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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?

hdh747 Sun 08-Apr-18 12:32:06

I just stumbled in here after a mention in another thread and have wasted so much time but couldn't drag myself away rofl. The Mexican house wins but a short mile but there are some right gob-smackers in here.

Many years ago I remember a newish friend asking if I fancied going swimming together with the kids. She went through the swimming baths entrance first and spent ages chatting away merrily to the attendant while I tried to keep track of my two kids and her three. Finally she moved on and I moved up to pay for me and mine to be told by the cashier my friend hadn't paid. Yeah I know I should have made that the cashier's problem not mine but I was taken aback and coughed up. Also the friend had a 'ditzy' way of forgetting things, I eventually realised how convenient the things she forgot were. We finished the swim and she suggested lunch at a pub near her home. I reckoned we could sort out the swimming cash when we paid for lunch. We finished lunch and she annouced that she'd forgotten her purse so could I get it this time. Before I could really answer she swooped up her kids and exited. I could give you a fair list of other incidents but they included a cake I baked for her being passed off as her own and her having the brass neck to let her husband offer me a piece without a thought, shopping done for her that I never got paid for, turning up at mine to feed the kids and bath them in the evening so they'd be nice and sleepy when she got them home.Yup, I was a total mug.

The last incident I remember didn't really involve me but left me gobsmacked all the same. Her hubby used to work away regularly and went he was home he would be quizzed as to whether he had 'pleasured himself in the shower' as in her opinion to do so would be unfaithful to her. I only knew this as she gave him the showdown in front of me. Meanwhile, she was shagging his best mate. No idea what the outcome of that was as I moved on...

Constantworkinprogress Sun 18-Mar-18 08:45:07

I had a friend (who I don't ever invite over anymore) who would bring her kids over, stay all day and not watch her toddlers one bit. Says to me one day "I love coming to your place, I don't have to watch the kids and they can run wild and do whatever they want".... Ummm 😣

UnicornSnot Thu 22-Feb-18 19:11:33

I've killed this thread, haven't I?

UnicornSnot Thu 22-Feb-18 18:35:13

We had some 'friends' stay with us in our home for a week holiday (abroad).
When they arrived, they gifted us a bottle of whisky which we never opened - I offered several times but every time the consensus was for wine or whatever. (All food, drinks, etc. were provided by us)

Anyway we all had a lovely time and on the last day, they get into their car, we stand outside the house ready to wave them goodbye, when the husband quickly get out of the car and rush back past us, inside the house. We joke about him being in a rush, blabla, assuming he was going to the loo.
He comes back past us at a trot, as he climbs back into the car we see that he is holding the bottle of whisky, gives it to his wife to hold, and drives off!!! shock

lessthanBeau Thu 22-Feb-18 17:42:50

My bil once moaned to me that he was annoyed about his df not bothering to spend any time with his dd, doesn't come and take her to the park etc. Dfil is full time carer for his disabled wife along with problems of his own. They also live 45 minutes away!
Also we were once on holiday with bil as well as my own db and families, his dd age 5 kept waking the other kids up in the mornings ( our dc 5 and 14 were on holiday and having late nights) but his dd had to be kept in her routine hence early morning wake ups but all sharing a room, dn14 told him to get up with her and take her downstairs as she was waking them up, his answer was "well we have to get up with her for the rest of year!" needless to say I told dn5 she must leave the room and go to mum and dad's if the other girls were asleep!
He's an entitled knob don't know how lovely sil puts up with him, we've just heard that his cheekyfuckery has extended to his other in laws and is currently not speaking to his fil even tho bil has just bought a holiday home next door to where they live in another country. I don't know the details but I know cfery will have been involved!

Pizzapizza Tue 16-Jan-18 10:52:12

Great read, some seriously shocking ones! a few of mine to add, although mild compared to others;

Had 10yr old DS’s friend (whose mum I know on a hi/ hows things chat in the playground basis) over for a play, mum was 3 hours late for pick up.
Then mum rings me the next day to ask if I could have him for 2 WEEKS next month shock as she has a residential study trip and has nobody else to ask. She doesn’t have the dates yet as they haven’t been confirmed hmm Hubby thinks she prob wants to take a holiday!

When we were living at my PIL I had cooked a meal in the morning for when we get back in the eve. When we got in there was less than a portion left.. SIL had been over, had eaten and taken some for the next day grin

Also at PIL I was given a bottle of champagne from work as a gift, I’d put it in the attic room and a few months later it was gone (don’t know for sure but assuming one of the SILs had taken it)!

