"You know what...I made plans with friends..."
"I know I said I could make it earlier...and I know I said I'm going to be late... would you hate it if I just didn't turn up?"
"If I knew I had to pay four quid, I wouldn't have gone because it's not important to me, it's important to you"
This is what I get for spending a week of my free time just planning a thanksgiving menu. I invited six people and six people told me that they were coming. Three turned up. Two just didn't turn up even after I called them. Two were late and one made plans.
Funny. I asked them all weeks ago if they would be willing to join in on my thanksgiving dinner. Of course they were all enthusiastic, but when it comes to splitting the bill, they suddenly want no part in it. I spent well over 30 quid for one night and it seems like no one appreciated it. Yes there were leftovers, but if I only knew three people besides me were going to show up, I would have only cooked for four! I certainly would have spent less than over 30 quid for a single meal! I could have been mean and demanded that the other three split the bill by four, but no, I merely asked them to split it by seven, costing them less and ME more.
Again, I spent a week just planning a menu and reading recipes. I spent two days just buying everything. I spent another day and half just cooking and preparing.
What do I get? "I shouldn't have to pay for what I ate because thanksgiving isn't important to me" Excuse me? Wasn't it me who kept refilling your wine glass over and over? Isn't four quid worth the meal that I served you? Are you saying that I should have to eat the entire cost even though you ate as well?
Btw, they were served turkey breast, mashed potatoes, (made from scratch I might add, which I only do maybe five times a year) gravy (also made from scratch), fresh green bean casserole with onion rings, fresh corn, mulled wine, and smores. I cooked everything. Entree, drinks, and desert.
Next year I'm just not going to *bleep*ing bother