What's the etiquette on having friends visit when you're coughing?
January 7, 2013 2:20 PM Subscribe
Social-Awkwardness filter: I'm a formerly shy person who's recently been getting out there and making friends. I've been sick for the past week. A few people have asked to come over/hang out despite this. I want to know what the etiquette is when you have a persistent cough that borders on retching. Do the people who try to hang out anyway really not care or are they just being polite? Am I going to alienate people by rejecting their multiple attempts to see me? I don't understand why they wouldn't just end up being disgusted by me constantly coughing and sneezing and blowing my nose and being a sick person.
posted by Pericardium to Human Relations (27 answers total)
If age matters we are from 20-30. I feel silly posting this but I spent so much of my life with no friends at all that I'm stumped as to the right thing to do here. I would love them to visit as it's getting lonely having been sick for a week now but I don't want to make a social faux-paus.