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Gross incident: apologize or ignore?

I made a dinner faux pas that I would like to get input on how to handle afterwards. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2013 - 33 answers

Who's the host and what does he do?

Emergency etiquette question: A family member is the father of the groom for a wedding this weekend. He and the groom's mother are divorced. He has behaved very well towards her, but she tries to get between him and his grown children. He was told today that she has arranged for a college friend of the groom to be the "emcee" for the rehearsal dinner tomorrow night. The invitations for this dinner were issued in both parents's names. The groom is oblivious to this issue and his father wants him to remain so. What should the father do? He was under the impression that HE was the host and would be acting as such but he has been essentially excluded from the planning process for this dinner. Any advice, experiences that are similar, clarification of the role of the father or of an "emcee" for a rehearsal dinner would be very helpful.
posted by Jenna Brown on Apr 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Am I being oversensitive about an unexpected dinner guest?

Is my friend being rude, or am I overreacting? And how do I get over it in time for dinner tonight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 75 answers

Check please?

I went out with a girl twice and she just sent me a Facebook message telling me that she's seeing someone else now and that she wants to take me out to dinner to pay me back for the previous dates. [more inside]
posted by Groovytimes on Oct 26, 2010 - 51 answers

Avoiding mealtime awkwardness.

You're out to eat with another person, or a group of people. You're not hungry or are a light eater, so you've finished your meal before everyone else. During the natural pause when everyone takes a bite/chews, where do you look/what do you do to avoid the awkwardness of watching everyone else eat? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on May 24, 2010 - 29 answers

Why, yes, I'd love a free meal!

When someone invites you to dinner or a party at their house, is there a tactful way to indicate that you can't bring anything, or to prevent them from asking? [more inside]
posted by venividivici on Aug 25, 2009 - 19 answers

What is a polite gift for Americans visiting Parisian couple for dinner?

What is a proper gift to bring a same-sex Parisian couple when invited to dinner? [more inside]
posted by tarthur on Aug 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Etiquette: Who pays for dinner in this situation?

EtiquetteFilter: I'm going to dinner with a friend of mine tomorrow evening. It was also my birthday last weekend and my friend was out of town at the time. So, I have a hunch that he may offer to pay for dinner because of, you know, the birthday thing. Here's the twist -- he was laid off about two weeks ago... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2005 - 25 answers

Help us prepare for the fanciest dinner of our lives.

Help us prepare for the fanciest dinner of our lives. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jun 9, 2005 - 28 answers

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