You never know what lies behind closed doors
Many men and women of the workforce are required to enter into the homes of their clients in order to complete services. Most homes are pretty average, as they’ll tell you, but they’ve seen so many things that just aren’t right. Trashed out homes and bug infestations are actually commonplace, but these homes really stick out in their minds.
Used to clean up apartments after people had moved out/been evicted. One apartment was Section 8, and the tenant who was receiving the Section 8 got cut off because she broke a bunch of the Section 8 rules.
Apparently the last six months of her living there she had actually moved out and turned off services, but still let her grown kids live there.
So the kids who lived there trashed the place. When I got there the floor was covered by two feet of trash. Food had been left to rot all over, and the place was filled with bugs and fleas and it smelled like a garbage dump.
The worst though was the bathroom. The water hadn’t been on in a good long while, but they kept using the toilet until it filled up. Then, when that had gotten full they went in the bathtub and into five gallon buckets that they had left around the house. (a_monomaniac)
I deliver food for my restaurant, and one time I pulled up to the gate of this house. The resident told me to just come inside and deliver the food since she was wheelchair bound. I get to the door, and I discover a biometric finger print scanner that unlocks the door, along with a camera.
I press the doorbell and the resident opens the door. I take the food to her in her living room, and as I look around this lady has an electronic code lock installed on her fridge, pantry, and the backdoor to go outside is card-accessed only. The garage door is quadruple bolt locked and the windows have window-sized garage doors on the inside.
I hurried outta there and told my manager to never put me on delivery runs again. (marquez_lemon)
I used to do domiciliary care for women who had just had a baby, for the first three days that they were at home after being discharged from hospital we would go and visit them and check to see how they were all getting on.
I went to one house where there was drug paraphernalia everywhere. Aside from works that were clearly being used to cook up, there were tons of mobile phones and lots of things that were obviously stolen goods. It was a really weird situation in that the partner was desperately trying to hide all the stuff while the woman didn’t seem to worry that much about it, she was all but pointing things out to us. He was obviously high, though she appeared completely clean and sober. Of course when we got back to the hospital we informed the authorities.
It later turned out that the woman hadn’t told her partner that we were going to be coming around because she wanted desperately to get out of the relationship and needed help doing so. She didn’t think anyone would believe her in terms of how bad it was (both the drugs and the emotional abuse she was suffering) so she wanted us to see it so that we could reliably step in and get her and the baby out. (JaniePage)