Upset People Share The Rudest Thing A Guest Has Ever Done In Their Home
Hosting an event at your house can either end up being a success or a disaster. Some people will instinctively remove their shoes at the door, be mindful of their behavior, and maybe even help wash the dishes after a meal. Other people walk in and act like they own the place: they’ll wear their shoes on the carpet, keep their feet on the coffee table, and leave dirty dishes in the sink. The latter is the worst kind of guest.
While some of these actions are perfectly acceptable when done by friends or family, when an acquaintance does it, it’s a major no-no. Maybe you don’t have horror stories from when so-and-so came to visit, but plenty of people do. If you’re fortunate enough to have well-behaved guests, you can enjoy the following woeful tales with an easy mind.
#1 Awkward House Guests
One time, my uncle and cousins were visiting from another country. There were a lot of people in our little house, so I had to give up my room and sleep on an air mattress in my parent’s room. In the middle of the night, my uncle was super out of it. He walked from the kitchen into my parent’s room and got in bed with them. My mom, who is his sister, was like, “What the heck, why are you here?” and he replied, “Oh, this is the wrong bed.” He then walked out and went back to his actual room. It wasn’t weird or creepy for anyone, but it was definitely funny.
#2 A Periodic Problem
I was away for the weekend, and my roommate had some friends over. The problem is, whenever he’s at a party, he often blacks out. In the morning, he discovered that two of his friends stayed the night in my room. Not cool, but at least they didn’t drive while intoxicated, I guess. I initially let it go, thinking nothing else happened.
But when I finally made it home, I discovered blood on my duvet cover. It didn’t look like an accident; it was concentrated at the edge of the bed, on the top, smeared around. We’re not party college kids, we’re all in our mid-30s with real jobs and what one might assume is a little bit of respect. They’re not welcome back.
#3 At Least They Cleaned The Sink?
One of my guests stole $70, drank in my bathroom, then tried to justify it by saying they at least cleaned my sink. First of all, I didn’t even know the guy; my roommate invited him, so he should have been his responsibility. Second, what upbringing did he have that made him think it was acceptable to conduct himself like that at someone else’s house?
#4 Fecal Matters
My grandfather’s cousin was staying with us for a week. he has a bladder problem and refused to wear adult diapers during his stay. What followed was him leaving a trail of #1 (and sometimes #2) when he walked around the house. It didn’t take too long for my mother to ask his son to take him back home.
#5 The Ultimate Meltdown
I once had a guest who had a psychotic breakdown. He literally came into all our rooms, rummaged through our drawers, and left anything of intimate value on top of the dresser or nightstand as if to announce that he went through it all. He found ways to expose himself and also walked in on my roommates getting it on.
We kicked him out inside of 48 hours, but it should have been sooner. We changed the locks. Then, when we were cleaning the house a few months later, we found a bag of his hair. It’s so weird; we actually knew the guy and hosted him before with no problems. To this day, we have no idea what caused him to change so drastically.
#6 Just A Little Leak
My 10-year-old distant cousin unwrapped three new bars of soap and flushed them down the toilet on the third floor of my house. That night, we returned from dinner to find water dripping from the ceiling on the first floor. The third-floor bathroom had flooded and the water leaked through the floor. It dripped from the ceiling of the second floor, then leaked through to the ceiling of the first floor. The whole mess cost thousands of dollars to repair. The kid confessed everything with great glee and his mother just thought it was the funniest thing.
#7 Couple Chaos
We had two couples stay with us from overseas and one of the couples spent the entire time arguing and getting into massive fights. IT included screaming, crying, slamming doors, sulking, the works. For three weeks. It was the longest three weeks of my life, They never once had the decency to compose themselves.
#8 Weird Flex, But Okay
I had some weird chick try to name drop my housemate to me at a party at our house once. She’d say, “I know Josh, he’s the guy who lives here,” in this weird attempt at a power move or something. It was bizarre but oddly satisfying to tell her, “Yeah I know, he’s my housemate, and I own this place. He rents from me.”
