Post # 1
We have a houseguest for a total of 8 nights. It’s H’s friend from the East Coast. Really nice guy, always asks if he can help with dinner, etc. He’s out here to have a ski vacation (although we cannot take off many days to go skiing with him, he knows other people here).
So technically he’s had THREE showers here at our house so far. He was not home when I decided to quickly use the guest bathroom (normally I would not use the guest bathroom if the guest were home).
I noticed about 4 inches of standing putrid water in the tub! Like cloudy water, nasty soap scum ring, “floaties,” etc. My H goes outside to get a stick and starts scraping away from the drain to see if something is blocking it (the water is to turbid you cannot even see 4 inches down).
Turns out it’s just a bunch of hair and lint that was stopping it from draining.
Then it drains down and there’s the awful scum around the edges and black dirty smeared foot prints on the bottom and just “stuff” remaining in the tub. WTH? How is someone that dirty? I had to rescrub it; I couldn’t stand to leave it as is.
Was he washing his clothes in the tub maybe? We did not see any wet clothes hanging about however.
So would you bring this up with him nicely or at all? Like “please let us know if the drain doesn’t work again?” But it was just crap in front of the drain something he can easily do himself. I am not sure if he thinks it drained on its own, but he has to notice there are not any more black footprints on the bottom, so we did something. I’d rather say nothing and just keep an eye on the tub.
Post # 3
@sienna76: I wouldn’t say anything. Soon he will be gone. Just keep an eye out on the tub. Yes, he should clean it but it’s not something to make a awkward situation out of(:
Post # 4
A friend and her BF stayed at our apartment and did this–leaving it that way. To be honest, it was totally shocking she would do that (well, she was a former roommate, I guess I shouldn’t have been too shocked), but I thought she was more considerate than that. I guess it’s hard to say with this guy, because it’s still in the middle of the event. Maybe he planned to clean it? I’m not sure I’d say anything, but maybe leave some cleaner out? He’ll surely notice you cleaned it, then he can either bring it up, or just hopefully clean up after himself?
Post # 5
I agree, don’t bring it up it’ll just be even more akward!! “hey, for some reason you’re VERY dirty and evidently hair and fluff are falling off your body at an alarming rate, so if you notice your body scum clogging our tub in the future, plus let us know so we an have the snake/plunger at the ready, k thanks”.
Post # 7
@FortiesFlare: BBAAAHHHHHAAAA! I totally just LOL at my desk.
I wouldn’t say anything OP.
Post # 8
Grosssss! Sounds like he did some manscaping in there???
Post # 9
That’s so gross. However, because he’s only staying with you for a brief time, I’d let it go. And maybe figure out a strategy if he ever stays with you again.
Post # 10
@sienna76: You’re a saint and way more patient than I am. I would have said something already! Though I hate having overnight house guests and would also have suggested a motel 😛
Post # 11
@BoxerLady: Haha, this.
Honestly, I’d get a plunger or a drain snake (I love Zip Its) and leave it in the bathroom for him. Or have your husband say something. Because ew.
Post # 12
The things is no plunger or snake was needed. It’s just crap sitting on top of the drain catcher. Swiping it with your foot would have worked! Unless it was combined with … man stuff. Ew!
Post # 13
I’d just say something like “Hey, we noticed the drain was backed up the other day, and it doesn’t usually do that, so let us know if it happens again so we can call a plumber.” Usually this gets the point across– hey buddy, clean up after yourself– but doesn’t actually call someone out on being a little piglet so there’s no hurt feelings.