14 Most Annoying Habits of Houseguests (PHOTOS)

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You know the famous Ben Franklin quote, "Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days"? Well, sometimes it doesn't even take three days! Houseguests -- whether they're friends or family -- can outwear their welcome in a day or even an afternoon depending on their behavior, especially if it sets a bad example for your kids. (See exhibit A: The man pictured above with his feet on the table!)


From spending all day parked in front of the television to leaving a heap of wet towels on the floor of the bathroom, you may spend your visit biting your tongue (when you're not too busy visualizing them leaving!).

We've put together a roundup of 14 habits of house guests that are not only irritating, but also a bad influence on your husband, children, and maybe even your pets. Check out our slideshow and then tell us: What annoying habits do you wish your guests would leave at home before spending time at your house?  


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