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Rude dinner guests: how to handle them


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Rude dinner guests: how to handle them

Fromageball | Jan 26, 2009 06:32 AM

I just wanted to share this because I sometimes cannot believe people. I also would like to know what others would say to someone in this situation.

I invited a friend(I hesitate to use that word) over for dinner the other night, I was cooking. She texted me the night before wanting to know if she could bring anything and to remind me that she is a picky eater and to not "get too creative". I am aware that she is picky so I decided to make baked brie and a mixed green salad, because I have seen her eat cheese before and salad is...salad. So I told her what I was making and that she could bring dessert if she wanted. I then get a text back from her telling me that she is "not really a brie kind of girl...or really any cheese, but just make whatever you're making and I'll bring stuff too :)" (the smiley was part of her text, I did not add it)

I texted her back and told her that I was sorry the menu didn't please her and to just consider dinner canceled.

What would you have said to someone like this? I do not really enjoy spending time with this person in the first place, so I was not about to turn into a diner for her. If she were a closer friend I might have been more willing to change what I was making, but I've never been in that situation before.

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