Your wedding day is meant to be the most exciting day of your life. It’s the day that you get to marry the love of your life, and it’s the one day where all eyes are on you. Despite this, brides and grooms do everything they can to accommodate their guests. They give them a day and night to remember, they give them presents in the form of favors, and they even put food in front of them. That’s more than enough, right? Well, this wedding guest responded to a wedding invite with a very specific vegan food request, and some people think they took their demands too far…
Couldn’t Believe It
The specific vegan food request made its way into the public eye when the bride in question decided to post the invite on social media. However, she didn’t just post about her epic calligraphy or the color of the invite. This photo instead focused on the reply from one particular couple. While one member of the couple was fine with whatever food they had on offer during the reception, the other was a bit more demanding in terms of what they wanted.
Vegan Meal Request
On the back of the RSVP, the picky wedding guest had written a vegan meal request. Rather than asking for anything that was suitable for a vegan diet, she got pretty specific about what she wanted to eat. This involved a large salad bowl full of mixed greens, complete with cucumbers, red onion, and some sliced grape tomatoes. However, she wasn’t over. She also asked for lots of olive oil on the side, plus some lemon juice if possible.
A Bit Tacky
In fact, the bride posted the photo on a Facebook group called “That’s it, I’m wedding shaming.” She was astounded by the audacity of her guest, and even went so far as to call her request extremely “tacky.” Yet, the bride wasn’t the only one taken aback by the demands. Over 1,500 people commented on the post over the course of one week, and a large majority of them agreed that the guest was making unfair demands. Although many couples do cater to guests that have dietary requirements, they believe that asking for a specific meal is going too far.
Did this wedding guest ask for too much?
Everyone wants to own a home, but most people have to rent a living space before they get to that point. Sometimes, the places you rent aren’t actually all that bad. But a lot of times, they are complete and total nightmares that are some of the worst living experiences anyone has ever had. Here, we’ll be going over some of the worst rental nightmares people have ever experienced, from pests to shifty landlords and everything in-between.
When you move into a new place, you want to get your furniture moved in as quickly as possible so you can be comfortable. Unfortunately for these people, that didn’t get to happen, because the people moving their stuff had a religious holiday.
Needless to say, we could see why you would be annoyed by this. One of the worst parts about moving into a new place is that window of time in which you don’t have all of your stuff where you want it to be. Having that window extended probably sucks.
Queen of Rats
Having rats in your living space is bad, but having a landlord who doesn’t seem to care about those rats is an even bigger problem. After all, the landlord is the one who is supposed to take care of stuff like that, especially when a tenant brings it to their attention.
But no, this landlord would rather just tell their tenants to deal with it, even though rat poop is a really dangerous thing for humans to live around. Could you sue the landlord for something like that? You should be able to.
Shake the Earth
We can’t imagine that having an apartment over a business is ever good, but having an apartment over a fast food joint is probably even worse. A McDonald’s that makes it hard to even sleep at night it something that would drive almost anyone crazy.
At least this story ends with the problem actually being fixed, which is definitely something that is a rarity as far as this list is concerned. You definitely shouldn’t get used to seeing a relatively happy ending while you read.
Trapped in Your Own Room
Sometimes, a doorknob or handle just breaks off and doesn’t have anything more to give. If that happens when the door is locked, you might accidentally get stuck inside. You could call maintenance, and maybe they’d be able to help you.
Of course, that only helps if maintenance actually shows up, or if they ever even answer you call. If they don’t do those things, your options become a whole lot less varied. If you have to break the door down, you break the door down.
A Good First Impression
If you are looking into buying a new apartment, what is the one thing you don’t want to see? Well, there’s actually several potential options, but seeing a mouse or a rat walking about your kitchen is definitely at the top of the list somewhere.
Never mind the hotboxing, just seeing a rat walking around so casually would be enough to turn us away from the apartment in question. But then again, if you don’t have a lot of money, you don’t always have a lot of choice.