#9 That One Creepy Uncle
A friend of my relative stayed with my parents for a week. The guy was Argentinian, in his late 50s. He was very old-fashioned, religious, etc. For example, he told my parents that it was wrong that I was living with my boyfriend without being married. Then, one day, he asked my mom to use her PC “to check his email” and he was in there for quite a while.
You guessed it, he was watching adult videos. My mom found all of his searches in her Internet history, called him out, and he tried to blame my 16-year-old brother who had his own PC and was, at the time, away in a camping trip. He had no way to get out of it, yet he wouldn’t stop making excuses. He wasn’t welcomed back.
#10 Not What Grandma Would Have Wanted
My ex-girlfriend got super tipsy at my grandmother’s funeral and then got into a screaming match with my brother and dad in the front yard. I don’t even remember what they were arguing about, but it caused a huge scene and I was so embarrassed. She always tries to make herself the center of attention. We’ve distanced ourselves from her for good.
#11 Just A Little Accident
My cousin and her daughter, who has Down syndrome, were visiting and staying with me in my home. Her kid went #2 in a quilt and for some reason, my cousin rolled it up and shoved it in the closet in the guest room without telling me. I only discovered it after they left—it was rolled up pretty good so I didn’t smell it immediately.
My dog stood in front of the closet and barked nonstop until I came and found it. She was so offended by it that she didn’t stop barking until it was completely cleaned up. I called her and said, “I found the quilt from your bed rolled up with the mess in the closet… What happened?” She said, “Oh, my daughter had an accident. Sorry!”
#12 As If Midterms Weren’t Bad Enough
When I was in university, one of my roommates asked me if a high school friend of his could stay in our apartment for a night or two. I agreed, but I was writing midterms at the time and was stressed beyond belief, so I firmly requested that they not party at our place so that I could study in peace and get some uninterrupted sleep.
I came home from the library at 11 pm and they were both partying. My roommate was passed out in his bedroom and there was rank-smelling vomit all over the toilet seat. His friend had also brought a girl home from the campus bar and was currently getting it on in my bed. At that point, I was so furious I didn’t even care. I stormed into my room, kicked them out of the apartment, and then ended up doing laundry at 11:30 p.m. I no longer speak with this roommate.
#13 Meanwhile, I Can’t Even Ask For Extra Napkins
A male friend asked that my partner and I take ourselves and our 12-month-old daughter to a motel for a night so he could use our house to try his luck with one of our female friends who we invited over for a game night. The funny thing is, we aren’t even that close to him, yet he still had the audacity to ask us for a favor.
#14 Poor Parenting
I was babysitting my neighbor’s daughter. My neighbor was late to pick her up and he didn’t answer any of my messages prior. I got the living room ready just in case if she was going to stay the night. It was close to midnight when he finally came to pick her up. The dad rang the bell and when I answered the door, he was very tipsy.
He barged in and walked past me to go to the kitchen. Everything that was in his grasp, he literally destroyed. He also went to the fridge and drank juice straight from the carton. He then walked back to the living room where his daughter was, started spewing random stuff to her and mid-sentence he vomited all over my couch.
When he woke up, he apologized and paid to clean the couch. His daughter at that time just started first grade, so she was probably six or seven. She was very smart, so she was probably aware of what was going on. Did I call CPS? Yes. He turned out to have an addiction and it wasn’t the first time he had done something like that.
#15 Rules Are Rules
Not my house, but my car. I don’t have many rules for passengers when I’m driving, but there are two I will never budge on. One, wear your seat belt. Two, do not drink beverages in my car. I had just bought a car. It wasn’t brand new, but I knew the previous owner and I knew he was a car guy who took meticulous care of his cars inside and out.
He wouldn’t even sell me the car before he had given the engine a proper service. Within a week of getting the car, a friend of mine asked for a lift to the train station. I knew he loved sodas, so as we walked to the car I told him specifically to wait until we got to the station before he popped open a can. It was a 10-minute ride at most.
