silly question about feeding unanounced guests

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Registered: 07-28-2007
silly question about feeding unanounced guests
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Sun, 07-10-2011 - 11:35pm

Hi all..

My DH asked a friend to come over and help him with some firewood.

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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 8:09pm
I believe she posted somewhere, that she didn't really mind giving them the snacks. The whole issue here is bad manners. A little please and thank you never hurt anyone, whether someone is chopping some wood, or not. And by the way, who says..."Let's go see what she has..." without first being invited to do so????
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Registered: 05-14-1999
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 8:14pm

JV, I totally get it, girl. Don't let any negative feedback

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 8:59pm

Yes, the mother was rude.

 

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 9:03pm
She gave them snacks. She even said she didn't mind doing so...even if she felt intruded on or awkward, she fed them. She didn't have to...they should have said "Thanks".
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Registered: 10-14-2003
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 9:46pm

Yes, she initially said she didn't mind feeding the kids, and that it was the rudeness of it all.

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 10:36pm
Maybe if one doesn't want differing opinions, posting questions on a public message board isn't an intelligent decision.
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Registered: 07-28-2007
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 12:09am

Thanks again for your replies..very intersting stuff going on here....

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Registered: 07-28-2007
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 12:21am
Umm.. HELLO !! Discussions are going to have differing opinions... that IS why people post stuff like this. To get other opinons.. Doesn't mean one has to agree. This not a difficult concept. That is why they are called " dicussion boards". To in fact.. Discuss.

If you have read many posts on this site you will see many opinions being brought out. Agreeing or disagreeing. Thus the purpose of the boards. If we all agreed if would be no fun as well as no help.
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Registered: 10-05-2007
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 1:04am
Um, Hello, the post wasn't directed to you, it was directed at the poster who criticized the "negative" posts. I've been posting here for years, I know how the site works. Thanks.

To answer your other question, no, I wouldn't do that, or let my kids do that, but I wouldn't get so bent out of shape if someone else (who was doing me a favor) did.

Then again, I also wouldn't post snotty messages to people in reply to something that wasn't directed at me. I guess everyone's different.
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Registered: 02-14-2004
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 1:28am

I think part of the confusion for me is that my family is one that seems to share chores among each other and among friends.