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- May 12, 2009 by jess
- For Crying Out Loud, Go to Your HOME!
It’s okay to cry when your house guests extend their stay.
(especially when said house guests are your in-laws.)
I have a three day limit with most people. When day one starts with comments in public about difficulty controlling your loose stool, you should go home. Really, I won’t cry.
If you come to my home with your Chatty Cathy box turned on, please go home. I need space and if you jibber-jabber in my ear 24-7 spitting out the first thing that comes to your mind, sans filter, I’m going to think evil thoughts about you.
If I spend the day shopping for ingredients and then cooking a large meal for you and the other guests, don’t pull out one of your various boxes of nasty leftovers and start a ‘must go’ spread of half-eaten sushi and wilted garnishes and hour before my dinner. I’ll cry.
And if you DO this, have the decency to PRETEND to eat my dinner. Because when you proclaim, ‘I’m satisfied. I don’t want anything else to eat’, I will contemplate shoving a chicken bone down your throat. And YOU’LL cry.
Oh, and when my other guests congregate in my living room around the television, they want to WATCH the TV! Don’t set up camp on my kitchen table, read each and every of your mundane emails OUT LOUD to yourself. We’ll just turn the House MD finale up louder.
But, by all means, should your cell phone ring during this time, go right ahead and sit in the middle of the room while we’re watching the finale and talk at the top of you lungs. Why go to another room when everyone else can hear about the details of the prayer chain? And WANT to cry.
Seriously, you’re welcome to stay at my home anytime, for THREE days. When you see me seeping tears of frustration, though, it might be time to check-out.