When you promise to cook for someone, you'd think they'd at least respect your space. However, some guests are more than content with taking more than they should while they visit.
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Too Bad They DIDN’T Leave Their Refrigerator Running This Time
“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 murdered in the fridge. 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, sooo, literally, the LAST person to be interested in her scumbag boyfriend.
We weren’t friends after that and it took everything in me to not go kick her butt.”
“Anytime He Asks Why We Don’t Trust Him, We Just Tell Him To Stuff It”
“We were having a ‘friendsgiving’ at our friend’s apartment, who I’ll call H. Now, mind you, this lady had been cooking non-stop by herself a Thanksgiving feast, including: turkey, sides, some pies, basically everything Thanksgiving-related. The girl had been working hard to make this awesome feast (which I might add was delicious). The one thing she didn’t get to was the stuffing, so she asked someone if they could bring stuffing.
One guy volunteers the day before to bring stuffing (he chose to do this, it’s important to remember that). It came time to eat, but the stuffing man isn’t there. The food was all laid out, waiting to be eaten, but stuffing man is late. Finally, we get a call saying he’s picking up his stuffing and coming over. Great, we can wait a little more. He arrives and what does he have? A box of stuffing. Not made. He literally went to the store, and bought a box of stuffing, without having even made it. When we asked him what he was doing with the box, he said, ‘Oh, H can just make it for us.’ At that point, we all wanted to slap him. H ended up making the stuffing, but you could tell that it seriously made her upset and I don’t blame her.
Ever since that, we literally don’t give him any tasks or duties in terms of organizing fun things. Anytime he asks why we don’t trust him, we just tell him to stuff it.”
The Annoy “Money Savers”
“I pick up friends from the airport only to find out that they’ve invited themselves to stay at my place to ‘save money.’ They also ‘saved money’ by consuming my food and adult drinks. They also tried to get me to ‘split the bill 50/50,’ when, in reality, I’ve had a corona and empanada and they had Florida lobster, stone crabs, and those giant fishbowl drinks.
No more. You don’t have a place, there’s a $20 a night hostel down the road.”
They Were Party Pooped Out After This Disaster
“My husband and I threw a party at our house once. Never again. So many guests just had no freaking respect for our property. One guy got in an argument with his girlfriend and punched a hole in the drywall in our downstairs bathroom out of frustration.
Someone threw a jello shot at the wall. It went unnoticed until morning when I found it had slid down the wall and ruined the carpet.
We had typical party food set out for people to eat but apparently, that wasn’t good enough for some people. I caught one lady cracking some of our eggs on to a paper plate because she wanted eggs. Caught another chick putting an entire bag of my pizza rolls into the microwave, bag and all. Seriously? Ee had tons of snacks out, there is no excuse to dig through OUR FRIDGE for something else.
There was smoking in the house when we clearly told everyone to smoke in the garage. Found lots of butts laying around in the house.
The idiots that caused trouble at our house in the first place weren’t even friends of my husband or me. We planned this party with one other guy, who behind our backs invited a bunch of his own friends, who all brought guests. The day of the party, we thought everything would go smoothly even if we had a ton of extra people. The more the merrier, as they say. Turned out we were wrong and have since learned our lesson. We also chewed out the other guy for inviting his jerk friends and their buddies. We don’t talk to him anymore.
And we’re done having parties.”
This Grandmother Was Trying To Change The Rules In This Kitchen
“I’m a single mom of a (barely) 3-year-old. I believe it’s important to teach your kids independence at an early age. It’s how they develop self-esteem and confidence. There is a corner in the fridge for his snacks and he can open the fridge and grab a string cheese or fruit or whatever healthy thing whenever he wants. The only food item I require permission for is sugar and I’ve explained exactly why. My mother gets seriously mad when she sees this and will tell him:
‘No, you’re not allowed in the fridge, you need to ask.’
‘Um why mom? Please respect boundaries, it isn’t your place, he is allowed.’
‘He could break something, he needs to ask you, you’re the parent. Stop letting him walk all over you.’
Ugh. My poor son all confused, of course, starts crying and then the conversation goes:
‘Now he’s throwing a tantrum. Put him in time out.’
‘Time for you to leave mom.’
I hate it. Don’t parent my child when I am right there.”
That Smiled Showed She Was Up To No Good
“My friend said she missed the last bus out of the neighborhood and asked if she could spend the night on my couch. I said, ‘Cool.’ I woke up in the morning and she was standing in the doorway to the kitchen with a cup of coffee and a huge wet spot across her lap. I thought she spilled coffee on herself and asked her if she was okay. She was like, ‘Oh, it’s not coffee.’
