In Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Gulliver is quite literally a huge problem for the Lilliputians. First off, they are frightened of this giant that has just landed in their midst. Luckily for them, Gulliver is sleeping when they first find him, and they are able to tie him down. Indeed, Gulliver relates that he could easily pick up several dozen and dash them to the ground if he so chooses (and he is rather tempted a few times).
The second major problem Gulliver poses to the Lilliputians is in the realm of food. This huge man (from their perspective) eats and eats and eats! And then he drinks and drinks and drinks. Gulliver consumes cartloads of meats and many hogsheads filled with wine. In fact, the Emperor designates a “daily allowance of meat and drink sufficient for the support of 1,724 of our subjects” for Gulliver's personal consumption. Just think about how many animals had to be raised, slaughtered, prepared, and cooked day after day and how much wine had to be spared (for wine is only prepared for consumption over time). Indeed, three hundred cooks spent nearly all their time preparing Gulliver's food. We might wonder if the Lilliputians were left with anything food or drink for themselves.
Third, Gulliver must be transported (while he is still a prisoner) and housed. The cart built to carry him moves on twenty-two wheels, and just getting him onto it requires a feat of engineering. Fifteen hundred horses pull together to bring Gulliver into the Lilliputian city. He is then housed in an old temple that he has to crawl into, although he can lie stretched out to his full length.
Fourth, the Lilliputians have great difficulty clothing Gulliver. Three hundred tailors are employed to make him a suit of clothing. Think about all the fabric that would need to be woven and stitched just to accommodate Gulliver's massive size. Further, measuring him is a gargantuan task requiring great creativity and high ladders.
Finally, Gulliver's behavior also creates some problems for the Lilliputians. Of course, Gulliver is only trying to help when he urinates on the fire that has broken out at the palace, but the Lilliputians fail to appreciate the gesture and accuse Gulliver of being a traitor.