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Another way to tell you're getting older ...

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Dec 5, 2014.

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    ... you email the Christmas menus to the family and you get back an encyclopedic listing of ailments and infirmities as so-and-so can't eat this because of that and that-one-there can't have that because of this.

    Hmm.

    Prunes and cottage cheese, it is! :evillaugh
     
  2. Hobofrank

    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    my reply would be "more booze for me and less for you!, oh and we're having White Castle cater our Yule fest DEAL WITH IT!"
     
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    Now that's funny!
     
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    queuetee High-Roller

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    It was emailing the menu where you went wrong. You are invited...can you come....great...we don't really need anything, but a bottle of wine or some of those great nuts/chocolates from XYZ store would be nice. See you then.
     
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    May I add another "You know you're getting older when..."

    ...someone asks you how old you are and you have to do the math to answer them.
     
  6. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    LOL! How true! "How old am I you say? Lets see, I was born in 1956......ummm...."
     
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  7. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Indeed. Thankfully I was born in an easy 0-ending year so I eventually can get the math figured out.

    My other thing is knowing what day of the week it is, or rather not knowing.

    As for the eat-what-you-get matter: We do try to see to health-related concerns. But if someone simply just won't eat something, we figure they're an adult and they can find a way around our offerings or buck up and actually try to expand their horizons.
     
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    Have to agree 100%. I've never been invited for a holiday dinner that didn't have choices. If they can't eat the main course, eat just the sides and drink.
     
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    It's not the older folks (like my age) who have given our extended family some issues when planning a dinner. It's things like 20-something newly-professed vegans who can't seem to find ANYTHING to their liking and then there are a few plain old fussy eaters.
     
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    Yep, I hear you on that one.

    Bill
     
  11. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    There are certain foods the doc advises me to stay away from, but when I get invited to dinner parties I just eat in moderation the ones that I'm "not supposed to eat".

    What the hell, cheating once in a while won't hurt, at least that's how I see it. Even the doc acknowledges that during the holidays blood sugars will spike more often and cholesterol levels will be a little elevated.

    I never tell the hosts that I can't have this and I can't have that. It will make them feel bad or obligated and I think nothing good will come out of it. I'm just thankful they invited me!
     
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    Unless you're deathly allergic to something, I feel you should be as polite as the host who sent out the menu. Don't mention it and just don't eat what you don't want. It's enough work arranging a party without dealing with multiple wishes/demands. I was a vegetarian for several years. I ate what I was served or just chose other alternatives. Since I'm still alive and healthy, getting through a few parties and being polite wasn't that big of a deal.
     
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    What a bunch of whiners. What do they think you are the Rio Buffet? I would add a note at the bottom ,those who have dietary restrictions bring your own food. Besides the usual shrimp and other appys ,Mrs JG puts out a baked ham and several Polish and Italian dishes,nobody ever complained.
     
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    ^^^This^^^. It is incredibly rude and entitled to expect a host to accommodate every dietary preference of every guest.
     
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    We put out a full turkey dinner, with all the trimmings .... stuffing, two types of potatoes, gravy, two vegetable choices, and a mixed salad.

    Eat or go hungry .....
     
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    It pisses me off when someone wants a gluten-free meal.
     
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    Oh, and I always work backwards from an event to find out how long ago it was in terms of history.

    For example, I graduated from high school in 1966, which is 48 years ago. 48 years before that, World War I was being fought, so that is the time between now and high school, which makes it seem like a long time ago.
     
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    I'm afraid this is me right now. I'm on a really restricted diet. I'm sugar free, gluten free, grain free, and processed food free. I'm trying to only eat whole, low GI foods right now. Not really party food material. :)

    I went to a birthday party for a friend and I ate something before we left because I knew it was going to be a junk food fest. And it was. Later in that evening, I was rolling a meatball on a cocktail napkin to get all the sauce off it. LOL. But I didn't say anything to the hosts for sure! I'm the one with the goofy diet, I could have brought a dish if I was worried about it.

    I have a vegan friend who is really great about it. She will ask if something contains meat or dairy and just passes it over. She almost always brings a dish and doesn't have an issue with the rest of us being elbow deep in BBQ. Ideal guest, IMO. That's what I try to be.
     
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    Do those potatoes have milk or butter in them?
    Does that broccoli have butter on it or is it oleo?
    Does that cake have milk or eggs in it?

    Annoying, isn't it?
     
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    As hosts we don't mind flexibility in the planning process, particularly when it is a small group. I don't see that as a problem whatsoever. Now for our annual shrimp boil, it is what it is, and it is obvious when the invites go out. But something like this, we are cool with tossing something else into the mix. Seems to be a lot of hostility in this thread.

    Here are our "rules": If we ask, we are genuinely interested. We might not be able to make some changes but we will try to accommodate health needs; if you're simply of the ilk you won't eat anything that had a face, bring carrots. If a person shows up, surveys the scene and cops an attitude, that person is a boor.
     
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