I was nice enough to pick up a couple that was flying in from southeast Asia. They are from Belgium on a round the world tour. I was happy to pick them up knowing how difficult it is when you are jet lagged and in a strange place.
I brought them home, put them up in the guest bedroom. They were nice enough to offer to cook. Great!
Then I got really sick.
The problem: my guests both had some form of gastroenteritis, which I learned from internet searches, is very contagious.
WARNING: if you have an intestinal bug, don't cook for anyone. Intestinal bugs are very contagious and easy to pass along.
Unfortunately my guests were not understanding of my illness, when I asked them to leave after they had been at my home a week, they packed up and were gone without warning. They used all my laundry soap to boot. In spite of my hospitality, they were very insulted that I asked them to leave.
The touring cyclist is not on the same schedule as their hosts...please respect the host's need to keep the disruption to their routine to a minimum so they can make the money and pay the bills that will allow them to become adventurers on the road.
After all the effort I put into these guests, including taking them to the hospital for tests, they left without a word, and never mentioned any of the help I offered them. Its as if I didn't exist in their trip. How rude.
I also just learned that the guitar strumming half of the duo took the fret clip from the guitar that it is the guest room. My son noticed it when he came home to play it a couple weekends ago.