What’s your oddest/worst experience with houseguests?
Here’s mine (it’s pretty tame):
I had a friend and her husband over for the weekend - this woman and I were good friends in middle and high school, but had since lost touch. I’m going to lose touch with her again - permanently. She badmouthed her husband to me and my husband in front of the poor guy (she called him fat, lazy annoying, stupid, etc.), and she also shushed him all the time. “M, shut up.” “If you don’t shut your damn mouth, I’m going to sew it shut,” as though she were his mom or something.
But I think the weirdest, absolutely worst thing for me was when she and her husband were getting ready in the morning. They weren’t having sex or anything - no, instead my acquaintance would walk in and shower, leaving the bathroom door all the way open. No big deal, right? But her husband would walk in, still leaving the door open and use the bathroom while she was in there. We could hear them talking, could hear him peeing - everything. He even took a dump in there with the door open. We had the pleasure of hearing that, too. He was grunting with the strain. I was fine with the showering, but who doesn’t close the bathroom door to take a crap while they’re in someone else’s house??
When this acquaintance of mine came out (and cut her nails into the wastebin that she dragged into the middle of my living room), I asked her to keep the door shut next time because the acoustics in that room were quite good and we heard everything. She just blythely said, “Oh, all married couples go to the bathroom together. It’s no big deal.”
The discussion that ensued from that comment is another thread entirely. But anyway, I’m sure there are even worse tales of strange guest behavior out there. So, please, feel free to share.