People whose jobs require them to enter someone else’s house, what was the weirdest thing you’ve seen at a customer’s house?

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Not really weird but sad. An 80-year-old woman who lived alone had a Christian type of “shrine” dedicated to her daughter in her living room. That’s pretty normal I guess, she said she had lost her 40 years ago and kept her pictures and small items in it. But the thing is, it turned out that her whole house was filled with similar items. She had written things that she wanted to say to her daughter on small pieces of paper and taped them all over the walls and the cabinet doors. It was everywhere, and it was clear from what she’d written that she had been on her mind 24/7 for the past 40 years. My job was to do household chores and basically keep her company while I did it. One day she asked me to look for some items that her daughter had made. She had misplaced them and was worried that someone had thrown them away by accident. I couldn’t find them at first, but she looked so defeated that I went to look for them again and actually found them in the back of her storage room. She was so happy. She said that I reminded her of her daughter because I searched so adamantly and didn’t give up. She couldn’t move very well and had chronic pain and would often talk about wanting to be with her daughter already. She was a super nice person, one of the nicest I’ve worked for. She was just in so much pain that I almost hope that she got her wish.


Customers built an additional room for their plant, Frank. It was a +30yo schefflera. It had the best sun and a huge pot and automatic watering. Def my kind of weird.


I babysat for this family that had a live in maid. A little weird but whatever. She was nice. Dressed in a strange outfit but whatever. Parents get back and ask me how the children were. Told them I changed a few diapers nothing big. Then they asked how the maid was. I told them she was fine. Woke up the kids once while she was cleaning. Mom gets this look on her face and disappears. Dad pays me and tips me well! Asks me to check on the kids one last time. I do. As I’m leaving I go to say goodbye to the Mother. She has the maid over her knee, and is just whooping her ass. Obviously I’m horrified. They explain their live in maid is actually a live in sex slave. So the strangest thing I’ve seen is a live in sex maid while babysitting.


Taxidermy chickens dressed in raincoats


A riding lawn mower in the living room blocking the front door. No idea how they got that thing in there. She was a hoarder though so that was just one of many things in her house that didn’t belong there.