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Was The Hostess Rude?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by MGGLOCK9, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. MGGLOCK9

    MGGLOCK9

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    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??
     
  2. audiomechanic

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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.

    Sent from my orifice.
     

  3. *ASH*

    *ASH* in hell everyone loves popcorn

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    we dont host , and when we want ice cream we go get small cone from mickey d .:supergrin::rofl:

    we dont like alot of folks, we got our own cliche of friends
     
  4. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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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.
     
  5. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    ....and did you actually say "last sept..."

    This has been stuck in your craw for 7 months? THIS?
     
  6. Z71bill

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    Was she dressed age appropriate?

    :tongueout:
     
  7. Detectorist

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    Both times you should have offered to help. What's wrong with you?
     
  8. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    My friends kept saying and doing the same things over and over again, so I finally dumped them.

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  9. NAS T MAG

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    If you knew what I know, you would NEVER eat at a QSR. Trust me.
     
  10. snubfan

    snubfan Giant Member

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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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  11. Travelin' Jack

    Travelin' Jack Misinformed

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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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  15. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    I see what you did thre :rofl:
     
  16. DocwithGlock

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    I would not leave a good tip!!!
     
  17. DocwithGlock

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    Beat me to it.
     
  18. Angry Fist

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    I would have left them an upper-decker.
     
  19. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Returning video

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    I am betting that you are not what we would term a "slender fellow". :)
     
  20. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    I'd go pretty light with the tip. That'll show her.