EXPECTING VISITORS THIS SUMMER? GOING ON A TRIP?
HAVE I GOT THE POST FOR YOU!
STEP RIGHT UP AND TRY THIS TIMELY INFO FROM:
For Everyday Reference
Inside this handy-dandy book is a
BOOK OF ETIQUETTE
and I shall quote from the section titled Visiting And Visitors.
Do not bore visitors by constantly trying to amuse them. After means of amusement have been provided, let it be optional with them as to whether they avail themselves of these or not. Permit your visitors to enjoy the liberty of solitude and quiet if they prefer. Any apparent effort to entertain is always bad form. The every-day life of a family should not be interfered with the arrival of guests.
Visitors should conform as much as possible to the habits and customs of the household. They should be moderate in their demands for personal attendance. They should not carry their mood into the drawing-room or to the table, and, whether they are bored or not, should be ready to contribute as much as is in their power to make an atmosphere of pleasure. If the above involves too mush self-sacrifie then an invitation to visit should not be accepted."
Now you know the optimal behavior for visitors and visitees. Go test out your newfound knowledge. Visit and be visited! Whee!
AND FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS MARVELOUS CONTRAPTION FOR YOUR TRAVELING AND SIGHTSEEING PLEASURE.
From CARICATURE The Wit & Humor of a Nation in Picture, Song, and Story 1909
(Click on the picture to enlarge.)
Rig one of these up and you're set to see the sights - even permanent-like if you're having too much fun to come home.
Yeah, I know, you're dying to send me boatloads of gifts for my splendid tips, but please refrain as I am only doing this for the sheer pleasure of offering valuable aid.