Paint Isn’t Bleach
Black mold is incredibly dangerous and can cause a huge array of health problems if you continue living in its presence. It needs to be taken care of quite quickly. This landlord didn’t quite know how to take care of black mold.
No, you can’t just paint over black mold and call it a day. That doesn’t solve the problem and definitely doesn’t keep anyone safe. This is definitely one of the worst landlords on the list, being so uncaring about serious health problems.
The Great Flood
You may have more pests and vermin living around your house than you think, but you may not see them since they hide in weird places. If you accidentally flood the places they live, they are more likely to come out and play. This can include rats and ants.
Now, this rental story is actually the fault of the person living there for the most part, but no one ever said that rental stories had to be about someone making things tough for the renter. Guess they should have done some research first.
Roots of the Problem
The worst rental stories involve a landlord who likes to pin the blame for all issues on the tenant, even when there is evidence to the contrary. This is one such story, with just such an issue, though it’s pretty gross overall.
We do have to say though, demanding that a problem like this be fixed doesn’t make you a “Karen.” Everyone has the right to demand such a problem be fixed. You aren’t being entitled because you don’t want sewage and the like backing up into your house.
When you rent a place to live, you don’t expect to get a list of chores to go with it. After all, you would think certain things would be the job of the landlord. But unfortunately, these circumstances led to just such a situation for this person.
Frankly, we’re not sure if we would want to deal with something like this, especially if we were accidentally getting injured all the time. But then, what are you supposed to do about it? Let the landlord go into your basement every day?
Beware the Stair
You need to be very careful when you are pregnant. If you aren’t, you run the risk of injury to yourself and your unborn child. Of course, sometimes it doesn’t matter how careful you are, because the risk to you is caused by your landlord.
Imaging having to go to the hospital while pregnant because your landlord didn’t actually take care of the living space they were renting out to you. We’d be pretty upset by such a situation as well, to say the least.
No View for You
Getting a nice view in New York City is already hard enough as it is. Now imagine that you do get a nice view, only for it to be taken away almost immediately by construction work that seems to never end. Yeah, we wouldn’t be too happy about that either.
Still, this is probably one of the stories on this list that isn’t quite as terrible as some of the others, but it still fits well enough in this long list of bad things people have experienced while renting a space.
Where Does the Money Go?
You should always be concerned when it seems like the way you pay your landlord is a little sketchy. When a suspicious situation comes up, you’ve got to wonder where your money is actually going. Otherwise, you may end up in a situation like this.
We’re not sure if you could actually sue in a situation like this either. It seems like something you’d be able to make a legal fuss over, but we’re not versed in things like that enough to really know if you could.
A Problematic Infestation
An infestation of any sort of pest is a big problem. But bedbugs in particular are especially troublesome. They are already hard to get rid of, but that’s made even worse when your landlord doesn’t want to take appropriate measures to get rid of them.
It takes a lot of effort and professional extermination techniques to get rid of bedbugs, and it certainly doesn’t help if you get those bugs confused with spiders. Landlords that don’t take their roles seriously are the worst.
A Frosty Existence
Back to that aforementioned polar vortex again, but this time the suffering is clearly ascribed to humans. No matter how cold it gets, some landlords just don’t care and won’t do what needs to be done to keep you safe or comfortable.
Seriously, 55-60 degrees during a polar vortex? Really not a good idea, and probably not very safe for the people who have to live in those conditions. Those temperatures are survivable, sure, but they definitely aren’t comfortable for anyone.
Sharing Is Caring
Sharing your living space with a business is rough, as we said. But this is made really tough if you have to potentially share some of their expenses for some reason. First of all, imagine the heating and electric bills for something like that!
It’s no surprise that such bills would be pretty crazy, but then again, did the person in this story sign a lease, or agree to have to share bills? Because if so, then technically they don’t have the grounds to complain, right?