I backed out of the parking spot, drove to the exit of the parking lot, and as I checked my left-hand side for oncoming cars, I heard from my right the distinctive sound of a soda can opening. The dude could not even wait until we were out of the freaking car park. I asked him what the heck he thought he was doing and he just looked at me and said, “Relax, it’s not like it’s a new car.” The guy ended up walking to the train station.
#16 Some Holes In The Plan
I invited an old friend of mine on a multi-day section hike last year. He spent most of the six days tipsy on a supply of adult beverages that he somehow managed to continuously resupply. We were never completely in the wilderness, we passed at least one pub or two every day, so I guess that’s when he would restock.
The kicker was that we were sharing my very expensive lightweight backpacking tent. He’s kind of a pyromaniac, so I told him prior not to play with his lighter anywhere near the tent. But one night, I woke up in the middle of the night to find him sitting in the corner of the tent, playing with his lighter and totally disregarding me.
I told him to get out, but it was too late as the next morning I found several small burn holes in the ground sheet. He’s not a horrible guy, and we still hang out, but he keeps asking when our next walk will be, and my honest answer is, “It doesn’t matter because there’s no chance you’ll be coming.” He needs to grow up.
#17 Sticky Fingers
I had a collection of $1 casino chips, one from every casino I had been to. A housemate of mine invited some people over and a guy who saw them sitting somewhere started playing with them. I figured the guy liked to fidget, so it was no big deal. The guy ended up taking a bunch of mismatched casino chips and even apparently tried buying a drink at the bar with them. Luckily, one of the other guys he went out with got them back to me, but seriously… Who does that?
#18 One Crappy Friend
My boyfriend invited a couple of dudes over while I was at work. When I got home, I noticed my new bathroom mat was discolored and assumed it was from shoes. Anyway, I made my boyfriend look at it with me when he got up and, upon further observation, we came to the conclusion that before leaving, his friend wiped #2 all over my new bathroom mat. We threw that out immediately. I was so mad. The toilet paper was readily available, by the way. They are not allowed in the apartment anymore, and it was weird because they weren’t even on bad terms.
#19 Big Boys Do Cry
My friend and her boyfriend came to stay with me once and fought the whole time. They fought over EVERYTHING. I think my favorite is when her boyfriend started crying hysterically and locked himself in the bedroom. He was upset because he slipped and fell when he got out of the pool and my friend didn’t comfort him enough.
One time, I was really angered because my friends who stayed over emptied our fully-stocked bar fridge and wine fridge. They didn’t offer to replace any of it, yet they still made themselves completely at home. In reading this, I feel much better knowing that at least no illicit substances were involved. Maybe it’s time for me to let that grudge go.
#21 Paint It Black
My really close friend brought his now ex-girlfriend who was super controlling over while myself and a few other friends were hanging out. About 30 minutes in, she decided that she was going to go into my super white bathroom and dye her hair black. If you’ve never dyed your hair before, you know you must rinse your hair out to get excess dye out.
She ended up staining my white counters, bathtub, shower, floor, two decorative towels, my carpet outside the bathroom, and my toilet. I was so irate. Literally, everyone that was over told her to get her butt out of my house. I was so done because she just stained so much of my stuff, and the black dye does not come out easily. It makes my blood boil thinking about it now.
#22 How You Know You Need New Friends
A few of my friends and I were having some drinks last summer when a guy we knew showed up uninvited with a friend of his. He was so tipsy he immediately passed out on my couch. His friend, on the other hand, continued to get more tipsy, complained about the music we were listening to, and kept trying to put his own terrible punk band on.
He cornered my wife and demanded that she changed her shirt because he had issues with the singer in the band on her shirt. Then, when it was 6 a.m. and we said we were all going to bed, he got upset and woke up his tipsy friend, saying, “I guess we’re getting kicked out.” There wasn’t even a single thank you from either of them.
#23 Permission Not Granted
My university roommate would hold parties and tell people that they could go do it in my bedroom if I wasn’t there. Unfortunately, the door only locked from the inside, so every time I left for the weekend, I would stack furniture and appliances Tetris-style onto my bed until it reached the ceiling. It worked really well. Only one couple managed to dismantle about a third of the pile before giving up. Worth the effort.
