When I used to go round to my first ‘proper’ girlfriend’s house, although her mum would say Hi and pass the time of day – albeit briefly – to me, with her Dad it was a “Hello” and “Goodbye”. Nothing else. I went out with her for a few years too – it never changed. Consequently I find myself without a role model. D’s boyfriend comes round at least once a week, if not twice. I too say “Hi” and “Cheers” (I’m trying to be less formal…) but I’m stuck for what else. I have a feeling that the words I need fall somewhere between “Are your intentions honourable ?” and “Break her heart and I break your legs”. I’ll work on it ….