For those of us who are back at work already - happy hump day!
I should have added one more thing to my list from yesterday - that was to blog more often. It has been pointed out to me that I've usually post on Fridays (have done for a while now). Sometimes I just can't think of anything to bother posting about.......
I'm not sure today's an exception.
I'm feeling a bit flat today actually - crazy dreams last night of running from & running too without know what I was running from or too or why. I had a vigorous osteo treatment last night so wonder if my body was adjusting & restless & I was hot! I kept throwing the doona off in a sweat then getting cold. Bah! Maybe I was fighting off a bug. Who knows.
Where was I?
I have had a post, or a question brewing for a bit, that I haven't quite figured out how to post - so here goes nothin'. It's in relation to social etiquette - to be more exact, when you are invited to someones home for a meal or when you invite someone to your home for a meal, what is the/your expectation?
I grew up in the country & spose we were middle(?) class. It seems there are different rules for country folk & classes, although they don't seem to be consistent either. This thought process came about on listening to a friend talk about her plans for Christmas - she'd invited her brother & his family to her home & stated quite bluntly to me " I hope they don't expect me to pay for everything".
I found this quite odd.
The way I've been bought up I suppose is that you always bring something. In the country it's a bit of an unwritten rule. If you are invited for a meal you usually ask if your host would like you to bring a salad or a desert. In the city I find people often say nothing, just yourselves. I would then always bring something to drink & a bottle of wine or flowers for the host.
I've been to a dinner party where the host supplied the venue & packet sausage rolls & everyone else bought the food - I'd be lying if I wasn't a little peeved at the request to supply roast meat for a group of 12. Imagine how our other friends felt when they were asked to bring the roast veg. Considering we all lived 45 minutes apart, it was bordering on the ridiculous!
I've been to BBQ's where you bring everything; & others where you bring your own meat & grog & the host provides salads &/or deserts, also cool in my book.
What I want to know, is how were you brought up?
What do you consider good/bad etiquette?
Speak to me!!!
PS I hope I haven't upset anyone, certainly not my intention!