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"Don't Over Stay Your Welcome At Your Neighbors House"

Updated on June 18, 2010

"Don't Over Stay your Welcome At Your Neighbors House"

Don't wear out your welcome at your friends or your neighbor house.
Don't wear out your welcome at your friends or your neighbor house.

"Don't Over Stay Your Welcome At Your Neighbors House"

Proverbs chapter 25 - 17 : Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbors house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

When we were young children growing up, and wanting to go visit over to our neighbors, our mom would let us visit sometime; but she told us not to wear out our welcome by visiting to much. We really didn't understand exactly what she was trying to tell us, until she broke down and explain it to us. Mom said it's good to have friends to visit , but people get tired of it you coming over every day without end.We finally understood what mom was trying to tell us, not to visit our friends to much because they will get tired of you. Mom taught us Proverbs 25 - 17, so in layman term; it 's telling us not to be over someone house so much, until they are tired of looking at you. Now, day's people have a tendency to over stay their welcome, which cause feelings toward you, that means you need to stay home sometimes.Most people are to nice to   tell you, we love you and your company but could you possibly stay home sometimes and give us a break.  Everyone reading this hub, have had at least one guest that didn't have sense enough to go. If you ever get to the point of feeling unwanted over  someones house, it probably means that you have over stay your time and it's time to bow out.

We sometimes invite ourselves over to our friends house, but maybe, if we just wait a little while; we will get a genuine invitation form our friends or neighbors. Here are a few tips to keep us from being unwanted guest, don't visit no more than once a  If week, if necessary. If people are telling you, That they have things to do,or places to go; they're giving you a hint that it's time for you to go home. If they are about to have dinner,and you haven't gotten an invitation to stay, then take a hint and be on your merry Way. If every time you call you friends and they come up with an excuse where they can't talk to you,That is a sign that you have worn out your welcome. Get busy, and get involved doing something with else; and don't go over or contact these people until they invite you . If they don't invite  you back; then find yourself some new friends and remember these tips, so you don't into fall back into the same old bag all over again.

Benny Faye   .Douglass

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      Paul, India 

      8 years ago

      My mom taught the same while we were kids. We live by it till date. Thanks for the refreshing my memory.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I think I've overstayed my welcome here on the third rock from the sun! Thanks!

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you internetwriter62, for you compliment, comment and feedback. I appreciate you. Godpseed. creativeone59

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      Internetwriter62 

      8 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

      Thank you Creativeone59 for truly useful advice on how to be a good neighbor and not one that others want to see less of. I love reading proverbs and this is one of the most looked over verses. Your mother is very wise. Excellent, and useful hub. I loved it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Great reminder,

      That is true for the phone too, sometimes, i think my ear is going to catch on fire haha

      Cheers and God bless your work

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Veronica, I think we all try to live what we were taught. Thank you for your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Bk,you're correct,sounds like our mothers was on the same page. Thank you so much for stopping by with your comment and feedback. It's always a pleasure seeing you at my hubs. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you dahoglund, for stopping by and leaving your comment and feedback. I Think we all been in your position. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you KuameG, for stopping by and leaving your comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Yes creativeone - I have heard this from my mother as well. I still live my this today.

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      BkCreative 

      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yes, indeed our mothers knew what they were talking about and taught us good manners. Now more than ever with the endless responsibilities we have, a guest is hard work.

      And that was the saying 'don't wear out your welcome' - something so simple but we haven't yet mastered it. My mother would tell us to 'stay home' she did not want us up in someone else's house. She knew how hard other mothers were working.

      This is a nice reminder. Thanks again!

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Yes, I have had that experience to the point it was impossible to get any work or anything else done. Benjamin Franklin in "Poor Richards Almanac" said Fish and visitors smell in three days.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful hub with great advice. Thank you.

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      KwameG 

      8 years ago from MS

      great age old advice,

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