A “candidate” for mayor in Toronto named Kevin Clarke stormed onto the platform of a mayoral debate and had to be hauled away by security.
During the chaos he grabbed the backdrop curtain and almost pulled it down. Clarke is an activist and perennial candidate.
He wasn’t invited to the debate, which is probably why he went rogue.
As a host, it’s important to make your guests feel welcome and comfortable in your home. However, sometimes situations may arise where you need to politely ask your guests to leave. In case it’s getting too late, and you have work to attend to the next day, or if your neighbors are beginning to raise concerns about the noise level, it might be necessary to ask your guests to leave. Also, if someone’s getting out of control, it’s probably best to give them the boot before they do something ridiculous.
Do you know what can be tricky when you’re hosting? Figuring out how to gracefully nudge people toward the exit. It’s one of those challenging skills that can test your hosting abilities. There are some polite and not-so-polite ways to show and ask guests to leave your house.
A polite way to show and ask guests to leave is by using gentle language and expressing appreciation for their visit. An example would be saying something like “I’m sorry to interrupt, but I have to wake up early in the morning and I need to get some rest. Can we continue our conversation another time?”
On the other hand, a not-so-polite way to show and ask guests to leave is by being more assertive in your language. For instance, you might say something along the lines of “I’m sorry, but it’s time for you to leave now as you’ve overstayed your welcome.”
Here are some clever ways to encourage guests to wrap up their visit.