House Guest Don’ts
- Whether you’re sure — or not — about your intentions of establishing a committed relationship, do send a thank- you note on your correspondence card or a thank-you card.
- To help your hostess with the meal planning be sure to let her know exactly when you’re departing.
- If you’ve made plans to have a meal outside the house at any point during your stay, make your plans known to her so she’s not expecting you and your girlfriend for that meal.
- Learn the time-frame for meals so that you’re present to sit down on time.
More Dos for Fitting In As A Guest
- Before making a trip into town ask your hostess if there is anything you can pick up at the store for them: milk, butter, eggs, bread, dog food, paper towels.
- Offer to help with meal preparations and jump in and help with the clearing and cleaning up. My guess is that you’re not there to be waited on, but to see how you fit in.
- It goes without saying that you would leave your phone in your room while dining with the family.
- Offer to take out the garbage, clean the grill, walk the dog.
- In this situation where there are children, play ball with them. Take them for a hike, bike ride, or a swim. Join in with impromptu board and card games.
- The last morning of your stay ask your girlriend if you should strip your bed and take your sheets and towels to the laundry basket. Empty your wastebasket, take any glasses or bottles to the kitchen. In other words tidy up your room.
- If you’ve been a guest for a period of time, during your visit seek out a local florist to have flowers sent to the house after your departure.
- Lastly, no matter how long your visit, simply asking, “What can I do to help?” is a terrifically considerate gift, whether you’ve brought a material present with you or not.
The best gifts of all is to be a self-sustaining and helpful guest.
Within the first two weeks after your stay, send a thank-you note or card reminding your hosts of the most memorable moment(s) of your visit,
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