What? I thought she was kidding. I went and checked couch, and there was the biggest wet spot ever. She literally peed on my couch (no drinking involved) and stood there with a sly grin on her face drinking a cup of coffee. I had to loan her some pants to get home and threw the couch out.”
This “Family” Dinner Was Getting Some Extra Unexpected Company
“I agreed to cook Christmas dinner the first year of my mother’s passing. We have a large family and it was a lot to live up to. Afterall, the woman was a hero at Christmas. We do the starters and dessert in ‘waves’ because there are so many people. Everyone has to bring a chair so we can all sit down together (albeit a bit squashed) for dinner.
My aunt asked if she could invite her sister in law that year, as she was alone on Christmas. After checking it was okay with everyone else, they were welcome to attend. In the end, they brought their family of six and each adult child (4) brought their partner. To ‘chip in’ they brought a small casserole to contribute.”
RIP To This Beloved Pet
“One time, I had a friend come visit who killed my hamster in the microwave!
It was the only time I beat someone to a pulp, and both my mother and his mother said the jerk deserved it!”
Their Friend Took An Unexpected Trip To Their Landlord’s Room
“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 pretty much. 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 comes down and says that we had an ‘escapee’ last night. We were all confused for a moment but then it all clicks for us at the same time. JOHN!
She recounted the story of what happened to us. Turns 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, she started talking to him. She asked him how old he was. ’19’ (we are Canadian so we are legal to drink). She follows up with: ‘How long have you been 19?’ Thinking it was his birthday which would explain his current state. His answer to that was ‘I’ve been 19 for 2 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 like nothing had ever happened.”
These Bad Kids Needed To Learn Some Manners
“Well, my mother had a friend who had the most annoying kids on earth. They literally took food out of our fridge and ate it without permission. They then splashed water in our bathroom and made a mess.
Once, her son took sunflower seeds from our kitchen and started eating and spitting the shells on our couch. His mother just looked at him and laughed, and my mother was looking at her like are you freaking kidding me?
Needless to say, this was the last visit.”
They Decided To Start Dinner Without Them
“I once had a person show up at dinner time. The house we lived in was small, so the dining area and kitchen were one and the same. When it was time to eat, we would just put all of the dishes on the stove so people could fix their plates. The person didn’t even fix themselves a plate, they just started picking food from the top of the stove and eating while they were talking to my parents. I was only 14, but I couldn’t believe that a person would come into someone else’s home and just start eating their dinner without being asked to eat.”
He Wasn’t Afraid To Be Gordon Ramsey In Her Kitchen
“My uncle is the vilest man ever. Whenever he visited my Mum, he would criticise her because for lunch, she made an afternoon tea (think nice sandwiches, cakes, crisps, tea, etc) and he wanted a proper home cooked dinner, or he didn’t like the cake or tea brand. If she did ever cook dinner he would complain. For example, the rice wasn’t cooked right, or it was the wrong type of rice. Sometimes he’d whine that it wasn’t what he wanted to eat.
I used to lock my room and leave the house when he was visiting because I couldn’t stand him.”
“Honestly, I’m So Happy That Woman Is Out Of My Life”
“My ex’s mother came to visit and she was just a living nightmare. The ex and I were renting a small apartment on a tight budget for college. Well, his mother comes over and brings her new husband and their toddler son.
She proceeded to raid our fridge and cook food for the 3 of them because they didn’t want to stop for food on the way there (2.5-hour drive). Their son had no discipline at all. He took a few bites of our fruit and then just left them, and he found our cases of water and soda and started to open them. They just let him do it. My ex at the time didn’t say anything because he wanted to avoid confrontation. The visit proceeded with his mom commenting on how I had dyed my hair and it made me look like I had ‘bald patches.’ Honestly, I’m so happy that woman is out of my life.”
These Guests Just Didn’t Know How To Treat Animals
“My friend has a koi pond in her backyard that she and her husband built themselves. It’s a nice little pond in the ground with rocks and a waterfall. They also have a couple of cats.
They go out of town for a couple weeks and one of her work friends takes care of her house. A few days in this work friend comes over and dumps the entire bag of cat food onto the kitchen floor. Then she decided that the water in the koi pond looked a bit low, so they turn on the hose to top it off. Only they ‘forget’ to turn the hose off when they leave. She never comes back to the house to check on anything.
