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post #5896 of 85730
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Originally Posted by VKK3450 View Post
I'm kidding. It was on the back of your "idiot BBQing" post... I prob wont be in Amsterdam until sometime in the fall. I do miss the place though. K
ah, I get it... I guess another cup of coffee is waranted pity that youre not coming, was thinking about hitting the beach clubs this weekend
post #5897 of 85730
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Originally Posted by tigerFormula View Post
people that don't bag their own groceries at trader joes.

No one here in DC seems to bag their own groceries. I grew up doing it on the west coast. At first I didn't when I moved here because no one else did. Then I realized that the baggers are morons here, so I started doing it myself again. It's one less stupid stress in my life.

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post #5898 of 85730
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people that don't bag their own groceries at trader joes.

the other day I walk into trader joes to get a protein shake after my workout (my gym is right next to one). All the lines are long so i just pick one. I end up behind a couple that watches the guy at the register bag their groceries while they just stand there. And then the lady pays by check. I was about to choka bitch right then. pissed me off so much.

trader joes wont let you bag your own groceries. I have tried.
post #5899 of 85730
People who cancel on plans two hours before the event, via text message, after all of the shopping was done. It was just an informal BBQ, but it was going to be a small event anyway and now it is too small.

Their excuse was that they forgot that they had made plans with their parents, who live in town and who they see frequently. How to respond?
post #5900 of 85730
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Originally Posted by borderline View Post
People who cancel on plans two hours before the event, via text message, after all of the shopping was done. It was just an informal BBQ, but it was going to be a small event anyway and now it is too small.

Their excuse was that they forgot that they had made plans with their parents, who live in town and who they see frequently. How to respond?
People who do this are terribly rude, unless some very unforeseen emergency has occurred. I've found that people who don't entertain are more likely to do this because they have no idea the time and expense that goes into preparing for even the most simple of meals.
post #5901 of 85730
^^ It sounds like you may be reasonably close to these people, so I personally would let them know of the inconvenience. It may trigger some awareness on their part (particularly, as JJ suggests, if they don't entertain regularly themselves and have no clue of the effort involved).
post #5902 of 85730
Yeah, well, in light of previous responses made in haste, I elected to not respond at all, and the gathering was quite enjoyable despite their absence. I will likely make my feelings known in person, the next time i see him. I just think that if you are flaking, you should man up and call, rather than text, and be honest about the reasons.
post #5903 of 85730
Being home for the summer, away from school. Seriously, I can barely stand it. I don't know how people can keep coming back for the 2nd summer, or 3rd, or more.
post #5904 of 85730
^^+1 It's pretty damn dull. Oh well, 10 weeks to go for me...
post #5905 of 85730
I have to stay in south FL for the rest of the summer.
post #5906 of 85730
Ummmm ok, so we are having a BBQ / party this saturday and figuring that not everyone would be free / people would be out of town / etc... we invited around 30 people to our small London apartment. I thought maybe 15-20 would show up.

Somehow we now have 34 people coming. Our apartment is not big enough to have 34 people. My BBQ is not big enough to cook for 34 people. My fridge cannot hold enough food for 34 people. I dont know where to keep enough beer & wine cold for 34 people.

I am really starting to shit a brick over this.

WTF were we thinking?

K
post #5907 of 85730
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Originally Posted by borderline View Post
People who cancel on plans two hours before the event, via text message, after all of the shopping was done. It was just an informal BBQ, but it was going to be a small event anyway and now it is too small.

Their excuse was that they forgot that they had made plans with their parents, who live in town and who they see frequently. How to respond?

If it were me, I wouldn't invite them again. They can host the next event or not see much of me in the future. Cancelling by text is pretty cowardly as well.

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Originally Posted by VKK3450 View Post
Ummmm ok, so we are having a BBQ / party this saturday and figuring that not everyone would be free / people would be out of town / etc... we invited around 30 people to our small London apartment. I thought maybe 15-20 would show up.

Somehow we now have 34 people coming. Our apartment is not big enough to have 34 people. My BBQ is not big enough to cook for 34 people. My fridge cannot hold enough food for 34 people. I dont know where to keep enough beer & wine cold for 34 people.

I am really starting to shit a brick over this.

WTF were we thinking?

K

The more the merrier, evidently! Are people bringing dishes/beverages/ice to the party? Have a friend or two bring their biggest cooler (you guys have those in London, right?) with ice: beer and wine solved. After that you're just fussing over details.
post #5908 of 85730
Not everyone will be there at the same time most likely, people will cycle in and out. You can cook or partially cook some of the food ahead of time so as to limit the time needed on the grill to get it ready. You can put a lot of beer and wine in ice in a small footprint tall kitchen garbage can so as not to take up too much floor space. Rearrange furniture as much as possible to open up the space. Put away breakable stuff. You'll be okay.
post #5909 of 85730
My computer :@
post #5910 of 85730
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Originally Posted by VKK3450 View Post
Ummmm ok, so we are having a BBQ / party this saturday and figuring that not everyone would be free / people would be out of town / etc... we invited around 30 people to our small London apartment. I thought maybe 15-20 would show up.

Somehow we now have 34 people coming. Our apartment is not big enough to have 34 people. My BBQ is not big enough to cook for 34 people. My fridge cannot hold enough food for 34 people. I dont know where to keep enough beer & wine cold for 34 people.

Ditto on the coolers, and who knows, 10 of them might cancel by texting two hours before the event! Don't panic, roll with it, and remember to DELEGATE some stuff to some guests, they usually are happy to help and it will keep you from being frantic.
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