon. P**s and poop everywhere. I’m still bitter about it today.
#30Sat at my kitchen table saying racist things about black football players. Never invited back.
#31One of my best mates came to spend the night, so my folks decided to splash out and get Chinese takeout for everyone.
I come from a family of seven, so he made eight. We got 5-6 dishes and two big tubs of fried rice. My mate helped himself to the ENTIRE first tub and, when confronted about it by me, helpfully pointed out that there was still another tub.
For the seven of us.
#32Happened to me in the 3rd grade, my mom’s friend’s son stole my holographic hockey cards. I didn’t even notice until the next day when I saw him on the bus showing the cards he stole from me to his friends.
Edit: since everyone is asking, I did get my cards back along with a pretty nice bouncy ball. I’ll post pictures of the cards after work!
These are the cards he stole from me which I got back! :) https://gfycat.com/SelfassuredFittingHerring
I also remembered another story that happened a year ago at my parent’s house warming party. One of the guests asked if the flooring was real hard wood or laminate then proceeded to test it out by taking out their key and scratching the floor. It was hard wood and it left a scratch, who the f**k does such a thing?
#33Ahhh man...looks like I came late to the party. I have a perfect one. My old roommate needed a place to crash as he'd gotten kicked out of his NEW apartment that I helped him get as a reference. My wife and I are both very good friends with him. I had already left for work and he was asleep on the couch downstairs. My wife comes down about an hour later and startles him...he's asleep NAKED on our couch. He gets up...realized he's naked and then grabs the blanket to cover up.
We had a talk...where my wife and I both explained that you can't sleep naked on your friend's couch...where he tried to tell us that we were being ridiculous... because...the sheet was a good enough barrier to keep his naked body from touching the couch.
Then 2 weeks after he leaves...my wife starts noticing bites on her legs. Bedbugs. He gave us mother f*****g bedbugs. It took us MONTHS to get rid of. My wife cried almost daily there for a little while she was so stressed. We ended up getting all new living room furniture because of it.
Now, we love the guy. He's dopey at times...and we knew that going in. We just didn't realize how painful of a situation this would have caused. That said. He paid the exterminators fees over the course of 6 months..and he genuinely felt horrible. So he's not a bad guy...just dumb sometimes.
#34My grandma visited from out of state for my high school graduation. She stayed for 2 weeks past my graduation, threw a fit if I tried to sleep past 9am, and told my mom that she needed to work less so she could clean the house better.
#35One of my friends in kindergarten wanted a beanie baby I had and when I told her she couldn’t have it, she took it away from me and tried to flush it down the toilet. Then, when the toilet started overflowing and my mom came in, she started crying and said I did it.
We did not stay friends
#36My roommate and I used to make dinner for friends every Monday. Everyone knew and I never spread the word, a bunch of random people would just show up each week. One guy never missed it even though I didn’t actually know him that well, just tangentially through co workers, and didn’t really like him much to be honest. One night he got there very late and helped himself to the food which was pasta that night, cooked al dente. As soon as he tried it he started bitching, “This is the most under-cooked pasta I’ve ever had, it tastes terrible, someone needs to show you how to cook pasta” etc. I just took it without saying anything, thinking to myself “Sorry it’s not my fault your mom has over cooked your macaroni your entire life”. But after that my motivation for doing the weekly dinners died, and I stopped.
Personally I would never ever say anything bad about someone’s cooking as a guest at their house even if it was terrible.
#37While sober: Drank directly out of my milk carton.
While drunk: Pissed on my standing bedroom fan.
#38My brother in law refused to eat any of the food I made for Thanksgiving dinner once. Also told me my neices wouldn't eat it and asked if I could make something else.... Yeah that's going to be a no.
#39Posted this before.
I was a kid probably 9 or 10 and my mom had a friend and her son over for lunch. The kid disappeared for about 10 minutes, and at the time I thought he had gone to the bathroom cause i really had to go. So when he came back I quickly manuevered my way past him into the room before the bathroom, where we had a fishtank. This would be completely irrelevant if the fishtank wasnt cloudy and swirling about. At first glance I didnt know what it was untill I noticed smashed and ripped apart pieces of little fish faces moving around in the swirl.
The kid reached into the fishtank amd squeezed the ever loving life out of every single fish in that tank.
Update 1: Ended up speaking with my mother anyway and when I reminded her of it she said she would have to call me back after she thought about it.
After talking it over with my father, they determined the date at which they had the fishtank in that room, as 1985, because it was remodeled shortly after. It was 3 large "fancy" goldfish, in an 8 gallon aquarium. They were laughing at all the details that came back to them. The date also means I was 8 years old, so I was close. The time frame helped her remember exactly "when" it happened.
