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No, please, don't bring anything

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Evern in my family where people all brings things for even fancy meals this would be wrong. 

If the host says no.  Then that means no. 

SO wrong.

It would be one thing if, as you said, there was a very specific dietary requirement (like kosher, vegan, gluten, etc.), but even then, you should both ask and clear it with the host.  I know that if I had a vegan guest, I would be quite comfortable preparing something for them, but if my guest were keeping kosher, I would rather the help....kwim?

I hate it when people do that.  They're usually people who consider all-you-can-eat to be a gourmet treat.  Yuck.

Thank you all for your responses!  My coworker told this story to me and another coworker, and the second coworker responded with "what's the big deal?"  It's not the be-all and end-all, but I don't blame my coworker for feeling frustrated and angered with her SiL. 

See if she does more formal gathering and her in-laws do casual I would feel like her that there was a message that my way was "wrong" in thier eyes.

I love to cook and tend to try new fancy meals, however I make sure nothing so strange other wouldn't want to eat it.  If I worked really hard on a feast and someone demanded jello I think I would be hurt.  My mother cooks huge meals for my grandparents (my fathers family) and my grandfather loves to ask her half way through for a peanut butter sandwich.  Its his way of making fun of her cooking since its not "country" enough for him.

Jello?  Really?  That's just too funny. 

Yes, SIL was in the wrong, but at least your co-worker got a good story out of it. 


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