We’ve all had at least one person come to our house that we have later regretted inviting. Whether they’re impolite, gross, weird, wreck the place, or are just plain disrespectful – guests can get on our nerves sometimes.
Redditors got together to discuss their worst houseguests. They came up with stories that range from annoying to creepy.
Do any of these terrible tales remind you of someone you’ve had over?
Wienerwrld on Reddit lived in a small house. Their dressing table, with a hairbrush on it, was near the front door due to the limited space.
One day, her husband’s cousin came over with a soaking wet dog on a rainy day. She picked up the hairbrush and proceeded to brush the dog with it.
Those aren’t your things!
Walw2097’s relative came over for the holidays and decided to rummage through his wife’s drawers in the bedroom when they were there alone. Not only did one of them ask her why she kept so much makeup if she didn’t use it, but they also asked if they could keep some of it for themselves.
InfernalspawnODOOM’s house guest may have been worse. They took a magnet out of their pocket and put it up to the TV, leaving a permanently discolored spot.
What sort of person does that??
Uninvited and expensive guests
IssaLlama did friends a favor and picked them up at the airport, only to find out that they had decided to invite themselves over to stay with her so they could save money on their vacation.
Not only did they save money by becoming unexpected house guests, but they also kept their cash by eating and drinking all the food and alcohol in the house, and by asking IssaLlama to pick up half the tab when they ate out – a tab that was about 90% theirs.
Bison_Finger_Cheese’s mother-in-law to be decided she knew what was best when it came to how the yard should be. She ripped up flowers and vines she personally didn’t like.
To add insult to injury, she also didn’t clean up the mess made by her unwanted gardening.
Swedishyahoser decided to help out a friend who was going to be homeless otherwise. They said they would stay two weeks.
It stretched into three months of trash thrown directly on the floor, muddy shoes on the rugs, and toenail clippings everywhere.
Hey, that was mine!
Junior0104 had a serial cleaner stop over. She threw out everything she saw – including a mouth guard and mom’s homemade maple syrup.
The unexpected entourage
Enduredsilence’s mother invited a friend and her family over for lunch. The friend arrived with their family as well as two other families who no one had ever met.
Mjcornett’s visitors ate the leftover that had been in the kitchen without telling anyone. If that wasn’t annoying enough, they returned the empty containers to the fridge when they were done.
“I went all day thinking I still had food, went to eat, and almost cried.”
Rewm had a guest come over who could do nothing buy say how ugly the home was. They complained about the décor, the furniture, and everything else. The worst part was that the house was actually nice and had been decorated tastefully.
Irresponsible dog owner
While she was at work, DianaPrinceLives’s uncle brought over his new wife who decided to buy a Pomeranian on the way over.
Not only did the Redditor come home to a house covered in dog pee and the new wife sitting there busy on a laptop and ignoring it all, but they also found that their own dogs had been locked outside.
Bowla-gravy also dealt with an irresponsible dog owner:
“One night his dog tore up one of the beds pillows. Instead of letting us know, he just stuffed the pillow and feathers into the pillow case to hide it. He left the next day and I went to wash the sheets. I pulled the pillow out of the case and completely covered the room in feathers. It was 3 months ago and and I am still finding feathers floating around.”
“I had just adopted a new kitten, about 10 weeks old. One day, I am standing in the kitchen, talking with said ‘friend’ when I hear my new kitty meowing, loudly, but sounds kind of muffled. I proceed to start looking around for her. She sounded distressed. Said “friend” just stands there, with a kind of crooked smile. So, I asked her where the kitten was. She said she had no idea. The meows are getting less and less, and I am walking all over the place, waiting for the next meow to lead me to her. She.Was.In.The.Freezer.”
The kitten lived on to see eighteen years of life. The friendship, however, was cut significantly shorter.
So many things…
One Redditor had just had a baby and a c-section when a a friend popped by on a surprise visit. Not only was it extremely inconvenient timing, but the uninvited guest proceeded to hit on the new dad the entire time she was there.
That friendship ended before the visit was over.
A-MinorBish’s parents let another family member stay in their room. The family member found their money stash and decided to keep it.
