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Being A Considerate Houseguest

  1. Mar 30, 2005 #1

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    After the Easter weekend and being with family, it made me think of the things one should or should not do to be considerate as a houseguest, so I decided to share these thoughts with you. If friends or family members are kind enough to invite you to stay at their home, you'll want to be a gracious guest. Here's some tips to help you avoid becoming a burden:

    · Always help your hosts after dinner: Offer to clear the table, wash the dishes, or teach them to cook.
    · Ensure that you do not overstay your welcome by asking your host if you are overstaying your welcome every couple of minutes.
    · Avoid an awkward moment later on by telling your host upfront that you're a bed****ter.
    · Playing your host's stereo at top volume after midnight is rude. Bring your own boombox.
    · Don't just act like a guest in someone's house. Be a guest in someone's house.
    · It's considered good form to replace any cats you drown.
    · Cooking a meal for your host is a nice gesture, but ordering a pizza and offering to chip in for your part is way easier.
    · Always wait until your hosts have gone to bed before masturbating.
    · Should an unfamiliar household situation arise, do not speak. Stare blankly at a fixed point on the wall until it all blows over.
    · Don't monopolize the bathroom: Take sponge baths in the kitchen sink, and pee in a bottle and hide it under the bed.
    · It's customary to take a souvenir from your host's home as a reminder of your wonderful stay.

    I try to keep these things in mind, and hope these tips are helpful to you too.
     
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  3. Mar 30, 2005 #2

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Don't forget, if you take the last clean glass for your drink, it's polite to put it in the sink when you're done.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2005 #3

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    I was wondering where you've been for the last 14 hours or so. Did you work on that all night, or bag a nap in the middle? :wink:
     
  5. Mar 30, 2005 #4

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    Since I don't want my host to have to wash the glass, I just put it back in the cupboard.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2005 #5

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    And I bet you're one of the one's who thought it was odd for me to keep my dishes in the 'fridge.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2005 #6
    That would be certainly interesting. I can't imagine myself doing that... half-naked and giving myself a spongebath while staring at the kitchen wall......
     
  8. Mar 30, 2005 #7

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    Obviously an amateur. :tongue: You're supposed to be fully naked and teasing the neighbour's dog through the window. :biggrin:
     
  9. Mar 30, 2005 #8
    Wow - this triggered an old memory:

    I remember one of the kids in summer camp in high school did this in the bathroom on a daily basis - bathe himself in front of the sink. That used to freak us out. I wish I could remember who it was and where it was or who else might remember this. I kind of remember the layout of the bathroom - big, and open, with rows of sinks on each wall. Or was it sinks on one side and urinals on the other? Hmm. . .
     
  10. Mar 30, 2005 #9

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    If you didn't notice an air about him within an hour or so, it probably was a sink.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2005 #10

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    Okay, that was good. :biggrin:

    Tsu and I turn things around a bit. When we have guests and cook a big breakfast, the maple syrup is served in a urine specimen bottle.

    When we're visiting, I like to mention that we're bringing the dogs [well, when we still had dogs].
     
  12. Mar 30, 2005 #11

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    Dogs are okay. If someone mentions bringing kids I lock the doors, draw the shades, and mine the driveway. :biggrin:
     
  13. Mar 30, 2005 #12

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    Yeh, for me too...imagining guys...sponge bath... :devil:
     
  14. Mar 30, 2005 #13

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    Kids? That's going way too far! :rofl:
     
  15. Mar 30, 2005 #14

    Danger

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    Hmmm... I'm pretty sure I remember seeing a Spongebob costume in that closet when I was rootin' around for the doggie...
     
  16. Mar 30, 2005 #15
    I think we were most freaked out about the possibility of finding stray hairs from nether regions in the sink, a la Clarence Thomas and his can of Coke.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2005 #16

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    If he was washing it for more than a minute, I'd have a whole 'nother set of worries... :eek:
     
  18. Mar 31, 2005 #17

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    Tsu and I once house-sat for a some friends in LA. They had left this adult game that they strongly encouraged us [Tsu and I] to play. It was a sort of truth or dare board game in which you tell about your most intimate desires, and eventually...well, you get the idea. So the thing is, you write this stuff down on little cards. Well, as we were trying to figure out how to play, we realized what we were seeing: They had forgotten to remove the old cards.
     
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  19. Mar 31, 2005 #18

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    Some insight into your friends that was better left unkown? :eek:
     
  20. Mar 31, 2005 #19

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    Maybe they wanted you to find their cards...maybe they are into swapping? I've seen a game like that too--I think it had been a newlywed gift, and then got passed around. I'm proud of any guy would even try the thing--I lost interest rather quickly (but then I have ADD :rofl: ).
     
  21. Mar 31, 2005 #20

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    Brings to mind that clothing-optional Twister party...
     
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