The Good Host Fluff

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The Good Host Fluff
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 8:41pm

1. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve a dish that could kill one of your guests?

2. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve an entree that one of your guest hates?

3. While hosting an event, would you serve alcohol at a event that includes a number of known alcoholics?

4. While hosting an event, would you expect guests to help with the clean up?

5. If you were a tree nut, which one would you be?

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 11:53am

1. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve a dish that could kill one of your guests?  Of course not. To do so is not only rude, but dangerous. Putting a life in danger for the sake of "tradition" is a ridiculously stupid notion.

2. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve an entree that one of your guest hates? Not unless it was one of many entrees.

3. While hosting an event, would you serve alcohol at a event that includes a number of known alcoholics? As others have said, I would have a conversation first and make my decision later. I have alcoholics in my family and because of that, when they visit I make sure there is no alcohol whatsoever in the house. Yes, that includes mouthwash.

4. While hosting an event, would you expect guests to help with the clean up? No, I never "expect" it, but I always appreciate it. Many of my friends would jump in & help (including many of the men) regardless of the type of event. The best kind of event is the kind where we pay other people to clean up for us so we can relax and enjoy each other.

5. If you were a tree nut, which one would you be? An almond...I guess!

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 11:54am

thardy2001 wrote:
A peanut is not a tree nut.</p>

No chit Cherlock.  

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:49pm

1. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve a dish that could kill one of your guests?

Nope. I find that the administration of epipinephrine and subsequent trip to the ER via ambulance is a real party killer.

2. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve an entree that one of your guest hates?

Not knowingly. My dad is pickier than some toddlers, and whenever I cook for him, I always accomodate his (rather ridiculous, IMO) preferences. I don't get it, but I'm not going to cook something he doesn't like. I actually just sent a bowl of chili home w/him. Went over and shovelled him out this morning, got a haircut, took a walk w/the neighbor, and realized I'd locked myself out. So Dad drove over and let me back in my house. Sent the chili (one of his favorites) home w/him to thank him for bailing me out. :)

3. While hosting an event, would you serve alcohol at a event that includes a number of known alcoholics?

Small gathering at my home? No way. Hosting something large like a wedding? Yes. Depends on the circumstances...

4. While hosting an event, would you expect guests to help with the clean up?

No. DH's family doesn't. Ever. My sister usually does and one of my dearest friends ALWAYS helps me clean up. She's as OCD as I am (I do the same at her house) and we usually spend the time chatting. I don't expect it, EVER, but I certainly appreciate it!

5. If you were a tree nut, which one would you be

Almonds. The cocoa coated variety. I love those. I'm surprised you picked pine nuts over chestnuts! ;)

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 2:57pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">chestnuthooligan</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;1. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve a dish that could kill one of your guests?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;2. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve an entree that one of your guest hates?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;3. While hosting an event, would you serve alcohol at a event that includes a number of known alcoholics?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;4. While hosting an event, would you expect guests to help with the clean up? &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;5. If you were a tree nut, which one would you be?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>1. No.</p><p>2. No.</p><p>3. Depends on the size of the event, who the alcoholics are and how steady they are in their recovery.  But my consideration on this point would begin with "no" and then work through the questions to see if alcohol would be acceptable.  It's not that big a deal if there's no alcohol.</p><p>4. If it's family or a close group of friends, I would, but in general, no.  And I tend to prefer to clean up myself, just because I'm stupidly picky about how to stack the dishwasher or put things away. :D</p><p>5. I'd be a coconut, because sometimes I feel like a nut and sometimes I don't ;)  (Reference: is a coconut a nut or a fruit?)</p>

Ditto. I get twitchy if the dishwasher is loaded wrong. Or overloaded. ACK. And all the dishes have to be sorted appropriately and lined up just so...everything has a place and has to go back to that place. I know. Issues.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 7:05pm

"I get twitchy if the dishwasher is loaded wrong. ... I know. Issues."

Haha.  I have learned to let go of a lot of my...well, issues.  But the dishwasher is not one of those things.  That's why I still do the majority of the loading.  I am the one that cares (and, since I don't empty the dang things, I shouldn't be bothered by this, lol).

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:13pm
I was going for irony...thanks for noticing!
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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 4:52pm

1. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve a dish that could kill one of your guests?

Yes, well I wouldnt serve it to the guest,  I would give said person an alternative. If I only served what all guests could eat when all friends are over, we would only be eating rhubarb.

2. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve an entree that one of your guest hates?

Yes again, since my friends says I so good cooking that they will even try food they have been know to hate or I would have an alternative for that person.

3. While hosting an event, would you serve alcohol at a event that includes a number of known alcoholics?

Never and alcohol is to expensive here anyway

4. While hosting an event, would you expect guests to help with the clean up?

I dont expect it but they tend to kick me out of the kitchen and do the clean up as thanks.

5. If you were a tree nut, which one would you be?

Macadamian, because I am a hard nut crack but my inside is lovely.

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