Custodians and janitors, the world's unsung heroes, never fully get recognized for the gunky gauntlet the rest of the world sends them through every day. Even if you consider yourself a horror story junkie, custodians' terrifying tales will strike a primal fear into you. When you think about it, janitorial nightmares happen daily, committed by people just like you. That's what makes these terrifying recounts so frightening. You know that your coworker, your significant other, or the person next to you on the bus could be capable of dropping a deuce on the bathroom floor and just leaving it there to become as callous as their disregard for janitorial staff. Despite what you might think, your room rate does not, in fact, give you free reign to trash your hotel room.
Though to be fair, many emergency room cleanups occur not because of human apathy but because of genuine sickness, so those infringers get a little leeway. In the end, however, most of the janitor-observed nightmares below happened due to outlandishly libertine lifestyles, ones even the Marquis de Sade would likely take issue with.
What A Delivery
"I used to clean vacation rentals. My first house was slated to take my partner and I about three-and-a-half hours to clean.
"We show up on the scheduled day and what can only be described as a crackhead comes out of the house with her fly undone and all twitchy says 'I'm gonna need a late check out, it's okay, I've been here awhile.' This is not okay, so we call head office, who says to come back later.
"We come back and there is a pitbull puppy in the house. Not supposed to be any pets on property. We decide to come back later. The next day we come back and there is blood, sh*t, bent and burnt spoons, a pipe, rancid bacon grease, all kinds of rotten ish, and condoms in the sink. Oh god, the horror. There is a half-used enema in a bathroom drawer. All the hand towels are in the trash and ALL of them reek of sh*t. The batteries to all the remotes are missing. About half the light bulbs are unscrewed.
"Then we find it: a journal with swastikas doodled on the cover. Upon further research, turns out the crackhead was in town to have a baby that was being adopted by a couple. This was not the first time. The couple put her up in this nice house for her stay, and as a token of her appreciation, she f*cked everything up beyond all belief. 17 hours later we finally get to leave as the professional carpet cleaners came in."
At Least Her Cats Got Fed
"I cleaned the house of a woman who would crack eggs on her countertops to feed her cats. She would also put cat food in her bed so that the cats would be more likely to sleep with her. I once found a half-eaten birthday cake, covered in mold in the back of her closet."
A Family That Pees Together
From a deleted user:
"I work at a clothing store and people are disgusting.
"A woman and her two daughters went in a change room, left in a hurry. My coworker goes in after them to make sure there's nothing in there, and the three of them had peed in a plastic grocery bag - it was almost entirely full- and hung it on one of the door hinges."
Fresh Out (From Underneath) The Oven
"Custodian here. One of the students at the dorms decided instead of disposing used tampons in the trash or napkin holders like a normal person would do, she instead threw the used tampons under the oven for an entire year. Just imagine, many bloody tampons just sitting under the oven, getting heated over and over again..."