Last weekend I was invited to a friends house for the day.
Given that she is a good friend or friend of long standing it seems like an odd and awkward situation--ideally you two would be able to speak openly to each other, and she would either tell you that she and her dh were having a special dinner, or say that the visit would need to end at 5pm because she had dinner plans, or something like that. Since you normally eat dinner together on the days that you spend together I can see why you would assume that would be the case again that time.
I agree that you don't invite someone to view the food if you're not intending to share it with them, unless it is stated that its for someone else or a special occasion ie. "the cupcakes are for my kid's party so we can't eat any".
This sounds like a good friend. One that you see often.
Yes, I think her behavior was odd given your normal routine with regards to eating when you're together.
I think you have a right tobe upset. She invited you over for a day and since your days together always consisted of eating together and she even asked you to try the roast and showed it to you. I think what happened is that her husband told her he wanted to have dinner alone with your friend and she did not have guts to tell you.
I think you should let this pass, but the next time you are invited over your friend's house, make it a point to mention whether or not you'll be having a meal together.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
. -Albert Einstein
Do every time you spent the day together, you finish having dinner?
The issue here might be that you assumed you were invited for dinner, when for their attitude, you were not.
It was just a misunderstanding. I don´t think I would do a thing like that, but once in a while we all make mistakes.
Once a friend of mine was invited with her kids to my brothers house. She arrived when my brother and his parents in law where finishing their meal and having dessert. They asked my friend to sit in the table, but they never offered her some dessert and they had theirs in front of her. YUMMY, YUMMY!: :smileyembarrassed:
How self absorbed they might have been to do such a thing? My friend felt insulted and, I think she was right, it is a rule of