couch surfing (idea)
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Sun Apr 07 2002 at 16:20:21
Having been living this as a
occasionally for the past year, and observing several other people doing it as well, I was surprised to find that there's not a node describing this.
is a way of life commonly found among the
crowds. Specifically, it's the habit of passing out on someone's
every night because you are too
, or (
insert favorite inebriation here
) to go home. This is more commonly seen at a
There are no rules for
, but I've noded some tips below that you may find helpful, and tend to make the experience more pleasant for both the
Always ask before you crash
When it comes to sleeping locations, it's every man for himself.
If you must sleep on the floor, expect to get stepped on at least once.
It helps to have a backpack or bag with you containing a change of clothes, personal hygiene items, etc. I keep such a bag in my car just in case.
It's a good idea to empty your pockets before passing out - it sucks to wake up with your
lodged in your crotch. The aforementioned bag is a good place to put your stuff.
Removing your shoes will make your morning
that much better
, as you don't have to deal with that icky
I slept in my shoes all night feeling
Usually this happens due to a
at the residence the night before, leaving the place somewhat
. It's generally considered
to assist in the cleanup once you
In the same vein, when cleaning up, it's generally a good idea to
stash any paraphernalia
first, because you never know who might drop by. (this may seem like common sense, but you'd be surprised...)
If you arise before everyone else, go about whatever business you have at hand as quietly as possible.
Usually there will be at least one other person
with you. If you don't know them well, respect them and their space.
Stealing from sleeping people is
That's all I have for now...feel free to add more as you see fit.
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