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
1They use my stuff without asking permission100
2They leave the toilet, bath messy after use74.1
3They get drunk and vomit73.0
4They open my closets without asking71.8
5They go home without tidying up after them71.3
6They have a nose around my computer without asking62.1
7Their snoring, teeth grinding is irritatingly noisy57.5
8They expect themselves to be treated to all the food, etc56.9
9They make late night phone calls to their boyfriend, girlfriend51.7
10They scoff food from the fridge without asking51.1
11They keep asking “Can I borrow this?”, “Can I borrow that?”49.4
12They won’t let me sleep by keeping talking all night41.4
13They ask if they can borrow underwear39.1
14They leave all the lights on36.8
15They closely check how well my room is cleaned35.1
16They are not morning people at all34.5
17They use lots and lots of my shampoo, make up, etc31.6
18=They don’t want to show me their no make up face, so go to bed without removing make up25.3
18=They toss and turn all night25.3
20They take far too long in the bath21.3
21They change the television channel without asking20.1
22They start cleaning up without asking19.0
23When we share the same bed they hog the blankets17.8
24The leave the lid open after using the toilet17.2
25They sleep in the nude13.8
26I don’t recognise them without make up12.6
27=They don’t bring a change of underwear12.1
27=They say strange things in their sleep12.1
29They bring their own towel, other obsessive cleanliness10.9
30They sleep with their eyes half-open8.0
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