what is the oddest thing someone has done when you have visited their house?

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2shoeskickedtheeasterbunny Fri 06-Apr-12 23:25:31

mine was my DB, he did warn me but tbh I was so...... shock
I was kind of 'oh ok"
he put old sheets on the floor to protect his carpet from...

dd's wheelchair wheels

guess where we won't be going again(this was after he insisted she was shoved in the corner of the table at a pub...just in case she got in the staff's way....WTF)

??? YOUR please

MissGreatBritain Sat 07-Apr-12 10:53:36

DS and I were invited to the home of one of his school friends for lunch. I had only met the woman once before, but knew she was dieting (as was I) so was hopeful for a healthy, low-cal lunch.

When we arrived, we chatted while she made a big pile of sandwiches, got out crisps etc. Never mind, I thought, as I'd skipped breakfast in case this happened. She then proceded to give all the food to the DCs (in another room) and chopped up HALF A PINEAPPLE for me and her to share. I was absolutely starving, but there was nothing else forthcoming. I know I was trying to lose weight, but that was really something.

Thumbbunny Sat 07-Apr-12 10:55:31

Ilove, that is appalling! shock Poor, poor little girl sad

tiredemma Sat 07-Apr-12 10:55:42

Invited us for dinner (7.30pm). When we arrived both host and her hubby were in their PJ's. And remained so throughout the night.

ImperialBlether Sat 07-Apr-12 11:02:09

Oh my god, to that last one. "I will not be beaten" by a baked potato?

Really, though, you should have spoken to her about that - I know it would be a nightmare conversation, but she sounds deranged.

OlaRapaceFru Sat 07-Apr-12 11:03:00

Just remembered another one. My Mum was staying with us one weekend we'd been invited round to some friends for a Sunday afternoon barbecue. The friends, very kindly, invited my Mum too. So, there was the host couple, one other couple, DP, Mum and me - 7 of us in total. The hostess decided that, rather than letting people do their own thing with the French bread, it would be cut into slices and buttered. My Mum offered to help her. Between the two of them, they managed to slice and butter enough bread to feed an army - needless to say, the 7 of us didn't manage to make much of a dent in the pile of bread. I wonder what they did with the rest of it?

I probably should have spoken to her about it at the time but she was extremely intimidating. I took the easy way out and just avoided her.
My DS is 15 now and her DD is still a friend of his. She's a lovely girl. Have never uttered a word to her mother since sad

Salmotrutta Sat 07-Apr-12 11:07:15

Loving this thread - apart from the horrible bully mum story that Ilove told sad

I want a poodle in a bib! <sulks>

ovaltine Sat 07-Apr-12 11:09:09

ex MIL seemed to be obsessed with gettin me to drink at xmas. She knew i used to drink vodka so always bought lots and told me i had to drink it. I didn't drink alcohol at this time, spesh as her darling son was a raging alcoholic so someone had to be sober, and used to have to pretend to put vodka in my drink to get some peace and quiet. At our wedding she tried to get my dad to drink saying you can't have fun without it, and also her grandson's girlf even though she underage and on antibiotics she wasn't allowed to drink with. So glad She my ex MIL as was a freak.

Notalone Sat 07-Apr-12 11:19:36

DS had a playdate at our house with another little boy fron school. They were both around 6 at the time. I didn't know the mum very well at all and she had never been to my house before but when she arrived to pick him up I invited her in to wait while her DS got ready to go. When he came downstairs she asked him to hold her phone for her while she found something in her handbag so while she did that he started fiddling with the phone. He must have found an erm revealing video of her and her DH because ooohing and ahhing noises started coming from the phone and her bemused DS said "look what I've found mummy" and ran back upstairs to show DS. I remember standing there at the bottom of the stairs while this usually very calm serene mum ran upstairs chasing her DS into every room shrieking "Giiiiiiiivvvvveeeee ittttttttt baaaaaaaccccckkkkkkk. Oooohhhhh nnooooooooooo. Plleaaaaaassseee giivvve meeee my phhoooonnnnee!!!!!!" it seemed to go on for ages after which she retrieved her phone and her DS, walked back downstairs calmly, thanked me for the playdate and left to bang her head repeatedly against the steering wheel to drive home grin.
Funny enough DS was never invited to theirs for a playdate and she always looked highly embarrassed whenever we bumped into each other at the school gates

