Be polite. Don’t break anything. And thank the host for the invitation.
Those are the keys to being a good house guest – or so I was taught. Apparently it’s not quite so simple these days.
According to a recent UK study, there are at least eight things you ought to avoid if you want to snag a return-invite to someone’s home.
And from snooping around the house to turning down food, I reckon you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s never committed at least one.
The biggest faux pas, according to homeowners, is when a guest is on their phone during a meal. That was deemed worthy of the top spot by 89 per cent of the 1009 people surveyed.
Hardly a shocker.
But second place was a bit of a surprise: at least 77 per cent of respondents took issue with people asking for their WiFi password.
Sure, you should definitely draw the line at someone downloading the entire Game of Thrones saga, but c’mon people — surely we can spare the odd megabyte here and there.