Having house guests can be awesome!
Some of my best childhood memories were when the primos would come to stay for a while. Now that I'm an adult, having my kids' cousins come for a visit is still one of my favorite things!
A house ringing with the laughter of guests and loved ones just hits the heart, you know?
This article is not about that. This article is about when guests get ... weird...
Reddit user dayday_bsl asked:
"What’s the weirdest thing a guest has done at your house?"
and I'll be honest - I started with a heartwarming anecdote because you're going to need the mental palette cleanser. When Reddit asks for weird, Reddit gets weird.
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"I had some work people over for a dinner party at my house."
"We purposely shut off the lights leading upstairs to sort of let the guests know that the party is downstairs...i.e. there is nothing for you upstairs."
"Throughout the night I would see one of my coworkers taking out the dip from his lip with his index finger and scraping it into his solo cup."
"A bit later I went upstairs to check on my dog and hear some noises from the master bedroom. I walked in and saw the same dude using my toothbrush to get dip out from in between his teeth."
"The first thing I said was 'Ya know the best way to keep that stuff out of your teeth is to not do it at all. The second best method *is* to use my toothbrush, but I would really appreciate it if you didn't.' "
"He embarrassingly apologized and by the time I got downstairs he had left."
"He doesn't get invited to parties anymore."
"My friend treated my house like it was his own hotel room."
"I thought was coming to visit me and we'd coordinate for stuff to do, but it turns out he just wanted to save money on a place to sleep. He had his own plans and didn't tell me about any of them until he got to my place."
"And he even tried getting his other friends in the area to sleep at my place."
"I hadn't seen him in years, too. So I was disappointed that I planned my holiday weekend around my friend but he had other plans."
"First college party."
"A girl drank one--one!--beer and started acting like she was sOoOo wasted. Got fully naked and sat on my papasan chair."
"One of the most embarrassingly attention-seeking people I've ever met lol."
"We had similar experience."
"We went on a mini road trip and a girl, after having just one beer, started acting dramatically wasted. She started screaming and crying, we got scared the cops might stop us."
"Worst experience ever."
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"A friend of a friend was at a party at my house. He took shrooms and decided to do some 'amateur electrical work.' That's a direct quote, by the way, overheard by multiple people."
"If that statement terrifies you, that's because those are not words that should ever be in the same sentence ever; let alone a sentence that describes a thing you are about to do at someone else's house."
"Yeah so, not being an electrician, I can't tell you exactly what he did or what he was trying to do. All I can tell you is that 800 dollars and 24 hours later the problem he created was solved by a professional."
"He wound up in the hospital after exiting the party in an ambulance."
"lol, 'amateur electrical work.' "
"He's fine and paid me back. All in all, he's actually pretty good dude. Should probably pass on the shrooms, though."
A Bath Tub Full Of Fruit
"A coed of mine, a very much petite and super straight-laced girl attended a small party at my place with a few other people from uni."
"She usually doesn't drink much but this night began to pick out and eat all the fruit from the self made fruit punch. If you know anything about fruit punches, the fruit are absolutely soaked with alcohol. Way more so than the actual punch."
"We told her but she continued to snack on the fruits. Just a bit slower."
"She ended up absolutely sh*t faced drunk after a short while. A tiny bit later she disappeared into the bathroom. Puking noises were heard, which probably was a good thing considering how drunk she was."
"After a longer time of silence I knocked to check if she was fine."
"I got some indiscernible mumbling about maybe she could use some help but maybe don't come on but she can't do it alone. Maybe I could give her a frying pan or a spoon or something (?)"
"I was very confused and told her I would open the door and to make sure she was dressed."
"When I came she was blushed to the maximum sitting on the floor. The whole bath tub was full of liquid vomit thinned with water and tons of fruit swimming around."
"She went on about how she wasn't able to clean the mess up alone."
"Apparently she had been trying to shovel the whole tub full of vomit into the toilet using her hands the whole time. The sh*t you do when drunk lol."
"The bath tub was clogged up with fruit so it didn't empty."
"I grabbed some stuff from the kitchen. She unclogged the bath tub with some tools. We filtered our the fruit with a sieve and drained and cleaned the bath tub."
"Well mostly me as she fell asleep on the floor during the process. Welp."
