She was nice enough to open her house, for free, to a cousin who was old enough to know better and I was just appalled at some of the things this so called “houseguest” did. I could hear and see the frustration in her voice and quite frankly I felt that she has been wronged- and I was going to do my part to try and make it right.
I am not going to get into the specifics here, not because I’d like to protect the guilty (she deserves to be shamed!) but, more so to protect my friend and keep her in her family’s good graces.
1. You are your own maid. Whether you keep your own home spic and span or you live in the sheer filth of a pig sty, in someone else’s home, you need to be a clean freak. Make your bed, don’t leave things strewn all over the house, straighten the bathroom, fix your own meal and do your dishes, clean up after yourself. If you make a mess, clean it up. Do not expect maid service as a houseguest! End of story.