Company Is Like Fish...

United States
April 28, 2013 4:55pm CST
I was not looking forward to this house guest at all. In fact, my anxiety was through the roof in the weeks prior to the visit. The peacemaker side of me, however, kept quiet the whole time she was here. Boy was that ever a challenge. Since this is a family member on my husband's side, I gave her one chance to get it right. She blew it. Now I can honestly say that I will not put myself through this stress ever again. My husband knows this. The saying is that company is just like fish; it starts to stink after 3 days. Let me tell you something, it did not take 3 days to stink around here. After 3 hours the stench was about unbearable. Have any of you had house guests that ended up on the unwanted list like this one?
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@TheHorse (62275)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 May 16
I had one house guest who was like fish in that she didn't do much. She read a lot, and I got her to the beach one day, but that was about it. Never again.
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• United States
21 May
Oh hello I realize this post is almost 6 years old BUT Yes is my answer, I have had a house guest that quickly became on the unwanted list and I should of known better BEFORE giving a couch to my ex between bit**es he could not be living with at the time long after we divorced already. Thank goodness he is gone . . . how are you ?
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• United States
21 May
Thank you for your reply. Also, thank you for asking how I am. As far as the original house guest is concerned, the one whom I am referring to in my post, that guest is no longer an issue and most likely will not be. However, there are a couple of others who are, as you so nicely put it, are on the unwanted list. All in all, I think I'm doing O.K. I hope you are as well.
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• United States
22 May
@betlynfrnds I am doing as well as can be with the roller coaster weather and hope to read more uplifting posts from you ! Have a great rest of the week
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
28 Apr 13
Did you really have to entetain someone whom you do not like? This makes me think that it must be a family member. I used to worry when my eldest sister came to visit - for a month- she always criticised me from my running of the house to the behaviour of my children to the way I looked. I used to cry with relief when she left but she thought it was that I did not want her to leave. I dreaded her visits
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• United States
29 Apr 13
Yes, this is family member of my husband's. It's on my post. I didn't really entertain her per say. She can entertain herself. She was just here, in my space with her otherwise unpleasant self.
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• United States
29 Apr 13
I almost forgot to mention, when she finally did leave, I remember, not crying but singing, Happy Days Are Here Again. I did cry while she was here, though.
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@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
I am lucky not to ever had one...at least not yet. and I really do not know how I could manage how I feel if this thing happens.
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• United States
29 Apr 13
This is new to me as well. But it will not go any further I can guarantee that. We've had others stay with us for visits and there were no problems. So, now, I pick and choose who stays and who gets left out in the rain.
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
28 Apr 13
I never like any kind of company more than 3 days. No matter who there are. Have a great sunday there.
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• United States
29 Apr 13
My whole life, I don't remember having overnight guests stay with me at all. If there were any, they were so few and far in between that apparently they did not make a bad impression. My husband, however, likes company more than I do. I do feel that it is starting to wear him down. I, certainly hope so.
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@dagami (1163)
• Rome, Italy
28 Apr 13
this reminded me of a friend of my hubby who came over to stay for the night when we were still living in a bigger apartment. he snored the minute his head hit the pillow and we could hear him in our room at the other end of the house. believe me, i wasn't able to sleep. i begged my husband never to invite him again.
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• United States
28 Apr 13
Live and learn I suppose. Maybe we should round up all of these unwanted house guests and send them to a motel. You'll have a peaceful night's sleep and I will be stress free. O.K., now I've solved all the problems of our world.
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@shaggin (36328)
• United States
11 May
This was meant to be serious but had me giggling. You just commented on one of my posts so I came to see what you have written and wow no posts in 5 years Did you just come back to mylot recently or do you just read and comment on others posts?
• United States
14 May
Hello Shaggin. Yes, I'm making a myLot come back. I almost forgot about the site but ran across it online so here I am again. Now of course, I may be responding to a post that's is about 5 years old. This time I will try not to forget to log in to 'work' myLot.
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@DianneN (74480)
• United States
23 May
Wow! This is an old post to say the least. Nevertheless, that saying is quite true. We've had guests stay with us for 4 -5 days in Florida and here in Connecticut, but we've been lucky, since they were well loved family members or dear friends.
• Philippines
11 May
I don't think of it much. Except for people who kept messing with the door bell.
@just4him (110170)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 May
I'm sorry you had a bad visit with a family member. I'm glad you won't put yourself through that again. I've had people living with me that soon lost their zing because of their attitude and less than helpfulness.
@LadyDuck (147788)
• Switzerland
10 May
Yes, I have one, he was always the one too late to go home, the one who criticized everything and everyone around. He is now on my "black list".
@jstory07 (65390)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 May
I was lucky I never had unwanted house guests.