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What are your house rules for visitors?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BertieBassett2, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Lead commenter

    I suppose the number one rule for visitors would be to remove their shoes at the front door? I must admit, I ask mine to do this, which may seem pointless when I put up with eight paws coming in from the outside with heaven knows what on them! What are your rules - if any?
  2. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Shoes off, and no smoking inside...
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  4. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Don’t overstay your welcome.
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  5. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Lead commenter

    No smoking. I don't really care about anything else. I'd certainly never ask anyone to remove their shoes.
  6. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    No smoking. Not even in the garden.
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  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Our downstairs is all laminate flooring so no fuss about footwear. A legacy from our cat hosting years.

    No smoking indoors.

    To be honest we rarely have visitors anyway.
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  8. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Lead commenter

    I hadn't given smoking a thought! I don't think of any possible visitors of mine as being smokers.
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  9. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    No smoking, no drugs, no dogs. If you're planning to stay over, bring a bottle of red.
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  10. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    No, to be fair I don't know anyone who smokes.
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  11. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Actually yes, no dogs either. (No-one likely to visit has one TBH).
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  12. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Established commenter

    No rules. Just hospitable and anticipating common courtesy in return.
    towncryer, needabreak, cissy3 and 2 others like this.
  13. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    No rules as such, but I do appreciate it when people notice that we take our shoes of and do the same. I really hate it when someone brings their dog in with an, 'It's ok, isn't it?' making it very hard to refuse. My husband is very allergic to dogs and one friend even noticed, expressed sympathy, but didn't remove the offending mutt.
    needabreak, BertieBassett2 and TCSC47 like this.
  14. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Mi casa su casa
    towncryer, primarycat, colpee and 2 others like this.
  15. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  16. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    No smoking.
    Keep your shoes on. What is all this sitting around in your socks nonsense?
    Dogs more than welcome!
  17. T34

    T34 Established commenter

    Try to be interesting - idiosyncratic views welcome.
    Try not to get angry with me.
    Bring a dog if possible.
    Make an attempt to not walk on the carpets with your shoes on. I can provide slippers.
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  18. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    No smoking.
    No shoes.
    Do not just drop in.
    Preferably WhatsApp me instead.
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  19. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Family and friends know to take off their shoes. Strangers shoes are tolerated. Nobody has smoked in the house for a very long time. I don't think anybody would dare in a strangers house anyway nowadays. The last person to smoke was my Mum when she was alive, bless her. We encouraged her to smoke downstairs and not in her bedroom when she came to stay, so that we could keep an eye on any smouldering fag ends. Only about four burn holes I can remember. Thank goodness for non flammable modern furniture!

    Just remembered the most important rule. If you think Brexit is a good idea, don't even bother ringing the bell!
  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Hi Doll!
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