From outstaying your welcome to not saying thank you, homeowners have spilled the beans on which guest behaviours really tick them off, and the results are in. Take a look below to find out if your top pet peeve is up there with the rest of them!
Looks like we need to watch our language when at a friend's house!
Manners cost nothing, after all!
As Benjamin Franklin said: "Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days."
It's best to keep screen time to a minimum!
Our jury is out on this one…
DON'T LEAVE A WATER MARK!
Tidying as you go can really help a host.
Most people are pretty split on this one…
This one's a no-brainer – right?
While some people don't mind it, it's always best to ask your host first.
A massive 35% agreed that smoking indoors is the biggest faux pas a guest could commit, with guests not taking their shoes off at the door coming in third place, with 29% agreeing.
But it seems there are some slightly more obscure house rules out there as well. According to the respondents, they've also been asked to not use too much toilet roll, eat too many biscuits when offered, and to personally greet the owner's cat!
There's nothing quite like listening to people chewing…
What does this even mean?!
I… just… I…
*puts back 8th biscuit*
What do you think of this?
To be fair, this is good advice.
But how much is too much?!
Makes perfect sense.
The survey also showed that some vegan homeowners are adopting the 'no non-plant-based foods in the house' rule, with one respondent answering “We’re vegan in our house so you will be too."
Emily Jenkins, a 22-year-old from Cheshire, said that she has banned meat in her house and insists her guests must eat vegetarian, “I don’t have many rules for guests, but my number one rule is that there is no meat allowed in the house. Obviously, I want guests to feel welcome, however, I do have to draw the line at having meat in the house as it goes against my morals.
“I have had people tell me it’s selfish to dictate what other people can eat in my house, and I sympathise with that, but I do find it insulting when (after many years of being a vegetarian) people ask me if they can bring their own meat. If you’re coming to my house, you have to follow the rules.”