When you're a guest at someone else's house, you're expected to behave in a respectful way, with proper manners and considerate behavior. Unfortunately, not everyone understands this—some people are just total nightmares to host because they lack basic decency and decorum. From indoor litterbugs and unruly children to snoopy sojourners and mannerless monsters, these guests are the worst kind of people to open our homes to. People from around the world took to the internet to share the absolute rudest thing a guest has done in their homes. If you've ever hosted a guest who made you lose all hope in humanity, you'll definitely relate to the following stories below. Read on for some cringeworthy moments and sigh-filled laughs.
Don't forget to check the comment section below the article for more interesting stories!
#1 Annoying Aunts
My aunts and grandma were helping us move house this one time and apparently, they saw it as the ideal opportunity to chuck out anything of ours they didn't like. It took so much arguing to get them to put stuff down and not touch it. They were trying to throw out pictures, plates, mirrors, all sorts, some of it very useful, some of it simply stuff we liked. Then they acted like we were being ungrateful for their "help" when we kept having to ask them very forcefully to put down whatever it was they were attempting to throw out. It's not even like we had particularly wild taste, or were hoarders or anything. It was a very normal house. Like seriously, who the heck has enough energy to care that passionately about other people's decor choices?
#2 A Total Jerk
This was a guy I was seeing was an absolute jerk. My son at the time was two and a half and he had a teddy he brought EVERYWHERE with him. It didn’t bother me because kids like comfort toys. Well, this guy had an issue with it. So we were out on my balcony and my son had shown the guy his teddy bear. The guy grabbed the bear threw it over the balcony and told my son to grow up because "bears are for babies."
#3 Shower Curtain Fail
I don’t understand people who don’t understand shower curtains. Like, okay, maybe in your 32 years on this planet you’ve somehow never encountered a shower curtain. But Jesus Christ, just look at it. It’s not brain surgery. It’s pretty obvious how it works!
#4 Unexpected Guardians
I used to live in a party house and several people tried to get into the room where this tipsy girl was passed out. The night turned into my roommate and I taking turns guarding the hallway. It's been nearly a decade and I'm still disgusted by everybody. I wish this world wasn't such a wretched place where people have to watch their backs all the time. If you think something may be wrong, don't be afraid to say something or tell somebody else who can help. If you see somebody who has maybe had too much, please offer them a ride or a safe place. You could make a world of difference.
#5 The Snoopy Relative
My relative stayed at our house over the holidays and went into our room, looking through all the drawers. When my wife came home, she asked my wife why she had so much makeup if she never used any of it, and proceeded to ask if she could have some of the items she found for keeps.
#6 No One Kicks My Dog
I had some people over. One of those was a friend of a friend. I didn't really know him. So my very old, deaf and blind dog started to sniff him; you know, just checking out the new person. He kicked my dog. Freaking kicked him in the ribs. Suffice to say he felt my boot on his arse when I showed him the door.
#7 Those Pesky Kids
When I was about eight, our family did a house swap with another family because they lived near London and we lived near the coast. It was a change for both families and a cheap way to holiday. One of their idiot kids who stayed in my bedroom peeled off my glow-in-the-dark stickers off my bookcase because they said they were stopping them from being able to sleep, which is a total lie because there's no way they could be bright enough to stop anyone sleeping. That was thirty-three years ago and as you can tell I'm completely over it now.
#8 Over A Boy
A friend was housesitting for me while I had a long weekend away. They said they would stop by two days out of the five to make sure everything was good and water my plants. They showed up the day I left, unplugged my fridge and left. I came home to everything rotten and it smelled like someone was lifeless in the fridge. I 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. We weren’t friends after that.
#9 Need New Friends, ASAP
A "friend" of mine decided to go #1 in our bottle of handwash in the bathroom because he didn't like my step-dad. When he came back laughing I asked him what was up and he told me, expecting me to find it hilarious. I did not. I also had another friend stay over one night and he stole my HDD out of my Xbox 360.
Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Stories that matter — delivered straight to your inbox.
#10 A Lasting Prank
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. It was one of the most blatantly dumb guest moments I could think of.
#11 Packing Peanut Disaster
My brother once lived with a bunch of his buddies renting a house. One day, one of them got a big bag of packing peanuts from the post office and dumped it down the stairs to make a waterfall. They sat there for months. The dude never picked them up. Any time someone would tell him to pick them up, the dude would grab a small handful, toss it in the trash and go back to whatever he was doing. When pressed to do more, he would say, "There's too many of them."
