- Old friends that you haven't seen in ages stop by when you're in the middle of canning season.
- The ladies from church stop by just as your toddler has emptied the entire contents of a) your refrigerator b) his diaper c) the toy box d) the bookcase or e) all of the above - all over your living room floor.
- Your stylish neighbor drops by just as the cat has been sick (or incontinent) right in front of the door.
Never fails. If slings and arrows of outrageous fortune happen to fall upon you at your house, it will always do so at the most inconvenient time...just before company rings your doorbell.