At various times in our lives, we play hosts to some special people in our lives. The guests could be strangers or could be family members who no longer live with us.
Before a guest visits us, the first thing we do is to create an appointment. The process can simply be a phone call, a text message, a letter or a verbal agreement at a previous meeting. The essential part of that agreement would be the date and time of the visit.
Once the appointment has been made, both the guest and the host begin planning towards the visit. Usually the guest will think of things such as what to wear, gifts to buy (where applicable) and plan the journey to ensure that he/she arrive at the agreed time.