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Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« on: April 13, 2011, 08:00:04 PM »
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!

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Asharah's comment: I'll give Mona one point for asking before she took the food. But week-old leftovers for a party? YUCK!!!!!!!!
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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 01:10:31 AM »
A week before her party and she has no plan for food?  At that point I would have the menu planned at the least and the non-perishables purchased, plus a plan for how to handle the rest.  Asking for leftovers would not be in my mind in the slightest.

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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 02:20:43 AM »
A week before her party and she has no plan for food?  At that point I would have the menu planned at the least and the non-perishables purchased, plus a plan for how to handle the rest.  Asking for leftovers would not be in my mind in the slightest.

She had a plan , the leftovers from the dance.

Just ewww. Close family , I could see taking left overs from Christmas eve for Christmasday(my family you'd have uncut cakes and 3/4 of a ham at least)  Finger food a week later just yuck all that's comes to mine is soggy stale sandwiches/things on toast or crackers ect , witled fruit and veggies , dried out chiken satay , there's  just not a lot of foods that taste appetizing after being out for 4-6 hours and frozen and defrosted. 

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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 08:13:04 AM »
Yuk, at least the OP's parents know to eat before they go to this party.

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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 09:39:02 AM »
Yuk, at least the OP's parents know to eat before they go to this party.

Uh oh.

You know what this means, right? If no one wants to eat, she will have left over food from her party. She might possibly think she can freeze it and reuse it for the party after that...  :-X :-X :-X
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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 08:11:03 PM »
Nasty. So the sandwiches had been sitting out all night when they were already partly stale, then they'll be frozen for a week?
I think I'd have to decline the "honor" of attending that party.

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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 11:18:46 PM »
That's tacky, gross and dangerous all in one  :o .

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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 01:41:42 AM »
Picking the mold off of the food is the best part of the party! ::)

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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 02:35:13 AM »
I'd hate to ask what the worst part is! :-X
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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 09:18:59 PM »
I'd hate to ask what the worst part is! :-X

The hospital bill the next day ;D
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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2011, 09:48:21 PM »
I would suddenly remember I had tickets to the opera.

How on earth could anyone think this is remotely acceptable?

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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 02:03:17 PM »
I'd hate to ask what the worst part is! :-X

The hospital bill the next day ;D

LOL! Imagine trying to explain that to the doctor!
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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 02:07:56 PM »
Yuk, at least the OP's parents know to eat before they go to this party.

Uh oh.

You know what this means, right? If no one wants to eat, she will have left over food from her party. She might possibly think she can freeze it and reuse it for the party after that...  :-X :-X :-X

Slightly off topic, but your comment reminded me of this: http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1224

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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2011, 02:19:51 PM »
Yuk, at least the OP's parents know to eat before they go to this party.

Uh oh.

You know what this means, right? If no one wants to eat, she will have left over food from her party. She might possibly think she can freeze it and reuse it for the party after that...  :-X :-X :-X

Slightly off topic, but your comment reminded me of this: http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1224


 ;D

I think I'd still rather have boring, characterless food.
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Re: Just Plain Tacky: Second Hand Food
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2011, 02:26:15 PM »
Yuk, at least the OP's parents know to eat before they go to this party.

Uh oh.

You know what this means, right? If no one wants to eat, she will have left over food from her party. She might possibly think she can freeze it and reuse it for the party after that...  :-X :-X :-X

Yeah...her 50th anniversary party!  :D :D :D  :-X