We all want to help out our friends, and so when they ask a favor of us we are always ready and willing to help.

Well, maybe not always.

For sometimes, the favor in question might not exactly be helping assemble a bookshelf, or help move a sofa, but rather something a bit bizarre.

Possibly affecting our eagerness to help.

Redditor Tinyterex_ was curious to hear the strangest favors requested by friends of the Reddit community, leading them to ask:

"What is the worst/weirdest favor a friend has ever asked you for?"

We all scream for ice cream.

"Go to Doncaster, England, to pick-up an ice-cream van for a friend that he'd bought on eBay while he was in Australia."

"I said yes, and so it began..."

"Firstly he wired me £6000, which I withdrew in cash to pay for it."

"At the time this was the most money I'd ever held so I was a little nervous."

"My girlfriend then drove me down the M1 to Doncaster, and dropped me off at a house with a Pepto Bismol pink ice-cream van in the driveway."

'I knocked on the door and a jolly, gigantic man in dirty overalls opened the door and spent the next two hours with me as I learnt to strip and rebuild the Mr. Whippy ice-cream machine inside the van."

"I was thoroughly unprepared for this."

"I was also unprepared for the machine exploding in my face after loading it with the minimum 4 litres of UHT ice-cream mix."

"With slightly sour milk now liberally coating my clothes, and the light fading, the Friendly Ice-cream Giant talked me through the intricacies of starting and driving a 1973 Bedford ice-cream van."

"The ice-cream machine inside ran off the engine, rather than a generator like most do."

"So there was an elaborate set of linkages that transferred the engine power from the wheels to the machinery when engaged."

"They were also entirely exposed and directly where you would normally put your foot when driving."


"The engine also didn't start on its own, you had to crack open the bonnet and spray a generous amount of combustable gas directly into the air intake before giving the accelerator a bloody good stomp."

"Fortunately, The F.I.G did this for me. He then let me drive it to the local petrol station to fill it up, during which time he also let me discover that the speedo, windscreen wipers and lights didn't really work."

"Oh, and neither did the fuel gauge."

"And, for some reason, the fuel cap was level with the tank, so you couldn't pump fuel into at more than a dribble or it all ran back out."

"This meant you had no real idea how much fuel was in it."

"But plenty to get it home, I was assured."

"After, sort of, filling it up, struggling to start it, and chugging home at an unknown, but very leisurely, pace, I paid him and we filled in some paperwork."

"At which point he let me know it was untaxed and, contrary to my friends belief, not exempt."

"So I'd be breaking the law driving it home."

"Which I now had to do."

"In the dark."

"With no real lights."

"Did I mention it had just started to rain?"

"But off I set, gingerly traversing the on-ramp to the busiest motorway in the UK, foot to the floor, wind whistling through the various holes in the bodywork."

"I had no idea how fast I was going, but from the waves and gestures I got from passing vehicles it definitely wasn't fast enough."

"I also realized I didn't know how good the brakes were."

"Or what condition the tires were in."

"And it was wet, very wet."

"And the off-ramp was downhill, with lights at the bottom."

"Oh goody, now there was smoke coming from the bonnet."

"By some miracle of agricultural engineering and blind faith I made it back to my flat, and parked the dreaded van in a visitors space."

"Where it sat for the next 3 months, as I gradually ate my way through the industrial sized box of Cadbury's flakes that were going out of date."

"Until my building management lost their sense of humor and forced my friend to come and get it or they'd have it towed away. because once he realized he'd bought a lemon, he was in no hurry to have it become his problem."

"But I'd do it all again."

"The joy you can give kids on boring car journey by hitting the ice-cream tune as they go past is brilliant."- Will-this-do

Ice Cream Truck GIF by Jordan McGrawGiphy

A real friend puts up with all kinds of sh*t.... literally

"Not something a friend asked of me but something a friend offered to help with."

"Had a lingering smell of rotten sewage in the house."

"Was a bit short on money at the time so I called a buddy who can fix anything to see if he could figure it out."

"He identifies the issue right away and crawls under my house to find a previous owner used drano and must have not done a proper flush so it ate away the main sewer pipe."

"At least 6 months of sh*t, piss, and food was built up that was probably 4 inches deep."

"He went to his truck to put on his boilersuit and crawled through my girlfriends and my sh*t for 2 hours replacing the rotted pipe."

"I was down there with him trying to help however I could but he pretty much did the repair solo."

"Every time he encountered a thick chunk of poo he would yell up through the crawl hole that my girlfriend should ease off on the corn."

"Didn't phase him one bit and he wouldn't accept any form of payment even though I insisted I had to repay him somehow."

"Best friend I've ever had, this isn't the only example I could give about how great of a friend he is but definitely the wildest."

"Dan the man, you the real MVP if you ever see this."- COYFC

"I became friends with a female coworker as I was dating a guy who was friends with her boyfriend at the time."

"She had this weird thing about not pooping around him to the point when they eventually did long distance she would visit him for the weekend and hold it in the ENTIRE TIME."

"We planned a trip together and shared a hotel room with all four of us."

"While her and I were getting ready to go out, she pulled me aside and told me she had to poop so bad but didn’t want to be in the bathroom alone because everyone would know she was pooping."

"She asked me to stay in the bathroom with her while she took a sh*t so it would just seem like we were doing our make up."

"I kid you not, it stank so bad that I’m 100% sure the guy smelled it in the room anyways and we both just looked like weirdos who poo together."- titsout666

But who helped him bury it?

"To 'un bury his boat' no other information was given, I said yes and turns out he thought that burying his boat in one of our cornfields would help protect it over the winter because 'it wouldn’t get snowed on cause it underground'."- EatingH_tlersB_oty

digging spring fever GIFGiphy

The "big cheese" indeed...

To borrow my truck to 'get the cheese'."

"He drives a Tahoe, I have no clue how much cheese he was getting."- Zpitfire_MK_VI

Keep your property off mine!

"Neighbour asked if they could put a dead rat in our bin because they didn't want to put it in theirs."- HungInSarfLondon

An underground operation gone wrong...

"Back in the old days, had a paranoid friend pay me good money to rent out and dupe porn vhs tapes because he didn't want a record of him renting them out."

"His logic: if he ever became famous he didn't want a record of him renting out porn tapes."

"Postscript: he never became famous."- jacklord392

Bizarre as many of these favors are, one will effortfully lower their raised eyebrow and muster up the courage to do it, on the assumption that this friend would do the same for you.

Then too, sometimes getting a bizarre request might actually indicate just how good a friend some people actually are...

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