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Maybe the others in the group, including the parents, knew about this altered arrangement before the trip and assumed that the OP knew too.
This woman sounds like a nightmare - https://uk.news.yahoo.com/residents-reveal-parking-war-with-selfish-mum-who-blocks-roads-with-4x4-134437513.html
Hopefully some authority will stop her - short version: She drops her kids at school and parks wherever she wants, frequently blocking peoples laneways for up to 45 minutes.
..except that the photos show at least 2 differnet vehicles, andthe police and parkin enforcement say tey can't take action, which sugests that the story is not entirely true.
While getting someone towed is not as easy here as it appears to be in the USA, if she is reguarly blocking driveways then the police do have powers they can exercise. My guess would be that it is not aleays the same person and that the majority of the incidents involve someone parking legally but in a way the reseidents don't like, and that's why the police are not interveneing.
Obviously if people are parking inconsiderately then that's a problem, but suspect that this particualr story is exagarated for efect.
I've also seen it happen at a reunion where someone brought Grandma's old family recipe that some people had no idea how to make - so a few people who'd missed the dish ate like they'd never see it again and forgot to pick up the recipe card next to the dish. Just in case anyone wanted to make it themselves later.
What's wrong with wanting to enjoy a dish at an event, but having no interest in making it yourself? There are plenty of dishes that I like that are too complicated for me to make so I don't bother with a recipe. I have never had anyone tell me that was wrong.
One or even two servings is one thing - 4 servings when there are still a lot of people behind you is another. The cook hadn't prepared enough food to feed 40 or 60 people as the only thing that they ate that day, but at an estimated consumption of roughly one serving each (two or three trays of food were brought - not six trays for the size of servings that ended up on some of the plates that I saw). The guys who were getting the biggest servings where the one's who had been son or grandson to the maker - not the great-grandsons or younger...so the younger people didn't get a chance to try the historical dish, as there wasn't much left by that point...
Still not sure what that has to do with not picking up a recipe card.
If they wanted to get all they could eat of the dish - why didn't they pick up a copy of the recipe so that someone could make it for them, if they couldn't cook themselves? Instead of serving themselves four servings in one glob on their plate? When there were enough people there that not everyone was going to get a serving - they took so much that the dish ran out much earlier than planned...I picked up a recipe card, as there wasn't enough left of the dish to taste without a rubber spatula to scrape the pan clean. I did make it and found out that VorGuy (not his family's recipe) didn't care for it. I liked it - but not enough to eat a whole recipe worth before it turned from leftovers to science experiment. The recipe is probably still hidden in my recipe file...unless it fell out in a move and got lost (happened to some recipe cards in a paper folder instead of a card file).