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
1Not thinking of the neighbours by making a racket as they leave100
2Opening my refrigerator86.1
3Opening my closets85.5
4Reading my postal mail73.5
5Peeking into my bedroom70.3
6Checking my computer’s bookmarks, history66.6
7Looking up my network password and connecting their own notebook, smartphone to my wifi58.4
8Messing up my kitchen57.7
9Inviting other people round57.4
10Switching on my computer48.6
11Peeking into my bathroom47.0
12Taking books out of my bookcase, and returning them to a different place46.7
13Changing my computer’s wallpaper41.6
14Bringing an overnight bag with them40.1
15Pulling out my futon and sleeping36.9
16Opening bookcases with doors and checking out my library35.3
17Scoffing my sweets31.9
18Using my fixed-line phone25.9
19Playing an instrument24.6
20Constantly playing computer games23.7
21=Recharging their phone, other electrical items21.8
21=Fiddling with my air conditioner settings21.8
23Bringing CDs with them and playing their preferred music18.0
24Feeding my pets17.4
25Cleaning my room16.1
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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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