I come from an old-school Eastern European family that takes the whole “you’re a guest in my house” thing very, very seriously. If you’re coming over, there’s going to be a full meal ready for you and a variety of drink options. If you need a change of clothes, it’s there for you. Wanna shower or need to take a nap or even stay the night? That’s an option, too.
Some people might think that’s overkill, but in many cultures, that kind of gung-ho attitude towards making a guest feel comfortable is a two-way street. When I’m a guest in someone else’s home, I’ll keep any requests I have to an absolute minimum and make sure to clean up after myself and be as polite as possible. It’s all about manners at the end of the day.
However, that ideal’s lost on some people for whatever reason. The contributors to this AskReddit shared some of the worst examples they’ve ever come across of the much-maligned “ungracious guest.”