beatofthedrum Sat 07-Apr-12 11:19:57

Mine not that outrageous but it makes me laugh. My very nice friend brought her 2 year old to play with mine. They brought scones. While I was in the kitchen spreading butter and jam on some of them, she was in the living room crumbling the rest of them all over the carpet for the girls 'to snack on'. I am still giggling thinking of my surprised face when I returned to Crumb Land smile

GinPalace Sat 07-Apr-12 11:22:25

Beat your adult friend scattered scone crumbs over the floor for the children to eat up??? Have I read that right?

everlong Sat 07-Apr-12 11:22:34

beat without a plate?

I'm afraid the hoover would have been straight out in my house saddo

springydaffs Sat 07-Apr-12 11:24:16

I am totally astonished at these stories! shock to the power of 10

My only weird thing, dredged up from memory, is when someone invited me to lunch, put the roast chicken on the table and proceeded to wrestle with it with her hands with enormous gusto, grabbing at it and tearing it apart, separating out the portions and plonking it all on our plates.

totally mild in comparison to these stories though <makes me feel normal> <unusual>

SarahStrattonsEasterName Sat 07-Apr-12 11:25:06

She deliberately crumbed your carpet? I'd have fucking killed her. shock

GinPalace Sat 07-Apr-12 11:26:42

sarah I would love to know what meds beat is on to find that funny agree

SarahStrattonsEasterName Sat 07-Apr-12 11:29:45

Gin I simply can't get my head round it at all.

This thread is wonderful grin

Thumbbunny Sat 07-Apr-12 11:31:37

I'm having trouble with the scone crumbs all over the carpet as well! I'd be livid and hand her the vacuum cleaner! shock

PigeonPie Sat 07-Apr-12 11:34:15

I'd have been worried what else they'd have picked up if it had been my carpet!

SarahStrattonsEasterName Sat 07-Apr-12 11:34:26

How can you laugh beat? I'd have punched her, then rammed the hoover up her arse.

bytheMoonlight Sat 07-Apr-12 11:38:41

When I visited a friend, her newborn ds was about 8 weeks ago, she left him lying on the sofa when she went to make a drink. I picked him up when he started screaming and she didn't return, she came running in then, grabbed him off me and marched into the kitchen with him. Apparently him laying on the edge of the sofa screaming was preferable to me picking him up?

In the same house, I visited and sat in the armchair to be told a couple of hours later: 'that's the changing chair, that's why we've spread that old blanket on it'. The same blanket I had been sitting on for two hours <<boak>>

Another friend made us soup for lunch and then put her bowl on the floor to let her Rotweiller lick it clean. I couldn't finish my soup after that!

myalias Sat 07-Apr-12 11:40:36

Years ago me,dh and ds were invited round to a friends house for an evening meal. When the friends dh opened the door we were shocked to see him standing there in his dressing gown!!! I said 'sorry have we got the wrong date?' he replied no, he had been working nights and had only just got up. It was embarrassing, he sat there with his gaping dressing gown - flesh city!! He carried on eating slurping his cornflakes talking with his mouth full. The dinner was served half an hour later and he ate it all and didn't get dressed the whole time we were there. Rudeness personified.

ABitSnowyOutside Sat 07-Apr-12 11:41:55

Not an invited visitor as such but a workman that I knew a little bit knocked at our door and asked to use the toilet.

Not only did he not flush but pebble dashed the toilet, half the wall and under the seat. angry

I boaked for weeks just thinking about it.

TheSecondComing Sat 07-Apr-12 11:47:41

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ggirltwin2pinot Sat 07-Apr-12 11:47:56

christ there are some nutters around!

weirdest is hostess at dinner party stood up literally straight after eating her dessert and said she was going to bed shock

we were all still eating

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