My mom remembers it as several women over for a birthing class, at the time my mom was a midwife and did everything baby, from breathing to delivery. One of the women had a 10-11 year old boy who she kept loosing track of (would keep wandering off as she put it), and ended up eventually being the culprit. He was NOT scolded, but rather talked to in a conversation up close, and quietly. My mom said she didnt really remember much about her, (the kids mom) reaction cause I was crying, so she, (my mom) was dealing with me, rather then them.
She, luckily, kept track of all the babies/families she helped deliver up till a certain point when she stopped midwifing in the late 80's. She also agreed to try and get the answer of what happened to the kid, if possible, after I explained Reddit wanted to know (which I also had to explain what Reddit actually was).
#40My wife and I let one of her classmates stay over one night a week during a semester of grad school rather than commute an hour on questionable roads during the winter. The classmate in question would take the vilest shits in our guest bathroom and never flush.. Needless to say our relationship soured after that..
#41Had some friends over and one of my buddies went to the bathroom. When I walked in I heard something rattling. He was stealing vicodin that my wife got the day before from getting a root canal, and still needed.
Edit : When I walked in is referring to walking back in the house. That bathroom was off the kitchen. He didn't here me come in the house and had the door to the bathroom cracked slightly so I looked in when I heard the rattling. No I don't just walk into the bathroom. At the same time most of my guy friends just slightly shut the door in even that when theyre taking a leak. Our group of friends have been friends now for around 30 some odd years so we all probably too close.
#42Back when I was younger around 12 or 13, I remember my parents had another couple over that they had known for a short period of time. They brought their husky over to the house but we had a dog of our that simply didnt get along well with other animals. This "friendly" couple had the audacity to demand that we put our dog in his kennel so that their dog could come on. Needless to say, they didn't stay for dinner that day nor did I ever see them again.
#43Purposely kicked my cat off the bed.
#44Me and my girlfriend are professional musicians. We have a range of instruments around our house, half for decoration and half because we have no where to put them all.
We specifically own more guitars than anything else, ranging from worthless guitars I've built to the higher end guitars we use for recording. We are very relaxed with our equipment in our house because we think people are polite and won't f**k around with it.
Anyway, my girlfriend has only one priceless guitar, and this is not because of it's material value, but because it was given to her by her brother when she was young. We keep this guitar in the lounge area as my girlfriend likes to show people it and it's a nice thing to see on a daily basis.
So, my friend says that his old friend (an actor not musician) needs a place to stay ( a friend we've always hated because he's a spoilt twat who's parents will give any money to stop him bothering them. Rude inconsiderate man who can currently be found on a new Netflix show haha! ). Anyway my friend says he's changed and he will be nice and wants to be a good guest. This friend is also my best friend so I trust his word.
We don't want this guy to have the time of his life and be a proper guest, so we say he can arrive late and crash on the sofa in the lounge, he's happy with that and so are we.
In the middle of the night I'm woken up to a bang. In a sleepy daze I'm unsure if I dreamt it but imagine him downstairs banging his arm on the wall by accident or something, nothing major and I quickly drift back off.
We wake up the next day to see that he has left without a word and the lounge is perfectly tidy and left nice.
This was until we notice that my partners guitar head was snapped off!! The head was snapped on the connection to the fret board.
We still haven't worked out how this is possible? This guy isn't a musician at all and he came back very late? Everything else in the room was untouched and the guitar was on a stand in the corner of the room!
She was utterly distraught. I have no contact with this guy so I bollocked my best friend and asked for an apology. He was too scared of this friend and wouldn't stick up for us, the friend said he never broke the guitar and wouldn't admit it / reimburse for repair ( he's a very wealthy man ).
Luckily it only cost £60 to fix the head back on but it's very evident it's been snapped and the repairmen said it's impossible to make it look good as the crack was so severe. This guitar survived **YEARS** of playing but couldn't survive one night with this spoilt c**k.
It took a while but my partner has moved on and we've never told the brother because he would be heartbroken too.
TL:DR - posh rich twat netflix actor friend of a friend came round to stay the night, nothing moved the whole night he was here but managed to break my partners priceless guitar whilst we slept. No idea how!!! He ran from the scene and my girlfriend has never got over it fully. He never admitted it and we have never seen him since.
EDIT: To say this happened in March 2018.
#45Let a neighbor lady come over with her two young daughters to use our shower because her slackass husband hadn’t paid the water bill.
Went upstairs to the bathroom after they left, the bathtub was clogged with pubic hair. All over.... the sides of the tub, bottom of the shower curtain, everywhere.
Apparently she decided to change her hairstyle from 1970s’ Hustler to Y2KPenthouse....
#46Back when we were newlyweds, my husband invited his guy friends for the weekend to do some activity. It's fine. I love (most of) his friends. I was going to put them on air mattresses in the basement. They arrived and the one friend I only tolerate shows up with a woman. Unannounced. We were all like 22-23 at the time, but his date was in her 50's! Not that the age issue was a thing, it was just interesting.
