Unfortunately you have probably heard the saying that starts with ‘give an inch?’. Yes, well it does apparently happen fairly regularly with guests that if you are not pretty firm and unwavering, that they will take it as a sign that you are a pushover that can be walked all over. I have the syndrome that makes me seem a softy, well, because I am and find saying ‘no’ very difficult. Unfortunately this makes me very resentful. Resentful that people would push boundaries and ask some of the things they do, and angry with myself when knowing I was dealing with someone that was taking advantage, I didn’t stand up for myself. Now I have made it a rule to stand up and just say no to people that try to push boundaries. Surprisingly they usually take it very well!! They know they are pushing it, and actually they are just thrilled when they get away with it and find a sucker. Some people love making their problems other people’s problems.
If you don’t have time to deal with guests returning for baggage at a later time or a later date, you can kindly decline by saying you will be out (if it is later that day), or if it’s a later date by saying you can’t be sure of your schedule if you will be in town. If you have limited room in your home, you can even just say so. I truly hope your guest comes back to get their luggage. That was a very rude trick to pull.