I believe I've ranted before about wall-to-wall carpets.
When I stayed with my host-family during my first year here, a pink carpet covered the floor in the bathroom. A few times, the toilet would flood, and it just created a really nasty situation. That rug had to go.
A friend who visited her sister in England came home to tell me there were carpets in the kitchen of her sister's apartment. Just imagine the unsanitary conditions there!
But this one might take the cake! My friend Beth and I were cleaning out a bedroom off of her kitchen. When moving a computer desk, I noticed a window behind it.
Standing in the middle of the room, which had no carpet on the floor, I exclaimed "Your windowsill is covered in carpet!"
"Yes, I know," Beth calmly replied, while we were both looking at the dusty soft rug that may at one point have been a dark pink.
"It's been that way since we moved in," she said.
Now, why would anyone do that?
Later that day, I cut and removed the carpet. It went straight into the trash, and the room was left with a perfectly fine, white wooden window sill.