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Old 07-28-2015, 01:21 PM   #81
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very tacky idea.

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Old 07-29-2015, 08:49 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by bayview View Post
very tacky idea.
Its very difficult to steer a middle course between being open and generous, and being taken advantage of.

After a life time of experience, and being nearly 60, I employ the three strikes and you're out method .

Generously entertain new people you meet the first time you invite them over. If you get on well, ask them over a second time. If you really like them, ask them a third time...

If they don't reciprocate after three invitations, cross, them off the list: no exceptions.( even badly off people can afford a cup of coffee).

Decent people freely contribute and return hospitality; free loaders just take and take...

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