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Relatives 24- 7 i need advice.
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Gilane    Posted 03-11-2003 at 07:09:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
have any of u had relatives that were constantly coming to visit and as soon as one leaves the others drop in.it's driving me crazy , i can't get any work done.
my house is also a stop over for relatives who are going for other things [appointments ,ball games etc.i have a large family, they don't seem to think that i might have things to do . sometimes they are here as much a twice a day.i just don't know how to remedy this without causing hurt feelings.


Foz    Posted 03-11-2003 at 21:04:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
when ever they come over just ask if they have a dollar or two you could borrow. then the next time ask if they have spare change. then the next time ask em to pick up sumpthing small on their way over.......they'll get tired of your freeloading quick and you'll be rid of them !


Foz    Posted 03-11-2003 at 21:04:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
when ever they come over just ask if they have a dollar or two you could borrow. then the next time ask if they have spare change. then the next time ask em to pick up sumpthing small on their way over.......they'll get tired of your freeloading quick and you'll be rid of them !


Spence    Posted 03-11-2003 at 17:07:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go out more often. Lock the doors and hang a
"Gone Mountain Climbing in The Himalayas" sign.

Seriously, you gotta get out more on the days off. Second, don't answer the door bells.


ErrinOH    Posted 03-11-2003 at 15:29:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a mess.


Duke Black    Posted 03-11-2003 at 10:36:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wish some of my folks were still here.Put a shovel,hammer,pichfork,wrench,frypan,weedwaker in their hands they'll get the picture fast.The ones that keep on coming will be a joy to be arround.Did you say inlaws get heavy tools out jack hammer,toilet brush just kidding enjoy while you can lifes short.


Fawteen - Good advice below    Posted 03-11-2003 at 08:19:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a plaque hanging on my kitchen wall. It says, in part:

"Know ye that here we live a life of labour. If at times we absent ourselves from thee, do ye occupy thyself according to thine hearts desire".

And that's just what we do. Can't recall the last time someone was offended.


Salmoneye    Posted 03-11-2003 at 09:43:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Same here...

My Grams house was always 'The Place' for coffee in the AM from the town road crew to family...

Now my Sister owns the old place, and it is pretty much the same...Sweep your boots of snow before comin into the kitchen please...Coffee's on the stove...If ya finish it make more...If She's not there, shut the door on your way out...



Ron/PA    Posted 03-11-2003 at 08:17:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Somebody's feelings are already hurt,, yours!!!!
No one can take advantage of you unless you allow it. My own parents (who I wouldn't hurt for the world) stop by now and then and they look me up in the barn, hay shed, fields, or wherever,, I stop and talk a bit, and if they don't need anything pressing, I go on about my work and they go on a bout their day. None of these folks would stop at a day job if ya had one, not like they would hang out in your office, or factory, well that's what they are doing now.
Don't be rude but don't be detained,, and most of all remember to wash the coffeepot,, god I love that idea
Later
Ron


Stony Jim    Posted 03-11-2003 at 08:15:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tell them you are going to get the Soap and the Water to wash dishes, then set the dishes on the floor and call the dogs!


Tom A    Posted 03-11-2003 at 07:49:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Let 'em know you're busy (very far behind right now) so you're just gonna do a litle work while y'all chat...then ask them for a hand while you're working. "Could you hand me that mop...oh while you've got it there in your hand, why don't you catch that corner over there?"

Pretty soon they'll quit coming as often.


Robert    Posted 03-11-2003 at 07:48:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've told them, "glad you came by, i need some help with............" They either help, or say, "i see your busy right now" and leave.
Sometimes i actually get some help. I DO keep working though, and let them follow along if they want. Be polite, but "keep working".
Most do leave though, people get lazy with so much time on their hands to be visiting ALL the time!
This really works!
Robert


DeadCarp    Posted 03-11-2003 at 07:33:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
About all you can do is train them to alays bring something. Get one to bring cookies and tell the others how good they were. Make sure they help you awhile before getting a break. That and never wash the coffeepot.


cowgirlj    Posted 03-11-2003 at 08:00:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Actually, you could wash the coffee pot while they are there....with a designated toilet brush.
j


DeadCarp    Posted 03-11-2003 at 08:24:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Darn good idea! I'll ask the inlaws to pick up a toilet brush for the coffeepot while they're in town! it might even reach that cat litter around the rim!


rhouston ROFL    Posted 03-11-2003 at 08:18:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
you get the award for the best answer


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