How many days is it comfortable to stay with your friend as a guest? Is 3 days

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. GoodLady profile image95
    GoodLadyposted 8 years ago

    How many days is it comfortable to stay with your friend as a guest?  Is 3 days is long enough? Why?

    How true is the old saying "fish and guests stink after 3 days".  How false?  What is your experience of friendship and hosting?

  2. albertsj profile image76
    albertsjposted 8 years ago

    I think it's totally dependant on, both the individual, their lifestyle, as well as yours. Personally I think 3 days is fine. Because you don't want to start getting annoyed with eachother, for stupid, trivial things. Yes, 3 days is plenty. If it's an importand friend, who you want to remain friends with, then get out, after 2 or 3 days.  But again, it does depend on the individual.

  3. AnnaCia profile image81
    AnnaCiaposted 8 years ago

    In my case, the ones I call my friends are very closed to me, so seven days will be a lot better when I am hosting.  Those friends (6 in total) live in other States and Puerto Rico, so we do not see each other more than once every one to two years.  On the other hand, I would prefer to be a guest only for 3 days, but it is me, not because they do not want to have me for more time.  The others are welcome for a weekend or 3 days because by then I become anxious and in need of my space.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 8 years ago

    I think no matter how hard we try, it is very hard to leave a small footprint when staying with a friend.  I think one or two days is ideal - you have time to talk, laugh and not enough time to get on each others nerves.

    Years ago we had houseguests for 9 days - we wanted them to leave so badly but they just would not go.  The only reason they finally left is that my husband's parents were scheduled to visit.  The houseguests were inconsiderate, took 1/2 hour showers and never once purchased any food.  It affected our feelings about them.

    I was young then and couldn't bring myself to say anything.  At my age now, 60, I would sit them down and make a plan.  Live and learn.

  5. G-Ma Johnson profile image59
    G-Ma Johnsonposted 8 years ago

    3 days...

    Fish begins to smell by then....


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)