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Old 04-21-2013, 17:29   #1
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Was The Hostess Rude?

Last Sept we were part of a dinner at a friend's house. When the dishes were cleared the hostess asked if folks wanted dessert-everyone said yes. She brought out apple pie and ice cream and serving dishes to the table. Instead of serving she got engaged in a conversation with several guests and talked and talked and..finally her daughter grabbed the desserts and started to serve them because the ice cream was melting.

Last night, similar deal-she brought the dessert (cheesecake) to the table, started talking with people generally and after 15 minutes started to serve the dessert.

I thought both times it was rude to ask guests if they wanted a food, produce it near them but not serve them My wife said no-the hostess has two duties, to serve the dinner and to socialize with the guests.

What are the thoughts of folks here? What do you do when hosting??
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Old 04-21-2013, 17:33   #2
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If she's not going to serve the food, then she should say something like, "here are plates and silverware, come serve yourself. Make yourself at home." Or something like it.

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Old 04-21-2013, 17:34   #3
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we dont host , and when we want ice cream we go get small cone from mickey d .

we dont like alot of folks, we got our own cliche of friends
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I think if this is the kind of thing that is a problem in your life, you are a very blessed man and need to realize that.
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Old 04-21-2013, 17:37   #5
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....and did you actually say "last sept..."

This has been stuck in your craw for 7 months? THIS?
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Old 04-21-2013, 17:44   #6
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Was she dressed age appropriate?

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Old 04-21-2013, 17:44   #7
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Both times you should have offered to help. What's wrong with you?
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Old 04-21-2013, 17:46   #8
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we dont like alot of folks, we got our own cliche of friends
My friends kept saying and doing the same things over and over again, so I finally dumped them.

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Old 04-21-2013, 17:49   #9
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we dont host , and when we want ice cream we go get small cone from mickey d .

we dont like alot of folks, we got our own cliche of friends
If you knew what I know, you would NEVER eat at a QSR. Trust me.
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Old 04-21-2013, 17:54   #10
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No two hosts/hostesses are alike and I don't take it personally when one doesn't impress me. My wife used to get a little snotty on the drive home about some until I pointed out that it makes her dinner parties look all the better.
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Old 04-21-2013, 17:58   #11
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Old 04-21-2013, 17:59   #12
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You use dishes?
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Old 04-21-2013, 18:00   #13
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I assume you didn't have to pay for the meal in the first place, but you didn't say in your IP. Criticizing the service is pretty petty. I'm with Rabbi on this one. How about having the dinner at your house next time to show them how it's done.
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Old 04-21-2013, 18:03   #15
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we dont host , and when we want ice cream we go get small cone from mickey d .

we dont like alot of folks, we got our own cliche of friends
I see what you did thre
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I would not leave a good tip!!!
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Old 04-21-2013, 18:04   #17
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Beat me to it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 18:04   #18
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I would have left them an upper-decker.
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Old 04-21-2013, 18:06   #19
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I am betting that you are not what we would term a "slender fellow".
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Old 04-21-2013, 18:07   #20
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I'd go pretty light with the tip. That'll show her.
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Old 04-21-2013, 18:08   #21
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Why did you guys think it was better to watch the ice cream melt, instead of serving it yourselves?
Folks I hang out with usually help the "hostess" anyways.
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Old 04-21-2013, 18:08   #22
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Is this really a thread?
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Old 04-21-2013, 18:11   #24
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Not necessarily rude, but a definite lack of knowledge concerning manners.
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Old 04-21-2013, 18:19   #25
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So, the Hostess is a woman with a short attention span.....

Nothing new....
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