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Dining with vegetarians - John C. Kirk

May. 13th, 2007

05:15 pm - Dining with vegetarians

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Date:May 13th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
I was brought up with the following rule:

"The host's job is to make the guests stay as comfortable as possible, the guest job is to make that job as easy as possible"

I always felt as long both parties followed this rule, there should rarely be cause for anyone to be offended.

I don't drink alcohol but I happily serve it at parties. In fact, I'd think a party without some alcohol unusual (but not unheard of). I personally choose not to partake but I respect others decision to do so.
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Date:May 13th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
I also don't drink alcohol (mostly), so I generally wouldn't buy alcohol to serve, but I do sometimes bring alcohol to a party as a gift. Although if it's a "bring a drink" sort of thing, I'll bring something nice and non-alcoholic (which usually gets drunk faster than the alcohol as some people will inevitably be driving/wanting the odd non-alcoholic drink).

My main reason for bringing non-alcohol these days is that I did screw up once by bringing a gift of wine to a dinner that turned out to be hosted by a methodist minister and his wife. They kindly said thanks, and that we could drink it with dinner, at which point we had to point out that I don't drink, and my friend was driving...
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