I am part of an organization that has a monthly weekend conference. It is held at a hotel. Those that live far away get a room, often sharing it with others to reduce cost, and those that live close enough drive in to the conference.
I happen to live 5 miles from the hotel. My best friend normally just drives in from her home, about 40 miles, but asked if she could stay at my place this time because she was short on cash and wanted to save on fuel costs. I said of course and prepared our guest room accordingly.
My best friend is fairly close with a girl, “Helen”, within the organization that I know as an acquaintance. Helen asked BFF where she was staying for the conference and my BFF told her that she was staying with me. Helen then invited herself along and BFF said she would check with me first. I told her that she was the one that would have to share a bed with her so the decision was in her hands. My BFF told Helen she could stay at my house.
During the weekend I fed them breakfast both mornings and dinner one evening. My BFF thanked me, helped cook and clean up after both meals and cleaned up after herself. Helen left a mess everywhere she went and never cleaned up after herself and never thanked me for my hospitality.
To top it off the plug for our sink drain was missing after they left. We don’t use that bathroom, as it’s a guest bathroom, and I cleaned it immediately before their arrival and immediately after their departure and it was missing. We have no children, so they can’t be blamed either. I know my BFF would not take that that but Helen is constantly complaining she is broke and I guess she stole our sink drain. I don’t understand it.
In addition she left her phone charger. She texted me after arriving at her home ok Sunday night to inform me and then proceeded to demand that I drive 70 miles one way to give it back to her. I told her I work 60+ hours per week and simply don’t have time to do that but she was free to come retrieve it any time. She then got my home husbands number from someone in the organization and proceeded to hound him about it without my knowledge.
I have never seen such behavior. You can bet she is never invited to our home again. She wasn’t really invited to begin with! 0124-17