As I prepare to move into a new home, plans are underway for a nice housewarming party. I am looking forward to meeting my new neighbors as well as sharing this life change with friends and family.
But just as there are certain traditions and expectations that fall upon me as the host, there is a new etiquette study conducted by DiscountFlooringDepot.co.uk revealing the top 10 rude faux pas that guests should be aware of. I share them here in hopes of preventing awkward moments at your next dinner party.
1. 89% of homeowners say it is the biggest no-no is when a guest pulls out their smart phone at the dinner table.
2. Asking the homeowner for the wifi password.
3. 64% are irked when a guest keeps his/her shoes on when walking across the carpet.
4. 58% find it rude when a guest takes a peak into the bedroom without permission.
5. 52% feel as if they are being judged when a guest looks inside the refrigerator.
6. 24% said they expect a gift when visitors stop by-a bottle of wine the preferred token of appreciation.
7. 22% are offended when a guest turns down food that is being offered.
8. Finally, 19% of homeowners surveyed would like to be asked before a guest brings a pet into their home.
A spokesperson for the researchers says, "My advice for people with houseguests who commit the occasional faux pas is to try and feel glad that their guests simply feel comfortable enough in their home to treat it as their own."
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