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Another guest behavior rant.

MrsT | Mar 7, 2009 02:02 PM

My husband and I invited another couple for a nice casual dinner at our place over a month ago. After jockeying our schedules we finally made it happen. Earlier in the week my mother-in-law makes a comment to my husband about these friends coming over for dinner. She heard it from her neighbor who this other couple is good friends with. Then the neighbor made a comment to my husband about this couple coming over for dinner--almost like she was fishing for an invite to dinner. We like this person and have socialized with her in the past, but we just wanted a nice casual dinner with some old friends. Mr.T didn't do anything but just laugh at her comment/joke.

That isn't what bothered me. Last night our friend calls and asks if we can push dinner up an hour earlier because they have to be somewhere later in the evening. It turns out they're going out to a club with my mother-in-law's neighbor. I became offended and told my husband that he should have cancelled outright. I'm not offended that we're not invited to go out with them, I'm offended that I spent time cooking and that this other couple is using us as a way of getting a free meal and that we're a warm-up act for their "real plans." I told MrT that we're not having them over again for dinner. Am I being overly sensitive or are this other couple being rude.

BTW--they're already 15 minutes late.

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