SIL n family came over to ours at dinner time (as usual) then went on to declare that she fancied pizza for din, I said I’ve got one in the freezer I’ll pop it in the oven. Her response was oh I don’t really like frozen pizza I prefer it from the takeaway grin

Margaritaanyone89 Fri 22-Dec-17 02:16:32

Ahh these have been fantastic and stressful to read.

Here's mine & It's Christmas related! fgrin

This happened 9 years ago but I still think about it!

I use to work in a Weather spoons full-time alongside studying. I was below 21 so at the time I was only entitled to 5.50 an hour. The rules are you're not allowed to accept any tips and management just spends the whole day with feet up, eating snacks watching CCTV.

It comes close to Chirstmas and boss tells us as incentive that anyone who works the Christmas days (Xmas eve, Xmas day and Boxing day). Can accept tips.

Great! So of course, working bloody hard for my 5.50 I'm excited at the prospect of tips and my family aren't particularly traditional at Xmas so I worked full days Xmas eve and Xmas day.

On Xmas day, boss announces that instead of accepting the tips individually, they will go into a tip jar and money will be spread out fairly so those who work in the kitchen will benefit. Okay, this is only fair I thought.

I collected 5 pound notes, a few 10 pounds notes, pound coins, 2 pounds. Our regular customers had been very happy to finally be able to tip and had really made the most of it!

At the end of xmas eve instead of splitting the money. The boss says tips will be collected through all 3 days and used to go towards a Xmas/NY party instead!!

(I wouldn't have worked xmas day if I had known this and it's not fair as the staff who haven't worked during these days still benefit).

Alarm bells should have rung as we have never had an Xmas/NY party before.

As you can guess- NY eve past and weeks afterwards, those who had worked on those days kept asking. I can't remember what they said, in the lines of we're organising it or phobbing us on to the next sub-manger. Months went past and someone let slip that 3 sub-managers split the tip jar between them!!!! Still gutted about it. I so regret not filing an official complaint or doing something!!

Mammyloveswine Mon 09-Oct-17 22:17:56

Eeeh this has been a great thread to read whilst not well!

Here's mine...

A friends sister was getting married and one of our friends had offered to dj at the reception. Anyway the day before my friend rings me to tell me that the dj had pulled out last minute as he had a paid gig!

Friend is furious but manages to get last minute dj (and pays). Anyway as a thank you to dj he had been invited to the full wedding so he'd have got his meal etc. Obviously he wouldn't be coming now tho...

The morning of the wedding dj updates his fb to say he can't wait to attend the wedding... erm what? So bride messages to say he's not welcome.

He still turned up to the bloody church service!!

My then bf now husband and I rocked up to the night do and who appears?? The bloody dj! Even tho he had said he couldn't dj as he had a paid gig! He proceeded to stay and get drunk and buggered off to said gig at 11pm half cut...

I still can't believe the nerve of him!

Another is a "friend" ego was always claiming woe is me, single mother and really played on it... "it's so hard as no one understands" "I can't ever go out" etc. One day she said she was skint and could i lend her 20 quid to buy food... I was a student but felt bad so leant her the money... later on she mentioned she was getting a takeaway for tea cheeky mare!

Another time she came to a bbq at my parents, brought vodka and coke just for herself and ate and drank everything else in sight! Dh (then bf) hadn't come along as he was really ill with a bug but I was supposed to be staying at his so he still insisted on coming to get me bless him. Anyway he lived in the opposite direction to cff and she got the hump that he wouldn't give her, her bf and son a lift home! She then slagged us off to my dad!

Same friend wanted to bring a random to our wedding "as I won't know anyone"-she knew loads of people! Any way i refused and she then got a "sickness bug" on the day of the wedding.. .

velvetcandy Tue 26-Sep-17 22:49:12

I'm still mortified at this 10 years later.
At work my team had a team bonding day in the main boardroom and we were told at the start of the day by HR who organised it that they were ordering us pizza for lunch. When we were given a lunch break most of us just went back to our desks, checked emails etc and the pizza came. Two pizzas were delivered to share between 30 ppl which I thought was starnge as obviously it wasn't enough food so I only took one slice and went back to my desk. (Should have realised only a couple of ppl getting pizza). Cue dagger looks from some colleagues around the office. Ten minutes later a manager came over and asked me to pay for the pizza as one of his workers had bought it himself for his team not HR! HR decided not to order pizza even after saying they would and somehow I was the only person who didn't know!? I was literally mortified that I just apparently helped myself to someone's lunch! I was too embarrassed to even go and say sorry or give him some money for it blush. I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me!

