I’ll never forget the time I was hanging out at a friend’s house and for some reason we got relegated to their parents’ room. I think everybody was watching something on TV in the living room and we had a movie we rented or something so we were sent to the only other room with a TV in it.
As we’re all sort of chilling on the bed my eyes drift upward from the screen and I say “What’s that?”
It was a HUGE, framed and mounted, hand sketched drawing of their parents, nude.
It um…it left an impact.
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1. Pancake panic
A pancake on the stairs. No plate. Just a bare pancake.
When I asked why there was a pancake on the stair my friend responded “because I didn’t want to eat it” as if that explained anything.
2. Way too strict
I went to a friend of a friends house in 9th grade and she had a beautiful home, super nice furniture and tons of snacks in sparkly containers. We were only staying for a few minutes and she was super nervous that her parents should find out…so we left quickly.
She told us that she wasn’t allowed to touch anything in the home without asking. She couldn’t make a meal, turn the tv on, sit on the couch, get a drink without asking. So she said she sat in her room and read until her parents got home. If she got hungry, she would have to call her mom at work for permission to use the sink, microwave and dishes.
At the time I don’t know how I classified this info. And not wanting to be a jerk, I shrugged it off and never mentioned it again. It was super weird. She was a good kid and I’m not sure why her parents treated her like that. I wonder what happened to her.
3. Hands off
I saw my friend’s huge dildo in her shower.
I commented on it jokingly as I took a shower, and she said, “don’t use it.”
An entire bowl filled with cat hair… her mother was saving it to make dolls
5. That’s terrifying
A series of tunnels, secret passages and hidden rooms.
My childhood friend thought it was perfectly normal and couldn’t explain why his parents had turned his average looking home into a maze. For a visitor, finding a bathroom or even the kitchen was frustrating.
The owners were amused. So weird.
6. The pipe
I helped a buddy pull an engine, load it onto his truck, and then move it from his truck into his garage. His garage smelled awful. While moving the engine, I happened to slip and fall, noticing something terrifying in the process.
His garage was essentially his basement, on dirt, no concrete or anything. His main sewage pipes were suspended under the house by twine. There was a large hole dug in the ground and one pipe went straight down into the hole, but ended about 3′ down. I asked him what in the flying h*ll was going on, and he told me that’s how the house was when he bought it.
Apparently the house was built long before the city put in sewers, and there was no septic tank either. The previous owner had dug a tunnel under the house leading to a storm drain. How this passed inspection is beyond me, maybe the inspector assumed there was a septic tank down there or something. But, that did explain the big hole around the pipe. Apparently it would get clogged up with toilet paper and they had to dig it out with shovels.
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7. Just like mine!
MULTIPLE topless photos of mom framed all around the living room, apparently she did a photo shoot as an anniversary present for Dad.
I couldn’t think of enough excuses to be in the living room. – hTxCmill
8. Skeletons in the closet
A human skeleton hanging from the rafters in the attic.
It belonged to his grandfather who had been a professor of anatomy.
9. Carpet maintenance
The stands and ropes usually used at movie theaters and amusement parks.
My friend’s family used them to direct traffic through carpeted areas so that the rugs wouldn’t get wear patterns on them.
The mom would move them at regular intervals.
10. The big pants
A giant pair of pants that weren’t theirs.
Back in the day my fiance (now my wife) and I went to the Goodwill once and saw a giant pair of pants for sale. When I say giant, I mean these things were comically large. I’m a pretty big guy and I could fit in one leg. You could put three people in these pants and button and zip them with no problem. Not only that but whoever had them before was so large they were busting the crotch out of them. Seeing these pants for sale we did what any normal person would do and bought them with the intent of having as much fun with them as possible.
I don’t remember who came up with the idea but we eventually started taking them to friends’ houses. My wife would shove them in a rather large purse she had and after we had been at that friend’s place for a while she would excuse herself to go to the bathroom. While she was in there she’d pull the pants out and hide them in the friend’s dirty laundry hamper and then come back out without saying anything.
Imagine doing your laundry and at one point pulling out a pair of pants that are so big there is nobody you even know that would wear such giant pants. It’s one thing to find another person’s underwear in your house but a pair of pants that huge is another thing altogether. Almost every time we’d end up getting a phone call asking if we’d left pants at their house though just because it seems like something we would do.
11. The white stuff
A bag with a white substance labeled “C**aine”.
They then put it in our food, because it was sugar. Sugar labeled as Cocaine.
12. Don’t have the spoons
A dude in high school collected spoons from different houses when he visited for parties and showed me when i randomly bumped into him when i went back for Thanksgiving last year.
Labeled them and everything, like “Johnson house, Saturday, March 3rd 2012”
13. Smoke and toke
I went to HS in the 80s. My friend lived in a nice neighborhood and his parents were typical white collar suburbanites.
There was a bong and a glass jar with about half an ounce if weed on the coffee table. It belonged to his parents.
Apparently they smoked together. It was bizarre for a 17 year kid to see.
14. I’ll never let go
One time I slept over at his house I got to borrow his sister’s room to sleep in, since she was away for the weekend. It was very dark when I went to sleep so I didn’t really see anything in there. But when I woke up in the morning I could see that the room was completely plastered with posters and pictures of Leonardo Dicaprio.
Not a single piece of the room was untouched by his presence, and they were all looking at me passionately and seductively. This happened some time in 1998 so pictures of him in a young girls room wasn’t surprising at all. But waking up to this as a 10-11 year old boy was quite a weird experience. Whenever I see a picture or video or hear the name of that guy I can only think of this room.
15. Arrest him
Their little brother eating cheerios with vinegar instead of milk.
Well, there ya have it. My experience doesn’t seem quite so weird now.
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