Quotation by Robert Benchley

Who has not wished that his host would come out frankly at the beginning of the visit and state, in no uncertain terms, the rules and preferences of the household in such matters as the breakfast hour? And who has not sounded out his guest to find out what he likes in the regulation of his diet and modus vivendi (mode of living)?
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Of All Things! "The Tortures of Week-End Visiting," Henry Holt (1921).
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