If I stay at someone’s place, I get so paranoid about being a bad guest that I am probably too polite and I clean too much.
But that’s not a bad thing!
But the folks you’re gonna hear about?
Ouch…you wouldn’t want them at your house.
Take a look at these stories from AskReddit users.
“The $900 phone s** bill.
It was the early 1990s and the bill came on paper and was about 100 pages.”
2. Still here!
“My brother’s best friend came to live with us for “a few months” because he wanted to move back to our state.
My parents agreed because he was supposed to go to college and they believe college education is important.
Well 8 years later and he is still there, all my parent’s children have moved out but for some reason my brother’s best friend is still living there.”
“My husband’s old friend stayed with us for two weeks while we were living in Japan. He was very smug and irritating; an instant ‘expert’ on Japan after a few days, when we had been living there for two years.
Finally, finally he left on a Friday. My husband and I had separate plans on Saturday. I returned in the afternoon to an unlocked door and the sound of the TV. I thought hubby had returned early.
Nope. It was Old Friend – thinking we had gone for the weekend, he had broken into our apartment for an extra two-night stay.
“You weren’t supposed to be here!” he protested – and he refused to leave until my husband came back home and told Old Pal personally that he had overstayed his welcome.”
4. Less than savory.
“My ex husband had a less than savory friend.
He walked into my home once, helped himself to my fridge without asking and then when he got himself some silverware, had the audacity to insult it and say it looked like something a grandmother would have. Well yes, yes it does, since it’s hers and she gave it to me.
Another time he went to my MIL’s house when we told him we didn’t want to hang out. We weren’t even home yet! He came in, say down, ordered a pizza that he refused to share with my MIL or BIL, and just sat there watching TV for two hours until we got back from whatever we were doing.
He was a grade A a**hole.”
5. No more office.
“My father in law was staying with us for a month, he lived in Oman.
The spare room was an office with a sofa bed in so it could double up for guests.
He bought a double bed and got rid of the sofa bed. I lost my office.”
“My relative stayed with my grandma and proceeded to burn the house to the ground by deciding to have a bon fire 3 feet from the side of the house.”
7. A big no-no.
“Rearranged my kitchen.
8. Excuse me?
“Dinner guest asked to stay overnight because of the snow (which wasn’t forecasted until much later that night).
Spouse and I agreed as we didn’t have work the next day.
But guest did – and at 7:30 in the morning he was freaking out because we hadn’t shoveled the driveway for him yet. “How am I supposed to get to work on time?!””
9. That sucks.
“I had guests turn the pool heater on in February and not turn it off or tell me it was on.
I noticed steam coming off the pool a week later and it was 90*F.
The bill was just under $1,000.”
10. What a jerk?
“An in-law took about a 28 minute shower after I explained we were in the middle of a drought and that our well was dangerously low.
I’m assuming it was going to be a 30 minute shower but we ran out of water.”
11. You’re outta here.
“Literally tried to move in.
Had a old friend that was in town and I offered to let her stay here for a week instead of getting a hotel. A week turned into two, which became a month.
When I confronted her and asked when her new place would be ready, she said she thought she could just stay. Since she had all of her stuff and was here for over two weeks, even the cops wouldn’t take her away.
Had to formally evict her.”
12. Disaster area.
“I let a friend & her dog stay @ my house over the weekend while I was away. She left my kitchen a disaster, the back door unlocked, & best of all—-FLEAS.
I had asked her directly if her dog was on flea prevention & she assured me it was. After I was swarmed with fleas in my living room, I questioned her again & she admitted that the “flea prevention” she was giving the dog were yeast & garlic tablets.
She made no offer to help me treat the house or reimburse me. She was not invited back.”
Do you have any stories like us?
Tell us some good ones in the comments.
Thanks a lot!