"After the bathroom was done I put up my camping bed in my room, grabbed some extra blankets and a small couch pillow and tried to wake her up."
"She wouldn't. So I carried her over to the bed and made sure she was warm."
"Put a bucket next to the bed and a small bottle of water."
"The party went on into the morning hours. When I woke up the next morning, or rather around early afternoon. she was gone and the bed was perfectly made."
"When I got to the living room it was perfectly clean with no signs of there ever being a party last night. Same for the kitchen, minus a few remaining full bottles and snacks all nearly packed up in Tupper ware."
"There was a written note, well more of a letter, lying on the kitchen table."
"In her note she explained at length how she was extremely embarrassed by what happened. That she was thankful how I handled the situation and that I remained calm."
"Lastly she said to make up for the mess she made, she cleaned the kitchen and living room from all the party remains. Also she made breakfast, which was in the fridge."
"Lastly she'd be happy if I didn't contact her for a week or two as she'd be too embarrassed to talk to me any ways."
"We became really close friends after that happened but it was surely weird. Both the bath tub full of fruit vomit juice and meticulously cleaning my flat the day after."
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"We were having a party at my house. It was weird as f*ck to begin with because my dad was having a hard time choosing between two women."
"He'd date one for a little while, then break up to date the other one for a little while, then realize he really loved the first one. It was a mess."
"Anyway, he invited them both to our house that night and they both brought their kids, who were all around my age. There were 6 of us kids in all."
"My best friend was the first woman's daughter. Well, she had hatched a plan and without really offering an explanation, convinced me to initiate a game of truth or dare."
"Okay fine, I guess we're playing truth or dare now."
"Her plan was for me to dare her to put her head inside my toilet and flush it. No f*cking clue why I agreed but I did."
"I dared her and she immediately jumps up and runs to the bathroom, all of us following her. Without hesitation she lifts the toilet seat, submerges her head into the toilet water and flushes."
"One of the second woman's daughters is looking on at her as if she's f*cking insane (she wasn't wrong) and there's all this commotion in my bathroom between the 6 of us. Our parents all come rushing inside to see what the f*ck is going on."
"My best friend's mother's eyes go wide as saucers and I swear I saw smoke coming out of her ears as she starts screaming at her daughter, pulling her head out of the toilet and wrapping her hair in one of my towels."
"At this point I'm crying and struggling for air because all of this is the most f*cked up hilarious sh*t that I have ever witnessed in my short life. Her mother screams at me in this high pitched, enraged voice to shut up because it's not funny and I have to leave before she tries to kill me, too."
"My poor bestie got in big trouble for embarrassing the hell out of her mom when she was trying so hard to get my father to choose her over the other woman."
"Her mother convinced my father to punish me for daring her daughter to do that, even though her daughter was the one who wanted this to happen."
"The other mom and her kids left pretty much immediately, but when the others left, my bestie catches my eye and she has this huge smirk on her face like 'Yeah! Mission accomplished!' "
"She knew exactly what the fuck she was doing! That second lady never looked back and my dad ended up choosing her mom."
"A grown man in our house for the first (and last) time for an academic team gathering marked his height on our children’s wooden growth chart…in permanent Sharpie marker."
"This guy wasn’t a friend, and he wasn’t a kid. I probably wouldn't have minded then. But he was literally a stranger an hour before this."
"He was a grown adult and just happened to be in a college group meeting at my home, from the college where my husband works."
"It was pretty awkward."
"Oh, and it was unfinished wood so we couldn't just wipe it off. We had to sand it to get it off."
Tried To Snort My Brother
"I threw a New Years party once. ONCE."
"Someone I invited brought a group of people who I knew, but didn’t exactly enjoy the company of."
"Sometime around 1am, I noticed that my keepsake urn necklace containing my brother’s ashes was missing."
"Then, I discover a couple of small lines of powder-like material in lines on my bathroom counter."
"They had tried to snort my brother and stole the necklace his remains were in. I was livid."
"I don't think they were trying to get high. I think they were either joking around or had dared someone to do it. These guys were jackasses, but not stupid."
"I never got the necklace back."
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"A guest gave my dog drugs because, and I quote:"
" 'She looked sad so I thought some drugs would cheer her up!' "
"I tried to be patient at first, after hearing his attempts at defending himself, my reaction was pretty harsh, and I do not regret a f*cking thing I said or did."