That’s Theft, Buddy
Imagine a landlord that will actually steal your property when you aren’t looking. That’s a real scumbag right there. We’re surprised the person in this story didn’t try to take him to the cops for stealing.
Well, not everyone likes to make a bad situation even louder, but come on: this guy was literally stealing some of your stuff! It’s a crime, at least do something about it! To each their own, but we don’t think we could take the situation so calmly.
Oh, Is This Your Porch?
We feel sympathy for the homeless, of course. But we also understand why someone who is renting a space would be against having squatters. After all, it’s a little scary to have strangers around the place you live. It doesn’t help if they are allowed in by the petty, either.
This story is a little weird because it included a bitter ex-renter trying to cause trouble, but one way or another, this is a story that many renters would certainly be able to relate to, at least in regards to empathy.
Apparently, there’s a lot of landlords out there who are perfectly content with straight up robbing their tenants when they aren’t around. Bikes, food, catnip, and now pain medicine. They’ll steal anything if they can get their hands on it.
Worst part is, you can’t really keep them out, because they usually have keys to your apartment, and many times, you aren’t allowed to change the locks. Needless to say, it’s a kind of troubling situation that a lot of people have to deal with.
One Big Hole
How much damage can rats do? Well, if they have enough time, a whole lot. In fact, they can chew humongous holes in walls if they have enough time to do it. And honestly, they probably don’t even need that much time to do that much damage.
Needless to say, rats are one of the most dangerous pests to have around, especially in a home environment, precisely because of stories like this. The amount of damage they can do is truly no joke at all.
Where’d My Tiles Go?
So your landlord says they need to do some work on your bathroom, and you figure it’s perfectly fine for them to do that while you are away. But when you come home, your bathroom is missing most, if not all of its tiles, with no explanation.
Well, it’s obvious that the landlord did it. But why? What were they doing with all of those tiles? Were they actually going to replace them at some point? Or were they stealing them for some reason? Are tiles even worth stealing?
Remember that polar vortex that froze over a bunch of America a few years back? Well, imagine all of those renters with terrible landlords that don’t do their jobs during that time. This is just one story that has to do with that exact situation.
Having to deal with a polar vortex really sucks for everyone involved, but it sucks a whole lot more for the people and animals that don’t have roofs over their heads. Either way, a bad situation all around, for everyone and everything involved.
Your Concern Is Noted
A lot of tenants get hurt at the place they live, because the landlord hasn’t fixed the place up the way they should have. Definitely a problem, especially if you have to go to the hospital for several hours to have glass taken out of your body.
But the icing on the cake is definitely the landlord getting pissed and demanding that you pay for the damage that was caused because their shower door was messed up in the first place. Of course, that seems to be par for the course with this list.
No Sympathy at All
Some landlords are really nice and agreeable. Unfortunately, most of them are not. In fact, a lot of them really don’t care about your personal problems, no matter how serious they are. That’s why they’ll screw you over at the worst time.
This kind of story probably makes it one of the most infuriating on the list, because the lack of sympathy or empathy from a terrible landlord at a really bad time is probably something a lot of renters have to deal with.
Why Are Things Like This?
Why would toilets flush into the basement? Frankly, we have no idea why they would be constructed in such a manner, because it really doesn’t make any sense. Doesn’t really seem up to code either. Everything about it sounds wrong.
It also sounds like a very good reason to move out of a place, because who wants to deal with a situation that gross? Seriously though, where on Earth are toilets flushing into the basement? Who thought that was a good idea?
It’s Up to a Higher Power
Apparently, a lot of tenants have issues with heating and their landlords not taking care of those issues like they should be. But someone refusing to fix a heater and simply leaving it in the hands of fate is pretty ridiculous.
The good news is that everyone came together to get the problem fixed. The bad news is that the landlord still didn’t do a very good job of actually solving the issue at hand. Well, at least he did a little bit of something, rather than nothing.
