Do you take time for friends

@savypat (20248)
United States
January 22, 2009 4:48pm CST
I love when people call unexpectly for a short get together, but the ranch house is so messy this time of year, I call it the house of mud and hay, animals and people tract it in and I can't keep up so I always suggest that we meet for coffee instead of having them come to the house. I know it's house pride, I admit I have that. Do you think this is wrong?
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6 responses
• India
23 Jan 09
Haha...No, I don't think you are wrong. It is better to meet friends for coffee instead of inviting them to a dirty house and then feel uncomfortable about it. I too like to have my house neat and tidy when my friends come home for a visit. But many a time, relatives have dropped in without a moment's notice just when my house was looking like a rubbish bin. :) Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Ya, its hard to get all that stuff kicked under the bed in time.
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• India
31 Jan 09
Thanks a lot for the BR. :)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Nobody's been invited in since my poor health has been preventing me from cleaning as I think it should be done. I understand, whether anyone else does or not!
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Hey pat! I don't think that if people are truly your friends that they are going to judge you on what your house looks like. Surely they know that you have animals to tend to and shouldn't be the least bit surprised about the hay and the mud! They are coming to see you, not the way your house looks! I understand you being a little uncomfortable but you really shouldn't be. After all these are your friends and they know you and care about you!
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@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
Hello There! Yes, I always take time with my friend. Just last week, we went to see each other. We had a lunch at Max restaurant then just talk about ourselves. We always make sure that we update each other, we tell happy and sad moments like we used to do in college. After that, we will schedule to meet other friends who were not able to come on that day or meeting. I just believe that keeping your friends will make you happier. I mean, your life must not evolve in work and love only... or just family... you still need your own friends for you to talk to them. I am just glad that after all this years, we can still see each other. Others are in abroad already but we never fail to email or chat once a week just to know if they are doing fine there. I treasure them so much. I can't see myself without my true friends by my side. They are my family too... SEcond home. Thank you for the discussion. Happy Mylotting and Have a great day! Cheers!
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@silverjam (969)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I guess not, because I do the same too. I don't like my friends to come if my house is messy because I don't feel comfortable w/ that. And yes I would just suggest to meet at a certain place when I can't take time to clean up. Yes, I always have time for my friends, I love hanging out w/ them once in a while. I did a lot when I was single but its quite different when you're married because you have very limited time and you guys are already having lives of your own but getting together sometimes can be great. I also take time calling my friends as I'll be very happy when somebody calls me for just even a chat.
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
22 Jan 09
It is your home, you know what you want to do or not, so it is not wrong. And it is a charming idea to get away for a while enjoying friends company.
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