I apologize for not posting the resolution to the rib-pushing guest at my birthday BBQ in June. Shortly after my birthday we took a 2 week trip to Ireland andI have been absent from CH since. Suffice to say, Mr. Rib and Wife showed up sans baby backs. Wife divulges major revelation: "He wants me to bring ribs to every party..." and when she saw the main dish, seemed to be relieved that they did not. Mr. Rib was polite, if a bit pouty, but other than that was well behaved. Thanks to all the people that chimed in, the tons of responses were interesting to read. BTW we just had a party for my husband's birthday, as usual invited a few "new" people to be guests, (guess who didn't get an invite) and no one pressured us into accepting dishes to be served at the party. I still think it is one thing to want to bring a hostess gift, or contribute something, but after being told repeatedly "NO" why would you force the issue on your hostess? Maybe you had to be there, but his pushiness regarding his ribs didn't come off as simply over-enthusiastic. I'm sure people will have a hundred differing opinions but for me, the case of the pushy guest is closed.
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