We live in a coastal town and often have houseguests to stay on weekends. There is one couple we invite regularly, (a close friend of my husband's) who always arrive without any food, wine or a hostess gift. They sit and wait to be served and don't offer to help in any way. They often stay longer than we would like and they sleep in past nine, when our household is usually up around seven, even on weekends.
This is not the way I was brought up to be and I find it enormously frustrating! What is today's etiquette or expectation for an overnight houseguest? I'd like to know if I'm being a stick-in-the-mud about this or if there is a new etiquette that I have just never heard of?
Thanks ever so,
The constant entertainer and provider