To Keep Open House
Does anyone keep open house any more? This where guests and even strangers can guarantee hospitality from you 24/7, helping themselves to any of your food and drink, watch your TV, sleep over etc.
Nowadays it’s a good way to be exploited and robbed blind, as guests, gate-crashers and rent free free-loaders become one and the same thing.
While happy to invite friends round for visits, there are limits on the time they can spend, which rooms they can access, which beers are out for them, etc. When it gets to time for them to depart, they are likely to be told to go.
Similarly, in visiting others, I never exploit their hospitality or overstay my welcome.
Have you ever kept open house?