Okay, this concerns the etiquette of when your friends behave badly in public. This happened to me a few nights ago. A group of friends and I had made plans to go out to dinner for NY Eve's, and it was a large group, reserved table kind of deal. I invited another friend of mine who didn't know any of these other people as she didn't have any plans. Everything was going fine at the dinner when I happened to overhear a cell phone call she was making to her brother-inviting him to come join us! She hadn't mentioned this at all to any of us, and not only that, but our table was completely full and there was no way we could of added someone on. I feel that this was extremely rude and inconsiderate of her to do, especially considering that she didn't know any of my other friends at all. I ran interference on this and politely explained the situation to her. She got very angry at me, told me that I was being rude and insensitive, and got up and stormed out of the restaurant, right in front of everyone. I followed her and tried to talk to her, but she remained very angry and refused to talk anymore about it. This was so embarrassing!! My friends were totally shocked and confused about this and were wondering just what was wrong with this girl whom they had never met. They were very polite and understanding about it, though.
So, my question is, was I correct in running interference on this? Or should I of just let her invite her brother and let her take the fall for it when he arrived and there was no seating for him? I din't want to do this because we were expecting some late arrivals, and then they wouldn't have a place to sit if her brother joined us. I just felt responsible for it too because I had invited her and none of my other friends knew who she was. Plus, I always feel compelled to speak up when someone is doing something rude and inconsiderate to others. Also, should I of apologized to my friends for what she did? I felt kind of responsible, just because I was the one who invited her along, even though I didn't think she would pull that crap.