Ever had a houseguest that slept ‘til noon every day? Or one who dropped their wet towels all over the place? Every host or hostess has a nightmare story of their own. For my friend, it was her evil sister-in-law, whose presence alone would cause a black cloud to form over the house. The guest was always negative, making a snide comment about my friend’s newly re-decorated living room, or picking a fight with my friend’s daughter. Benjamin Franklin may have been right, when he said, “guests like fish, begin to smell after three days.”
As we gear up for the busy holiday season, entertaining and houseguests are the minds of many right now. We here, at The Daily Meal, are putting together our list of the top five rules both guests and hosts/hostesses should follow this fall. To do that, we want to hear from you, our readers.
Ever had a nightmare houseguest? A host or hostess who made the nearby dingy motel seem like a more hospitable place to stay? A sleepwalking fridge-raider? What are some "rules" to follow as a host or hostess? And as a guest?
Share your rules with us by commenting below. Then, check back with us as we share some of our favorite rules for hosts and guests to follow when entertaining this season.