I spent most of the day cleaning and cooking because we had guests coming for dinner. Then they only stayed a little over an hour. The last time we had people over it was nearly the same scenario. I can’t help but feel a little disappointed to get so little return on the time and effort invested. (And also find this a surprising thought for an introvert.)
Are my expectations out of line? Are we supposed to ask guests to stay longer when they first hint at leaving soon? What is a typical amount of time to stay when you go to some one’s home for a meal?