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Monday, August 11, 2008

Is It Just Me?

Need your input....

Is it just me or would you be upset if a couple dropped in on you to stay for the weekend with no notice at all. I can't elaborate on this subject. Needless to say, it created havoc in my house this weekend.

Let me know what you all think. I really appreciate your input!!!

12 comments:

Katya said...

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Jeanne, the Golden Rule sums it up rather well. To drop in on someone totally unexpected, without any feedback is just downright rude. To stay an entire weekend? In all honesty, I think I would have made "instant plans" to fill my weekend so they could NOT stay.

Brenda said...

It happens but that doesn't make it any less considerate when it does. I hate having unexpected company. I hope you were able to salvage a little something good out of your weekend.

Jen said...

wow. i can't imagine anyone doing that. very rude. even my family and best and oldest friend wouldn't do that. you have every right to be miffed.

Kellan said...

This would make me crazy and there would only be a few couples that I would be happy to see and the rest - it would make me CRAZY!

Hope you have a good day - Kellan

aims said...

I think that very odd behaviour. I know I would be thrown off all weekend and pissed off as well. Grrrrr....just the thought of it!

coffespaz said...

Absolutely I would be upset.

Its one thing to drop in on someone for a visit, its another if they expect you to house them for the time they are there. If they drop in for a visit and have the courtesy to stay for a little while, then make plans to meet later if your schedule allows, I'd find myself more forgiving. I've had both happen from close relatives.

I remember some relatives used to do that to my parents when I was little. It drove my mom crazy!

ChrisB said...

It's the height of bad manners to land on someone for the weekend. Dropping in unexpectedly for a short visit could be forgiven. However this often happens to me with a couple of members of my family and it can be very inconsiderate especially if I'm in the middle of my chores!

lisaschaos said...

I would never drop in on someone like that and would not be happy at all if someone did it to me!

My son has called to see if they could come on the spur of the moment and that's fine, I still have the option of saying no, but to just show up? Nuh-uh!

Joy T. said...

I would be saying "Sorry, no can do. If you need the name of a good hotel I can get you one, otherwise I'll need more notice next time."

You think I'm joking. I'm not. Sorry but I'd rather be upfront with them then resentful towards them because something like that certainly could cause resentment.

Personally I'm thankful I don't know anyone who would be rude enough to just drop in without a little notice and I certainly don't know anyone rude enough to expect to stay for a weekend. Wow! They must really like you a lot :o)

amanda said...

Wow. I don't mind people dropping in for an unplanned visit - but to stay the whole weekend? That is just rude!

CrystalChick said...

I totally agree with everyone else on this. Sometimes you're nearby, you stop in for a visit a little unexpectedly or vice versa, but NO, there's no expectation of a weekender in that situation. Couldn't they see that it was creating tension? I think from now on, you might have to have a getaway plan prepared for people who drop by. Say something like 'OH, we were just about to meet friends for dinner... can I call you tomorrow??' Something....

dawn said...

I have never had it happen, but I would think it is quite rude. I had a friend call the day before and ask and of course it was okay, but she called and asked. What if you hadn't been home, then what would they have done? I think they should have called and asked first and I am with Joy, mention a hotel and such, it is better to be upfront than hold a grudge over your own choice (to let them stay despite the short notice even though you didn't want them to and it caused upheaval).