more about: houseguests

“How did you sleep?”

A seemingly innocuous, considerate question when posed by a host to her houseguests over breakfast, right? Wrong! I’m realizing, during this hot summer of hosting and being hosted, that an honest response can be hazardous to one’s visit, and lead to, well, future nights tossing and turning, worrying about the correct reply.

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What Are Your Houseguest Pet Peeves?

Week before last my parents and I visited my sister on the West coast. It was nice to take a break and see my family, and it was extra special because we were celebrating my sister’s graduation.

All three of us stayed at my sister’s house which she shares with two other students–effectively doubling the number of people in residence. I know we all tried to be good houseguests, but I’m sure that by the time we left my sister’s roommates (and maybe even my sister) were glad to see us go.

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