What would you think if you invited guests for the weekend and they showed up with bags of cheap candy for your kids (but nothing resembling a hostess gift)? Not that gifts are important, but it's a nice gesture.
What about guests that break some of your furniture, and pee on the rest? Not on the crib mattress or cot they were given, but in your double guest bed? And at the supper table? And lord only knows where else in the house? With no mention made of replacement or cleaning costs.
What if one of their children actually dripped pee on your child's head? At a cottage with no shampoo or shower?
How about if they let their dog run loose - in the lake, the sand, the mud, the neighbour's properties - and never once cleaned up after him? They they let him and his muddy wet paws have the run of your house and furniture, even though you keep your dog downstairs and off the couch?
What would you think if they brought their own food, ate all of yours, then packed theirs up again to bring home? Complained all weekend? Never once did a dish? Refused to clean up their toys? Used all your bug spray? Left their bedroom a mess? Took a pair of your kid's underwear with them?
Would you ever invite them back?
Yet they say they want us to come again next summer...
6 months ago