#24 Missed Signals
I had been on a few dates with this guy. One night after we went out, he dropped me off at my apartment and we got to talking. The conversation was getting long and I was super tired so I told him I was going to go to sleep and it was time for him to go. He insisted on walking me up to my bedroom which I thought was a little weird; plus my room was super messy at the time and I was embarrassed.
I said it a bunch of times, but he really didn’t seem to get the message that I was just going to stay in the living room until he left. So I said that I had just gotten really tired and I would just fall asleep on the couch. Maybe that would get him to leave. No. It prompted him to go upstairs into my bedroom, take the comforter off my bed, and bring it downstairs to the couch for me. I never went out with him again.
#25 Different Approaches To Parenting
They told their children, who were four and eight years old, that they could put wear their shoes in the house and keep them on even if they were using our furniture. Their justification was that we let our dog get on the furniture. My husband sternly told them that no feet were allowed on our furniture and this made the parent mad.
#26 Good Friends, Bad Sibling
They stole $100, but this story has a happy ending. When I was young, I had three friends over, all of them brothers. The oldest was my age, the middle was a couple of years younger (the same age as my brother), and they had brought their youngest brother with them. He was a little pain. Well, that day, my dad let me hang onto a $100 bill because I thought it was cool and had never seen one.
I showed it off to my friends and left it on my side table. I didn’t even notice it go missing. My friends had left, and when they got near their house, the youngest brother pulled out the $100 and said: “Hey guys, look what I took.” The two older brothers got mad. They dragged him all the way back to my house, handed me the $100 that I hadn’t even realized was missing, and forced him to apologize. Friends of integrity right there.
#27 Not An Animal Person
I had a friend visit once. She was in the area on the way to something else. I had a ferret at the time and ferrets tend to bite. I always warn people. He bit her under the arm, so she grabbed him and throws him to the ground. I react calmly, but tell her off to some degree. She then asked if she could take him to show some other friend that she was meeting up with later. Like, what the heck is wrong with her? She just showed me she couldn’t handle him in the house… What made her think I was going to let her take him out in public?
#28 Writing On The Wall
I let a guy I knew from college crash at my place for a few days when he was in town for a conference. I fed him, partied with him, etc. Thought I was being very hospitable. He had an early flight, so on the last day, he left before I woke up. I went into my bathroom and saw he had taken my bar of soap and written some stupid song lyrics all over my bathroom mirror. This was in the master bathroom so it had two sinks and the mirror was like, 8 feet by 4 feet, at least. The message was in huge letters and it took me hours to get it clean. Like, what the heck dude.
A girl I hadn’t seen in years showed up to my parents’ house unannounced. I was so happy to see her. She came home with me and we ate dinner while catching up on life. She stayed the night since “it was so late.” The next day, she confessed she was just released from jail and had nowhere to go. We tried getting rid of her for weeks.
Then, one day, we stopped in Walgreens for something and she stole stuff. After that, my grandpa told her she was leaving no matter what. I dropped her off at the train station. She called me 20 minutes later but I refused to answer. I haven’t heard from her since. After all the stuff she pulled, she’s no longer allowed near my family.
#30 A Sinking Feeling
We had a party at our house. The guests ended up having to use the bathroom in our bedroom because our guest bathroom was under renovation. We had one of those sinks that were attached to the wall on top of a slim, long shelf. Some idiot sat on the darn thing and broke it. I was beyond belief that someone could sit on something that obviously wasn’t designed to carry weight.
#31 Shady Business
We welcomed my uncle, his wife, and their kid into our home when they visited from abroad. The wife brought about a dozen of her own relatives with them, including a handful of young kids, and didn’t tell us beforehand. We scrambled to set up beds, meals and prepare the bathrooms to accommodate them. We found out later that she was charging her relatives to stay at our house.
#32 The Bathroom Is Over There
When I was living with my ex (who had a lot of mental issues), one of his friends from his past asked to stay over for a day or two. They partied a lot. I woke up in the middle of the night with the “friend” standing in OUR bedroom going #1 against the bedroom window. When I woke up, my ex he didn’t think it was that big of a deal. That was the day I packed my stuff and left.
