I entertain frequently and provide everything needed for the event. People arrive and rarely are they 'empty handed.' And I generally appreciate whatever they bring which, usually, is wine. But it might be a book or anything or nothing.
I can't stand when people bring cut flowers. At the moment guest arrive with coats and conversation and need to be 'settled' here comes the flowers needing trimming and arranging and a vase. It's a big interruption. Of course I'm gracious and enthusiastic but annoyed and inconvenienced. Am I alone in feeling this way? Am I just cranky?