"He gave mdma to a 3 pound chihuahua and almost killed the only reliably good thing in my life and the only thing that gave me any real sense of happiness. She was never the same, but she did survive."
"He couldn't understand why I was so angry and then had the nerve to try and press charges on me for my reaction!"
"I invited 6 people for Sunday brunch, including an acquaintance 'K' who worked in my department."
"It seemed like a good opportunity to reciprocate an invitation she’d extended within the past few months (a big gathering at her house with her roommates….I stopped by for about an hour, had a delightful time amongst mostly strangers.)"
"It was a rare hot summer day in upstate NY, and I lived in a small house with no air conditioning. I woke up early to bake biscuits while it was a bit cooler. Was running as many fans as I could to circulate air before guests came over….."
"Through the buzz of the fans, I hear a knock on the door. It was K- she was here AN HOUR before guests were invited."
“ 'Oh- I was out for a morning walk and then I realized I was in your neighborhood early. Thought I could help!' And in she waltzed…"
"I couldn’t send her on an errand because she walked over."
"This was her first time over--maybe while on foot, she needed to use the bathroom? Was it daylight savings time? My mind circled trying to reason WHY ON EARTH she’d show up without so much as a call/text."
"I said I needed to hop in the shower (I was DISGUSTINGLY hot) but she was welcome to add a batch of simple syrup to lemonade and pour herself a glass. Was in the bathroom for 5 minutes, and she got to work while I was in there."
"When I came out, she’d set food on the table (some which wasn’t meant to be served.) She also gathered branches and leaves from the yard and created a table scape?"
"We made small talk as I chopped vegetables for a frittata and she whipped eggs. She did most of the chatting."
"As other guests arrived on time, she offered them lemonade and asked them to take off their shoes. It then dawned on me- I had a guerrilla co-host."
"As I set one of the last dishes on table she announced, 'Come and get it!' Handed people silverware, offered to spoon different items on their plates…"
"The last straw was when she went out onto my deck, picked unwashed mint and tried to garnish someone’s yogurt trifle. He pulled his plate away and said, 'I don’t want you touching my food.' ”
"Mercifully, someone offered her a ride home since she’d walked over. I’d never felt so uncomfortable in my own home due to someone’s well-intended gestures."
No Recollection Of That Bite
"I ran into into a girl at a bar/club that I knew vaguely back from middle school."
"After a few hours of talking and several drinks later she says she is going to drive home. She is obviously in no shape to drive so I offer her my couch to sleep on for the night. I run this all by my husband and he’s cool with it."
"I set her up on the couch and we all go to sleep."
"I wake up in the morning to find that the raw vacuum sealed tuna steak we had in the fridge was opened and had one huge bite taken out of it."
"It was left on the counter with the juices leaking all over."
"No sign of her. So weird."
"I messaged her later that day saying something like 'Did you get hungry last night?' She said she had no recollection of that ever happening."
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"Tried to hook up with my recently divorced mother"
"Let me explain. It was my 21st birthday and I decided to have some friends over."
"As we sat there drinking and getting very f*cked up, my mother walks in the door and from across the room my friend screams:"
“ 'What’s up baby girl?!' to which my mother says 'Excuse me?!' "
"He actually replied! Worse, he replied with: ”
" 'Look I’m sorry you got divorced but I think you’re hot we should hook up!' 😬 Yeah we’re not friends anymore."
Trying To Be Helpful
"When I was younger, we would have my aunt occasionally come over to pet sit while we were on trips to visit relatives."
"Well, one time we came home (absolutely exhausted from driving back home to Michigan from Florida), only to find that she had reorganized the entire house."
"I don't mean just rearranged some furniture I mean she reorganized closets, drawers, pantries, everything."
"She was trying to be helpful, but she failed to overlook a crucial part of her gracious plan. This was OUR house, and now we were unable to FIND anything!"
"Anyways, turns out she also reorganized my parents bedroom which included going through their drawers so we stopped having her pet sit for us."
Um ... What?
"A guy ate all of my eggs, raw, while leaning over the kitchen sink."
"I walked in and saw him slurping up the last one with 12 shells in the sink."
Yeah... it's all awkward.
But Reddit isn't alone in their uncomfortable guest experiences. I know some of you have awful and awkward stories to share, so get to it in the comments!
