I used to drive my MIL half-mad, I am sure. She tried several times to manipulate me to manipulate her son to do what she wanted him to do. She would also try to get me to tell her about his financial dealings, which are none of her business, especially not since she thinks that her children's belongings are her belongings.
So when she geared up for one of these, I would do my best possible impersonation of a dumb blonde (I am tall and blonde, and she is Greek). "Oh, I wouldn't know about that." "Oh, I wouldn't like to talk to dh about boring, difficult things like that." "Bank accounts? But those are in the bank, aren't they? How would I know about those?"
A hostess gift is nice.
Chocolates or a bottle of wine I would consider to be a hostess gift.
why should your "keyed to" dessert be the only one served? what about, my dessert is this.. but susie was nice enough to bring a little something too.....
we've had a few dinner guests over the years but one that strikes me as applicable here is when we had a priest over a few years ago, he makes bread and brought a loaf, totally unexpected.
egd3blessed wrote:why should your "keyed to" dessert be the only one served?
why should your "keyed to" dessert be the only one served?
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