It seems like almost a rite of passage that most of us go through.
We head over to a friend’s house – someone we’ve known for a bit but whose dwelling we haven’t yet experienced – and see something that might just tint our opinion of them forever.
But if you think you’ve seen weird, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Reddit’s got your weird right here.
1. A depressing one…
I thought that it was awesome there was no furniture at my best friend’s house in middle school.
Just mattresses on the floor and one dining room table & chairs.
In the 1980’s a toy called a ‘disc gun’ was popular which would shoot out a spinning piece of plastic about the size of a nickel. No furniture or really much of anything in the apartment meant we couldn’t lose the discs.
In reality it was that my friends mom had been killed in an accidental shooting and his father was so depressed he had trouble caring for the family. They moved regularly and had no furniture.
2. Regular sized people
I went to visit this friend for the first time and she gave me a house tour.
I remember there was a hallway with two standard size doors (her and her sister’s room respectively) and a purple mini door at the end of the hallway, it reached just about my mid thigh. She didn’t open that door, just told me it was her parents’ bedroom.
But later I saw her parents in the living room and they were regular size people. Until this day I ask myself how and why.
3. Let sleeping dogs lie
This was back in the 90s, in case that matters.
A family friend’s dog had died. i ended up going over a few days later to play basketball, and the dog was laying in its usual spot, in a small bed near the tv in the living room. i said “oh i thought spot passed…” and he said “he did.”
They left the f*cking dead dog just laying there. turns out they were gonna bury it that weekend, when sister could come home from college, but in the meantime they just left it laying there. wtf.
It was an emaciated old chihuahua, so it’s not like it was a gassy, swollen, stinking mess.
More like a tiny little dog mummy, all dried out and sh*t, but still.
Who f*cking does that?
4. The white room
Her mom had a ‘white room’.
White carpet, white couch, a piano and a credenza filled with china and figurines.
Nobody was allowed to ever go in there because it would dirty the room. Couch was covered in plastic I think.
It was just bizarre to me as a 5 year old to have a room that nobody can go in.
5. Pen 15
I saw my friend putting a pen in his *ss IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR!
6. “This is on ya’ll.”
One day my sister and her friends had gotten home from school early somehow, and they all hid behind our couch to jump out and scare me as I had taken the bus and walked from the stop in my neighborhood to home.
I chose that day (very hot and humid) to walk through the door and immediately take off my pants, exclaiming that “I have the worst case of swamp *ss right now.”
Cue them all jumping out laughing their *sses off. I’d never done that before, never did after. I was in 9th grade and finally gaining self confidence and figuring myself out, so I just said “This is on y’all” and walked upstairs.
They all occasionally mention it to this day.
7. A SEGA household
At age 12 I went round to the house of a neighborhood boy who I guess qualified as a friend at the time. He had an NES, which interested me as I grew up in a Sega household.
“Oh, yeah,” he said casually, playing with a Stretch Armstrong, “that thing. My mom stabbed her boyfriend and he collapsed onto it, so it doesn’t work anymore.”
This was my first exposure to not just the world of adults, but the world of super f*cked up adults who stab each other. I just burst into tears.
Last time I saw the kid, he was being loaded into the back of a police van, after Something Bad happened in his home. His mother did not leave the house with him.
8. The shrine
Was hanging out with this girl at her house for the first time. Huge, lovely house that she lived in with a couple roommates.
Her one roommate was apparently obsessed with the actress Jennifer Garner and above the fireplace on the mantle was this really strange Jennifer Garner shrine. Giant, at least 5-foot tall poster of Jennifer above the mantle and then tons of candles, small pictures, autographs, and trinkets on the mantle itself.
I don’t think it was anything too weird, but who TF is praying to Jennifer Garner everyday??
9. Mighty wood
A 6-7 ft tall carved wooden penis in their living room. But I thought it was awesome.
They put lights on it every year for Christmas and call it their “yule log”.
10. Not so subtle
My mates dad thinking he was subtly surfing p*rn behind us while we watched TV in his lounge.
11. Permission granted
Friend (f): “May I use the bathroom?”
Friend (m, her partner): “At the next ad break.”
Friend (f): “Thank you.”
I am on board with D/s relationships, I get it, nothing I haven’t seen before, but the golden rule is that you either tell outsiders you’re going 24/7 or you act normal when they’re around.
Nobody wants to be mixed up in your s*x games.
12. Adult content
I went over to a friend’s house and he lived in a really bad part of town.
Not only was his house really run down with very little furniture, but there were p*rno mags out in the open on a coffee table.
I was like 12 at the time.
13. Room with a view
A friend from school was the son of a vicar so their house was provided by the church.
There was a downstairs toilet at the end of a hall under the stairs.
But you could open the cupboard under the stairs and there was a handy window to view into the toilet.
Which always seemed very weird
14. We’re home early
Back when I was a senior in high school I had all of my required credits so I had early release where I go to leave school a period early.
I convinced my best friend to cut her last class and come hang out with me. She wanted to go home to change before we went out, so I drove her home and we walked into her house to… her dad jacking in on the family computer to a live webcam girl…
This was back when most families had one PC in a neutral area for the whole family.
Considering that guy was basically my second dad, it was even worse.
We just ran straight up the stairs and shouted “Hey, we’re home early!”
Couldn’t look him in the eye for years after.
A s*x machine.
It was about the size of a 10 gallon aquarium. There were two stuffed chihuahuas inside on a type of revolving machine. When you put a quarter in it started up and one chihuahua popped up onto the other and started vigorously drilling it from behind. It was weirdly fascinating.
He kept it on top of his refrigerator and rigged the coin slot so it did not need coins to operate so every single time someone went in to get a beer you’d hear it start up.
I’ve re-read that last one about four times now and I still don’t think I’m any closer to understanding.
Do you have a strange tale like this?
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