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Have you ever encountered anyone this cheeky?

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TastesLikePanda Thu 18-Apr-13 17:30:53

Inspired roughly by a couple of threads recently...
I used to have a friend (used to being the operative) who would come round to my house to smoke. Her reason being that she didn't want her house to smell like smoke and she didn't like smoking in the street as she thought it looked 'common' (her words)

The punchline being that I didn't smoke
That friendship ended when I saw the light and realised that she was using me! She was happy enough to make my house stink and I was too polite (at the time) to ask her not to as I thought I was being a welcoming host.

Has anyone encountered anyone with more brass neck than that?

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hurricanewyn Thu 18-Apr-13 17:32:30

Can't say I have - that's so cheeky, it's almost comical.

scarredpierced Thu 18-Apr-13 17:33:04

WTAF!! That'll take some beating!

Only cheekiness I have experienced is "I'm coming over on Tuesday" by a very annoying relative and then her letting off a long and exaggerated sigh when I told her I was out that day.

hurricanewyn Thu 18-Apr-13 17:34:42

I was given a birthday present once that consisted of four uninvited guests coming to my house for a weekend my own fault for living in a different country to my family

EarlyInTheMorning Thu 18-Apr-13 17:35:26

TastesLikePanda I don't think anybody will be able to beat that!shock And you put up with it for how long??

TastesLikePanda Thu 18-Apr-13 18:02:59

Shamefully, I put up with it for the best part of a year. In my tiny defence, I was a lot shyer and more eager to please a few years ago, and when I made a new friend, I would go out of my way to be accomodating.

I am not like that anymore, and it is largely down to this woman!
The penny dropped when she woke me up early on a sunday morning after a night out, because 'smoking would help her hangover'... yeah, well, sleep helps mine and you wouldn't let me have it...!

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tigerlilygrr Thu 18-Apr-13 18:27:37

Not half as bad but I was amused to watch a woman take back a dress in a shop the other day, and then ask the assistant to pass her the exact same dress so that she could buy it at the sale price.

I mean, surely the done thing is to at least walk round the block a few times or go in another branch?

ClaraOswald Thu 18-Apr-13 18:31:17

I work with someone who admitted that she would buy a book, read it and check to see if she had made any marks on the spine. If she hadn't she would return it within three days.

She is also quite open about buying something, wearing it and returning it. She boasts about having pulled a button off on purpose once because there was a slight stain and it would have been refused for the stain. If it's faulty the refund has to be given.

We work in retail. A couple of us walked away in disgust when she bragged about that.

gallifrey Thu 18-Apr-13 18:33:46

my mum had a friend that was downright rude. She once opened up our freezer and helped herself to a chicken because we had 2! And she used to take my mum's car because it had more petrol in it than hers!

SofaKing Thu 18-Apr-13 18:35:03

Panda that sounds like my in laws.

They lit up in my tenth floor non smoking flat, and as I stared in horror enquired if I had an ash tray. When I stammered 'No', they looked horrified and offered to buy me one.

LilRedWG Thu 18-Apr-13 18:40:48

MIL found her MIL going through her wardrobe, "just to see if there's anything that would fit 'our Freida'." MIL was too gobsmacked to say anything!

carabos Thu 18-Apr-13 18:43:59

Being handed a bowl of blackberries by a relative and told "just pop those into a pie with a bit of apple".

Tryharder Thu 18-Apr-13 18:48:13

When DD was about a year old and in a pushchair in a local park/scenic area eating lunch. A dog who was not on a lead came upto the pushchair and took the sandwich out of her hand with its mouth. The owner of the dog who was standing about 2 metres away snapped "come on <name on dog>" and walked off with her dog still eating the sandwich without looking at me or apologising. You could have picked my jaw up off the floor with the brass neck of it all.

MrsRajeshKoothrappali Thu 18-Apr-13 18:48:59

I had a friend (mentioned her on another thread and have a horrid feeling she's read it - might be back for some support later) who would come round for tea and spend the entire time on my laptop messagiong people and ignoring me.

Then her DP would ring and she 'had' to talk to him so would go upstairs in my fecking house and walk in and out of all of our bedrooms for 30 mins while they chatted.

I put up with this for months.#

What the fuck is wrong with me (besides the issues I've previously mentioned) I'll never know.


headinhands Thu 18-Apr-13 18:50:41

A friend once dropped her dd off as she was passing my house on her way into town because she was 'playing up' and she didnt want to drag her round town. There was no 'can you' 'would you mind' etc.

HeadFairy Thu 18-Apr-13 18:53:10

tryharder I had a similar experience when a dog walker told me off for having a picnic with my children on a common because her dog ate my children's sandwiches out of their hands. They were 4 and 2 at the time and the dog was a large lab. Friendly enough but when they've got a sniff of food Labs are unstoppable IME. She couldn't control him at all, but I got the ear bashing for having open food on the common.

headinhands Thu 18-Apr-13 18:53:12

Just adding that she's since moved away so it wasn't you if you're one of my RL/MN friends. grin

eosmum Thu 18-Apr-13 18:54:55

BIL took DD out of her car seat and put her on the floor, to take said car seat to the hospital to collect his newborn DD. He'd decided that our DD was too big for the seat and we could get a new one, she was 4weeks old. Still not as cheeky as pandas mate.

fuzzpig Thu 18-Apr-13 18:56:06

<jaw drops> at OP's ex friend!

littlebitofthislittlebitofthat Thu 18-Apr-13 18:59:20

I had a neighbour that used to bring her two (hyperactive) kids to my house, when she had finished tidying up, because she wanted her house to stay tidy for when her husband got home.

Roseformeplease Thu 18-Apr-13 18:59:32

People we hardly know, friends of friends visiting the remote spot where we live, so made welcome.

1. Came for a cup of tea
2. Stayed for supper when they smelled chicken, expressed hunger and checked first it was organic (was it fuck)
3. Started to drink, only then confessing that she didn't drive (she was breast feeding so assumed she was not drinking while he was) so had to stay the night, requiring travel cot etc.
4. Managed to get lots and lots of baby kit from us by stealth
5. Ate a huge breakfast the next day.
6. When we said we were going bramble picking with the children decided to come along.
7. When then finally left at 2pm, asked for their share of the brambles and tried to sell me something.

siiiiiiiiigh Thu 18-Apr-13 19:00:10

"Can I come and play?" asked tedious-kid-over-the-fence

"Not just now, come after lunch" says me, loud enough for Daddy to hear.

2 mins later - ding-dong.

"Does your daddy know you are here? I said to come after lunch"

"Oh, he said it was ok"

Eh? <Oh, ok, five mins won't hurt>

I finish washing up, happily looking out of kitchen window to see Tedious Child's Dad's New Girlfriend's arse banging against their kitchen window.

He'd sent his kid round so he could have a cheeky wee mid-morning shag on his kitchen bunker!

Turned up to collect Tedious half an hour later with his flies still down. "Can you get some blinds for your kitchen, please?" with my Best Paddington Bear Extra Hard Stare Face.

He had the good grace to blush.

Cheeky bugger.

Do I win?

lunar1 Thu 18-Apr-13 19:00:33

shock at some of these stories!

crypes Thu 18-Apr-13 19:00:48

Ooh my DD had a friend round the other day who constantly used out family laptop for messaging other friends on FB, when I then took her and DD to macdonalds the 'friend' went and sat with another family! Praps we stink.

HeadFairy Thu 18-Apr-13 19:02:06

siiiiiiiiiigh, that's hilarious!!!

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