When you open the doors to your home, you would expect the guest would treat your property as if it were their own.
But sometimes, that's not always a good thing if your house guest is a slob.
Growing up, there was always a house rule everyone respected.
Everyone would take their shoes off and wear provided slippers before walking onto the carpet. It was just common courtesy in our culture.
So when I was in college, and I had friends over one night – and well – lets' just say it didn't go well. More on that later.
Curious to hear from strangers about their rude house guests, Redditor xxHEYxx asked:
"What's the most disrespectful thing a guest ever did in your home?"
Some of the things these house guests did were so wretched, they were neither seen nor heard from again.
Stealing Milk Was The Least Of The Problems
"Had my girlfriend, and another now exfriend come over to my house.. My grandmother on my mom's side lived with us at the time. She had advanced alzheimers, and could only communicate with basic phrases. She was so bad, she would pat people on their backs and say 'good, good, good.' She also walked around with a zip lock bag of Q-tips that she would hand out as gifts.. Anyways, on this evening, said friend decided it would be funny to pants her in front of me and my girlfriend... He was promptly punched in the face and told to leave before he got hurt. I was shocked and enraged by the disrespect he showed my family, and my ill grandmother. Been 20 years and still have nothing to do with him. This guy was also the friend that would open our fridge and actually drink directly from our milk..."
"A friend of a friend crashed a party at our house. He proceeded to tell everyone that he was a drug dealer and he could get them the best product. He hit on all of the married women who had not brought their husbands, punched the friend who brought him and drove home, drunk and high. He is the only person I have banned from my house."
"My sister use to stop over, drink my beer, steal my wife's clothes, make a mess, then leave. We changed the locks so she'd steal my parents key to get in so we stopped giving them one and somehow she'd still get in, like a damn cockroach. We have since moved far out of her visiting range."
"I invited a friend to 'predrink' at my parents house (in our 20s so my parents were fine with it). Showed up completely obliterated, while my parents were there and dropped a small baggie of cocaine in front of them. He then proceeded to ask where the washroom was."
"Needless to say that was a pretty tame night for me, as my parents sent him packing. I had no idea about his coke habit, just for the record."
The Klepto In The Family
"A family member stole some of my mother's jewelry including some that was left to her by my great grandmother who passed recently at that time. A few years before that we also had another family member steal some pain medication my mom had as well. Let's just say we don't really interact with my family that much anymore."
These people could not keep their DNA to themselves.
"Dude came over, apparently sh*t his pants and threw his heavily skid marked underwear in with my dirty laundry pile. I found my dog chewing on his underwear the next morning."
"The couple sat down at a table with a cake (which hadnt been served it) took each a fork and started to eat it, not cutting the cake into a piece for themselves, but going back and forth with forks to mouths and to cake, smacking and slurping. Nobody else wanted any cake."
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Snot Very Nice
"Blew his nose on a tissue and then just threw it on the floor. Worst thing is, he expected me to pick it up for him."
"Invited along her boyfriend of one week (without asking if it was alright first) who proceeded to get stupidly drunk and throw up all over the back deck. He cut his ankle open while thrashing about and started dripping blood everywhere. As I was trying to put a bandaid on him, the girlfriend had the audacity to tell me he doesn't like bandaids. I said 'Tough sh*t' and put it on him anyway and the rest of us angrily waited for his brother to come pick the two up."
A Fecal Message
"We had my in-laws' wedding in our back yard. A few hours into festivities, I found 'need more toilet paper' written on the bathroom wall with human feces."
Time For Trimming
"Cut their toenails in my living room. They were just visiting for a few hours."
"Had sex with her boyfriend on my white comforter while on her period."
When people destroy things – including relationships – after being welcomed into a person's home, they should never expect another invite ever again.
"A 'friend' asked to stay with me for a few days because she was having relationship problems. Turns out the relationship problems were all down to the fact she had a massive drug habit and her boyfriend was fed up of her spending all their money on it. The first night she invited 5 people who I didn't know round after I'd gone to bed and I had work the next day. Then she just disappeared for 3 days and went on a bender, I had her boyfriend calling me worried sick and nobody knew where she was. When she finally turned up she called me a sh**ty friend for not covering for her. She didn't even ask me to! Yeah we're not friends anymore."
