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Re: THINGS POLITE PEOPLE DONT'T DO ON THANKSGIVING


@Sooner wrote:

TRUE Thanksgiving Story--rather long:

 

We had a large number of relatives coming to our small house and smaller kitchen--many people ONE oven kitchen.  Thanksgiving.  Turkey cooking, gravy being made--you get the picture.  LOTS of dirty dishes.  Pots pans etc.

 

As I was doing the final preparation, had all the food and ingredients in the oven, on the little stove, all over the counters and the teeny tiny center island a group arrives.  With a dog.  We don't have a fenced yard, nobody ASKED if they could bring a dog, or did we have room for a dog.  

 

I step out of the kitchen to welcome people and when I walked back in, my teeny tiny center island had been CLEARED OFF, and there was a guest (the dog's mother) with a bag of flour and other ingredients MAKING A PIE!  She basically shoved everything of mine to the laundry room and MADE AND BAKED a *&()*&^*** P I E in the middle of MY kitchen with me trying to get a dozen people cooked for and fed.

 

I nearly killed my husband that day because he let her do that.  He learned a valuable lesson about whose house and home it is--ours!  Seriously, can you believe someone would do that? 

 

Anyway, if I am rather serious about entertaining tuests, you can see why.  I thought I was going to go nuts trying to feed those people with someone having taken over my kitchen like that. To M A K E and B A K E a pie! 


Wow that really is over the top.  I thought I'd seen it all, but this is beyond rude.  

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@Isobel Archer   Why did she say she was making it at your home?  Did she break her oven, or was the electricity out?  That's a new one, I've never heard of.  

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@QualityGal wrote:

@Isobel Archer   Why did she say she was making it at your home?  Did she break her oven, or was the electricity out?  That's a new one, I've never heard of.  


If you're talking about the pie lady - that was Sooner.

 

I once had someone want to cook their dish (brought for a potluck) in my oven while I was still cooking something else, and once someone wanted me to help her chop veggies for her salad while I was busy - but Soomer's story tops mine.

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This happened to me:

 

I brought some delicious homemade cranberry sauce and a lovely dish of homemade rice pudding.  The bitch said to me: "Why did you knock yourself out?  This tastes just like the stuff in the can........" 

 

I said to her: "Yes, just like your spaghetti sauce." 

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@QGirl2 wrote:

Or make their mommy go and buy different rolls because the host didn't have the kind they liked.  My niece did that one year.  That was the last time I had thanksgiving with my husband's family. 


Why was that a problem?  If her parents paid for the rolls why is it an issue?  

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@Liliblu wrote:

@QGirl2 wrote:

Or make their mommy go and buy different rolls because the host didn't have the kind they liked.  My niece did that one year.  That was the last time I had thanksgiving with my husband's family. 


Why was that a problem?  If her parents paid for the rolls why is it an issue?  


What if instead of just rolls at someone's house they went and bought her a happy meal instead?

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Then her nuggets wouldn’t affect my dinner.
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@lovescats wrote:

@Liliblu wrote:

@QGirl2 wrote:

Or make their mommy go and buy different rolls because the host didn't have the kind they liked.  My niece did that one year.  That was the last time I had thanksgiving with my husband's family. 


Why was that a problem?  If her parents paid for the rolls why is it an issue?  


What if instead of just rolls at someone's house they went and bought her a happy meal instead?


I would say enjoy.  Thanksgiving is about being with family and friends.  The meal is just what we center that time together around.  I eat French fries with my turkey.  I love the combination.  My grandfather loved rutabegas, we made them every year.  What was on the table or what someone was eating never spoiled our day.  As long as the parents didn't expect the hosts to buy the rolls then what's the big deal?  

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@Liliblu  The big deal was that the child should not have been rewarded for making an issue, voicing disapproval, of the host's rolls. Criticism of what's being served is never acceptable. It was a teaching opportunity which this mother failed and instead is promoting entitled rude behavior..

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Heh, maybe you’re overthinking it. Large family gatherings can be stressful. If a Happy Meal makes a young guest feel more comfortable, I’d just mind my business.