A couple days later, the neighbor notices that their backyard is flooded and that there’s koi swimming around in the yard. They turn off the water and try to catch the koi but are not successful. The koi end up dying or getting away.
Luckily the cats inside were ok. The neighbor calls my friend to tell her what happened.
Let’s just say that my friend is not friends with her co-worker anymore.”
This Mother’s Teaching Were Ruined By This Random Family Member
“My son was around 2 and he was getting himself an apple or an orange. He’d get it off the counter, peel the sticker off, wash it, and proceed to peel it or just eat it. Well as he was washing his fruit, a guest goes to him and takes his fruit, and tells him he’s too young to be getting his own food. I tell them I taught him how to get a snack and it’s okay if he wants to eat some fruit. They insist 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, and they took that away from him and made him beg for something that was already his.”
She Was A Cold-Hearted Snake
“I hated it when my big brother’s ex who moved into our home (family of FIVE) just made herself comfortable. She’d cook crappy dinners and leave messes. She would use my make up without asking. Also my razor. She would steal my clothes. She would walk around in just a towel with my father home.
She was just overall disrespectful. Then, to top it off, I’m pretty sure she cheated on my brother before she broke up with him.
She was one crappy individual.”
“She Saw The Mess When Woke Up And Bolted”
“A friend broke up with her husband and stopped at my place one night while driving across the country with her two young kids and her entire house packed up.
There was no notice, but she’s a friend so I didn’t hesitate to open my door, feed, wash, and give her anything she needed.
Next morning I had to go to work. I absolutely had to. She’s like ‘No problem, I’ll lock up on the way out.’
I came home to a trashed house.
She took a nap but the kids didn’t. There was maple syrup in the carpets of three rooms and most surfaces in my house, all because of those kids. Condiments were strewn across the kitchen, which was also flooded with milk. The cereal was found in and under the couches. Poor kids tried to make breakfast.
What made me upset was that she saw the mess when she woke up, she bolted.”
He Proved Himself To Be Manly AND A Terrible Guest
“When I was 18 or so, I awoke one Sunday morning just in time for lunch and I heard voices from the living room, which suggested we were having guests over for lunch. No biggie, I’ll just go glare at my plate and try not to vomit the shots from last night, apologize and head to my room!
Boy, was I in for a treat. The guest, as it turned out, was a son of a family friend I never knew we had. He was a bodybuilder, his body chiseled from bronze head to toe. To boot, I’d put his IQ just a tad over ‘solid freaking zero.’ I am just so hungover and trying to snap out of this madness that I forget not to laugh when he starts recounting the importance of his bodybuilding achievements for the greater community. He says it’s because ‘the world will know that us Russians are the strongest in all of the world.’ The rest of the table is dead silent. Mind you, none of us have ANY interest in any of this. We take hospitality pretty seriously where I’m from so no one is making a fuss out of this.
A couple of minutes pass, he tells (not asks!) my grandma to go make him an omelette because lunch didn’t exactly cover his macros for the meal. He wolfs it down within a minute and we proceed to sit on the terrace and try to move on to more normal topics.
He’s stealing the show. Also, he steals my laptop (literally walked into my room, took it, and brought it to the terrace) and puts on a deep house mix, much to the amazement of my grandma and parents. You could hear a pin drop, and you could also see him bobbing his head to the rhythm. We are beyond confused at this point.
But then comes the coup de grace. After babbling on for hours, he excuses himself, walks 3 meters over to the lawn, takes off his shirt AND STARTS DOING PUSH-UPS. Bam. Right there. No one is talking, and the most awkward silence in history is only interrupted by his ‘UHM’s and ‘AHH’s. The guy is loud.
He left a couple of hours later and got arrested on a possession charges the following year. I’d like to think he is still in the correctional system somewhere, warning his fellow inmates of the importance of bodybuilding.”
“I Thought You Knew, Cats Love To Be Cold!”
“I had a ‘friend’ staying with us for awhile. She was trying to get back on her feet. 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 the sounds are 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!!!
I pretty much screamed at the psycho, upon retrieving my shivering, confused and miserable kitten, ‘What in the world did you do???’ She smiled and said, ‘I thought you knew. Cats love to be cold!’
I told her, well, that’s just great, and since she claimed to love and understand cats so much, she will appreciate how cold she would be tonight. On the street. Out of my house. I told her she had about 10 min to get her crap and get out or not only would she be getting a serious beating, I would be calling the police regarding her cruelty to animals. She left. Kitty survived to be 18 years old.”