What is this fascination people have with turning up at other people’s houses unexpectedly? Does anyone actually like this kind of surprise? Because I for one can’t think of a single time when someone has come over to my place and I’ve thought, ‘How nice to see this person but it would have been even nicer if they had just turned up without me knowing, either when I was in the middle of scrubbing the toilet bowl or plucking my moustache or this morning when I was still in my underwear, finishing another illustration for my book.’
Seriously though, is there anyone out there who prefers people turning up at their house unexpectedly rather than them knowing?
I get it the worst I think because I work from home, doing art, which to most people means just sitting around being bored and waiting for someone to come over and entertain me. The way they see it, by coming over here, they will not only do a good deed by ‘getting me out of myself’ for a while, but also get a cup of tea and a couple of biscuits as well. Can’t get better than that, can it? And I think fair enough, come over but why not give me a call as you’re coming up the road and say, ‘I’m coming, put the kettle on’? Just so I get a two minutes warning so I can maybe try and flatten my hair a little. Is that too much to ask?