Bubbington Thu 10-Aug-17 12:47:01

I knew a guy who gave a lift every day to three work colleagues and they would split the petrol money each week; fair enough. However, he charged one of the guys extra as he said that as he was overweight he 'used more' petrol!

RevRichardWayneGaryWayne Thu 10-Aug-17 11:27:36

Ok, I’m not sure they’re on the same par but I have a couple, and the best one isn’t really mine!

I was in the pub with friends one night and invited them to some event – they check their phone and they couldn't make it as it’s a friend’s wedding. We jokingly say get them to move it and we were just drunk enough for him to send the guy a text. He immediately gets a call back and explains that, yes, of course he is joking. It turned out a week or so before the best man had called the groom asking them to move the wedding a week later – and not to worry he’d checked with the Church and the reception venue – both were available!

Also I invited an old friend to my wedding (what is it about weddings that brings them out!) who RSVPd that they’d love to be there. On the morning I found out through mutual friends he was away on holiday but his brother would be coming instead. I did know his brother, and he was down as an evening guest but still not really their place to make that call. Brother didn’t attend the actual wedding, but arrived in time for the wedding breakfast…in jeans and a casual top (was quite a formal do) then left before the speeches. To be fair I think our mutual friends egged him on to come saying it would be fine and he left early as felt out of place, but my wife is of the opinion he just came for a bit of free dinner with his mates!

JustAboutHangingInThere Wed 02-Aug-17 23:01:33

Lost a day reading through some classic threads. Fabulous! Sidetracked by hilarious pie charts and 5ft chicken called Beyoncé 😂😂

lovingthehoney Wed 02-Aug-17 00:19:01

I love you allwine

MsHopey Sat 29-Jul-17 15:54:58

Like most posters, this is very petty compared to some. But I work in retail and after a 10 hour shift, at 1am in the morning, came downstairs to the car park to find the security card lying on the bonnet of my car having a fag while chatting to a manager.
I couldn't believe it and I have no real back bone, I actually walked really slowly to my car hoping he'd get off before I had to say something. No such luck. As I got to the car I was just like "excuse Me, do you mind?". The security guard look at me and says "what's it got to do with you?" To which the manager replied "it's her car".
He eventually got off to which I meekly thanked him hmm because I'm a push over like that.
Not sure why someone thinks they have the right lie over someone's property, and can't believe the manager allowed it knowing it wasn't the security guards car, and let me walk over without at least acting like it was rude.

Kaleidogyn Sat 29-Jul-17 10:50:58

*drink more coffee... clearly needed!

Kaleidogyn Sat 29-Jul-17 10:50:22

My phone battery is now at 30% after reading these. I could add a few, but I need to charge battery & drunk more coffee! smilebrew

ZippyCameBack Sat 29-Jul-17 10:20:40

Before we met, MrZippy built a house on the family farm, because the old was damaged by a WW2 mine. He wasn't well off, so he literally built it with his own hands. Parents signed the farm over to him because he worked it and also had a job and cared for his parents through their respective terminal illnesses.
Shortly after the house was built, MrZ inherited another house nearby, and a small farm that went with it, from his aunt (he had worked the farm for her for many years).
Very, very shortly afterwards, BIL's vile wife invited herself and their 3 kids to stay for a holiday. MrZ thought they had a lot of luggage but said nothing. She refused to leave when she'd been there about a month and it was clear she was settling herself in. She registered the kids in school and got a job. Leaving the terminally ill old people to babysit.
Eventually MrZ gave her and BIL (who had also moved in without asking) the inherited house and farm. They brought the kids back every day for MIL (FIL had died by then) to look after, despite her terminal cancer. (There is much more cheeky fuckerness WRT childcare, but that's not the point of this post).
The really cheeky thing is that they had two major complaints. First, while MrZ gave them a house, 10 acres of good grazing and approx 100 acres of shares in common grazing, he did not also give them his barn (which was not in any case on the farm he gave them). He probably would have, but I'd moved in by then and I shut his shit right down. The second complaint was that the free house was smaller than the new house and MrZ, his dying mother and I should have moved into the small house and given them the larger, newer house. They seemed genuinely surprised when we refused.
Ah, I feel so much better now. And several people probably know who I am but I don't care.