#33 The Worst Birthday Ever
A kid tried to cut my birthday cake and open my presents. The whole time, his mom was laughing like it was some joke. I grabbed him and he was fighting me to open my presents. I kid you not. He just had to see what was inside. Then, he tried to cut my cake. He told his mom to get the knife and everything as if it was his birthday.
What angered me the most was that none of the parents did anything. They just let the brat do whatever he wanted. My mom was in the kitchen so she couldn’t see what was happening. They all just sat there, watching it happen. At one point, I said, “Screw this, I am done. I don’t care anymore, it’s ruined.” That’s the only time my aunt did something.
This was actually at my sister’s house. We have a sister-in-law (I guess she married our brother-in-law after our sister died and I don’t know what else to call her) and she is dreadful. She flossed her teeth in the living room and left the floss on the carpet. I found it later that day when I was lying on the ground in front of the TV. I was so grossed out.
During the same visit, she changed in the room I was staying in because we were about to go swimming. She took that opportunity to look through my suitcase. She was either just being nosy, looking for my prescription pain medication, or both. But the joke was on her; I hid it before she came over. Instead, she just stole the eyedrops I’d left out for my dad. We can never call her on anything because if we do, she’ll refuse to let us see our dead sister’s children.
#35 Nightmare Neighbors
My neighbor and my dad were talking in the living room when they both watched his son knock chocolates all over an expensive carpet. The neighbor then let my 60-year-old dad get on his hands and knees to fish for around 20 chocolates without helping. He just continued the conversation as though it hadn’t happened.
This was the same neighbor who let his son knock glass baubles off our Christmas tree and didn’t apologize. It was the same neighbor who asked my mom to pick up bottled water and wine from the shop for a party she wasn’t even invited to. It was all the subtle things that just makes you think, “You’re a bit of a jerk, aren’t you?” Then…
It was the same neighbor who didn’t come around to look at the damage his broken boiler had done when the water drenched our very large bookcase and seeped to the floor below to our kitchen. He and his wife were the same neighbors who asked us, the first time we had met when we were moving out because they wanted to buy the entire house. He tried to buy it five years later, but we rejected his bid, waiting for a higher bidder that came the next day.
#36 Like Taking Fishsticks From A Baby
My mom’s cousin visited with a friend. They were in their early 20s, old enough to be decent house guests. My mom ordered takeaway for the adults and put fish fingers and chips in the oven for us kids. Before the takeaway turned up, the guests decided they were hungry and ate the fish fingers without telling anyone.
My mom opened the oven to find a tray of chips and an empty tray where the fish fingers should have been and had to put more on so we wouldn’t go hungry. It seems small now, but who the heck eats a child’s dinner when theirs is less than 10 minutes away? I can only hope that they matured since that moment because it’s just unfortunate.
#37 Getting A Little Out Of Hand
My mom invited this woman who was a little bit crazy for Christmas Eve because she felt bad for her. She and my dad got in a civilized debate until she put her hands around my dad’s neck. He grabbed her wrists really hard, then she screamed. She was accusing my dad of assault so my dad said Merry Christmas like a savage and left downstairs. My brother had to awkwardly drive her home.
#38 0-Star Service
Not really a guest; more like the plumber we called to fix a leak. There was a leak in the apartment that my fiancee and I were about to move into. We hadn’t even spent a single night there. He walked into the bathroom, locked the door, took a #2, then came back out to tell me that the flush was working properly.
#39 One Thing After Another
He insisted on making dinner. He burned the steaks. He insisted on making hamburgers. I told him I didn’t like onions, and he made the hamburgers with chunks of onions. He made beans in a crockpot but didn’t refrigerate them overnight; just left them out in the crockpot. He plugged it in the next morning and let them cook all day, claiming that if there were any bacteria in there, cooking it killed it all.
We had record heat for days on end, so we ran the air conditioning. He would not quite shut the door to the outside, leaving a small crack and letting the cool air out. Every time I passed by, I’d shut the door until it latched. Even worse, we had indoor-only cats and they would occasionally escape because he could not understand that the door needed to be shut.