#12 Parenting Differences
My son was around two years old and he was getting himself an apple or an orange. He got it off the counter, peeled the sticker off, washed it, and proceed to peel it. Well, as he was washing his fruit, a guest went to him, took the fruit, and told him he was too young to be getting his own food. I told them I taught him how to get his own snack and that it was okay if he wanted to eat some fruit.
They insisted that he should ask first and when he said please, they washed it and prepared the fruit for him. To me, that's disrespectful because I teach my son how to take care of himself and he gets so happy when he can do more things for himself. They took that away from him and made him beg for something that was already his.
#13 Not Really Friends
I had a "friend" I hadn't seen in YEARS decide to "surprise" me and fly down when I was two weeks postpartum (after a C-section to boot). That was strike one. Then, she spent the entire weekend hitting on my husband. He's a super laid back guy and even he was wildly uncomfortable. We haven't spoken since and I will never let her back into my home again.
#14 Wet Dog Drama
I lived in a small house, so my dressing table was a table and the wall mirror was near the front door. One day, we had people over while it was raining, and my husband’s cousin came in, picked up my hairbrush from the hall table, and brushed her wet dog with it.
#15 Incompetent Contractor
I just rehabbed my first home. We hired a contractor to hang new doors. He showed up with his kids. Whatever, I guess he couldn't find a sitter. The dude did a mediocre job... In fact, he actually messed up one of the doors and tried hiding it with spackle. I later found the scribbles written on the freshly-painted wall in the room his kids were playing in.
#16 Lock The Dang Door
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 was wide open. You can see inside the house from the street. I am a woman who lives alone in a neighborhood that isn't necessarily the safest or most private.
#17 No Manners
Well, my mother had a friend who had the most annoying kids on earth . They would literally take food out of our fridge and eat it without permission, or splash water in our bathroom and make a mess. One time, her son took sunflower seeds from our kitchen and started spitting the shells on our couch. His mother just looked at him and laughed while my mother was looking at her with the angriest look on her face. Needless to say, that was their last visit.
#18 My House Is Not Your House
I picked up friends from the airport only to find out that they'd invited themselves to stay at my place to "save money." They also planned to "save money" by consuming my food and trying to get me to "split the bill 50/50" when we ate out for dinner. No more. You don't have a place? There's a $20 a night hostel down the road.
#19 An Irresponsible Human
My husband's uncle's wife died. They were married for thirty years, total sweethearts, and he was devastated. Aunt Dot was wonderful, everyone loved her. He couldn't cope being alone so he put an ad out on Match.com. He decided he would marry the first woman to reply. She is the definition of white trash. He brought her to our house to stay for a long weekend so we could meet her.
She decided to buy a puppy on the drive over, which wasn't potty trained. It was a Pomeranian and I thought it was full grown and housebroken. I was at work when they arrived. I came home to puddles all over my living room, with her sitting on my couch on a new laptop he bought her. She wasn't watching her puppy, she was just letting it roam.
#20 An Ungrateful Jerk
We had a friend over who spent the entire evening telling us how ugly our home was. Like, we drove up and he said, "What a trash hole," then he made rude comments about our furniture and decor once he was inside. Our house is really nice in a nice part of town, decorated tastefully and simply. I was livid by the end of the night.
#21 Don't Mess With My Cats
They tried kicking my cat because she "got too close." This family member KNEW I had cats before coming to visit and said it was no problem. Needless to say, they've never been invited over again and any time they stop by for something, their ass stays on my front porch. Don't mess with my cats.
#22 The Unreasonable Sibling
My sister brought her boyfriend over to my house and proceeded to tell him how I ruined her life because I was born two years after her. Apparently, I "stole" all her attention and that is why she is depressed to this day (at the time this happened, she was 30). Get the heck out of my house with that nonsense. She'd been saying it for years, but that was the last straw.
#23 Best Landlord Ever
My roommates and I lived in a basement suite in a house during our second year of university, with the landlord upstairs. The landlord was the most chill landlord who ever existed and was fine with us throwing parties every weekend. She had rented to a group of musicians for years before us and was accustomed to the noise. One time, she came down the set of stairs connecting the upper and lower suites to drop off some mail. The door in our basement is normally locked from the outside so we can't go upstairs through it but she must have forgotten to lock it back up on her way out.