No More Toys
"Had some friends in middle school come over and smash up all the Lego sets in my room then wondered why I didn't want them to come over again."
"Neighbor's kid came in with dirt all over his feet and then wiped them on the carpet. Never did get the stain out."
"My son's friend ( middle school) opened all the yogurts in my refrigerator. Didn't eat then, just opened all the tinfoil lids."
So, back when I was in a college marching band, I tried to fit in as most freshmen did back then.
When our drum major couldn't find a place to have a house party, I happily offered my place – without consulting my parents.
It happened to coincide on the night my parents were out and I had the place to myself. So my buddies came over with cases of beer...and their muddy shoes.
I didn't have it in me to inconvenience them by asking to abide by the no shoes house policy.
Of course, my parents came home early and witnessed the travesty. The place was a mess, and I had to cover for the professional carpet cleaning later.
But you know what? I became the popular freshman in the band. At least for that month. Yeah, I do not miss my college years.
I grew up in a household where it was customary to remove your shoes upon entering. To me, it made sense.
I assumed every family preferred not to have gum, spit, mud – and who knows what else – tracked into their homes from the outside.
So, as a high school kid, whenever I forgot to inform friends of the house-entrance protocol, and they walked onto the carpet with their shoes on, my mom would freak out. Hey, if they're not used to doing that in their own homes, I don't blame them for their ignorance.
But there are just some guests whose behavior indicated they did know better.
"What's the weirdest thing a guest has done at your house?"
When alcohol and substances were brought into these homes, disaster struck.
Making A Splash
"Brought alcohol after we told them we don't drink/are a dry house.. ok, minor enough, didn't make a big deal about it... but when they spilled all their red wine on our couch and hid it under a blanket, only for the wife to tell us via text after they left.... that really sucked."
A Hot Mess
"Got a prostitute over. This was years ago when I lived in a share house. My room mate and a friend of his got drunk. My room mate eventually ended up going to bed and he told his friend to sleep on the couch rather than driving home."
"The next morning we woke up and discovered that he'd called up a prostitute. They had sex in the bathroom and left a godawful mess."
"It was a long time before he got invited over again."
Bathroom Paint Job
"My friend's new boyfriend - I'd never met him before - came over with her for dinner. There were 8 of us. He drank a lot. He went to the bathroom before dessert. About 5 minutes after he came back, he spoke to her and she said they needed to go as he wasn't feeling well. They left."
"When the next person went to the bathroom, they came back recoiling in horror. The new boyfriend had puked up his entire dinner - and a vast amount of red wine - all over the bathroom. Everywhere. Walls, floors, all over my full basket of spare toilet rolls."
I cleaned it up. When I next saw my friend, I mentioned it. We had a totally ordinary conversation about it. Later that day, she deleted me on FB and I never saw her again."
"I had a birthday party for my friend at my apartment at the time. Another friend's husband ended up getting drunk and peeing in my hallway. I was like, 'wtf?' 'Well, the bathroom was full and I couldn't make it to a bush in time.'"
"So, the next time he came over, I gifted him a small potted plant with a handmade 'mens room' sign. Told him that now he has his own porta potty."
"This one chick I used to be kinda friends with in middle school came over to my house. We were just sitting on my living room couch watching TV, when she just suddenly out of nowhere lifted the bottom of her shirt up and started blowing her nose into it. She did this like three or four times. I was like, c'mon now, we have tissues in the house and it didn't even occur to you to even ask for one? We're not anti-tissue extremists or anything. The image of that giant snot splotch all over the front of her shirt is seared into my retinas until the end of my days."
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Please Don't Make Yourself At Home
Some guests act like they own the place. They need to be shown the door, by force, if necessary.
"Rearranged all the furniture in the guest bedroom so that she could sleep facing north."
The Brown Stains
"My weird neighbour friend once came over for dinner when we were at least 11. I don't know why or how but when I prepared to go to bed that night I discovered poop on the wall at the top-bunk mattress (slept bottom). We also found it smeared on the wall of behind our TV."
"When we asked his mother she just handled it as if it was a totally normal thing to do."
"My roommate in college had been dating a guy a few years older for several months. She asked if I minded if he spent the weekend and that they'd only be home in the evenings since they had planned to be out and about experiencing the city. I said sure. Guy shows up and he's conversational and nice enough, except instead of an overnight bag, he brings at least 10 huge filled to the brim laundry bags of dirty clothes. He immediately sets up shop in our laundry room and goes to town. Literally does laundry all day and night.
