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#1 mum2_1

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

I'm sure its been asked before, but search function never works for me.
I want to put things into perspective with my situation.  So I'm asking you to tell me about your house guest stories.

I may regret asking this mellow.gif

#2 countrylivingmum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

I can't wait for this thread to get going I love reading all the different stories!
The worst house guest I have ever had would have to be my little sister she came down from the city to help me I'm pregnant and not having a good time of it. She did nothing! She is 17 and doesn't shower enough! She stinks to the point I would have to ask her to shower and it took me three weeks to get the smell out of the guest bed room!!!
She did some ummm trimming of her lady garden and with my bikini trimmer and left her pubic hair all over my bathroom and didn't do anything to help me at all! Always complained about what we had for dinner ect but when i asked her what she wanted she would say i dont care whatever. When my husband had enough he just ended up packing her stuff and drove her the 3 hrs home to my mum who was not impressed with her at all!
I know she is a teenager but god worst house guest ever and so rude!

#3 Dresden

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

Our Christmas guests turned rancid. We thought we were all having a nice time, when one of them excused themself to go to the bathroom, then came out and claimed they needed to leave asap, because the kitten at home would be worried. We offered to bring out dessert immediately, but he claimed he couldn't eat another bite. Taxi called, guests departed, 10 minutes later we get a really nasty text calling us ungrateful c**ts among other things. We have no idea what got their goat up. We go inside and mr17 comes out to tell us that someone urinated all over the bathroom, up the walls, on the floor and the back of the cistern. :/

Then we decide to eat dessert to make ourselves feel better. We pulled out the beautiful double choc cheesecake with ferrerro rochers decorating it, to find someone had carved the word s*ut across it and poked something into it everywhere ruining it. We were not game to eat it, because the divets left in the cake were rather similar in size to the head of a penis. :/


Edit to add - We still haven't worked out why we're ungrateful. We invited them to Christmas because they're burnt every other bridge they have, with family and friends and no-one else wanted them around...Neither do we anymore.

Edited by Dresden, 13 February 2013 - 05:19 PM.


#4 countrylivingmum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (Dresden @ 13/02/2013, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our Christmas guests turned rancid. We thought we were all having a nice time, when one of them excused themself to go to the bathroom, then came out and claimed they needed to leave asap, because the kitten at home would be worried. We offered to bring out dessert immediately, but he claimed he couldn't eat another bite. Taxi called, guests departed, 10 minutes later we get a really nasty text calling us ungrateful c**ts among other things. We have no idea what got their goat up. We go inside and mr17 comes out to tell us that someone urinated all over the bathroom, up the walls, on the floor and the back of the cistern. :/

Then we decide to eat dessert to make ourselves feel better. We pulled out the beautiful double choc cheesecake with ferrerro rochers decorating it, to find someone had carved the word s*ut across it and poked something into it everywhere ruining it. We were not game to eat it, because the divets left in the cake were rather similar in size to the head of a penis. :/


Edit to add - We still haven't worked out why we're ungrateful. We invited them to Christmas because they're burnt every other bridge they have, with family and friends and no-one else wanted them around...Neither do we anymore.





How shocking! I take you know longer see or talk to these people ( if you can call them that) anymore?!?!?

#5 FeralDancesHere

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE (Dresden @ 13/02/2013, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our Christmas guests turned rancid.


I was going to write about my house guest managing to leave my freezer open overnight ruining all the stored food, then just when I got it restocked doing it again, but I think Dresden's takes the cake huh.gif

#6 Froger

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

Even at this early stage of the evening, I'm pretty sure Dresden is going to win this thread...

#7 FeralSingleMum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

Dresden - the whole time I read your story I was going "No, surely not, no OMG"

I'm not sure that can be topped...

#8 Maple Leaf

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

My MIL steals my spare toilet rolls.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg!

ETA: Dresden-OMG YOU WIN!!!! That's terrible!

Edited by Maple Leaf, 13 February 2013 - 05:23 PM.


#9 Lorem ipsum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

oomg2.gif Dresden, that is unbelievable! No wonder no one else wanted them around!

#10 Leggy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE
We were not game to eat it, because the divets left in the cake were rather similar in size to the head of a penis.


Good grief! How much more dramatically could they say "We hate you"?


QUOTE
Even at this early stage of the evening, I'm pretty sure Dresden is going to win this thread...

ETA: yes. Yes, I think she does.

Edited by Leggy, 13 February 2013 - 05:27 PM.


#11 9ferals

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE (WinterDancesHere @ 13/02/2013, 03:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was going to write about my house guest managing to leave my freezer open overnight ruining all the stored food, then just when I got it restocked doing it again, but I think Dresden's takes the cake huh.gif


"Takes the cake"......
Well, yes!  :roll:


#12 amabanana

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

That takes the (cheese)cake, Dresden.

How awful!

eta Too late! You beat me Rubybelle.  biggrin.gif

Edited by amabanana, 13 February 2013 - 05:29 PM.


#13 unicorn

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

I've been pretty lucky in that regard. Or only regular house guests are my sister and my mother, and they are more than happy to pitch in and help out and my sister brings her awesome nieces for me to spoil lol.
When my eldest was a newborn we had a friend of a friend stay for a few months, he needed somewhere to live as friends g/f kicked him out because she said he was a lazy git and a slob etc. I said to him when he moved in that I cooked one meal a day, any other time he was hungry he helps himself and cleans up after himself, I never had any dramas with him staying with us.
Um nope no bad stories that I can remember, although we had a guy working for us that would stay during the week that had the worst body odour I have ever encountered, it was feral and I would go through two large bottles of vinegar each week doing the washing to try and eradicate the smell, I threw out the mattress he used when we moved.

