When company comes over where do you gather?

@free_man (7337)
United States
February 25, 2010 5:12pm CST
All of my life growing up we have always gathered at the kitchen table. Just seems like there we can drink our coffee and sit back and chat. It is just more comfortable to sit at the table and chat. When company comes over we will sit at the kitchen table.We have a small home when it comes to space. We have two chairs in the livingroom and a love seat. Which is the dogs place to sleep.....LOL So where do you and your company gather? Do you sit around the kitchen table? Or do you gather in the living room?
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
26 Feb 10
We gather in the den, or in mine and my husband's room, sometimes even the room the computer is in. Or even the kitchen table! It all depends on whom the company is for, why they are there, and how long they will be staying! If it's for me or my hubby usually it's the kitchen, computer room, or our room. If it's for all of us it's the kitchen or den, sometimes even the livingroom.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Cowgirl. There is just me and my husband so no matter who it is we land up in the kitchen. Except when when it is warm then it is outside in the yard. My computer is in the kitchen my husbands computer is in the living room. But we are never on the computer when we have company.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Our company gets on the computer! No I may use the computer, but my husband doesn't, or vice versa when there's company... but like I was saying, the company that comes over the most for just my husband and myself, well he doesn't have a computer so he likes to use ours.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Cowgirl. We don't know anyone around here that is tech savvy. Most of the people that come over here are way behind the times and don't even own a computer. Actually we only know of two people that even know how to use a computer. And the rest of the people we know isn't even interested in learning anything new. This is a small community way out in the boonies and there is only a few people we even associate with.
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
usually the kitchen or the living room or outside the house like the front porch. we also have a small house, so when guests come over they pretty much occupy all the space. lol ^^
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Hera_alhambra. When it is warm we are hardly ever in the house. We are outside doing something. But during the winter months we can't get outside....LOL Can't wait till warm days.
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
hi! hope you'll get those warm days soon. have a nice day! ^^
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Hera_alhambra. Hope the warm days comes soon for you too. Do love it when it is warm enough to be outside doing yard work. Love having cook outs outside.
@qamarep (4449)
• Pakistan
26 Feb 10
i dont invite my friends at my house because we dont have a drawing room.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
27 Feb 10
Hi Gamarep. We don't really invite people over for one reason we don't know anyone we really like to hang out with. But when they do come over then we gather in the kitchen where the seating is plentiful. Our living room has two chairs and a love seat which the dog sleeps on.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Feb 10
If the weather is nice, we sit in the back yard. Otherwise, we usually sit in the family room on the sofa. If there's food involved, there's the breakfast room or the dining room table.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
27 Feb 10
Hi Dawnald. When it is warm we are hardly ever in the house. But when it is cold we do gather in the kitchen cause there is all the drinks and food. It is just easier to be in the kitchen. We have a small place and it is just nicer for us and our guest to sit in the kitchen.
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
26 Feb 10
The kitchen table sounds like a great place. As for me my house was built in 1974 and when you walk through the back door you are in the kitchen and then we have a big open space. I call it our den, but I think the proper name is the great room. So normally when I have company they will come through our back door which is located on the side of the house and they go directly to the great room. We do have a formal living room but no one really goes there.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
27 Feb 10
Hi Agrant. Our kitchen is just a place where people love to sit and chat. It would be great if we had more furniture in the living room but don't have the space to sit and chat comfortably. So the kitchen is our gathering place. When it is cold we are inside but when it is warm we are always outside.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Feb 10
George and I don't get many guests. When we do we gather in the dining/living room seeing how its open and there is very little distition between the two of them. Its a "large" one-bed apartment. And, its not bad as far as space goes not to bad for the two of us. And, as I said we don't have guests often so that's never really been much of an issue.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
27 Feb 10
Hi Kay. We don't have many guest at a time it is usually only one or two people and we don't have the sitting area for more then two so it is easier to sit in the kitchen. We only have guest over once or twice a month and the kitchen is just easier to keep clean then the living room.
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Our peers gather in the living room in the house. I like to bring them here for it is so easy to talk and deal with them.Eat, drink and have some singing while having the enjoyment. My kitchen is so small that's why I will not bring there. They are comfortable sitting while their backs touch on the chair /foam too. Our kitchen cannot be sitted by many .It is a very cute area and limited for more persons.
@free_man (7337)
• United States
27 Feb 10
Hi Geniustiger. The living room in our home is small and we don't hardly ever sit in there when we have company. It is so much easier to sit in the kitchen and share our chats.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Most of the time, we gather in the kitchen, but not at the table. I shortened my counters when I built the house (because I'm short) and for some reason people like to stand by the counters. They hold about 10 people...any more than that, we move to the living room or the "bar" :}
@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Hofferp and welcome to my lot. I am short too. We don't have but a couple of chairs and a love seat in the living room. But the kitchen table has several chairs and we only have a few people over at a time. That way we can give each of them our attention. We don't hang out with crowds of people the art of conversation gets lost in crowds.