My roommate is visibly upset at this point because dude doesn't want to go hang out as planned. He just wants to watch movies and do laundry. She apologizes and says they'll be out all the next day. No big deal. She wakes me up the next morning and is hysterical. The guy is gone and has taken all of our cleaning supplies and snacks with him. She never heard from again. It was super creepy and bizarre. She prob didn't even know this guys real name and never found out what his end game was. Unless his end game was simply use of a full size washer and dryer."
"While we were at work, a couple that were houseguests for a few days rearranged our furniture and artwork."
"They wanted to surprise us when we returned home with their 'excellent taste in decorating.' They sure did!"
The Airborne Pervy Boy
"My cousin use to come over my house alot when I was a teenager. We're 7 months apart so we were pretty close growing up. When we 14/15 years old, he came over once with my aunties friends weird/ annoying son that he was forced to hang out with from time to time. It was 10am and I still had my pj's on, I tell my cousin I'll get dressed real quick and we'll go down the bike tracks soon. I go to my bedroom to change, when I'm in my underwear the weird/annoying boy walks straight in my room like he lived there and looked me up and down with a smile. I went mental, screamed at him and called him a creep. My cousin bolts upstairs after hearing me scream, grabbed the boy by the scruff of his clothes, drags him out of my bedroom and threw him down the stairs, he wasn't seriously hurt but definitely terrified at this point and runs out of the house."
"I had a friend over once and he just wandered around the house, no sitting, no greeting my mom, no nothing, he just walked around the house aimlessly, this was a year ago but it still confuses me to this day."
Missing The Target
"It was my cousin. He came in, took a sh*t in my bedroom (at the middle of the floor), and left. Im still wondering what came through his mind that day."
"Last summer, my parents went on vacation so I was left alone to care for the house and our cat. One of my friends would come over a lot because I always made good food and she wanted to try it. One time when she came over, we ended up having coffee late at night, so she decided to clean my kitchen and bathroom at 12AM. Cleaned the sink, toilet, stove... I didn't ask her to. It was weird. But I didn't mind it."
"Pissed in the fridge all over turkey left overs then b!tched the toilet wouldn't flush. His gf at the time then proceeded to beat the sh*t out of him for 'doing it again' with her prosthetic leg."
"Plot twist...I was the guest in their home."
This Is Your Brain On Drugs
"My homeless, heroin addict, ex brother in law asked if he could do some laundry at my place and I agreed that would be ok as long as he understood this is my home and he's not welcome to hang around. (I have a teenage son I'd rather not expose to heroin, thank you.) One day he texted that he needed to pick up his laundry and I said no problem.""
"He never showed up, so I went to bed around midnight. Turns out after I went to bed, he let himself and his insane girlfriend in and they made themselves at home. Watching TV, taking a shower, eating snacks."
"I woke up to the sounds of a domestic taking place in my living room and a woman screaming for help."
"After dealing with all that and getting them removed from my property, I went to my bathroom where I found the entire bathroom covered in purple hair dye. It was on the floors, sink, the toilet, the mirror, the rugs. Every where!"
"Who comes into a house uninvited after midnight and dyes their hair?!"
"Don't do heroin kids."
"This guy turned my pots and pans into drums and started freestyle singing while all the girls were hitting chairs and harmonising. I never wanted people to leave my place so quickly before."
As I mentioned earlier, having a clean home starts with taking off your shoes after entering.
Growing up with this regimen made me appreciate cleanliness, but it also made me a certifiable germophobe.
So you can imagine how much I cringed when I read about the number of Redditors who've had guests who made their homes an open bathroom space – where excrement, vomit and urine splattered everywhere like in a Jackson Pollock painting.
The takeway? Be mindful of your alcohol intake, who you invite, and say no to drugs. Now, there's the door.
A hotel room is a unique concept.
On one hand, it is an inherently temporary piece of property. A guest is exactly that--a guest. They stay for some interval of time and leave the room behind for another guest to occupy it again in the future.
And yet, there is a strange feeling of privacy and ownership felt by the guest throughout the stay. It's "their room" even if that's not exactly true.