#40 A Lot To Be Embarrassed About
My buddy came down for a week and I offered to let him stay at our house so he didn’t have to pay for a hotel, much to my wife’s dismay. I told her it would be no big deal, but I was wrong. At dinner, on the second night, he spilled a drink all over my carpet and his only pair of pants. Seriously, what grown man only brings one pair of pants on a trip?
So I lent him a pair of pants to wear while his pants were in the washing machine. That night, he got so tipsy that he went #1 all over himself and my couch. To top it off, after he left in shame, I found my soaked pants that I’d let him wear stuffed under the couch. Needless to say, we never let him stay over at our place ever again.
#41 Walking Around Like They Own The Place
I took on a temporary housemate one time as a favor for a friend. I had a few spare bedrooms so I agreed and quickly regretted it. From day one, the person ate my food, drank my beverages, never cleaned after themselves, wore his shoes inside even though I asked them not to, and invited his friends over at all hours of the night.
One night, at 4 a.m., I awoke to the sounds of strangers arguing in my own living room. That was the last straw for me. I kicked them out in a fiery rage and told the temporary tenant that he was no longer welcome in my home. He had 30 days to vacate. I just don’t understand how inconsiderate and completely rude some people can be. I did this stranger a favor and he had absolutely zero respect.
#42 The Final Straw
My fiancé has a kind soul. His coworker had fallen on hard times, so he ended up moving in with us. He brought his girlfriend over. They got it on every night, which wouldn’t be a problem except for the fact that they were loud at 2 a.m. when me, my fiancé, and our toddler were trying to sleep. My toddler did not need to hear any of that, and I told him as much several times. The final straw which led him to be kicked out… he was doing illicit substances in my bathroom. I can’t even imagine how bad that could’ve gotten. I don’t talk to him anymore and my fiancé isn’t allowed to help people in that way anymore.
#43 You Could Have Just Asked Nicely
A friend of mine demanded that my dad gave her his iPhone charger. Not to borrow, but to keep. He politely declined and she huffed off muttering about how he was too old for an iPhone anyway. He was 49 at the time. She now wonders why we no longer talk to her. I have little tolerance for things like that, so naturally, I ghosted her.
#44 Bringing Out The Best
A guest at my house opened a Chateau Margaux 2008 valued at $800 (in Japan) which was gifted to me by my father-in-law for my daughter’s birth. It was initially meant to be opened on her 20th birthday. She supposedly thought it was okay to skip the decent wines on the counter and rummage in a closet, remove the ribbons, ignore the card, and pour it out for everyone.
#45 The Grand Finale
We stopped talking to this guy about a year prior cause he lied about some really insane stuff. One day recently, my boyfriend and I were upstairs laying in bed on our day off, watching TV. I got a text from this guy; let’s just call him McLiar Pants. He said: “Hey I just got mugged down the street and they took all my stuff. Your house was the closest, so I came here to rest for a bit. I’m in your living room.”
My boyfriend went downstairs and was basically like, “Hey man, I guess you can chill for a bit, but we’re busy today and we’re about to leave soon, too.” My boyfriend was really frustrated because McLiar Pants did NOT look as though he had been beaten up and he still had his bag with him.
My boyfriend came upstairs for a few minutes and we decided to make it look like we were getting ready to leave so we could shuffle McLiar Pants towards the door. I was in the bathroom brushing my hair and I heard my boyfriend just start RAGING:
BF: WHERE DID YOU PUT MY DRINK?!
D: I don’t know what you’re talking about I didn’t move it.
BF: THERE’S A GLASS OF IT AT YOUR FEET!
D: Oh, I guess I had a glass.
BF: WELL, WHERE IS IT THEN?
D: Finally hands over a bottle.
My boyfriend walked into the bathroom and held up the bottle in the light to see it almost finished. We kicked him out and I started cleaning up the empty shooters he left on my table. After some inspection, I found that McLiar Pants didn’t drink the whole bottle, he just spilled it on my floor and didn’t clean it up.