To be a good houseguest, you should be as independent as possible. You should buy groceries or take your hosts out for dinner. Pick up after yourself. Pretend to have a good time even if you’re not. Say, ‘I’d like to make a dinner reservation tonight. What’s your favorite restaurant?’ Try not to break anything. Be quiet.
This paragraph is from Tim Gunn’s book called Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work. Tim is a beloved pop culture icon, a New York Times bestselling author and he is best known as the Emmy Award–winning host of Project Runway.