unexpected guests

@savypat (20248)
United States
February 5, 2010 4:03pm CST
Do you get unexpected guests? I use to have them often but I am out of practise. People who were coming for a short visit, got delayed and needed a meal and a place to stay overnight, then breakfast the next morning. Well I had just brought a store cooked chicken so I called my daughter and together we whipped up a dinner using that chicken, The bed is made in the guest room and the restroom is clean so it all worked out fine. Plus I got a very good visit with my cousins. Does this happen to you and if so how do you handle it?
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@dragon54u (31185)
• United States
5 Feb 10
I've had a few unexpected guests over the years and it was always nice to have them. I always kept pasta and canned sauce on hand for quick meals and that's usually what they got! Nobody ever complained, though. We always had a sofabed somewhere in the house and that made a good guest bed. I rarely get guests now and when I do they are from out of state so I know they're coming. I'm glad you enjoyed being with your daughter! Children are so precious, whatever their age!
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@GardenGerty (87800)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Feb 10
I have a full bed and a twin, but no sofa sleeper anymore. It is still enough room for my daughter and her family or my brother and his wife.
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@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
5 Feb 10
the only unexpected guest I have had was a woman who wanted to borrow my chair so her mother could get her hair cut lol, other than that, well, nothing really, I odn't have much of anything extra so if someone sleeps over... well they sleep on the couch and gets an extra blanket, I live in an apartment though so it's not a big place and well I guess I just don't have the friends or family that wanna hang out
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 10
Pretty much not...
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• India
6 Feb 10
I do not get and unexpected guests. All guests plan well and we get information well in advance. Similarly I also do not disturb their privacy by becoming unexpected guests.
• India
7 Feb 10
Close relatives are welcome at all times. When we say guest it is only those who are known to us and other than close relatives.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
6 Feb 10
dear pat, i have not had guests expected or unexpected for years. and i guess i should open up a little party after the renovation of my house, just a few office mates. and you can say, too, that i am out of practice. have a nice weekend. ann
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@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
6 Feb 10
I rarely have unexpected guests if that means being here for a meal or staying overnight. I myself, would not do that, because I think that is not very mannerly. However, if the situation did arise for one reason or another, I’m sure I’d have no problem providing a place to sleep or a meal (or meals) to eat.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 10
Yes I do get that but very rare lol I just do what I can on the Dinner I use whatever I have in The bed in the spare room is always fresh with Sheets so there is no need to panic on that
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
7 Feb 10
I admit that I don’t handle it well mainly because I don’t like to cook at the best of times let along for unexpected guests! Fortunately it doesn’t happen too often at our house. Anyone who comes to stay usually gives us plenty of warning and that is no problem. The only ones who may stay over on impulse are my daughter’s little friends who come over for a play and end up staying for a sleep over! Those I can handle; I just bundle the kids in the car and take them to MacDonald’s for dinner!
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@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
Yes, this is the tradition of hospitality to anyone who visits my house.So far seldom it happens that there will always be a surprise guest visit. I always let them feel comfortable & entertained.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 Feb 10
I don't get very many unexpected visitors. I would be very surprised. I'm not crazy about pop in visits but if it were someone I loved and hadn't seen in a while..I would enjoy it.
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@broboque (146)
• Malaysia
6 Feb 10
I sometimes unexpected guest, but mostly are families that needed a place to stay during their visit. Usually, i got my kitchen with stuff beforehand. For bed i have a spare bed that they can crash in anytime. For meals, since my wife is not working, there is no problem for her to prepare food anytime during the day. But most of the time whenever guest showed up in front of my door, I would happily invite them in.
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@ypyanyan (956)
• China
6 Feb 10
if these guests are important for you.you can take them to the hotel and tell them you have a datement with your family at home . you are sorry that you can not stay with them if them are not important for you. you can suggest them if they can go to other friend 'homes.
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• India
6 Feb 10
ya i have gone through this many times . mostly they would come in the night and since it gets late they would stay here and get up the next morning and have breakfast and leave . i some situations i have to leave my bed to them since they may be old and it brings some trouble ... but having guests is always fum . it may a bit trouble some if they come un expectedly and we should make some arrangements in some short time .. tats the only problem ..
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@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
6 Feb 10
I don't do unexpected guests! The last time I had unexpected guests they stayed 9 months and made my life a living hell! I don't have extra sleeping places (right after the unexpected guests left I got rid of the sofa bed) and I live in a gated community so they can't just arrive and surprise me. I guess, too, that I don't like surprises or the unexpected. I am far more happy NOT having stay over company and take great pains to make sure that the people are informed in a nice way that I am happy to meet them someplace to visit but there is no room at my house for stay overs. Plus another deterrent is that I live in the country and I don't think most of the city born and raised relatives would appreciate sleeping outside on cots and then waking up with a raccoon sitting on their chest staring into their face! LOL!!!
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@MrKennedy (1996)
6 Feb 10
Sometimes I get surprise guests knocking my door. However, all of my friends like to ring up or warn me beforehand, so the guests usually consists of family members or people trying to sell me rubbish I do not want
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@donna22 (1120)
6 Feb 10
Two of my aunties came round not long before christmas but they were in area and did not stay long. It is ver rare that we get unexpected guests and when we do they are never the kind that want to stay over. Just stay long enough for tea/coffee.
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• Philippines
6 Feb 10
I haven't have a visitor lately. Our house is too small. I have no idea where I placed a visitor if someone comes to our house. I can't invite unexpected visitors unless they are a cat or a dog. If our house is big I know my family will be prepared for that, to accept unexpected visitors.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
6 Feb 10
I used to get unexpected guests knocking at my door without notice. Not anymore as I am often on the move so they will give me a call before coming.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Feb 10
Sometimes the in-laws will come round unannounced...but that's quite rare, fortunately. Usually, if someone stays (Mum) we know in advance and we even go to pick her up...100 miles away!
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@dasj20 (127)
• India
6 Feb 10
hi in everybody life such situation is faced. according to me,i faced lot of such situations . such time i handled some successfully.slowly i got experience in how to handle such cases to observe my mother........ thank you have a nice day
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
6 Feb 10
For the last 5 years I have only expected guests. I am far from all of my friends and family. They have to check if I am at home, or stay in the front and listen to my dogs barking.....
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