• United States
26 Feb 10
When company comes over we will gather all over. In the living room to watch tv and chat first. Then to the kitchen while cooking to continue chatting. Finally we will normally end up at either the living room or dining room table to eat and enjoy even more company. We'll go all over the place.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Danrunsfast. We have always gathered in the kitchen. No matter who shows up we land up in the kitchen on cold days. When it is warm we always land up outside doing something.
@rosegardens (3043)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Usually we will gather in the living room because the couches are more comfortable to sit on. My kitchen can be kind of cramped by the table so it is roomier in the living room than at the kitchen table. The dining room table seems to formal, and anyway the table is usually covered in Avon orders. :D
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Rose and welcome to my lot. We have less room in our livingroom. That is one of the reasons we gather in the kitchen.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
26 Feb 10
Whenever we have people over we sit in our living room. Our house is really small and do not have enough room to seat people in our kitchen. Also my husband works on computers so he generally has at least one hooked up on our kitchen table.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Lisa. We have a small home too. We don't usually have more then a couple of people over at one time. So it is nice to sit in the kitchen and chat. Now when it is warm we are always outside.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
26 Feb 10
When we have company, the men tend to gather in the living room or out in the garage and the women either hang around their repsective men or hang out wiht me in the kitchen. Our house really isn't all that big, and we don't have too much room for a lot of people at one time, so when we do have people over, it tends to be a small group of friends or a few family members at a time.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Lynnemg. We only have a few friends and when they come over they all gather in the kitchen. There really isn't room in here for a lot of people. But when friends come over it is usually only a couple of people. So there is plenty of room for them. When it is warm we are out in the yard. But when it is cold we land up in the kitchen.
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
When my group of girl friends comes over, they usually come straight to my room. This is where we most often hang-out. We weren't used to our living room coz it's much more formal and stiff, and we want to be comfortable just laying around. They love my pink room because of the privacy, we can talk about anything and not worry someone lurking around might overhear. I also have my own tv set and dvd player in my room if we are in the mood to watch movies. My room is a certified hang-out place of my friends.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Onlyprincess. I think it is cool that you have your own space. It is always nice to have a special place to hang out with friends.
• United States
26 Feb 10
We always gather in the living room because there is more room for everyone. I have a very small kitchen table and it would be hard to have everyone there. When the weather gets warmer we usually set up our picnic table and set up chairs and sit outside. In the summer it gets warm at night and it is more comfortable. Our two female cats hide when company comes over and our male cat Smyles hangs around anyone who will give him attention. Smyles loves to jump into laps.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Randy. We usually have company outside when it is warm. But on these cold days we are always in the kitchen. Don't know why but we have both been brought up hanging out in the kitchen even after meals.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
25 Feb 10
For the most part people tend to congregate in our living room, but if it's warm out then we tend to spend more time outside on the deck. I was quite surprised to see that people hang out in the kitchen of our new house so much because it's quite small. Now that we have a bigger place it's nice because people can spread out more; one group can sit in the living room, another in the dining room, a big one in the rec room. It's nice to have so much space!
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Jesssp. I don't know why but everyone we have ever known loves to hang out in the kitchen when it is cold outside. When it is warm outside we are always outside. Can hardly wait to get the remolding started on this house so we will have more room.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
25 Feb 10
We have a couple of places where we gather when we have company...depending on the weather or what we're doing. Many times my husband and I are out on the deck where we have chairs as well as a table and chairs, so we often entertain out there. I like doing that because I like having a reason to light the tiki torches. We also entertain in the livingroom, especially if we're all watching a sports event, and sometimes we end up sitting around the table in the diningroom.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
26 Feb 10
Hi Spalladino. If the weather is great we are outside. But durning the winter months we are at the kitchen table. I do love it when we can be outside.
@jugsjugs (13045)
25 Feb 10
When my friends come to see me at my house we nearly always sit in the kitchen and have a chat at the worktop as there it is alot easier as there are always other people in the living room trying to watch as well as hear the tv.I think being in the kitchen is a lot easier as that is where you are always the drinks and snacks are.If it is a person that rarely comes round then we will sit in the living room to make them feel more comfortable.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
25 Feb 10
Hi Jugs. All our friends like sitting in the kitchen. I don't know anyone that don't like to sit in the kitchen. When we go to peoples home that is where they like to sit too. It is like you said more easy to get to everything to eat or drink. And the chairs are not uncomfortable. Feels like home when we sit in the kitchen.