My parents recently attended a dance with a group of friends. They brought along a tray of party sandwiches, as everyone was asked to bring finger food. My mother was disappointed that the sandwiches were a bit stale, since she paid $18 for them from a local deli, and while that's not an outrageous price, you'd expect the bread to be fresh, at least.
Anyway, when the dance was almost over, one of her friends, Mona, walked around from table to table, asking if anyone wanted to contribute their leftover food to her "party" she was having the following week. You see, she and her husband were throwing themselves a 40th wedding anniversary party.
When my mother told Mona she could have the tray of leftover sandwiches, she also asked her how they would keep till the following week, when they were slightly stale already. "No problem," Mona said, "I'll freeze them". By the end of the night, she felt she had enough leftovers from the dance to cater her own 40th anniversary party. Oh, and BTW, the couple has plenty of money. The husband is a successful attorney, and they had just returned from a European vacation.
Many of the people at the dance would be attending next week's party, and would see their own leftover food being served to them. My parents will see what's left of their $18 thawed out, stale sandwich tray. These hosts are cheap, cheap, cheap!PlainTacky0712-07Asharah's comment: I'll give Mona one point for asking before she took the food. But week-old leftovers for a party? YUCK!!!!!!!!