Friday, July 06, 2018

Your Turn

You visit your friends or family at heir place for several days. On your last night in town, do you eat in or take them out?

30 comments:

rosie riveter said...

Hmm. Random

redhotpepper said...

Go out. I'll take any chance I can not to cook!

sandybrook said...

You take them out. Or you cook up something delicious. Easier to go out.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Depends what we're doing for the other days??

Brayson87 said...

Oh hell no, get a hotel room every time. I don't need to put up with any weird household schedules or routines or low flow shower heads.

Muckduck said...

We always stay with them and she a d I cook together for most of the meals. My husband and I do but a lot of the groceries and beer/wine.

Sagan said...

Take everyone out to eat. If your host/hostess doesn't feel like going out, ask if they have a favorite restaurant and if they'd like you to go and pick up food to bring back home.

If they still flake on you, "no, save your money," "it's okay, really," etc. and are pretty adamant about it, don't make it difficult for them. Instead, once you get home, send a thank you card and a gift card for a restaurant (or a pre-paid Visa/MC) with a little note to 'enjoy yourselves the way I enjoyed being with you!' inside.

PS: Although no one asked, recently I traveled out of state following a sudden death, to the decedent's family/hometown. We all say "if there's anything I can do, let me know". No one can think of what they want done, when they really want to just crawl in a dark hole and hide (or drink, or or or).. I took it upon myself to take the father and brothers' dress shoes out back and give them a good polish for them. That afternoon, another friend and I took their 2 cars to a car wash then filled up their gas tanks. Your thoughtfulness will go along way, even if the recipient never knows it was you.

:)

Tricia13 said...

Ain’t nobody got time for that..
(PS:you made me spit out my Bevvy again:)😂

Tricia13 said...

Low pressure heads are the woooorst! That and Afghan blankets on couches (or beds:(

T. W. said...

Eat in while there.

Eat out on the way home.

Do Tell said...

You should always take your hosts out to eat at least once while you are staying there. It's only good manners.

Do Tell said...

Although my dad will never, ever let me pay. He insists on paying for his kids no matter how old we get.

gauloise said...

depends if you are up for fun or just want chill and talk deeply

Mo said...

Stay in and treat everyone to take out so you’re not wasting your last bit of visit driving

Tricia13 said...

Mine too❤️
But Per this question-always treat the host to either breakfast,lunch,dinner or all 3 if one can...

NancyFromNebraska said...

Stay in, for sure.
We go out the first night in town, because jet lag is real.
Decide the options are "meh" and enjoy the fact that none of us are "meh" in the kitchen.
:)
Plus, it's difficult to wrangle so many littles in a public setting.

Heather said...

stay in because we are usually too hungover, take them out the first night.

lynn said...

Whatever they wanted to do.
I like to cook though, so I wouldn’t mind cooking a good meal and staying in.

Me Again said...

Take them out.

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Kick33 said...

with friends who cook stay in otherwise must find real food

A Hopeful Balance Hope Bucher said...

Eat in with take out

Kim said...

I try very very hard never to stay with anyone. If I do have to, then I take care of the meal the last night, and majority rules. If most folks want to go out, we go. If not, I go to the nearest market and pick up whatever looks good at the time and I cook there.

Cee Kay said...

Oh, we're definitely going out.

Fairylights said...

Take them out to say 'thank you'.

peony said...

Take them out!

FlirtyChick74 said...

+1@Brayson. Wish I had learned this lesson earlier in life. But I was poor. I do this now. So much easier.

FlirtyChick74 said...

Go to Publix or some really nice grocery store. Get a mix of pre-made options from the deli and other items that you will have to prepare and cook. Get several bottles of wine and beer. Make dinner and/or brunch for them. If you don't know what to buy, ask them about meals they've always wanted to eat but it was too expensive. Sometimes your idea of expensive and theirs can be different.

Jean Grey said...

Take them out.. Especially if they've shown so much love and hospitality. That's the least I can do.

OKC Teacher said...

@Sagan That was an incredibly thoughtful thing for you to do. I’m sure they truly appreciated eveverything you did

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