When someone new visits you, do you feel obligated to give them a house tour? Let’s say you’ve invited someone over to your home for the first time and they are going to be in your home for maybe 2-3 hours. It’s a social visit, maybe you are even hosting a casual neighborhood party and there are more like 20 or 30 people coming over for a BBQ or dessert or something.
As a guest in someone’s home for the first time, would you even be remotely interested in being lead around their house?
Do you feel the need to give your first time guests a tour of your home?
Do you have a burning desire to show people the dining room you never use, the bookcase your Great Aunt Matilda gave you but you can’t get rid of because it’s a family heirloom, the room where you sleep, your bath mats? Where do you draw the line? Your home office? The laundry room, the basement?
A few months ago we had some guests. And within 5 minutes of their arrival, my husband asked them if they wanted a tour of our house. I’m pretty sure I shot back an ARE YOU SERIOUS look immediately after he offered because he was like WHAT!? What did I say?
Maybe it really wasn’t an odd question after all. Maybe I’m the weird one. Maybe I don’t want to have to explain why I have 6 rolling carts of wool in the basement or a 50 pound sack of potatoes in the pantry to someone I just kind of sort of know.
Or if I’m being totally honest here, maybe I don’t find most people that interesting or want to pretend to care about their licence plate collection or be encouraged to touch someones silky bedspread because OH MY GOSH IT’S SO SOFT…. FEEEEEEL it.
Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m the quirky one.
But how do YOU feel about house tours? Yea or Nay?