There are a good amount of jobs in this world that let you peer behind the doors of other people’s houses, and honestly, I feel like this should be described as one of the perks.
Seriously, y’all, I don’t know one single person who isn’t at least sort of nosy when it comes right down to it.
If you love hearing about the weird s*%t that goes on behind closed doors you’re in luck – these 16 people are all about sharing the love.
16. She is not ok.
My husband’s experience relayed to me: he was renting a small two bedroom apartment with his now ex wife. Her sister came to stay with them for a while trying to get on her feet and get into school, work etc.
After a heavy storm the landlord came to check on the apartment and went into the basement. It was completely flooded with several feet of water. He said there was no way the storm did that and found that there was a burst pipe as well coming from the bathroom.
Turns out the sister was flushing those wet wipes down the toilet and it finally overloaded it. They found her closet full with wet wipes, used. Hundreds.
She never showered apparently, just wiped down with wipes, piled them in the closet or tried to flush them.
15. IT in college.
Not me, since I never went in student rooms when I was on college staff … but the other folks in the IT department would be called in to fix someone’s network connection (wired Ethernet) and occasionally come back with stories. Usually just bongs and porn. Sometimes really filthy rooms. It turns out that some students not only don’t do laundry, but enter and exit their rooms through the ground-floor window, meaning that the door is actually not navigable for the dirty clothes and other kipple on the floor.
Department policy was that staff would not enter a student’s room alone. More than once, the student who wanted their network connection fixed was glad to see the IT people … but the student’s girlfriend, who just woke up naked in their bed (and may have been looking forward to a lie-in and/or wake-and-bake before morning classes), was somewhat surprised to see the IT people. The IT people were never warned that there would be a naked person in the room. Not even with a scarf on the doorknob.
14. Pigs are actually clean.
I (electrician) did a call where the family had a full size (7-8’ long) pig, living in their house. Just chilling in a room right off the living room.
Another call where the older couple had VERY anatomically correct drawings of themselves on all of the walls. That was awkward.
13. IN THE HOUSE.
Delivered pizza to a house where I was greeted by a man and what I thought was a large dog.
Until it neighed at me and I realized it was one of those miniature horses.
12. Right in the living room.
Vet tech here…..went to an at home euthanasia. The people were very wealthy. They had huge abstract art painting in the living room (probably 12 feet by 4 feet) that said “I like putting my dick in anuses”
Not too shocking, but, just enough information where anyone in their living room might feel a little bit uncomfortable. Heh heh.
11. In the flesh.
A woman who built an aluminum foil tent over her bed so “they” couldn’t control her dreams or thoughts while she slept.
I found out later that she been a member of the Branch Davidians.
10. You never forget that.
We worked on this guys house, he was in advertising, beautiful trophy wife.
When you walked in, you we greeted with a 5 feet × 3 feet , zoomed in, close up of said trophy wife’s vagina.
My eye’s were deliberately going from picture, to wife, to picture,…
9. Definitely not normal.
Just recently had a client who was fairly normal on the outside: clean cut, steady factory job, decent car, etc. Inside his house, the roof was rotted through, there were holes in the floor, dead rodents in the kitchen cupboards, etc.
The weirdest thing was that he kept talking about his “wife”, but it was abundantly clear that no one lives there with him.
This guy has a completely normal life on the outside, but is definitely off.
8. Bless her heart.
I used to volunteer for a wildlife rescue and did a pickup at a very elderly woman’s house where she had found a baby bird.
When I got there she carefully uncovered it from the towel she’d placed it in, and it was just a chestnut.
7. I…don’t know what to say.
Went into a woman’s house that had a lifesize replica/mannequin of herself mutilated & murdered.
Turns out, she’s a semi-pro actress. She’s been an extra in a dozen or so motion pictures. One of which was a B level hack film. The special effects crew made a latex replica of her for a couple scenes in the movie & let her keep it afterwards.
It was very real looking. From a foot away, you’d think it was a real mutilated corpse. Creepy, but I can’t blame her for wanting to keep it.
6. Don’t freak out.
I was at a house for a cable TV service call, customer wasn’t home so I called him. He said, “I will be home in five minutes, and don’t freak out, but I have a tiger on the truck”.
When he got there, he had a tiger in a cage on the back of his truck. I got to pet the thing, feed it a little, and then went on to see his venomous snake collection, his hand grenade collection, and his hot sauce collection.
The very next day, I was at another service call, and asked the customer to get to the pole in the back yard, and he told me that he has a tiger in the back yard, so don’t freak out. I got to pet the thing, and feed it a little.
I had been working cable for 18 years to that point, and had never encountered a tiger in all that time. I have been working cable 7 years since, and have had no further encounters with tigers in that time. But, for two days consecutive, I visited homes with tigers.
5. A horror show.
When I worked as a building inspector we saw a house that had not paid their water bills and had their service disconnected. So naturally their solution was to get a bunch of big blue storage bins from Walmart, cut a hole in one end of the lid, and shit in those.
They had 5 lined up in the living room. There was also 4 dead dogs in a closet. I puked for the rest of the day. We condemned the house.
4. That poor man.
Not weird but really really sad. Had to go check an apartment because we’d had a tip that there could be moisture damage. The apartment belonged to a retired older man and apparently when he had a nurse visit him at home, they had made the report to building maintenance.
When we got to the bathroom, me and my partner saw something that haunts me to this day. The ceiling was black. The walls were black. Everything was covered in a solid black wall of mold.
The man living there had no sense of what it was or what it meant. That mold had to have been growing for quite a while, and I have no idea how long he had lived there breathing it in, without no one even coming to visit to see and report it.
I have no idea what happened to the apartment or the resident but I’m sure the bathroom had to be fully made anew and I’m hoping the man is living somewhere safer.
3. Definitely a lot.
As a loan officer I had to go to a person’s home to get loan docs signed. She was a surgical nurse in a big hospital.
The house smelled so bad. I had to use the restroom and there was a huge cockroach smashed on the wall just above the sink, literally 2 inches from a toothbrush.
The tub and toilet had a black ring of dirt like they had never been cleaned. The dining room table was full of trash and empty cat food cans where they just opened the can to feed the 4 cats sitting on the table.
It was absolutely disgusting!
2. A whole lot of nope.
Ex-geek squad. One house I went to was a retirement home. The guy had to be in his 80s? Had used condoms everywhere and womens underwear on the floor. Had the biggest porn collection I’ve ever seen.
Floor to ceiling book shelf 12 feet long of just porn.
Wanted use to set up one of those shitty 5.1 home theatres in a box things. After we were done and left he called and said there was an issue so we begrudgingly went back and it was just a ruse as he wanted to show us porn :/
1. Six. Kids.
I shadowed a home health therapist once. We went to a house where we had to tuck our pants legs into our socks because of fleas. We drove down this dirt road, and I thought we were going past these abandoned single wide trailers, but then we parked in front of one.
This trailer didn’t have steps to enter, you had to boost yourself up. The floor was rotten through to the ground in places, and there was a grandmother with 6 young kids in there.
Including the one we were seeing who had hydrocephalus, but the mother never got it treated, and neglected the child nearly to the point of death till grandma found them and took the “baby.”
Grandma was really trying her best, but this place was the most unsafe place I had ever ever seen
People are literally my favorite. As long as I don’t have to, you know. Talk to them.
Have you ever seen something totally weird in a stranger’s house? We want to hear about it in the comments!