Later that night, we noticed that one of our friends, John, had disappeared. His shoes were still by the door so we assumed he had walked outside barefoot. We didn't really make much of it because he suddenly appeared back half an hour later. The next day, the landlord came down and said that we had an "escapee" last night. We were all confused for a moment, but then it all clicked for us at the same time—JOHN!
She recounted the story of what happened. It turned out, John had been feeling adventurous and without realizing what he was doing, opened the door to the upstairs and walked up. He made his way to the fridge, opened it and started eating handfuls of pie straight from the tin. Not only was she cool enough to not immediately call the police or put an end to our party, but she also started talking to him.
She asked him how old he was. "19" (we are Canadian, so we are legal to drink). She followed up with, "How long have you been 19?" Thinking it was his birthday which would explain the excessive tipsiness. His answer to that was: "I've been 19 for two years. I'm from Campbell River (a small town in BC), where time moves incredibly slowly." After her laughing at his joke and finishing his handful of life, she escorted him back downstairs as if nothing had ever happened.
#24 It's The Type Of People
My parents have 50-60 people over for Bonfire parties, music, food, moonshine and burning unwanted tax papers and furniture. I never had an incident. Sometimes, I'll even break out the forge and teach people some basic blacksmithing techniques and be entertained watching them try. I guess it's just the type of people you invite that makes a difference.
#25 A Potted Port-A-Potty
My friend's husband went #1 in the hallway when we were all tipsy. He said the bathroom was full and he couldn't make it outside to go on a bush. The next time I saw him, I gave him a small potted plant with a homemade men's room sign stuck in it. I told him that now he had a port-a-potty... Soon after I had gifted it to him, the plant died. I guess it went to good use?
#26 A Feathery Mess
My partner’s friend was staying with us and brought his large dog. One night, his dog tore up one of the bed pillows. Instead of letting us know, he just stuffed the pillow and feathers into the pillowcase 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 three months ago and I am still finding feathers floating around.
#27 Not So Neighborly
I invited my neighbor over one day when we were having a BBQ in the back yard. I was making hamburgers and hotdogs. The neighbor asked for a hotdog with no bread. Then, this jerk walked over to the condiments and unscrewed the cap on the squeeze bottle of mustard to dunk his dog in. He may as well have opened the fridge and drank from the milk carton.
#28 My Sister's Transgressions
My married sister flew in from out of town to attend my brother's wedding. I was living with my bro at the time, so technically it was my home too. On the night of the wedding, my bro and his new bride went to a hotel room to did what newly married couples do. My sister brought some random stranger home from the afterparty and proceeded to sleep with him in our brother's bed. My brother is a bigger man than me. He bought a new mattress and forgave the sister for her... transgressions.
#29 Cutting Them Off
We said not to eat in the guest bedroom. When we went in there after they had left, we found ice cream all over the sheets. Also, the same people left flecks of feces in the bathroom sink and soiled toilet paper on the bathroom floor on two separate occasions. Why do we even bother inviting these people? Just retelling this story makes me furious. That's it, we're cutting them off.
#30 He Ruined It For Everyone Else
A couple of years ago, a friend of a friend was going to be homeless. I decided to let him stay at my place for what was supposed to be two weeks. That turned into three months. He would throw trash on the floor. Like, directly on the floor and leave it. He'd walk all over my rugs with muddy shoes on. It smelled like dung all the time. He would clip his toenails in the middle of the floor and just leave it. It was the worst experience ever. Due to that, I've never let anybody stay at my home ever again.
#31 What An Ignoramus
I live on a 30-year-old wood yacht. I was taking one of my friends out, and she asked if she could bring her roommate. I said sure. As you enter there is a big bronze plaque that says "No Candles." Sure enough, while we are out, the roommate lit one up without asking. I just stood staring in disbelief... 30+ years and you are the first to light a fire on my boat and home... I really wanted her to swim home.
#32 Harry Potter In Pieces
While my family was on a vacation in Florida, my old babysitter was watching my dog. When we got home, she told us that she brought two other little kids she used to babysit to our house and one of them BROKE my giant lego Harry Potter Hogwarts set. Not only that, they lost a ton of pieces, so I was never able to rebuild it again.
