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Picky guest. Rude and ill-mannered or within his rights?

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AddToBasket · 29/06/2015 17:34

Gah. I am throwing a themed dinner party for friends from a particular interest. (A bit like a medieval feast for people from a 12th Century interest group.) The menu is complicated and of the 'Take one plucked flamingo' school of recipes. It's a massive deal and will require military-like organisation to pull off but I'm looking forward to it.

It's at my house but I have a co-host. The partner of the co-host will not eat anything on the menu. There are four options for starter, five for main course, four for pudding. My co-host tells me he eat won't eat any of them.

He's not vegetarian or allergic, he just doesn't like vegetables or anything 'complicated'. I've been asked to serve a plain chicken breast. The menu includes a roast chicken salad (offensive because of watercress) and a plain couscous.

I think it's rude. AIBU?

OP posts:
GeorgeYeatsAutomaticWriter · 03/07/2015 20:00

No, why don't you grow up, Lashes. You're the one whose behaviour and position has been critiqued by the vast majority of posters on this thread. That should give you pause, if you weren't so bullheaded and arrogant.

And hahahahahaha at you claiming I'm looking for a fight - when you've been arguing, sniping and bashing heads for 34 pages (and started a whole other thread to fight some more) Grin Grin Grin

LashesandLipstick · 03/07/2015 20:01


"The majority agree with me so I'm right and you should back down"

But you moaned when I referred to you as sheep?! Riiiight.

Floggingmolly · 03/07/2015 20:05

Did the op ask you to mind the thread for her while she cooked her flamingo, Lashes?

GeorgeYeatsAutomaticWriter · 03/07/2015 20:13

Whoops sorry I forgot you were a special snowflake. Scratch that then.

JassyRadlett · 03/07/2015 20:15

Jassy the assclown comment was directed at me, it was very clear!

Just as clear as you telling me I couldn't think for myself on the other thread.

It was just done in a way to technically avoid getting in trouble for it.

You're deciding on other people's motivations again. You're applting quite a double standard.

They're the same, I never said OP is a dick or anything though

No. You said that people, collectively, on the thread were being dicks in a comment that was deleted, I think. That's why I'm asking where the line is between acceptable and unacceptable, given that you were happy to direct it at a group of people on the thread displaying a certain kind of behaviour.

JassyRadlett · 03/07/2015 20:17

But you moaned when I referred to you as sheep?! Riiiight.

Oh, the sheep comment was directed at posters on the thread?

MaidOfStars · 03/07/2015 20:18

Alison GrinBiscuit [need a clown emoji]

Nofunkingworriesmate · 03/07/2015 20:19

Ummmm can I gave my plain boiled chicken breast ?

MaidOfStars · 03/07/2015 20:19

^That's a bum, BTW.

Crocodopolis · 03/07/2015 20:25

Flogging, you made me laugh. So that's what the burning smell is! Grin

AlisonBlunderland · 03/07/2015 20:49

I've found an actual AssClown...

Picky guest. Rude and ill-mannered or within his rights?
HeartsTrumpDiamonds · 03/07/2015 20:50

OP PLEASE COME BACK or start another thread to tell us how it went. I am still drooling over your menu!

MaidOfStars · 03/07/2015 20:51

I think that's more a Laurel and Hardy clown?

SuburbanRhonda · 03/07/2015 20:53

It's such a shame this thread has been hijacked by lashes.

I want to know how the dinner went, and whether the OP served a surprise extra dish of co-host stuffed with chicken breast Grin

HeartsTrumpDiamonds · 03/07/2015 21:00

SuburbanRhonda I could not agree more.

AlisonBlunderland · 03/07/2015 21:07

I fear we are going to be disappointed.

Mr ChickenBreast will have turned up with a whole extra course to serve a dozen people.
Sadly, it will be a platter of plain chicken breasts and everyone will reject it and try the flamingo stuffed with peacock with a swan jus

AddToBasket · 04/07/2015 01:59

I'm Back.

He ate everything. Everything. And had seconds.

We had decided to keep chicken back from the salad but it wasn't necessary. The food worked out well and he just decided to try it all. Also, he was, to be fair, pretty discreet about not taking a full portion of food til he'd tried it. And he said about how much effort we'd gone to and it was appreciated.

The Romans ate really tasty food, as it turns out. Yum. And left overs for breakfast!

OP posts:
MaidOfStars · 04/07/2015 02:10

Yay, fuck you fussy fuckers.

Ha, seriously, well done OP, any leftivers?

MaidOfStars · 04/07/2015 02:11

Leftovers for me, not breakfast. Envy

echt · 04/07/2015 02:42

Result, OP. Well done.

Weebirdie · 04/07/2015 05:13

The manner in which Lashes is being spoken to here by some is absolutely appalling.

I would worry very much about any child on the spectrum they may become a parent to one day.

Weebirdie · 04/07/2015 05:24

You weren't called an Assclown directly, Lashes, but you really seem to think the cap fits hmm.
Do you make everything about yourself? the way you've commandeered this thread, for example?

It's a huge part of being autistic. Not being able to see things from the point of view of others. It's called theory of mind. And yes, that's what autism is about - 'self'

So is the determination Lashes has approached this thread.

You should be absolutely fucking ashamed of your posts and I sincerely hope you never learn the hard way as to just what ASD is. Not for your sake mind you but for the sake of any poor child that found itself with you as its mother.

ThumbWitchesAbroad · 04/07/2015 05:50

Hurrah Add! So pleased it went well and Fussy McFussypants actually tried and enjoyed the food! Maybe your co-host had Had Words with him, eh?

MoustacheofRonSwanson · 04/07/2015 06:30

I used to think picky people were rude. Then I developed IBS and the fodmaps diet puts so many restrictions on you. Works though. Then I realised that maybe some people who are "picky" have undiagnosed intolerances/allergies/illnesses (from lactose intolerance through IBS and up to coeliacs disease) and have worked out for themselves what some of their triggers are. So they might not have an official medical label, but they are acting sensibly about their own health.

LadyPlumpington · 04/07/2015 07:02

Fantastic update op!

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