The other day, we scooted out of the house very early in the morning and left a friend in our house sleeping. Because our door doesn't lock automatically, we had to leave him with a set of keys so that he'd be able to lock up when he left. We also left him some basic memos about where stuff was. And then we left to go on a business trip.
There's something very vulnerable about leaving someone alone in your house for the first time, especially someone you're still just getting to know. You wonder what secrets your home will reveal about you that you haven't yet divulged. What will they think about your vast shoe collection? Or the fact that you keep flour and other things in the freezer? Your feng shui charms? But there's nothing you can do about it now, so you shut the door behind you and go, wondering.
How do you feel about leaving someone alone in your home?
[image from Bryan's Fashionable Statement]