Sometimes, that feeling of ownership goes pretty far. Some people get WAY too comfortable during their stay and make it their own in the absolute worst way possible.
"I didn't work there, but was in a hotel's conference room for a class to be an EMT (emergency medical technician, aka the people who work on ambulances). We're in the middle of class and hear a bunch of sirens."
"The instructors pause to wait for them to pass, but we realized they all came to the hotel. They all ran into the hallway to see if they could help with whatever emergency was happening, but it was mostly cops."
"Then we heard them say the room number of one of the instructors. All our heads turned to them like a scripted comedy movie and he looked an equal balance of confused and mortified."
"To avoid having to carry equipment in and out of the hotel every day, they'd been storing teaching equipment in the one instructor's room."
"Housekeeping had walked in and saw two bodies crumpled on the floor behind the bed and panicked, calling 911. They were the dummies used to teach CPR and intubation."
What Exactly Happened Here
"Semen covered tv with a teddy bear's head half ripped off" -- JazzlikeHour4
"Next time dont rent room to bears" -- Peterpumpkin_69
"I've seen similar. Abandoned and mutilated sex dolls too." -- dropthemasq
A Variety of Offenses
"It's a three way tie between the guests who wiped in the towels and rubbed it against the wall (then laughed at housekeeping when they came in for service)..."
"...the young lady who stuck her tampon on the wall and the blood acted as a glue and cemented it there..."
"...or the guest who left three week old milk in the refrigerator (but where only in for three days, so that milk was already 2 1/2 weeks old when they brought it in)"
"Although.... most of our guests don't do these kinds of things, luckily we usually have a good crowd. But when someone wants to be the outlier, they make it count."
A Laundry List
"My mother and sister work/worked in the same hotel since I was 8. I worked there for a few years, but I did laundry."
"There have been dead bodies, sh*t smeared, drugs and syringes (my sister had to get tested for AIDS and Hepatitis)."
"There's occasionally the guy who greets them at the door naked, and tells them to 'come right in.'"
"The occasional 'forgotten' wedding ring that ends up in lost and found until there's been no claim for six months, then the finder gets to claim it."
"Teenage sports teams can be disgusting beyond belief. Truckers are amazingly clean, friendly, and polite."
"I cleaned out a rental unit and among most of their furniture being infested with fleas and bedbugs, they tore out flooring, cut some wires to the bathroom, and left a mattress with a dark body shaped stain."
"The fridge was unplugged but still full, sat for a couple weeks while the eviction was being posted, and a bone-thin cat wandering around, desperate for any food/water."
"After our initial walk through we had to call police because we found drug paraphernalia, needles and pipes inside the couch."
"This wasn't a slum either, just an older neighborhood from the 70's in a decent suburb, but holy sh** are some people incapable of living civilized."
A Rented Terrarium
"Haven't worked in a hotel before, but when I rented a room one time I didn't realize that there was a small window opened, so when the night came around my room was absolutely FLOODED with mosquitoes and I'm talking hundreds of them."
"I tried to kill some, but I had to give up as they were crawling all over the ceiling and I didn't even make a dent in their population after 20 minutes of trying."
"I went to sleep with maybe 60 dead mosquitoes on the floor and like 80 splattered across the wall, never mind the hundreds upon hundreds still alive."
"I felt ashamed and so so bad for the cleaning lady that came in the next morning, but she got everything out. It was mad impressive."
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
"A filthy glass sex toy inside the rooms coffee pot. I showed it to one of the other girls."
"She removed it and cleaned it off and took it home with her. She said since it was made of glass it would be safe to use after being washed."
Whole Room to Himself
"A rabbit...just by himself. They left him behind." -- klag103144
"Guest was magician. Trick went wrong, turned self into rabbit." -- Stan_Achton
"Awww people are mean." -- Amie80
How Big We Talkin'?
"A gun under the mattress."
"A huge, I'm talking like GIGANTIC, black strap on."
"Someone had a meth lab in the bathroom, and were printing fake credit cards..."
"The interesting part is that I've never worked for like, a shi**y hotel. Two of them were a normal, nice Hyatt. The enormous sex toy was found at the luxury boutique property where I work now."
Tis the Season
"My [mother in law] said when she used to clean rooms, some hunter had butchered a turkey in the bathroom."
"Makes me wonder what kind of person would think something like that would be ok."
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