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Staying At A Friend's For The Weekend: Expectations Vs. Reality

"Come for the weekend," they said. "It'll be fun," they said. Don't let this happen to you! Love, Hampton.

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1. Expectation: Your friends can't wait to have you over!

Reality: They were just being polite when they said to come over any time.

2. Expectation: The weekend will fly by because you're doing so many things and having so much fun!

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Reality: You'll spend most of your time doing this.

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3. Expectation: You're gonna kick back and chillax all weekend!

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Reality: Your host has you up at dawn to help clean out the garage.

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4. Expectation: You'll get to browse their bookcases for great new reading material!

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Reality: Their library consists of five damp, moldy books.

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5. Expectation: Finally, a chance to use a fancy bathroom!

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Reality: Their guest bathroom is cramped beyond belief.

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6. Expectation: Your friend is really amazing!

Reality: Your friend is REALLY weird.

7. Expectation: Amazing, FREE breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner!

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Reality: Their fridge has basically nothing but leftovers.

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8. Expectation: Sleeping in a different bed is exciting and new!

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Reality: You're sleeping on a couch pretending to be a bed.

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9. Expectation: You'll get to sleep in!

Reality: They have kids, so... no.

10. Expectation: It's so much fun, you hope this weekend lasts forever!

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Reality: You're ready to go home by Saturday morning.

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Expectation: Next time, you'll stay at Hampton instead.

courtesy of Hampton

Reality: You book a room with Hampton and enjoy all the comforts of home — pristine rooms, luxurious beds, and great breakfasts — with none of the hassle.

courtesy of Hampton