Ok, let’s try again with a new blog post and see if we still have the disappearing comment problem…
This happened recently at a pot luck I hosted for a committee meeting. Everyone was to bring either a side dish or dessert, and everyone did. I noticed when a couple brought in an item, all done up in complicated packaging, because they made several comments about it ( you know: this is really delicious, we can’t wait to eat it, etc).
As the eating time was drawing to an end, I saw that the couple who brought it hadn’t taken it out to put with the other dishes, and because of its special packaging, I felt it wasn’t my right to open it up, so I was on my way to “remind” them and ask them to get it out. Meanwhile I was cut short on my mission by a mini-crisis happening at the children’s table, and by the time I was done there I had forgotten my original mission and the meeting was over. I saw this couple pick up their dessert, still in its original container and packaging and off they went home.
I don’t think I’m interested in necessarily what I should have done differently ( it seems pretty obvious what kind of steps can be put into place to keep that from happening again) but just wondered if this was a new pot luck scam, i.e. bring food, making sure hostess notices, but keeping it inconspicuous and still being able to take it all back home. 1109-15
You and I differ in that I do believe I, as the hostess, have a right to unpack obvious food items that are sitting on the buffet table that have been clearly been brought for the purpose of being eaten by all assembled. There may have been an expectation from the family that you as the hostess would have done that very action and when you didn’t, they collected their uneaten dessert and took it home.