Caught Off Guard
I am having some things repaired around my home by the husband of an acquaintance, whose clothes shop I purchase from occasionally. The work is being finished up, and he mentioned this past weekend that he might bring his wife by to visit me while he was cleaning up. I did not have a problem with this and even bought refreshments to serve. They were a no show, and he did not call until the next day to tell me that he was sorry that he could not make it. It would have been nice to hear from him the same day but no big deal.
Yesterday, early evening, I got a call from him asking if he could pick up some of his supplies. He said he would be by shortly. Two and a half hours later, he shows with his wife. I'm tired, I am just getting over a major case of the flu and of course, I have not had dinner yet because I was waiting for him to come and get his things so that I could relax. I asked if they would like to step inside for a minute. Inside meaning "come sit down, and we'll chat". The wife then asked before she even stepped inside for a complete tour of my home. I politely declined telling her that I would prefer the house to be in perfect order before I give tours. I also added that I was a bit tired and not feeling 100%. They did leave and now I am afraid that I offended them. I don't ever ask to see someone's entire home unless they offer to show me first.