7-7:30. Well where are you?

(11 Posts)
DriedBasil Fri 13-May-16 10:34:18

Invited over for dinner.
Yes I'll be there between 7 and 7:30.

7:30 comes and goes.
No texts.
No calls.

Sitting like idiots waiting for arrival.

Feel like throwing it at the wall.

MorticiaLiverish Fri 13-May-16 10:37:26

Did they turn up eventually?

SirChenjin Fri 13-May-16 10:37:27

My main thought would be - are they OK?

If it was a date <peers into the dim and distant past> then I'd think I'd been stood up.

Did they show?

DriedBasil Fri 13-May-16 10:40:05

It's not a date luckily. I'm just dramatically musing hurling my lovingly prepared food out the window.

Text arrived on 7:33. They will be here soon.
You better be bringing wine dear guest.

Artandco Fri 13-May-16 10:43:38

I wouldn't even make food though for the exact time. 7-7.30 means 7.30 is still on time. If they text just after saying on their way I assuming they only arrived 10-15 mins later?

For 7.30pm arrival, I would plan dinner to be ready around 8.15 to allow for a little latest from whatever and to arrive/ get a drink/ say hi etc. Arriving and having food within 2 mins feels very rushed

DriedBasil Fri 13-May-16 10:47:20

I know Art. I just like to be on time or a clue when people are coming.

ClopySow Fri 13-May-16 10:51:26

So are they there yet?

EssentialHummus Fri 13-May-16 11:16:25

I get irritated by this kind of thing too. If someone says they'll turn up between 7 and 7.30, I'd start getting antsy at 7.30. But, as others have said, probably better to leave the food til a bit later - until people arrive, have a drink etc it'll be closer to 8 anyway.

DriedBasil Fri 13-May-16 12:52:00

They came.
We ate.
If it was just me then I'd be OK but with small dc I do get irritated that I'm waiting around.

silverpenny Fri 13-May-16 13:22:33

Should have popped some laxatives in their drinks/coffee

DriedBasil Fri 13-May-16 18:16:18

Thanks Silver.

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