#14 Dresden

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

We don't know, and probably never will, because we will never speak to them again, if it was infact his penis used, it may have been a knuckle, but given the state of the bathroom, we were not taking any chances. I was so upset my cake was destroyed, lol, I'd worked so hard making it with a toddler underfoot and really wanted to eat it. We all felt terribly ripped off, so the next day we went to one of those hideously overpriced minimarts and bought all the ingredients again and made another one.

#15 adl

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

Okay there is the ugly...

I will add the good..

my MIL ... feels bored so happily sweeps the floorboards,  chops vegies and crudites...make me a cup of tea....
biggrin.gif
Dh's mate... came for a party and stays overnight ... gets up early and cleans up outside, really fabulous ... and then made coffee..... biggrin.gif

#16 Madnesscraves

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

I'm floored Dresden!

How did they get the opportunity to defile the cake with everyone around??

#17 Dresden

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE (Madnesscraves @ 13/02/2013, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm floored Dresden!

How did they get the opportunity to defile the cake with everyone around??



Cake was inside in fridge, while we were all outside at the entertaining area. Assuming it happened when guest excused himself to go to the bathroom.

#18 cheekymonkeysmum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:52 PM

We have only had a couple and they differ quite a lot.

Dp's best male mate stayed for a wk didn't really help with any house work though got us take out a couple of times and would sleep till 12pm on the w/ends and coke home drunk and very loud while ds was trying to sleep and since he was sleeping in our lounge room which is our main/biggest room it was awkward before we had ds  when he stayed over it was fine but now we have a toddler who wants to go into the lounge room to play not so much.
And he is just awkward as he is chatty and neither am I so when it was just him and me (dp at work) we had nothing to talk about besides his drunken adventures.


Then we had dp's best female friend (and now I am getting quiet close to her).
She was great helped with ds brought food and help to cook cleaned up after herself and when dp was at work she was friendly and chatty and ds loved to play with her or we would go shopping she was one of our best house guests we just wish she lived closer.

#19 Ice Queen

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

When you live in London everyone has a bad 'dosser' story.  Ours was courtesy of our new flatmates.  My DH and I moved into a 2 bed flat with another couple.  It was a small flat, 4people, typical London but fairly cheap.

When we moved in there was a loungeroom dosser.  We assumed he was a good friend of the new flatmates, who btw were really nice.  Week goes by, and another......and 2 more.  He is on our flippin couch for FOUR weeks.  He does nothing, not a dish, doesn't contribute one lousy cent.  He doesnt have a job, of course but he never goes out looking....ever!  We even told him about the pub down the road with a vacancies sign, no he doesnt want to work in a pub.  My DH and are getting so sick if him.  He STANK!  The worst foot odour you have ever smelt.  i would walk in the flat at night and nearly puke.

So one night we get home from work and the flatmates are there but for once no dosser.  So we politely say, oh ummm when is he leaving.  So then they just burst with frustration.  They cant stand him either!  And in fact they dont even know him!  We assumed they were good friends but they had met in Sydney once and he rung them out of the blue when he arrived in London, got their number from his brother or something.  They invited him to stay ONE night.  But then He told them WE had asked him to stay so they hadnt wanted to say anything to us either!  

Poor bloke flatmate gets the job of kicking him out.  He did it that night. Handed him a ohone number for a hostel and said on your bike mate.  He went back to Oz apparently, noone else would have those stinky feet apparently.

#20 belindarama

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

Dresden you win the whole Internet forever. No one can ever top that story.

#21 Peppery

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Dresden oomg.gif  oomg2.gif

#22 Flaxen

Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

Whats with the urination?

My DH had a party a few weeks after we first met some 10 years ago now, and one of his flatmates (who was going out with DH sister!) started to hit on me and wouldnt take the hint.
2am and i decide to go to bed, party still going strong, and soon after this flatmate decides to come into my room and sit on the end of the bed stroking my leg, i wake up and in no uncertain terms tell him to get out. Tells me im too uptight, and numerous other things and leaves.
3am DH comes to bed and falls asleep.
I wake sometime later with Flatmate trying to get under the covers from my side, and i yell at him, DH tells him strongly to leave, so appears drunk and clumsily goes to the ensuite instead of the door, to which i get up and escort him out.
Next morning i find he peed all over the floor of the ensuite.
He didnt stay much longer, DH told him to move out, but DH sister stayed with him and thinks i was the issue, even though DH saw it too.

#23 VJs Mummy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Our ex flatmate who i dont speak to at all dp does if he sees him  mad.gif
He used to never have money for food drink bills etc but he had money for smokes and alcohol and could always manage to find money to spend on his then gf at the time, p*ssed on the toilet seat on the toilet floor , the straw for me was when he asked dp to borrow money dp said yes i didnt realise at the time ( i was pregnant so blaming pregnancy brain lol ) dp asked me for some money and he gave it to him thinking he would get it back when he got paid well he didnt dp told me he would give me money when rent was due he didnt well world war 3 broke out and i snapped, also found out he was stealing money from my money tin in my bedroom came to me asked to borrow money for smokes  i said no had enough to get food for me partner and kids and thats it we went out shopping come back i re counted the money and low and behold the exact amount of money he had asked for was gone
Dp is a softy and forgives to easily me im more like the grudge monster lol, I kicked him out and he blames the fact he cant get a job on me as he didnt have stable address etc ( 2 other friends have kicked him out also and he now back living in something like a hostel  

Dresden  cry1.gif rant.gif sick.gif   OMG some people and yep definattely win

#24 strawberry blondes

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

I can't beat a penis in a cake, my house guests aren't that daring lol.

FIL did use my kitchen scissors to cut his toe nails  sick.gif Had to throw them away and buy new ones!

#25 GeminiSix

Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

OMG Dresden!!! How did you know these people? Friends, relatives?




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