Leave It for Me, Huh?
When maintenance is being carried in or around your rented living space, for some reason people always seem to be willing to leave crap around, even though it was their job to clean it all up. It really does happen far too often.
Who has to deal with it? The tenant, of course. They always have to deal with all of these problems that other people make for them. It’s just the way it is. Couldn’t all of these maintenance people be a little more considerate?
How Does Construction Work?
While some rental apartments are pretty rough, most of them are at least constructed in a manner that makes sense. However, this is not true for all of them. Some people just have no idea how to put things together in a way that makes sense.
Honestly, we don’t know how anyone could have a rental space with this many problems in it. Most of these mistakes are super obvious and easy to avoid. Well, at least they should be for most people. That can’t apply to everyone.
Fixing Your Mistakes
A lot of landlords make serious mistakes when they are doing the things that fall within their jurisdiction. The problem is that they rarely acknowledge that they made some mistake in the first place. Moreover, they rarely actually do anything to fix it.
This makes the problems they cause even more infuriating, to say the least. After all, a problem they want to acknowledge or try to fix is better than if they just ignore it entirely, in our opinion, at the least.
You Don’t Know
Plenty of women are used to men telling them that they don’t know what they’re doing based on gender, which is, naturally, absolutely infuriating. It’s even worse when there’s a serious problem that needs fixing and they won’t take your word for it.
Of course, if they do actually bother to check on the problem, at least you can then gloat about how foolish they were and the fact that a problem really does exist. Hopefully, they’d have the presence of mind to be ashamed at the least.
A Little Warning, Please?
When a landlord is going to do something that could be potentially dangerous, they really should alert you to the fact that they are going to do it. And yet, it doesn’t occur to them too often that this would be a good idea.
This is especially true if fire is going to be involved, since someone could get seriously hurt or worse if that gets out of control. Not to mention, it’s kind of weird to use the fire pit of someone else to burn things.
Four Minutes of Heat
Most people don’t want to take cold showers. Therefore, having a nice water heater is a crucial part of having hot water. If you water heater doesn’t work, you have a big problem. That’s why you would ask for a replacement pretty quickly.
So it wouldn’t be very good if your landlord didn’t properly replace your water heater, or replaced it with one that didn’t do the job it was supposed to do. When that happens, you get four minutes of hot water. Isn’t that great?
A Civil Matter
It’s one thing when a landlord wants to enter your apartment to conduct maintenance and whatnot, but they are supposed to warn you beforehand about that. Now imagine if they are just walking into your apartment all the time without warning.
For one, it would be extremely awkward and uncomfortable. Two, it could make you feel pretty insecure and unsafe. One way or another, we would consider such a situation to be a rental nightmare that no one would want to deal with.
That’s Not What You Think It Is
Once again, a lot of landlords like to just barge right into their tenants’ living spaces. What they get up to in there tends to vary wildly. This landlord decided that he was going to try and smoke some catnip, probably thinking that is was something else.
Regardless of what it was, we have to wonder if there’s any legal action you can take when a landlord just waltzes in whenever they want. If you signed a lease saying they can, then we suppose not.
Every Possible Problem
What’s the worst type of apartment you can have? One that has every problem imaginable. Flying ants? Check. Mushrooms? Check. Rats or mice? Check. Everything that could be wrong in this apartment is wrong. And of course, threats were involved as well.
That said, it’s a good thing that the landlord didn’t have enough courage or gumption to actually try and force payment out of the tenants even though they were being forced to live in terrible conditions.
Niagara Falls Indoors
Water damage is a serious problem that can totally wreck a house if you aren’t careful. Unfortunately, even if you are careful, there can often be a catastrophe that takes out every room in the apartment. This story is much like that.
That said, this story doesn’t really tell us how this water damage happened or whose fault it was, so we’re not sure who to blame or who to feel sympathy for. But either way, it still sounds especially problematic and nightmarish.
