I have quite a number of friends who, over the years, we have simply drifted apart, mostly due to how busy our lives have gotten. Every time we bump into each other, we do the usual “oh, we should talk/hang out/have dinner more often”, so last week I decided to take matters into my own hands and throw a super low-key Halloween party. We’d eat my fabulous baked goods, watch a scary movie, catch up, go to the Haunted House across the street, it’d be great.
So I baked for two days, frosted everything really well (and was proud of myself, as I had never done that before and it looked/tasted pretty good) and waited for everyone to arrive. No one did.
The worst part about it? I had one of the guests contact me the day before to let me know he’d be late, he wouldn’t get off work until almost two hours after the party started, but he would stop by to catch up and enjoy the festivities. Obviously he didn’t show, but he did manage to contact me the next day to ask “so, all those leftover baked goods, I’ll take some, I really like homemade baked things, when can I get them from you?”
Really? Skipping a party and then trying to mooch the goods off the hostess afterwards? 1027-08