They never did admit to doing it, but the cash left when they did.
Do not flush!
VangoRomano lives on a houseboat which already had limited plumbing when compared to a normal house. Even flushing toilet paper was dangerous, so they had a sign with instructions over the toilet.
A guest not only ignored the instructions, but she shoved a diaper and wipes down the toilet. The entire system ended up needing to be repaired.
“When I was in high school a couple of friends were staying the night when one of them decided to grab a case of 10,000 airsoft pellets and fling them all over my room. For ten years, up to the point where I moved out of my parents’ house, I was able to find airsoft pellets somewhere in my room.”
Back2Bach had some interesting house guests. When left there alone for the day, they decided to rearrange the furniture to how they would personally like it.
Time to change the locks
It’s not just guests. Some landlords can be notoriously bad as well. Larayoung’s landlady would come by unannounced and let herself in or give the keys to people to work on the house – without ever informing the people who lived there.
“We’d, without warning, have strangers let themselves into the house. It was a very stressful way to live.”
Another overzealous landlord
SavanaBanana914’s landlord might be even creepier. He would come over and start randomly working on their garden with no notice or reason. One day he spent three hours outside just hanging out mowing the lawn, eating apples, and swinging in the tire swing.
Unplugged – literally
Cartman_bane had a guest who always seemed to be unplugging the electronics:
“First it was the thermostat (she didn’t like the sound the water heater made) then the wifi (the CIA was snooping on her) and finally my fridge (she was saving the environment).”
Usually when we invite someone over to eat, we expect them to stay for at least as long as they are eating our food.
“We invited a group of people over for lunch. One of them arrived, put a bunch of food in a plastic container, and left to bring it to eat with her boyfriend.”
Dinner plans…or not
Cthulu_1234’s mom wasn’t having much luck either when it came to having people over for a meal:
“My mom made a huge dinner for my aunt and cousins. They showed up two hours late, told my mom ‘oh sorry the boys can’t eat that much right now’ and just went in our fridge and made them sandwiches instead…”
OrionsReddit’s now ex-girlfriend came to the Redditor’s home their second time and said,
“Wow it’s tidy in here for a change haha.”
Mom managed to contain her rage, but the girlfriend’s comment ended up being a red flag for our Redditor.
Tourists from hell
Witch_and_famous had been in a bad car accident and was recovering from surgery.
Her family came to help, or so she thought, but instead insisted that she act as a tour guide and bring them all over town.
“After a few days I told them I couldn’t keep going places with them. They said I was ruining their vacation. I responded that I didn’t know it was a vacation, I thought they came to visit me because they were concerned about my near-death accident.”
You had one job…
Back2Bach had an old friend stay at their house for a little while. The only house rule they were given was to not let the cat out.
“We came home one day and found the slider and screen open – our beloved cat was gone. When he saw how upset and distraught we were, his response was, ‘It’s only a cat – no big deal!’
As I’ve noted here some time ago, we put this guest out right away, and it wasn’t until many days later that our cat returned home (thin, but safe).”
“(He) walked in, pounded half a dozen jack and cokes and then proceeded to throw up on 4 walls of my bathroom. How did you get it on the ceiling Kevin?!?!”
Revenge of the house sitter
Mrs_Hannah had a friend agree to check on things and water the plants while they were out of town. They came the first day, unplugged the fridge, and then left.
“Called and asked what happened and she said she was mad at me because her brand-new boyfriend said I was cute. I was in a committed relationship with another woman at the time. Literally the LAST person to be interested in her scumbag boyfriend.”
That friendship didn’t last.
Gross barbecue guest
Timmytimftw had neighbors over for a barbecue. One requested a hot dog without the bun.
He then proceeded to unscrew the top off the mustard and stick the entire hot dog in.
Clearly, he didn’t know that there’s a reason those are squeeze containers.
“When he left the house, he didn’t shut the door. I’m not saying he didn’t lock the door– I’m saying he didn’t even LATCH the front door. I came home and the front door is wide open and you can see inside the house from the street. I am a woman who lives alone.”