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To ask what things do people do in your home that annoy you?

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Penguinonesie Wed 20-Sep-17 12:48:15

I'll start; we do not wear shoes in our house, that means they get taken off at the door, none of this "can I just pop to the toilet?" Business, no bloody take them off!!
Please do not let drop horrendous gut farts in the bloody hallway so that every time I move from one room to the other I want to vomit.
And please stop touching stuff when you haven't washed your hands!!
Please note I am OCD diagnosed.
Oh, and talking to me when I am in another room to you, I cannot hear you!
I wish people would respect the way that our home is, if you don't like it then don't come over.

FakePlasticTeaLeaves Wed 20-Sep-17 12:50:14

Are people really coming into your home and passing wind in the hallway at such frequency that you have made a mental 'rule' about it?

Penguinonesie Wed 20-Sep-17 12:51:14

One person in particular yes!

IAmBreakmasterCylinder Wed 20-Sep-17 12:53:10

I'm not sure what kind of things people are touching in your home that bothers you? Are you talking about friends and family? Although I understand that with OCD anything would be difficult.

If I am at a friends the only things I would touch are door handles and the cup my coffee is in and I don't wash my hands on arrival.

I have an aversion to anyone talking to me from another room - my Mother does this all the time. Its almost like she waits for me to leave the room to tell me something!

4teensandababy Wed 20-Sep-17 12:54:41

Hmmm....my sister lets her 2 x DC (Boys 5 & 2) do whatever they like in my house. For example:

* They jump on my sofas - I tell them off
* They break my sons toys - I tell my sister (she does bugger all)
* They get every fucking toy out they can find - I ask them not to
* They refuse to share with my DS (they're his fucking toys!!)
* They ask to play hide and seek every time (large house) - I say no, I DO NOT want them leaving my sight. They go anyway.

The list is endless with them. I try and see them as little as possible, whilst I love them as family, my sisters lack of parenting and their spoilt brat behaviour drives me insane!!

Raver84 Wed 20-Sep-17 13:12:55

Not taking shoes off. Other people children destroying my own kids toys whilst parents say nothing. Anyone taking food upstairs.

Sayyouwill Wed 20-Sep-17 13:17:15

Not drinking a full cup of tea.

If you're invited round for a cuppa I expect you to drink it! Not leave it half drunk so that (from a seated position) I can't see that it's not empty and slosh cold tea on the floor/table.

Littlebitshort Wed 20-Sep-17 13:25:35

Oh yes i hate people touching things in my house....like standing/leaning against my white walls and putting their yuky mits on the edge of the wall or even worse yukky mits on my silver sofa 😱
Absolutely no shoes in my house! Mother-in-law visited ONCE and waltzed in with wet muddy heals all over my new cream carpet where the baby lays/crawls.
Can not stand kids jumping on/off beds/ sofas and am not shy in telling ANY child not to do that. In fact my daughter had a playdate and spent most of it saying things like "no leaning on the back of the sofa" and "we dont stand on dining chairs in this house" ....shes only 6 😆
Cant stand it when husband sees an empty side and has to fill it with stuff.
Not putting shoes away winds me up as we have a shoe cupboard right by the front door.
Walking over things to get up the stairs when it would be easier to take it up with you!
Grandparents putting sweets through the letterbox at around dinner time whilst passing (they live close)

Ikabod Wed 20-Sep-17 13:25:42

My DD tells visitors off if they wear shoes past the front door (she's 2 1/2). She says "no shoes in the house!" And starts helping them to take them off. These are repeat offenders - you'd think they'd have learned by now! grin

Neoflex Wed 20-Sep-17 13:35:54

I have a friend who comes around and changes the music

MumW Wed 20-Sep-17 13:37:40

Taking dirty plates after lots of nagging from the table etc and putting them beside the dishwasher. Excuse is always, I thought it was full - bloddy well empty it if it's clean or put it on if it's full of dirty crocks. angry

And helping to put the shopping away by just emptying the bags onto the table. confused

allegretto Wed 20-Sep-17 13:38:28

Changing nappies in the kitchen!

