...or just scare yourself silly while house-sitting.
Preface...I love house-sitting. The list below in no way deters me, but is just a compilation of the random funnies I've encountered this summer while sitting.
Did I leave a light on...or not?
This is one of the worst. At home I'm pretty dilligent at keeping the lights off when not in the room and before leaving the house I always do a sweep looking for lamps on/lights on/unnecessary appliances plugged in/etc. So, when I come home to a house where I'm house sitting at and a light's on...cue paranoia.
Pinterest? Yes. One night while house-sitting, I was pintresting and came across a pin called "things a burgler knows" or something like that. I clicked on it, went to the article and started reading. Then while on that site I started reading other articles. STUPID idea. Best to stick to fun things like "how to make a gallery wall" or Pinterest, you are drunk.
Take this pic.
I pulled into the neighborhood and saw what I thought was clouds of smoke. I PANICED. OMG, the house is on FIRE. No, no. It's just the neighbors hitting a dirt spot (repeatedly) while cutting the grass.
Animals (in general)
Have to love when they start barking. At nothing. Or seemingly nothing...