Is That Mold?
We’ve had a similar black mold story before, but here’s another one. As you can tell by this story, black mold is extremely dangerous and you don’t want to live near it, lest you suffer some very serious health hazards.
Take it from us: if a landlord doesn’t care enough to take care of something like black mold, they probably don’t care about any other problem you would have either. It’s better to just get out off that type of lease as quickly as possible.
Be Wary of That One
Not all maintenance men are shifty. But on the other hand, a lot of them are kind of suspicious, for a variety of reasons. When you come across a story like this one, you can understand why someone shifty might rub you the wrong way.
The real problem is that a lot of landlords hire people who have slightly troubling backgrounds. We’re not saying that some people don’t deserve work or a chance, but tenants deserve to know who exactly is walking into their home at any point in time.
Don’t Step in It
Is there anything more gross and disturbing than having to walk around in the bodily fluids of other people? Yeah, we can’t think of too many other things that would top something like that on a gross factor scale. Yet, some people have to deal with it.
We have to say, we don’t think too many college apartments actually have a problem like this. But we’re sure that plenty of them do, which is really disturbing to think about. Don’t people have any common decency?
Roommates are something that most people want to have a say about. Unfortunately, when it comes to bugs and other pests, you don’t really get much of a say. Spiders in particular don’t really care if you want them around.
But hey, spiders are actually pretty useful: they often eat other, much more annoying and dangerous pests. Even so, having a bunch of spiders around in your living space is something that most people don’t really want to deal with. It’s a little uncomfortable.
The Upstairs Neighbor
Not everyone likes their neighbors, and it doesn’t really matter which direction those neighbors are in. However, the ones that live above you are often the worst types of bad neighbors to have. After all, the noise they make is the most impactful.
Of course, there’s also that whole deal about spitting down onto your window and stuff. That’s kind of like salt on the wound. Either way, having neighbors like that upstairs is a nightmare that no one wants to deal with at home.
Is This Recompense Enough?
Bad landlords have this terrible tendency to never compensate you for problems that they cause. They may end up costing you several hundred dollars by some of their own actions, and what do you get in return? a $25 gift card for Panera.
Needless to say, this is not exactly quid pro quo. This might be something that can be taken to a small claims court, but we don’t know if it would fly. One way or another, anyone would have a right to be upset.
Vengeance Gone Awry
Apparently, a lot of people want to take some sort of revenge on their landlords when they move out. However, they don’t seem to understand that these revenge attempts often end up affecting people that never did anything to them at all.
This story is honestly quite sad, because innocent people had to suffer for the petty gripes of others. Like, at least make sure you aim your vengeance at the people you are actually mad at. Aim a little more carefully at any rate.
A Serious Scum Lord
Landlord, scum lord, all the same, right? This one is definitely an example of the latter. Not all landlords attack people with crowbars and blare their music at horrific levels, but this one definitely did, making them pretty awful.
In fact, we want to know if they were charged with assault, because it seems like attacking someone with a crowbar could lead to some serious risk of injury. Never mind all those other things that the story condemns about them.
A Risky Contagion
Back when people didn’t really know how viruses spread, they were doing things that didn’t make much sense. Still, even without specific knowledge, we find it odd that a nurse would wash her work garments in a sink.
This all sounds like pretty bad practice for a dangerous contagion even when you don’t know anything about it. Like, wouldn’t any health professional know better than to do something like this? Well, apparently not, considering this story.
Roaches, Roaches Everywhere
Speaking of pests, we did say that rats are one of the worst, but of course, cockroaches are very high on the list of things no one wants to see, especially in great numbers and on a regular basis. A story like this one reminds us of that.
We can’t imagine having to deal with this many roaches on a regular basis, and we sure wouldn’t want to. We would move out in a heartbeat if this kind of infestation was something that we had to deal with every day. Waking up to cockroaches on your pillow? Yikes.