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AIBU to judge total strangers on the state of their carpets?

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NotFunnyHaHa · 08/09/2015 21:57

I suspect I'm being utterly unreasonable. Yet I won't ever stop still do it.

If someone posts something on a Facebook selling page, it could be a solid block of gold for a fiver, it could be an actual naked Tom Hardy, or lovely bottles of wine for free - if it photographed ontop of an unvaccuumed carpet I judge you. I also wonder what the state of the rest of the house is and wonder when they last hoovered. I look at the bits and try and guess. Hairs are the worst.

It's akin to washing an unwashed item of clothing.

This is AIBU so I'm fully expecting a flaming it's been sometime but I refuse to change my mind.

So in theory, it should have been a statement in Chat.

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flanjabelle · 08/09/2015 21:59

Mmmmm Tom hardy.... He's so yummy.

Yanbu. I do the same.


whatwhatinthewhatnow · 08/09/2015 22:03

YABU. I hate our carpets but I cannot afford new ones just yet. The whole house needs new ones, no amount of vacuuming gets out the ground in dirt (here before we got here) I hoover everyday but what can you do with ground in marks (and yes we've had them steam cleaned)


MissBattleaxe · 08/09/2015 22:03

You lost me at the thing about Tom Hardy. What was the rest of it about?


MajesticWhine · 08/09/2015 22:07



reni2 · 08/09/2015 22:08

Do you just judge on cleanliness or are there points to be had for classy old wood and points lost for wall to wall carpet?


weaselwords · 08/09/2015 22:09

Naked Tom Hardy...googles


OublietteBravo · 08/09/2015 22:10

I'm not sure if you could tell whether our dark, patterned, granny/chic carpets had been vacuumed or not. What do you reckon?! Grin

AIBU to judge total strangers on the state of their carpets?

SlowlyGoingINSAINIA · 08/09/2015 22:11

YABU. If you are going to judge someone then it should be on the state of their skirting boards!


BitchBags · 08/09/2015 22:12

It's even worse when there's a load of rubbish and mess in the back ground too! You would have thought they would have at least tidied up that little area to take a picture


twirlypoo · 08/09/2015 22:14

I sold a sofa on Google the other day, and the man arrived at 730am before he went to work. I scrabbled about to be dressed, ran downstairs to let him in, and through open the door to the playroom where the sofa was to find slug trails all over the carpet.

I was mortified and totally freaked out cos slugs are evil little bastards

He still took the sofa but I would have been out of there if the situations were reversed Blush


twirlypoo · 08/09/2015 22:15

Threw open the door even. Fuck. sorry!


OublietteBravo · 08/09/2015 22:20

The people I bought this house from loved patterned carpets Grin

AIBU to judge total strangers on the state of their carpets?
AIBU to judge total strangers on the state of their carpets?
AIBU to judge total strangers on the state of their carpets?

NotFunnyHaHa · 08/09/2015 22:27

Ah now come on, I wasn't talking about hideous 70's carpets. Nor rank ones that we have to deal with for months on end until we can afford replacements.


I was specifically judging people's lack of vaccuuming before posting a photo.

I just screen shot (to share the horror with friends) a photo of someone selling something with crap, hair and a squashed packet of filters in the picture. Lovely.

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CrystalButterfly · 08/09/2015 22:30

You would hate the carpet in my communal area, I hate it. It's thin brown covered in stains clearly been there over 20yrs and the landlord won't change it either.
Anyone entering my flat must think I live in a shithole but then they see my lovely flat Smile


BoulevardOfBrokenSleep · 08/09/2015 22:32

I think I have mused on here before - I am a CSI fan, and they always walk into the murder scene, examine the carpet, and say; "Oh, here is a single short blonde hair, and a piece of grit from one particular quarry."

In my house, it would be more like, "we have found skin cells from 72 different people, hair traces from 26 species of animal (one extinct), and soil from 93 different locations across 3 continents." Blush


OublietteBravo · 08/09/2015 22:32

Grin - I'm glad I'm not being judged too harshly on the carpets I inherited (and I can assure you they are not from the 1970s - the previous owners deliberately chose these carpets in the 21st century)ShockShock

The cleaner came today, so they've all been vacuumed


TeamScoutRifle · 08/09/2015 23:09

Mmmm a naked Tom Hardy Wink
Sorry op but I just couldn't get past that bit...


Snowfilledsky · 08/09/2015 23:09

I don't have FB, bit the teens do. I have an occasional peek. There are many selfies, I don't spot the carpets. Just the unmade bed, the pile of laundry in the background. Then I wonder why nobody ever cleans the mirrors. Grin

Will have to have a look at the selling pages, I do like a poke about on the local Spotted page. Very informative...


scrivette · 09/09/2015 02:22

Oubliette - the previous owners of my place had very similar tastes to yours as our carpets are very similar.

-misses point of thread-


anklebitersmum · 09/09/2015 02:44

Oooh I judge.. it's half the fun of selling sites..

My favourites to date have been;

  1. The guy taking a photo of his nice shiny stainless steel kettle whilst naked.

2. An advert for an eye-wateringly ugly "Nitted jumper" (errrr no thanks )
3. A pair of genuinely hideous shoes that had been only worn 'a few times' which just begged the question WHERE?

My most unfortunate experience was shortly after moving to a new area agreeing to go to look at something and then pulling up outside the squat property in disrepair to see suspiciously stained mattresses propped up against the fence and numerous people in their underwear smoking and drinking on the front steps (I kid you not). DH thought it was hysterical to pull up beeping and wave, whilst I was hissing "get us out of here.." thus forcing me to have to have two showers and throw my shoes away when I got home go inside to politely decline said article whilst trying not to touch anything.

TheIncomparableDejahThoris · 09/09/2015 02:50

Oubliette Any possibility they brought the carpets from a previous home, and they've just been kept in great condition since the seventies? Along with some flares, and an LP collection? Grin


Havalina1 · 09/09/2015 03:03

Anklebiter you are killing me... Stop making me laugh I'm too pregnant and my belly can't take it Grin


anklebitersmum · 09/09/2015 03:32

It's surely not just me?

I have the kettle pic somewhere....

AIBU to judge total strangers on the state of their carpets?
AIBU to judge total strangers on the state of their carpets?

Tootsiepops · 09/09/2015 03:53

Holy shit. Those are some spectacularly hideous shoes.


Havalina1 · 09/09/2015 06:37


I need to see the kettle pic Grin

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