17 Situations Where Guests Took the Words “Make Yourself at Home” Too Literally

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Because of social media, people suffer more and more from a shortage of face-to-face communication. So, a normal visit to someone else’s place can become something special. But, alas, hosts don’t always feel the same. Some guests may leave a pile of trash behind, make the bathtub dirty, or treat themselves to the hosts’ soap.

At Bright Side, we sympathize with the feelings of hosts who have to deal with ill-mannered guests but we encourage you to save your nerves and just laugh at these people’s antics. The bonus at the end of the article will be useful to hosts who are afraid to talk about their feelings directly.

1. “I had a party and woke up the next day to find that someone took a chomp out of my shower soap.”

2. “My brother’s ex-girlfriend finally moved out of my parent’s house. This is half of the mess she left.”

3. Imposing your way of living is not the best method of starting a friendship.

My son had a friend at school. They were like 10-11 years old. Her mom wanted to pay us a visit. By the way, I had never met her before. She just stepped in and immediately said that the Feng Shui in my apartment was “off.” And she began to move the furniture. Since then, I’ve been really careful about inviting people I don’t know very well into my home. © Alla Boyko / Facebook

4. “My brother came to Christmas and took a shower — this is what he left behind.”

5. “My house party got out of hand.”

6. “I’m leaving a birthday party. There were tears...”

7. What a nice neighbor.

My neighbor used to come to have breakfast with me every morning. I asked her once jokingly, “When will you invite me to breakfast?” She replied, “I’m paying off a loan, and can’t waste money on food.” I haven’t opened my door to her since. That was 10 years ago. © Angelina Çapkan / Facebook

8. “I had guests over and one of them switched their broken charger for mine.”

9. “And this is why I don’t let guests load my dishwasher.”

10. Family support

I suffer from insomnia. I have to work till 3-4 a.m., then go to sleep, get up at 6:30 a.m. to take children to daycare, then go to bed again. I’ve been living like this for a couple of months. My mother-in-law came to visit me once. She had been warned that I would be at home and that I didn’t sleep at night.

I managed to fall asleep with great difficulty at around 9 a.m. I woke up at 10:15 from loud TV sounds and my mother-in-law yelling at the TV program. I was lying in bed listening to the kitchen cabinet doors banging. Eventually, my mother-in-law opened the door to my bedroom and froze:

— “Oh! I didn’t think you were home,” she said, and turned around and left.

— “Did you want something?” I yelled, but the TV host was louder. © ToryStory / Pikabu

11. “The girl that we were housing and feeding for free because she couldn’t fly back home left our guest bedroom like this.”

12. “When your guest breaks the giant cookie instead of cutting it like everyone else has been doing.”

13. “I let an unemployed friend stay with me until she could get back on her feet. This is the kind of stuff I find around the house.”

14. There are guests that will try to find an excuse for any of their actions.

My ex-wife’s sister used a $150 chef’s knife to try and crack open a coconut in my kitchen. She dented it all over and also bent the tip somehow. She then said it must be a cheap knife because her sister in Thailand cuts them open super easy with a cleaver. It’s one bright side of divorce that I never have to suffer her presence ever again. © multivac7223 / Reddit

15. “I’m having new sod put in. This is how my neighbors’ guest parked.”

16. “The way guests cut the cornbread at my buddy’s BBQ.”

17. Relatives are the best.

My mom begged me to let a couple of our remote relatives stay at my place. I had never seen them before, but it seemed impolite to say no. So, James and Daisy came, they looked like normal people. They stayed for 2 days but when they decided to leave I noticed that all of our bread had disappeared, the vegetable oil wasn’t in its place, and the pots with food that I had cooked for the entire week turned out to be empty.

I guess I joked and said something like, “Wow, we’ve eaten so much over 2 days.” Suddenly Daisy became nervous. She said that the bread was moldy, and she gave it birds. At this moment, the plastic bag in James’ hands ripped, and a few jars with my soup and my own containers in which my dear guests had packed all my food, fell out.

Bonus: The doormat that sends all unwelcome guests away

Have you ever had to welcome rude guests in your house? Tell us in the comments below.

Preview photo credit 000g / Reddit


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i find it hard to believe that people you went all out for to accommodate and try and cater to will pay you back with horrible behaviour and ingratitude. 😪😪😪


cant believe that somebody actually took a bite out of that soap


Number 8 would make me so mad... this is just straight up disrespectful!


I can't believe things like number 13, when you take someone in.. like, do you not explain them some ground rules or w/e ? Living together can destroy any friendship btw


Ask her jokingly, hm? there’s nothing wrong about asking a neighbor who comes for breakfast every day when they will invite you.


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