A: 陈豪，do you have any plans for the weekend?
C: 这个周末还真有活动。我们老板夫妇请我到他们家去玩儿，我没告诉你吗？说实话，I am a little nervous.
A：What are you nervous about?
A: Do you have gift for your hosts?
A：Here's what I do. I take a gift with me when I know my hosts' taste and hobbies.
A：When I don't have a clue, I pay attention to what they like while I am there. Then I send a special gift after the visit.
A: Unless you have food allergies or need to follow a special diet that would be rude. The rule is to "make do".
A: If there is something you don't like, don't let your hosts know. Have a little bit of everything to be polite but fill up on the things you like.
C: 你说得有道理，我可以每样儿都尝点，哪个合胃口就多吃点儿。你放心，不好吃我也不会告诉他们的。还有Amy, can I take my dog Freckles?
A：绝对不行. Unless they invite Freckles, ask your neighbors if they could look after him.
A：They may ask if you want to watch television and if you have any favorite shows. 不过，要是没人问你，那他们看什么，你就应该跟着看什么。
A：I hate to disappoint you, but if your hosts go to bed, you should retire to your room.
A：Take something to read. It's much more courteous to read quietly in your room than to stay up with the televising blaring.
A：Don't forget when the visit is over to send a handwritten thank you note?
A：绝对不行。E-mail is too impersonal.
A：Then buy some and take it with you along with a pen and some stamps. You can write the note before you leave their house and mail it on your way back home.