Do u expect ur friends to make phone call before arrival or r welcome anytime?
30 Nov 07
Well, in Indonesia people don't normally call first, so they can come anytime they feel like it he he he...but here in Finland people normally call first, so I'm kinda used to that nowadays: calling first before coming to someone else's house.
1 Dec 07
Hello ailema4ever,Thanks for your response.Yes in India too still now people dont normally call first and they are welcome anytime but time is changing fast, work schedules and availability matters now so the trend is changing and I think it is needed too however what I feel we should also preserve our old heritage and mentality and should welcome guests anytime with a smilling face which I sometimes miss to see in US or in European countries.Thanks again.
• Southend-On-Sea, England
5 May 08
It seems a bit anti-social of me, because I believe that one of the essences of creating a harmonious society is to welcome people at all times with open arms, but I do prefer my friends to phone me first before calling. I suppose this is partly because I have very limited spare time, and I am one of those sorts who needs at least some personal space per day. I can feel very irritated if somebody turns up on my doorstep without warning if I'm in the middle of "me time", so to save me becoming irritated with friends/family and to save damaging the relationship, I try to kindly explain to them how important my "me time" is....and impress upon them that I love seeing them, but with some warning first that they are about to descend on me. I just like to be given the chance to say "yes" or "no, can we make it another time", as if someone calls unexpectedly, I then feel under obligation to entertain them.
2 Dec 07
Hey they are welcome any time....i really dont care if they call me up and inform me or not...but at times it ll be better if they do so cos they ll be left stranded outside if i am not home...otherwise they are always welcome to barge in and make themselves at home...
3 Dec 07
Hello niranjans87,Thanks for your response,and I agree with you as I too welcome my close friends with smilling face and all of them are luckily sensible and also they make themselves comfort on their own however official and formal friends always give me call to confirm my availability at home. Thanks again for sharing.
30 Nov 07
Hello there. If it's an arranged gathering in my house, I would welcome them to drop by any time during that day. However, if it's an impromptu visit, I would prefer them to drop me a call before dropping by. I prefer to be well-prepared before friends come by. I would prefer things like cold drinks, tidbits, food and etc. I would like them to enjoy their stay in my house as much as possible. =D
• United States
30 Nov 07
My true friends are welcome to stop by anytime they want. They may find a very messy house, depending on what is happening at the time, but if they are really my friends they don't care about that! I do wish my mother would call first, though. I love her, but I like to have a few minutes to tidy up!