I’m not inviting them round again…


goo Ranking looked at what arbitrary actions by friends makes one think “I’ll not be inviting them round again…”.


Over the 6th and 7th of March 2013 1,083 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 56.7% of the sample were female, 11.6% in their teens, 15.0% in their twenties, 24.9% in their thirties, 24.7% in their forties, 12.7% in their fifties, and 11.1% 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.

Not suprisingly to me, least unwelcome were people who did the cleaning – in my book, that would guarantee being invited back!

Ranking result

Q: What arbitrary actions by friends makes you think “I’ll not be inviting them around again…”? (Sample size=1,083)

Rank   Score
1 Not thinking of the neighbours by making a racket as they leave 100
2 Opening my refrigerator 86.1
3 Opening my closets 85.5
4 Reading my postal mail 73.5
5 Peeking into my bedroom 70.3
6 Checking my computer’s bookmarks, history 66.6
7 Looking up my network password and connecting their own notebook, smartphone to my wifi 58.4
8 Messing up my kitchen 57.7
9 Inviting other people round 57.4
10 Switching on my computer 48.6
11 Peeking into my bathroom 47.0
12 Taking books out of my bookcase, and returning them to a different place 46.7
13 Changing my computer’s wallpaper 41.6
14 Bringing an overnight bag with them 40.1
15 Pulling out my futon and sleeping 36.9
16 Opening bookcases with doors and checking out my library 35.3
17 Scoffing my sweets 31.9
18 Using my fixed-line phone 25.9
19 Playing an instrument 24.6
20 Constantly playing computer games 23.7
21= Recharging their phone, other electrical items 21.8
21= Fiddling with my air conditioner settings 21.8
23 Bringing CDs with them and playing their preferred music 18.0
24 Feeding my pets 17.4
25 Cleaning my room 16.1
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1 Comment »

  1. Steven said,
    May 13, 2013 @ 08:45

    LOL all of those sound atrocious (and some of them sound borderline criminal!).

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