In response to the article, “The art of being a good houseguest,” (June 19) I remember “hosting” a family member and his wife twice from out of state. My husband and I both work full-time jobs, and the week they stayed with us, my husband simply gave them a key to the house so they could go and come as they wanted.
The problem is we never saw them! We would leave for work and, when we returned, they were gone for the evening. They never once stayed home and ordered pizza or bought a gallon of milk. I was extremely hurt by this, but my husband saw nothing wrong with it.
A few weeks later, my sister-in-law (who lives in the same town) says to me, “Hey, have you been to the new sandwich shop in town?”
I reply that I have not. And she goes on to inform me that our recent houseguest’s wife took her there when they were in town.
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Sorry, but our hotel is now closed!
Rebecca Gamez, Kerman