RestlessTraveller Wed 20-Sep-17 13:41:34

I wouldn't be coming to your house. I'd be terrified!

RestlessTraveller Wed 20-Sep-17 13:43:32

Asking me to lock the dog away. No, he is part of the family. Don't like dogs don't visit.

DeadDoorpost Wed 20-Sep-17 13:43:43

Doing the washing up a different way to me, using my things without asking (like blankets and ridiculous things that shouldn't bother me but do) trying 'creative' ideas for food (DH I'm looking at you) not showering the same way...
I have to add though that the showering one is from talking to people about it and not from watching them, obviously. Except DH. I like watching him. Just drives me nuts that he showers in a different order to me....

RonSwansonsMoustache Wed 20-Sep-17 13:44:17

Leaving dirty dishes on the coffee table instead of taking them into the kitchen - especially when you're walking through the kitchen anyway looking at you DP

StarHeartDiamond Wed 20-Sep-17 13:44:17

People who stand there reading your calendar and/or noticeboard intently.

People who find reasons to disappear off in the house. i.e even when you have a downstairs loo, they'll go to the one upstairs in your bathroom. Probably just to have a nosy at how tidy your bedrooms are or what toiletries you use.

People who read post that's been left out. Do I have to hide every letter before they come in? Can people just not see what is clearly personal correspondence and not read it?

People who let their kids go all over the house including in parents bedrooms wardrobes etc. No I don't want little Eva playing hide and seek among my shoes or underwear drawer. I don't mind hide and seek, but parents bedrooms are out of bounds for me.

Rejectedwoman Wed 20-Sep-17 13:45:00

Not putting their dirty dishes into dishwasher .
Not hanging their coat up
Not.taking their shoes off
Not scraping their leftover food into the bin
Not flushing the toilet after using it

HazelBite Wed 20-Sep-17 13:47:45

I have several friends/relatives who think its perfectly acceptable to change a nappy on my kitchen table!
I have all the kit they need in my bathroom ffs!

StarHeartDiamond Wed 20-Sep-17 13:49:06

Littlebut - the grandparents putting sweets through the letterbox, I love it!. I can see how it's annoying at dinner time but your dcs will love that as a memory. My parents bring big bags of fizzy sweets at bedtime for the dcs so I hear what you're saying but I still think it's cute.

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Wed 20-Sep-17 13:49:51

Ooh Doorpost what's your showering method? I'm convinced I'm the most efficient showerer in my house and everybody else just wastes time in there!

Sunnydaysrock Wed 20-Sep-17 13:50:04

The shoes thing is a massive issue for us. The only people that have a problem with taking their shoes of, i.e. have to be asked every. single. time. are the in-laws and my parents. FIL walked dirt into a brand new cream carpet years ago, before I developed a backbone. Noticed it sometime later and said 'oh did I do that?'. I said 'well I did hoover before you came round'. All of them faff about taking shoes off and can't do it without commenting. It's so tiring, me and DH have had our own house for 16 years now. We're having a new stair carpet fitted soon, I'm almost looking forward to laying down the law, again!

Gottagetmoving Wed 20-Sep-17 13:51:07

Putting cups on the floor by their feet when there is a small table next to them.
Not flushing the toilet.. (these are friends children over the age of 7)
Bringing a dog with them without telling/asking me first.
Being on their mobile texting or checking social media while we are having a conversation.

Rejectedwoman Wed 20-Sep-17 13:55:01

Ooh I have more
. Asking for your wifi password.
Changing the channel
Leaving the front door wide open
Knocking on the window and looking through it rather than using the door knocker

SquareWord Wed 20-Sep-17 13:55:54

My friend always rests her mug on the arm of my sofa even though there is a table with coasters right next to her. angry

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