Today I send my guest off to the airport. She’s a dear friend and I’ve enjoyed having her down to visit but ten days was a bit much. I knew I should have stuck to my guns and insisted on the 3 day rule.
The rule is that a person can stay as long as they like so long as they only spend 3 days with me. So basically use my house as a base of operations and go travelling. Here are some examples:
Friend stays for six days. Days 1, 3, and 5 he goes off to the beach, thus 2, 4, and 6 (the day he departs) are with me. This is fine - he’s gone at sunrise and back in the evening, no problemo.
Friend stays for seven days, he’s gone from noon to the evening every day. Which means he’s spent 3.5 days with me. That was alright but I was ready to send him off.
Friend stays five days and stays around me the entire time. I wanted to strangle him.
Now granted working from home puts me in an unusual position since I don’t have to go anywhere to work. So she lazied around the house, read, watched tv, etc while I worked. And overall we managed, but I’m just ready for the quiet house again.
How about you dopers, do you agree with this rule? Is your rule shorter? longer?