I’m spending this week as a houseguest, and my hosts could not be any moreÂ accommodatingÂ and gracious. Â Nonetheless, normally try to keep in mind that idea that “houseguests are like fresh fish… no matter how much you love them, they still start to stink up the place after 3 days.” Â (Or something like that. Â I’m not saying I’m not showering while I’m here, because I totally will. Â I haven’t yet, but I will. I swear.) (Note to self: Â shower today.)
What are your thoughts on houseguests*? Â How long is too long? Â What are your favorite things about being a guest or host? Â Least favorite? Â Advice for the rest of us?
*If you’re feeling particularly Skepchick-y, also let me know how you handle it if your hosts offer up non-rational kinds of things like aromatherapy candles, or earnestly discuss their horoscope over breakfast.