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Am I the only one wondering if the OP had said never said anything at all, the would-be recipient may never have picked up the treadmill?
Cats. They used to just walk up to the front porch or my back yard when my cats were indoor only. After that, but before I decided to sleep in a cat free room for the sake of my "sleep hygiene," I would periodically wake up to find a cat I didn't own in my room. One particularly memorable time, it was on my bed and demanding food. I have also found kittens in many surprising places.
"Hey, Mom and Dad, I'm a bit hesitant to bring this up, but it seems like it is a bit tricky to get the guest room temperature just right. I experienced pretty much the same thing as SIL when I stayed in there- first night it was too cold but turning the heat up made it uncomfortably warm. You might want to experiment with the heat a bit, or put in a supply of extra blankets, if anyone else is planning to stay in there soon."POD
Thank you everyone!!
Partner is great and wants to be more drastic than I want to be. He joked that we should put down plastic tarps and spray them with a spray bottle when they do something wrong.
We host them about 4-5 times per year so not a lot and mostly in the summer and usually once in the fall/winter. I absolutely will start using plastic and paper goods and do some work to in-law proof the house. After this thread I had the idea to buy a slip cover for the couch and just put it on when they come over. I will also be a little more forward, but nice, about certain behaviors and handling certain items.
I will talk to partner and I know he will back me up and have no problem saying things to them and now I know I can speak up more than I have.
I think I will also probably not host the winter gathering and just stick with summer and backyard bbqs.
And for the person that mentioned it - I literally have no idea how or why but every time they leave I always find at least one major finger/hand print on the wall and/or on the glass slider. Yet partner and I go months without really having any. It is so weird.
Now I'm feeling a little guilty because she's been on thin ice for a while. This may be what makes management pull the trigger and fire her. I don't want to be the cause of someone else losing their livelihood. For now I'm just avoiding her as much as I can and am being cool but polite when I have to interact with her. What do you guys think? Am I overreacting? What would you do in a similar situation?
TL;DR--Coworker is not getting her work done and is trying to make me do it for her. When I refused, she told me off. I reported her to management. Did I overreact?
I may not mention if a room was cold unless it was just unbearable but if my host asked me about the room, I would assume they wanted an honest answer! I mean why ask unless you are willing to change the temperature? I can not stand this idea that one can never be honest, even if specifically asked what they think.