PollyFlint Fri 28-Jul-17 22:24:57

My mother used to be a childminder. One morning a woman dropped off her kid, handed my mother a carrier bag 'As you know, I'll be taking Molly straight to Brownies when I pick her up but her uniform got terribly muddy last week so you'll just need to pop it all in the wash, tumble-dry it and run an iron over it for her while she's at school so it's fresh for her to change into this evening.'

Because, you know, obviously the parents had only had a full week to wash their own kid's clothes, and childminding totally includes doing the fucking laundry.

riceuten Sat 22-Jul-17 19:50:36

Near neighbour moving to the next street. Asked if they could store some stuff in our garage (which was 3/4 empty) "whilst they sorted the house out for a couple of weeks". Agreed, assuming it would be containable, but they turned up to our house they day they moved with two boxes "as their stuff wouldn't fit without moving these". We opened the garage a couple of days later and the ENTIRE garage (7 feet tall, 7 feet wide, 12 feet long) was chock full of their stuff. "That's OK", we thought, begrudgingly, "it will be shifted soon". A month later, we'd heard nothing and YET MORE stuff had been crammed in. Meanwhile, my other half works for the local council and finds out that not only has their new place got a garage, but they are also renting ANOTHER garage from the council. My other half coincidentally visits their house, and it is furnished in a nouveau riche minimalist style and she boasts "It's great to declutter, isn't it?". My other half tactfully asks when will she clear the stuff away from our garage and, incredulously, she states "Well, you're not using it anyway, why should we move our stuff?" - er, because we're paying the rent and not you?

Eventually after a couple more reminders, they very bad temperedly (?) empty most (not all) of their stuff, leaving behind a bed and a kit car ! We ask if we can dispose of these, and they eventually collect these as well.

We haven't spoken since. They slagged us off to our neighbours telling them "how mean we were" and "how we'd ruined their new house".

furlinedsheepskinjacket Fri 21-Jul-17 12:57:50

its a long way to travel on spec isn't it?

furlinedsheepskinjacket Fri 21-Jul-17 12:56:37

ok ok great thread but

how did the mexican house thief know the house would be empty???

AlessandroVasectomi Thu 20-Jul-17 09:54:48

A colleague was due to give a talk at an outside function. He sent an email round the team to ask if he could borrow a wrist watch as he wanted to time his talk and ensure he didn't overrun his allotted time. I wouldn't normally lend something as personal as a wrist watch, but I did the decent thing and volunteered mine.

A few weeks later he walked into my room and asked to borrow my wristwatch again as he was giving another talk. I suppressed my shock/surprise, smiled and took off my watch. I'm not sure whether I said it at that point or whether he asked on a third occasion, but I made it clear at some point that this wasn't going to be a regular arrangement. He looked at me impassively and never asked again.

IDoDaChaCha Wed 19-Jul-17 20:33:05

Ex friend asked if she could stay over last minute in our spare room the night of our wedding reception. She brought a guy from the reception back and shagged him LOUDLY all night to the point I went and banged on the spare room door and told them to STFU!!! Our bedroom was right next to the spare room. Spending your wedding reception night listening to a drunk woman moaning loudly and the headboard banging... I made sure I mentioned it when we served up a cooked breakfast next morning..!

Theweasleytwins Wed 19-Jul-17 18:24:53

This thread always makes me angry and upset😓

Fantasticmissfoxy Wed 19-Jul-17 17:07:35

Two outstandingly cheeky ones spring to mind...
PiL have a lovely holiday home abroad which they visit 2 or 3 times a year and occasionally let family and close friends use (for free)

DH and I were booked to go there with friends and duly turned up at the house (very late at night due to flight times) Turns out MiL had allowed a sister of one of her friends to stay there a couple of weeks previously. At this point i should say that the house wasn't 'serviced' so there was a note left for anyone using it to please strip and remake the beds / wash the bedding they'd used and generally leave the house ready for someone else to come into.

When we walked into the house we were greeted by an enormous pile of unwashed bedding and damp towels (which had started to go mouldy 🤢) in the middle of the floor and a note from the previous incumbents stating that they were sure we wouldn't mind doing all their laundry as 'our flight was quite early and we just didn't have time'. To make matters worse they'd used both sets of bedding for each bed so we now had no way of making up beds for ourselves without washing and drying the whole lot (around 12 duvet covers and fitted sheets, 24 pillow cases and over 20 towels). There wasn't a scrap of clean linen in the place. Cheeky grotty fuckers. As a result of that little incident PiL now don't let anyone but DH and his siblings use the house.

Oh and the fridge was full of rotten food just to really put the cherry on the cake 😒

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