Anyway, the woman was nice, but he completely ignored her the entire weekend. She spent the whole weekend hanging out with me. They didn't even get her a ticket to the event they went to, so I had to talk to people I don't know when I just wanted to relax around the house that weekend.
There was also the issue that I couldn't put her and him in the basement on the air mattresses. I had to move my kid out of her bedroom and have her sleep with me. (yay.) The friend ended up getting really drunk and breaking something on the storm door. We had to go buy some replacement part.
But the most fun was what happened a week later. After my mom came to visit, I found a box of "ribbed for her pleasure" condoms in the bathroom cabinet. We didn't use condoms, so they definitely weren't ours. The only thing I can figure out is that they dropped their box in the throes of passion and my mom found them in or around the bed when she slept there. Not that condoms are an embarrassing thing for a married couple to own, but now she thinks we have kinky sex in our daughter's room. Yay.
#47Punch a brick wall and smear their blood all over the garage door. At least, that’s one of them. I let my sister live with me for a year and every second of it was a waking nightmare.
#48S**t on the coats
#49Thrown something, out of anger, at my new TV while arguing with my best friend.
Edit: She just bought me a new one, so Saul Goodman.
#50Used ALL my towels and left them on the floor. Whyyyyy?
#51So we had our wedding in my in law's home to save on money. Needless to say, there was a lot of drinking going on during the after party and one of my wife's bridesmaids got just TRASHED.
Long story short, we found her bridesmaids dress covered in puke in our shower and on the main stair way (wooden thank god) she left a HUGE s**t. Just like in the middle of the staircase. Two of my groomsmen got it cleaned up before my mother-in-law even noticed though.
#52This one dude at a party bragged that he never got hangovers. He then drank beer, vodka, Champagne, and Boone's farm while eating red vines. He threw up pink all over my carpet. The rude part was that after he slept on my couch for the next 24 hours he left my front door open . When he left I was at work. I came home to an open, not unlocked but open, front door.
Edit: sparkling white wine, not a city in Illinois. Also, and I thought this would be obvious, yes he had a hangover so bad he could only lie on the couch and moan for a day.
#53We had friends who were a couple and the girlfriend was notorious for being high maintenance and her boyfriend who was too nice for his own good sometimes would bend over backwards for her. One evening we invited them and a few other friends over to our place. We made dinner and desserts and had drinks for everyone and we had invited everyone over for a game night. I guess she had gotten bored (they had only been over for about 2 hours or so) and started asking everyone if they rather go see a movie and just wouldn't drop it so my husband and I were like okay we have movies here if that's what you'd rather do but no she wanted to see one that had just come out and her boyfriend tried talking her out of it at first but then eventually gave in and was well we are gonna go to the movies and it made it super awkward and no one else seemed like they wanted to go but he called a lyft for everyone so we were kind guilted into it.
I thought it was a very dickish thing to do but we were new to town and they were the first friends we made so we let it slide. They later had a nasty breakup and ot all came out how controlling and manipulative she was
#54Gave us fleas
#55I shared a house with a few friends, and one of them let a broke friend crash in a large closet we had. A couple days turned into weeks and then into months, and it all came to a head one day when I got home from working construction in the middle of winter. I was literally caked in mud and shivering and when I walked in the front door I could hear the shower running and closet guy was sitting on the couch in a bathrobe. I asked him who was in the shower as I was dripping mud on the floor and he replied "Bobby. And I'm next."
He was not next.
#56Took a shower and pulled my shower curtain rod so hard it bent into a "V".... but never said a word to me or my (then) fiance, his own brother. We all left at the same time in the morning, I found it once I got home from work.
Yeah, I was pissed!
#57I was around 10 and a few of our neighbors were over swimming. One of the girls, a year younger than me, went to the bathroom and I went right after. She had pooped all over the toilet seat and didn't even try to clean it. It wasn't just a little, it was everywhere and let me tell you that girl needed more fiber in her diet. Her mom ended up yelling at her and making her clean it up.
#58A girl poured an entire bottle of whiskey out on the counter on purpose at one of the parties my roommates threw in college. That or leaving half empty "shotgunned" cans all over the damn place. What a waste.
#59My parents were coming to visit from the opposite coast for the first time since I'd moved away, planning to stay in my guest room for the week. My aunt invited herself along at the last minute, guilting me into giving her my bedroom, leaving me on the couch. Then in the morning she complained that my bedroom tv didn't work properly (it didn't have cable - was just set up with a chromecast).
I also had to change all the reservations I'd made for 3 to now be 4 and had to sell tickets to a performance In bought because it was sold out and I couldn't get a 4th ticket for the aunt to join us.