Starting off Sunday fluff

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Starting off Sunday fluff
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Sun, 09-29-2013 - 10:46am

We've gone to church, watching Meet The Press, took ground beef out of my freezer for meatballs, jotting notes down for the week then planning for the week ahead, clip coupons, and planning to watch the Cleveland Browns/Bengals game later, Ultimate rivals!  Lol! 

How is your Sunday going? 

 

 

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 10:37am
"Interesting, isn't it bord? Remembering the "gazillion" of posts on THIS board but not facebook. That gives me the chills, I mean we're not even "friends" Lol. " What are you talking about, Jamblessed? I have no idea to what you are referring.
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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 10:42am
It is not uncommon for guests to bring a small hostess gift; but it is not necessary. A hostess gift might be a bottle of wine, some fresh produce from the guest's garden, a bouquet of flowers, even some pretty soaps or something like that. If it is dessert, it might be cookies or something for the hostess's family to enjoy another time, not part of the meal being served that evening; unless of course the hostess has invited everyone to a potluck.
Sounds like you are speaking of a small dinner party.
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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 10:43am

Because it's insulting to offer to bring anything. 

Undecided   lol

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 10:47am
"Sounds like you are speaking of a small dinner party." I am speaking of whenever I invite people to share a meal with us, whether it is one person or one hundred.
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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 10:54am

"Sounds like you are speaking of a small dinner party." I am speaking of whenever I invite people to share a meal with us, whether it is one person or one hundred.

Well shame on those people that don't bring anything. 

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:02am
"Sounds like you are speaking of a small dinner party." I am speaking of whenever I invite people to share a meal with us, whether it is one person or one hundred. "Well shame on those people that don't bring anything. " No, there is no shame in people having different customs from those in your circle. It is statements such as this that make you sound rather....parochial.
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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:08am

mortyswife wrote:
Well shame on those people that don't bring anything. </span></strong></p>

Not when they've either been request to NOT bring anything or are aware that Bord does not expect contributions. 

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:11am

"Sounds like you are speaking of a small dinner party." I am speaking of whenever I invite people to share a meal with us, whether it is one person or one hundred. "Well shame on those people that don't bring anything. " No, there is no shame in people having different customs from those in your circle. It is statements such as this that make you sound rather....parochial.

ANY custom would know that you should bring the hostess something and IME (and this is coming from ALL different types of people that I have been to parties with) everyone brings something. An appetizer, side dish, dessert or drink. 

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:13am

Not when they've either been request to NOT bring anything or are aware that Bord does not expect contributions. 

Again, it is rude and if you are have been properly raised, you don't show up empty-handed.

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:14am

mortyswife wrote:
ANY custom would know that you should bring the hostess something and IME (and this is coming from ALL different types of people that I have been to parties with) everyone brings something. An appetizer, side dish, dessert or drink. </span></strong></p>

That's just simply not true of 1) all cultures 2) everyone in the American culture even.  I'll agree that it is often expected, but not always.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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