joehoover wrote: »
When I have people to stay, they offer to treat me to a day out, a dinner, bring me treats as a thank you for staying. And I do likewise, this is normal is it not?
wildthing01 wrote: »
i agree with Duchy - i would just subtly stop doing everything for them, maybe cook a nice meal the first night, but after that just go about my usual daily business, telling them how to help themselves to breakfast, showing them where the washing machine is etc.
not sure what i'd do about the costs though - this is more tricky to negotiate. if you fdon't want to confront it head on, you could just do something like saying 'we're doing our weekly supermarket shop later, do you want to come and do your shopping at the same time?' if they decline, don't buy any extra stuff, just buy your usual, and when it runs out, ask them if they wouldn't mind doing you a favour and doing the shop this time as you're really busy.
VfM4meplse wrote: »
I agree that you must be hospitable to guests...but there's nothing I would want less than gift that will clutter up the house, or a meal out that I don't want as a "thank you".
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