Pyjama party FAIL


goo Ranking recently took a look at what behaviour by friends when they come round to stay the night ruins the mood.


Between the 5th and 7th of November 2012 1,049 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.8% of the sample were female, 10.2% in their teens, 14.6% in their twenties, 27.5% in their thirties, 25.1% in their forties, 11.0% in their fifties, and 11.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

I’ve done number 3, once in Scotland and once in Japan… If we count company overnight stays, one person who I shared a room with has excessively noisy gargling and left the sink under about 10 centimetres of water.

Ranking result

Q: What behaviour by friends when they come over to stay ruins the mood? (Sample size=1,049)

Rank   Score
1 They use my stuff without asking permission 100
2 They leave the toilet, bath messy after use 74.1
3 They get drunk and vomit 73.0
4 They open my closets without asking 71.8
5 They go home without tidying up after them 71.3
6 They have a nose around my computer without asking 62.1
7 Their snoring, teeth grinding is irritatingly noisy 57.5
8 They expect themselves to be treated to all the food, etc 56.9
9 They make late night phone calls to their boyfriend, girlfriend 51.7
10 They scoff food from the fridge without asking 51.1
11 They keep asking “Can I borrow this?”, “Can I borrow that?” 49.4
12 They won’t let me sleep by keeping talking all night 41.4
13 They ask if they can borrow underwear 39.1
14 They leave all the lights on 36.8
15 They closely check how well my room is cleaned 35.1
16 They are not morning people at all 34.5
17 They use lots and lots of my shampoo, make up, etc 31.6
18= They don’t want to show me their no make up face, so go to bed without removing make up 25.3
18= They toss and turn all night 25.3
20 They take far too long in the bath 21.3
21 They change the television channel without asking 20.1
22 They start cleaning up without asking 19.0
23 When we share the same bed they hog the blankets 17.8
24 The leave the lid open after using the toilet 17.2
25 They sleep in the nude 13.8
26 I don’t recognise them without make up 12.6
27= They don’t bring a change of underwear 12.1
27= They say strange things in their sleep 12.1
29 They bring their own towel, other obsessive cleanliness 10.9
30 They sleep with their eyes half-open 8.0
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