I can understand Steve's point of view. The kitchen is MY domain, and when guests come over who want to help, they generally just drive me nuts.

Primarily because it is a very small kitchen, really a one-person domain: Generally, they kick me out in order to "help out" -- saying they want to relieve me of the drudgery of cooking chores. But then they know where nothing is, and have to call me back in to ask for help or else rifle through all the cupboards looking for what they need. Plus they either don't clean up or they put stuff back in the wrong places...

I would more prefer it if someone offered to dust and vacuum, or strip their beds and wash the sheets before they head home...
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