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    We see ducks at the park all the time. Silly things seem to think that the drainage ditch is a good place to hang out. I wish they would come in my back yard!

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    I am in a really bad mood and need to vent...so bear with me please...

    We are invited to dinner at a friend's home this coming Saturday. the party is for families (adults and kids). I have known this friend for 13 years and our DH's have been friends for over 19 years. 4 other families are also invited. All of us know each other very well and are a comfortable group. I suggested to my friend that rather than cook for everyone, why not make it a potluck with everyone bringing 2 dishes, which would make it easy on her.

    Got an e-mail this morning saying that the menu is to be "appetizers and desserts" only!!!! This is supposed to be a dinner party, but she decided to be "innovative" and have only desserts and appetizers. Now, 2 of the kids have diet restrictions and the parents of one of our common friends (who are also coming) are severely diabetic. they cannot eat ANY dessert. I responded to my friends e-mail (on which the other 4 families were also copied) and suggested to my friend that why not me and the person who's parents are coming bring one appetizer and 1 main casserole dish, so that those with diet restrictions don't go hungry. I offered to help her with any other prep she needed to do.

    I got a super nasty e-mail back from her telling me that it was her party and she would decide the menu. With my suggestion, i am apparently opening a can of worms. I should have called her to discuss my concerns (i did not have her office phone no., and she is too busy in the evenings to pick up the phone, plus we have never stood on formality before), and she was very disappointed in me for my behavior?!!!

    WTF!!! I sent her back a note saying that she was overreacting, and if she did not want me to bring a main course that would be fine. I also said that friends understand each other. She responds with another mail curtly saying that i was out of place, humiliated her by suggesting that she did not think of it, and she is just going to cancel all the stuff and order pizza and ice cream!!

    I just don't get it!! My note was on the friendliest of terms and over the past 13 years we have helped each other out in a million ways. I always thought she was a friend. I am so pissed i want to tell her to shove her party up her ***. I am totally bugged and don' want to go to her party. will just have DH and the kids go with the 2 dishes, to make my point. I would rather spend my time in my own home than go to an immature idiot's house! Now my other friend's parents have decided they don't want to come to the party if the host is so uncaring! (these are elderly people who are really sweet and it is ticking me off some more)
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    Ugh that STINKS FU!! This lady is totally out of line and I don't think you are in the wrong at all. I think she's just mad because she wanted to be the party planner and have everyone praise her, and you "called her out" (or so she probably thought) so she didn't like that. I think you were absolutely doing the right thing about thinking about others! I'm so sorry about all this, and I think I wouldn't want to go either!
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    Vidya I'm so sorry about the situation and for your frustration. I don't think you did anything wrong there...you didn't know how she would react and you certainly weren't trying to do anything else other than help.

    I agree with Alex...i think your friend wanted to be the "super host" and show people how unique and different she could be with her "appitizer/dessert" party...but come one...who only has appitizer and dessert? Maybe she was thinking of making a dish as the main course, or maybe she just doesn't understand what a good dinner party host does. Either way, don't make it your problem. I've had some drama at work lately with one person who insisted on making her problem mine too...and you know what? It drove me CRAZY!!! Not only does the person end up making you feel like poop, but all it does is feed their little controlling ego.

    Maybe it would be best if you still went to show her that her little tantrum didn't deter you or didn't bother you. Maybe by then she'll see that you were only trying to help and she'll come around and apologize.

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    Thanks Alex, Stella.

    I am feeling worse now. I definitely don't want to go to her party now, and i know her huge ego won't allow her to apologize .
    Our parties and get together have always been informal. It is not that she is going to be known as a super hostess or anything. For a party we all always pitch in from set up to clean up.

    Unfortunately we have a common friends circle. even if i don't go to her house, i will be seeing her at every other gathering .
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    Hey jenn, did the beads look anything like these?
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    Shape-wise they looked alot like the ones on the right. Actually, that's exactly what the necklace looked like. But the beads were fuzzy, and all dark grey.

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    The beads on the right are called "Job's Tears". It is the bead from an African grass. Since it is a natural product, it does come in a few different shades.
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