Visiting people, particularly friends, can be a great time to bond and create lasting memories... that is until you see your host do something rather weird in their own home. (Or maybe that's its own kind of memory.)
Redditor Jubilantjerk gave us today's burning question when they reached out to the online community and asked: "What's the strangest thing you've ever seen someone casually do while you were in their home?"
"Gave plates to their dogs..."Giphy
Gave plates to their dogs to lick clean, and put the plates directly back into the cabinets. I'm hoping they were f**king with me.
"Made hot chocolate...."
Made hot chocolate with buttermilk because they were out of milk and kept trying to reassure me it would taste good "maybe like pudding". Also later they asked me if I wanted pizza and I was like yeah sure, they then took out a couple of slices of white bread, put some ketchup and cheese on them and just served them like that, didn't even heat them up.
"Taking several frogs..."
Taking several frogs out of his room and throwing them in a bush, saying something like "ugh not this again". I never asked him why there were frogs and how often he has to do this.
"My friend berating his sister..."
My friend berating his sister through the window of the bathroom, while sitting on the toilet, while smoking a cigarette, b/c she spilled her mojito in the pool.
"My friend has twins..."
My friend has twins, i was sitting on her couch, having a coffee as she changes one of the twins dirty diapers, opens a window and throws it into the garden. She took a look at my face and explained that it was ok, her husband collects them and puts them in the bin when he gets home from work.
Couldn't help but wonder what if it popped open on impact and threw sh*t everywhere, did he clean that too?
She didn't chew her food. One time when I was a little kid, I went to my friend's house. Her mom made us Mac and cheese. I got my plate and started eating. When I looked up she had already cleared her plate. I asked how she ate so fast and, she casually says that she doesn't chew. Mac and cheese can just be swallowed because of the sauce. I tried it and can confirm that you can just swallow Kraft Mac and cheese, but that was pretty weird. Still love that friend today though.
"A couple days later..."
When I was 10, I was at my best friend's house and his mom told him to go do a chore or something and he said "no". I was completely shocked and just blurted out "You're allowed to say no?" A couple days later he was mad at me because his mom wouldn't take no for an answer anymore and would say, "Well, his parents don't let him say no."
"I met a couple..."Giphy
I met a couple through my fire dancing troupe. Wife was nice and invited me for dinner. I was in the kitchen with her chit chatting when he husband walked in, opened the fridge, pulled out a can of shredded fancy feast with a little spoon in it, took two bites, stopping to savor each one, then put the can away and walked out. He never looked at us, she didn't acknowledge him, just kept chatting with me. I asked her about it after the fact and she denied it happened or that her husband eats fancy feast but I wasn't ever invited over again.
Taking an open-door-sh*t in the middle of the day.
She changed and took off all her clothes while keeping a conversation. It was a meeting with 4 people, two being male.
He decided he wanted a snack, so he went to the kitchen and came back with a half-gallon of milk, a loaf of Wonder Bread, and a quart-sized tub of margarine.
F*cker finished all of the bread and milk and probably half the margarine in one sitting, too.
"An old roommate..."
An old roommate moved into the living room. We each had our own bedrooms, but he just decided to put all his blankets on the couch, bring in his playstation, ate there, slept there, farted there, would be there when I had friends over, get pissed off when I had to leave at 5AM for work and I woke him up because he was sleeping, or when I had to use the kitchen and he was napping, only went into his room to use the bathroom. It was actually quite infuriating. I talked to him about it and he said he liked the couch better than his mattress and his TV didn't work.
High school friends would just destroy my fridge. Like eat $100 worth of food and think nothing of it. Finally after 3 straight weekends of this my parents put their foot down and told them to bring their own food.
"Friend used to..."
Friend used to sop up his pit sweat with a piece of white bread and then feed the bread to the dog.
"My friend pulled out..."
My friend pulled out a pickle from a jar, set it on a paper towel which he had just drenched in salt, and dipped the paper towel in the pickle jar, and ate the pickle like an awful banana.
"My best friend eats..."
My best friend eats whole fruits, the entire strawberry, the outside of the watermelon, all of it. I figured this out when he saw me eating some and when I didn't eat the top of the strawberry he took it and ate it like it was normal.
"My best friend's..."
My best friend's hamster is allowed to just wander about their house (which is an absolute mess, by the way) and seem confused when they can't find him, when he's usually in his pile of cotton under the shelf in the bathroom. The rodent has gave me too many scares than I'm proud to admit.
"Pluck a cockroach..."
Pluck a cockroach out of a ham sandwich, not even flinch, and continue eating the sandwich.
"One time I was at my best friend's house..."
One time I was at my best friend's house, and his grandma says something like "there's a dead mouse in the (forgot what room it was), could you get it?"
And my friend grabbed a paper towel, walked the other room, moments later came back with a dEAD RAT IN THE PAPER TOWEL-
He just threw it in the trash and went back to playing video games.
Didn't even wash his hands...
"...they opened a Ramen packet..."
...they opened a Ramen packet, and took a bite of the solid block of hard noodles, pouring the seasoning in their mouth occasionally.
"Was at my..."
Was at my friend's house when he said he wanted to show me something, so I followed home to his closet where he pulls out a gun. It was his grandpa's and it was actually quite cool to look at, but for a second there I thought he was about to murder me.