My family invited my best friend to go with us on vacation.
I thought, “Wow, this is going to be so much fun!” Wrong! My mom is very
organized so, whenever you’re done with a dish, you have to clean it. Well, my
friend never washed any dishes, so I had to do hers. Don’t event get me started
on our room. She left wet towels and snack wrappers all over the place! And who
made her bed every day? I did. If I were to be someone’s guest for a week, I’d
pick up after myself.
Dear Clean and Confused,
Next time, whether it’s day one of vacation or camp or
college, say something right away. Not: “You’re a slob—pick up after yourself!”
Just: “Hey, let’s both try to keep things neat.” You could have said, “My mom
is a neat freak, so do you mind hanging that towel up? Thanks.” Your speaking
up would have been good for both of you—for her, because she needs to learn to
be a more considerate guest and, for you, because it’s not fun to resent a
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BY CAROL WESTON ON 7/13/2012 5:07:00 PM
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