(Closed) What have you found in people's homes that you totally judged them for?

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Post # 377
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@pineapplez17:  What’s wrong with bar soap?  We have colonial soap balls by our sinks, they’re so gentle on the hands and smell great.  I never thought of that as gross in the bathroom.

I do judge on cleanliness, and oppressive clutter.  Like, can’t get through the house, everything’s claustrophobic kinds of clutter.  I hate the smell of animal piss in a house, but sometimes, litter boxes just smell.  Mouldy dishes, overflowing trash cans, no toilet paper, I judge.  But everything else, eh.  I find super, super sterile, looks like it’s a magazine spread houses kind of terrifying, too.  I think I agree with the charm of seeing who you are in your houses.  I also judge if there are no books, or if it’s all scary devotional literature, but that’s purely a me thing.

All that being said, our roommate’s parents are visiting next weekend, and I am cleaning and staging the ever-loving crap out of this place because now I’m terrified of how they’ll judge our mismatched furniture and Ikea silverware.

Post # 378
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

 

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@Captain013:  that I can Get. Lazy people who just dont change it…. hate it!!!people who leave the old roll there… I know you get what I mean!!! And what about the shoes???? This post is making me cry.

About the dirty floor IUuu! I have my inside shoes for when I go to other people houses. ๐Ÿ™‚ your fridge reminds me of college. No shame there.

And about the tv stand….. Mine is from ikea 35.00 not the prettiest one but it has all the proper slots ๐Ÿ™‚ good luck with your boxes

 

Post # 379
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was asked to babysit for a family that we didn’t know real well, but the dad was in jail and Mom was working.  I went over to watch their 2.5 year old daughter.  The house was a DISASTER.  It smelled like cat, the litter box had not been changed and there was cat hair on everything.  Got the little girl up and she was super crabby and spoiled ALL day long.  (I know she had a lot going on in her life, but this was beyond making excuses).  There was visible dust on everything and playboy and Lovers Lane magazines in the living room, on the coffee table.  I moved those to the top of the TV cabinet while I was there.  Seriously, who has those sitting out in their living room?!  I was there from 7a-4:30p and got $20.  Never went back. 

I know that the family was having a hard time, but dad has just gone to jail the day before and he’d been home on bail for weeks before that.  This was obviously a mess that had been growing for months.  Ick.  I still get the shudders!

Post # 380
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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@mistress_anne:  I’ve never liked using bar soap. I feel like it gets dirty from other people using it and then you’re touching dirty soap from other people (even if that’s not truly the case). I also don’t like it when it gets under my nails. It’s just a personal preference, but it really bums me out when that’s the only option. Although I would rather have bar soap than nothing at all–that’s the worst!

Post # 381
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@pineapplez17:  great quote I thought about it too :). And yes I have the same problem with Soap. I always have liquid soap for the the bathroom it is so much ” cleaner”. I always feel I am going to die from Botulism when I go to my grandparents and I know my family of 40 has washed their hands with that soap…… ( I since then bring my own).

 

 

Post # 382
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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@bbfyso:  haha oh good I’m glad I’m not the only one! it really just creeps me out!

Post # 383
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

I found anime porn in my cousin’s house. I went to go let his dog out and it was just sitting there by the tv…I mean if you’re into it it’s whatever but yea…can’t help but judge there a little bit.

Post # 384
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Flanders:  I shouldn’t admit this but I used to hoard tampons. Because my job gave them away in 3packs, so I would take a couple home with me each shift. My supply lasted 6 years. Unfortunately I have to pay for them like everyone else now :/

Post # 385
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@asscherlover:  They were FREE, of course you hoarded them – I’d hoard free shit too! These weren’t…scary! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 386
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

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@pineapplez17:  
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@bbfyso:  You know, when I was a child you couldn’t even buy soap that wasn’t in bars. I think we started to get squirty soap in the late 80s or early 90s, maybe?

You couldn’t buy bottled water until the late 90s, either. When they first started selling it, I remember the fuss some people made about how water should not be a consumer product. I (as the good little leftie I was) refused to drink it until about two years ago, on principle Surprised

You can’t buy lots of other stuff here either, because it contains banned additives or preservatives, or too much sugar. For example, when I was younger then you couldn’t buy Ribena for a few months, until they created a new, lower sugar version. I still remember that!

I didn’t have a huge point to make there, but it is interesting, no?

And, in answer to the initial point… I use bar soap! I imagine the germs on top of that plastic plunger and think “at least if you touch the soap directly, it’s antibacterial”. I also don’t find that liquid soap froths up as nicely! Plus I worry about the landfills with all that plastic.

… clearly I’m still a skanky old hippy at heart!

Post # 387
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Bee Keeper

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@Rachel631:  I was curious about the “judge on silverware” comment too. I just assumed she meant something similar to me before I met Fiance… I had random, unmatching, stainless steel cultery, assorted pieces from 2 different incomplete sets and then a random steak knife from neither, that kinda thing. Fiance arrived with his frou frou but still stainless steel name brand set of cultery and off mine went to Goodwill. And then my parents have silverware that’s actually silver, so then that would be a step up further in propriety, I assume?… @peachaid, did I guess right?

I don’t personally judge others on silverware but I’m not offended if they do. I definitely preferred FI’s matching set to my mishmash, I just couldn’t be bothered to buy a high quality set of cutlery at that point in my life. And I still don’t feel the need to eat my oatmeal with a silver spoon yet, lol!

And I think nobody knew what to say about that Nazi BDSM book collection, because wow, lol!

Post # 388
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

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@joya_aspera:  I’m guessing it has to be knives and forks, because very few people own proper silverware. I mean, I do, but that’s because I inherited some and then added randomly to the set by buying cheap bits of plate second hand.

I do have a nice-ish set of cutlery, but it’s not silver… it’s Japanese stainless steel. Apparently it’s supposed to be expensive, but I didn’t buy that either… I inherited it! I’m sure you’re seeing a picture here… I have very little in the way of expensive things which I bought myself!

I wondered if nobody had commented on that earlier post because a lot of people were unsure of exactly the significance of the Marquis de Sade? The thought did occur. Anyway, you should hear my friend’s story about how the rest of the evening went! It’s not like I judge people for doing that sort of thing in private, but really? On a third date, when you don’t even know what your date is into? I mean, I don’t know how BDSM etiquette works, but I would imagine you would delicately raise the issue when you got to know someone a little better. Not take them to your place, show them your dodgy book collection, and then…. *cough*… well….

Post # 389
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@pineapplez17:  I hate using bar soap.  It sits in the dish, and usually in a small puddle of water.  Then, as it dries out, it cracks, and sometimes you can see brown/black around the cracks.  

At Mother-In-Law, I actually use the bathroom I know has liquid soap in it (even though it usually means running upstairs).

Post # 390
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Bee Keeper

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@lolot:  In a pinch, you can open the bottle by putting a shoe on it and hitting it on the ground repeatedly… don’t ask me how I know that ๐Ÿ˜‰

My Fiance is a wine glass’s nemesis. He breaks one every few weeks, like clockwork. We will eventually have none. I’m thinking maybe he should have his wine in a juice tumbler.

Post # 391
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Bee Keeper

What is this Corelle that everyone’s talking about? Is it melamine plateware? I will judge for that because it releases toxins which causes kidney stones, among other goodies.

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