My whole world is a buffet.
"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day Daily #459 P1
My DH finds it amusing, too.
HA! I've never seen that, thanks for sharing.
“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
HERE is the video version. Enjoy!
can i come to your next dinner party?
Here's Miss Manners on the issue:
One might suppose that Miss Manners would be charmed by the generosity of the Gentle Reader who writes, "I hate it when someone says, 'Don't bring anything' to a get-together. Is it better to honor their request, or to bring something small anyway? And if I should bring it anyway (never arrive empty-handed), do you have any suggestions?"
No, and she is not all that charmed, either. If she were not terminally polite, she would reply, "Do you apply that principle to all aspects of your social life -- that No means Yes?"
The notion that a guest should not arrive at a dinner party "empty-handed" caught on in America only comparatively recently. The European idea from which it evolved has to do with bringing flowers or chocolates -- never wine, which carries the insulting implication that something decent to drink is needed because the host's wine is likely to be inferior. And certainly not dinner.
But here the custom got mixed up with the jolly American tradition of cooperative meals -- picnics, covered-dish suppers, family reunions and improvised parties by students. Nothing wrong with those, as long as everyone understands the deal.
Now guests entering a gala dinner party look as if they are in the express line at the grocery store, each carrying one item.
Some hosts love this. Counting it as less work, they forget that they are obliged to work off the debt and will never be free to visit others without pots sloshing away on their laps.