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Old 09-03-2012, 05:00 PM
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I know they were just trying to help, and I appreciate the thought, but still. Good news is, they're gone for a while.

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Renee750il View Post
Or you can always go in and repack their luggage
I like that! Pack it up and place it by the front door. Or better yet, line up their suitcases next to their car.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:58 PM
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I like visitors, I don't even mind un-planned visitors, but last week I had 13 people show up at my house (various people, a lot of them don't know each other, everyone within an hour or so) and that was a bit much.

I'd say 2 people unexpected is fine. And of course I have to like the visitor to begin with

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:26 PM
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I do not like uninvited guests.
I have a handful of practically family best friends that don't even count as guests. AKA: I walk into my apartment and they are on my couch eating and watching tv lol which is fine. They know they are always welcome and give me my own space and always replace (most) of what they eat lol plus I trust them wholeheartedly and if I'm in the neighborhood, show up at their apartments as well.

BUT I do not like uninvited random people/acquaintances. If I don't know you well enough to walk in front of you in my underwear.. you need to call before you just show up.

I HATE HATE HATE entertaining people when I haven't had time to prepare. And I think this is where the root of the issue is.. if I know you well enough that you can go dig around my fridge, eat, pick up a book, watch some tv in my home on your own and just entertain yourself.. then we will be FINE. but I really hate playing hostess when I'm not prepared to and don't want to.

I can be the BEST hostess given some time and preparation. But I hate having people around and me just wandering around awkward and unprepared like "umm..I think I have some..water..?.. you want to watch a movie? or umm..I think there are some chinese leftovers in the fridge somewhere.."

and of course. Regardless. People need to understand what over-staying their welcome is. If I invited you over for dinner, and have served you food, cleaned up, offered you a glass of wine, chatted amicably for a good length of time and am now yawning and talking about that OH SO EARLY class I have tomorrow or an assignment I should be working on.


At the end of the day, unless you are a very close friend who treats my home as their own and doesn't mind entertaining yourself/me ignoring you and getting work done.

..I would much rather just meet at a restaurant lol

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