dinner guests

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?

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “dinner guests

  1. I wonder if, in this fast paced life we lead, people think they will impose if they stay too long. I like to have something planned, a game or a movie etc. in case we don't just naturally fall into a great conversation or something. (I agree with you.That seems a little rude to 'eat and run'.)

  2. I would think the average stay would be more than an hour. But sometimes if you have kids and the other people don't or vice versa may lead to shorter visits.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s