It is always awkward to visit someone’s house you’ve never visited before.  When you walk through the door, suddenly you’ve been stripped of all the comforts of being in your own home.  You can no longer expel flatulents at will or slouch in the couch.  Shoes or no shoes? Just what are the rules!?

 My suggestion is to go immediately to the kitchen to see if your host has fridge magnets.  They are a great “icebreaker” (puns always intended).  If they do not, resolve to never visit their casa again. Or, purchase magnets for them on the next visit.  If they choose not to use them on their fridge, they are not your friend and you have no business being there.

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