It's nice to have some company every once in a while. However, when we have guests over we expect them to behave appropriately. But, that isn't always the case. Here, people share a time when guests have done something ridiculous when welcomed into a home. Thanks to everyone who shared their story.
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Getting Around Those Bedrooms Can Be Confusing
He wandered into my mum’s bedroom and proceeded to get into bed next to her and pass out again.
The next night at dinner, we were laughing about it and one of my exchange students told me that he had also gone into his room, taken a plant, and put it in my other exchange student’s room.”
When Your Aunt Is Actually Terrible
“My great aunt would come and stay for a couple of weeks at a time every year. She was a lovely lady, always polite and well-mannered.
The last time she stayed, it was as if something had clicked in her brain, and she just sat in front of the TV, shouting racist remarks at anybody who was not a white British person. When she turned to the room and said, ‘There are far too many darkies on television these days, don’t you agree?’ my mother took her aside for a quiet word, which turned into a shouting match. She left the next day.”
Her Missing Stash Could Have Killed Their Dog
“A friend at the time needed a place to crash till she could find an apartment, so I offered my couch.
I got home from work one evening and saw her frantically searching for something. I asked what she was looking for and she told me she had lost some coke. I was so mad. I didn’t need that in my house and didn’t need my dog getting into it. She then laughed and proceeded to tell me that it would be okay. We would know if my dog got into it because he would probably die.
I told her to get out.”
They Took Something That Family Could Never Replace
“I will never forget what this one person did when I invited them over.
Someone took a nice crystal picture frame full of pictures of me growing up because their friend wanted a frame. So obviously, steal it from my house.
I didn’t notice, but when my mom did, she was really sad. She just wanted the pictures back, as they were her only copies, but the kids threw them out. Teenagers can be terrible with no regard for others.”
He Really Feared For Those Collectors Glasses
“I had a birthday party for a good friend of mine, and she had this obnoxious friend. The idiot was hammered when he showed up and this was the first time I had ever met him.
He had no respect for me and my roommates’ house and didn’t seem to care whose house it even was. We are all close to 30, so I expect more respect from our small handful of houseguests since it’s not a high school rave.
My roommate had a beautiful full room bar that had a lot of collectors glasses along the back wall and the idiot friend went back there started picking random glasses up and ‘looking’ at them. I was trying to get him to put them down and get him away from all the glass, but he wouldn’t budge. I couldn’t convince him. He just kept incoherently arguing with me and telling me he was fine. Then his wife stormed into our house and started SCREAMING at him about how he was hammered and they needed to go. I didn’t know who she was either, but my main concern was getting this giant wasted baby away from all the glass. My roommate would kill me if he broke anything.
FINALLY, she coaxed him out and took him home, but not before spilling a few drinks and making a huge mess.
He and his wife aren’t allowed in my house anymore (from this and a few other encounters), and I couldn’t imagine walking into someone’s house and being so disrespectful.”
Overstaying Their Welcome
“My wife hosted a party at our house for her coworkers.
So, about two to three hours after the party started, one of the co-workers she doesn’t typically socialize with outside of work shows up with her husband. We’ll call her Debbie.
The party was already winding down when Debbie and her husband arrived. Some guests were already leaving at this point. However, we still try to be good hosts. I got them some drinks and gave them a tour of our house. I built a movie theater in our basement a little while ago, and since I’m relatively proud of it, I like to end the tour there. I showed off the equipment and briefly started up a random movie from Netflix to show off the video and audio quality.
After I started the movie, they sat down and started watching. I figured that they just wanted to watch something as they finished their drinks, and left them there to attend to the remaining guests.
An hour passed, the other guests had all left, and Debbie and her husband were still watching the movie. I went down and politely ask if there’s anything they need (hint, hint). They asked for more drinks. I got them drinks and went upstairs to clean up.
Another hour passed. My wife and I had cleaned up after the party, had changed into pajamas, and were ready for bed. Finally, Debbie and her husband came upstairs. They said that they finished the movie, and were about to start a second before realizing that they had to ‘leave early.’
At no point did they see anything weird about their behavior. Needless to say, they have not been invited over since.”