#33 That's A Shocker
The first time a friend of my then-wife visited our house, he wouldn't make eye-contact with me or respond to me when I tried to engage him. It turned out, my wife was cheating on me with him. She left me for him a month later, four days after my father was put in palliative care. I later found out the dude has apparently been making adult movies for about a decade and my ex-wife is now his big star. Their videos are shot in my old bedroom. It's so surreal every time I think about it.
#34 A Traumatizing Sight
A friend and her boyfriend were invited to a weekend at my parents’ cabin along with the rest of my family, including three little girls. When we woke up the following morning, she and her boyfriend were lying naked in the living room, tipsy, and my little cousins found them when they were on their way to the kitchen for breakfast.
#35 Wrong Place To Potty Train
A "friend" of ours, whose son was the same age as ours, was in the middle of potty training him, so when she'd come over, she'd take his nappy off and allow him to walk around the house, encouraging him to use a potty. Well, this kid was nowhere close to being ready to potty train and regularly went all over our floor. We had to throw an expensive rug away because of that kid.
#36 The Mystery Burglar
I had a little shindig at my place a few years back. I kept it to the backyard but left the house open if someone needed the bathroom. Some inconsiderate jerk took all the lightbulbs out of the sockets in every room save the kitchen and bath. I had the other rooms dark as an "off-limits" and I still have no clue who burgled me.
#37 Who Is This Guy?
He walked past me doing work on an outlet and turned the breaker back on cause it was dark. I now use a lockout in my house. He did laundry while I was working on the drain piping under the house. He drenched me with laundry water. He locked the door every time he went through it. One time, he locked everyone out when we were having a party in the back yard. He put his foot through the wall while playing his computer game because the wall felt funny. He leaned on the soap holder tile, five minutes after we retiled the bathroom, knocking it off and chipping the glazing on the bathtub. He turned the A/C off because he was cold, then left the house on a 95-degree day.
#38 Yep, Break Up With Her
My parents were calmly discussing the travel arrangements for taking my older sister to the hospital for surgery a city away. My girlfriend at the time literally told them to be quiet because she was watching the TV.
#39 Spoiled Little Brat
When I was seven years old, my friend came over, and my mom made lasagna. He complained and made my mother heat up leftover spaghetti to eat instead. What a spoiled little brat. I'm guessing his parents never taught him any better. He's lucky my mom's a sweetheart and didn't' call him out on it.
#40 Worst Friend Ever
One summer while my family was up north, my best friend at the time asked if she and my other good friend could use my pool. I said okay and told her where the key was. She ended up throwing not one, but three house parties at my house without my knowledge. My grandmother even walked in on one because she was there to water the plants. The entire house was trashed. There were bleach spots on my lawn, water stains on the kitchen tablecloth, and broken glass everywhere. I wasn’t friends with her after that.
#41 A Horrible Housesitter
I went out of town for 3 weeks and asked a friend to house sit. In exchange, I would pay. All I needed was the mail collected, the garden watered every day (which takes about 25 mins), and the beans and cucumbers picked out. She hung out in my house all day playing video games. She watered the garden once, for a couple of hours, on the day before I was to come back.
When I finally did arrive home, I was mortified to tears after seeing my garden, which I had meticulously taken care of for half a decade. Everything was dead. The beans and cucumbers were dead on the vines and my pumpkins and squashes all got powdery mildew. I actually cried. I had cleared that garden space the previous year from 20 years of blackberry bramble and fixed the soil.
#42 The Greek Connection
My parents let a family member stay in my room for a while and they found my stash of money I was saving. To this day, he lies to my face and sticks to his story that I lost it. Funny enough, a coworker of mine said that in the old days in Greece, people often had dirt floors, so people got in the habit of burying money in their floors. Often time you would have relatives stay with you, only to find out after they left that they spent the night digging up your dirt floors in their rooms, looking for buried treasure.
#43 Monster In Law
My mother-in-law just walks into the house or garden, proclaims a plant is dead or a weed and pulls it out to make sure. Her husband has finally started telling her off after 13 years.
#44 Guests Inviting Guests
My mom invited a family friend over for lunch. She said the friend was coming with her husband and two kids. Instead, she came with two freaking families we did not know. My mom's eyes moving in silent subtle horror will forever remain as a memory burned into my brain.
#45 Throw Her Out
She’s actually here right now, and just put my mom’s homemade maple syrup in the trash. She threw out my night mouth guard once.