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BONNIE BRITTLE'S ADVICE
My son, who is 27 lives with us - his mom and dad - and will not go out to find a job. This Sunday he's invited 8 of his friends over to watch the Super Bowl. They come over for many sporting events: Golf, bowling, soccer and so on. They drink up all of our beer, eat huge quantities of food, leave a huge mess in the living room and bathroom and then leave. I try to be nice and let them eat and drink. I even provide nice snacks for them. What shall i do?
Here's my advice: 1) Put plastic on the furniture and carpeting. 2) Seal off the room and rent an outhouse for them to use. 3) Don't prepare any food that takes any time. Just put slabs of raw meat on paper plates for them. 4) Put a garbage can on the plastic covered carpet for their beer cans and leavings. 5) Give them a time deadline. If they don't meet it, call the police.
Hope this works.