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Joined: 3/24/2008
Msg: 5
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I did throw potatoes at him because of a rude comment he made during dinner
Sounds like the bunch of you need adult supervision.

Both of you go to your rooms and stay there until you grow up. Your playmates have to go home.
Joined: 12/29/2005
Msg: 8
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Posted: 11/28/2008 1:57:06 AM
dont host a party if your not willing to do all the for the late oven items, you could placed them on the counter and went on with your day.

you learned some valueble lessons this year...For next year.

with plenty of time, let everyone know what your part will be...and ask what part everyone else is playing. if you dont get any response, thats your answer.

And learn to go with the flow...or your never going to enjoy that day...or eat out
Joined: 8/4/2007
Msg: 11
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Posted: 11/28/2008 7:28:43 AM
I can't believe anyone would show up with melted frozen pies for you to cook...that's just crazy!!! As for offering to help - I offer, if I'm told no - well, that's fine. If they accept - that's fine too. I had dinner yesterday, up at 6 cooking and 6 PM just finishing up the cleanup. It's a lot of work! But I do enjoy it. My mother dropped off a dish the day before so I could get it in the "cooking rotation" - at least I knew, and had planned for that!
Joined: 11/25/2008
Msg: 12
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Posted: 11/28/2008 3:57:07 PM
Good question op,

Regarding the dinner guests i do have a few suggestions.

People usually want to be or appear helpfull.

I always say i have the meal covered though i need a bag of sugar or stick of butter.
At times i will up the anti and suggest that i need a 3/4 gauge 50 foot extention cord
or a crock pot that holds a 25 pound turkey.

Believe me people will stop offering anything after those above requests.

PS...i eat alone mostly now.
 The Artful Codger
Joined: 2/29/2008
Msg: 16
Holiday etiquette question
Posted: 11/30/2008 7:59:51 PM

maybe you can look at it another way and be grateful you were all together.

Excellent suggestion.
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