The Mike & Carla Morning Show

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Those seven words: We’re coming to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving! 

We love having visitors – until we DON’T. So how long is too long for your kids, your siblings, your parents, your friends – even you, when you visit someone – to stay?

What’s the maximum amount of time you can stay at someone’s house before it becomes annoying? According to a new survey, the answer is FOUR DAYS.  49% of people said that’s the cutoff. Four days, and everyone still loves each other!

Here are a few more interesting stats on holiday houseguests:

1.  Hosting messes with your sleep.  The average host loses two-and-a-half hours of sleep a night, just in the days leading up to it.

2.  Guests don’t sleep well either.  75% of us feel like we have to go to bed and wake up at the same time as the hosts, even if we’re jetlagged.

3.  The best houseguests are Baby Boomers.  The poll found they’re the most likely to be considerate and clean up after themselves.

4.  Young people don’t feel weird about sleeping in the same bed, even under their parents’ roof.  Most Gen Xers and Millennials still kind of do.  But 70% of Gen Zers don’t feel awkward about it at all.

5.  7% of people hide their valuables when they have guests, just to make sure nothing gets stolen.

Now – if you’re on day five and they still haven’t left, but you can’t bring yourself to just flat-out scream “LEAVE!” – maybe try one of these passive-aggressive ways to tell a houseguest “it’s time”

The Mike & Carla Morning Show actually talked about this and you can listen to the segment of those that have horror stories of “houseguests” overstaying their welcome…and enjoy!


-Carla Rea

  • I always wondered what it's like to run a hotel.

    Hotel sign

  • If I knew you'd be here this long, I would've bought more groceries.

    Grocery Shopping

  • It feels like you just got here.  But it's actually been a week.


  • Can I help you pack?

    Packing suitcase

  • I wish you could stay here forever, but that would be crazy, right?!

    Waving bye from plane

  • As long as you're here, can you help me scrub the toilets?

    Cleaning toilet

  • I usually sleep on the couch in the living room. Naked.

    Sleeping on couch