This morning we had the misfortune of stumbling upon this half-baked treatise of maintaining friendships: Bring back the Potluck and the Half A** Dinner Party, Please.
Cliffs Notes: Author-Mom reminiscing about the days of yore, before children and their toys and clothes cluttered everything from the family room to the toilet. Back when plans with friends were marked by formal dinner parties, nice clothes, and too much drinking. But the urchins have changed all that. Now, get-togethers are the province of restaurants which include babysitter fees and overpriced wine. So she’s fighting back: For all who are tired with preparing spotless dining rooms and fine cuisine to feed their dinner party guests, our heroine is championing the pigsty room with kids’ crap everywhere, lousy pizza, and cheap wine. Because nothing says “come spend 5 hours with us kibitzing and laughing” better than Papa John’s and Sutter Home!
Ummm, no. It’s #pipiLeaks time. Who in their right mind, in today’s helter skelter world, would want to spend their hard earned free time with a college dorm themed gathering? We get it, things aren’t always perfect. But if you don’t have the wherewithal to scoop up all of your kids’ crap and throw into a closet, put a some macaroni in a casserole dish with some quality ground meat, cheese, and marinara, and at least a few bottles of an Orin Swift derivative (which aren’t all that great any longer btw), please spare us this “dinner party” invitation.
Here’s the deal, Christine Organ is the latest #pipiLeaks recipient not because she happens to enjoy informal gatherings of friends where the camaraderie outweighs the pomp and circumstance. Nothing wrong with a case of beer, pizza, and a football game. The coveted award is for the “poser” attitude.
Look, words do matter, as does MY TIME! So if you’re hosting a “dinner party” which winds up being the slop mentioned in this article, then you, honey, are a poser. And Potluck??? Really? Are we back in college pulling our resources since we all have $240 in our ATM accounts? This is not to say that everyone is at the same financial level but there’s something to be said to acting in accordance to your means. There’s no rule that says you have to serve filet mignon and lobster tail with a butler (though that’s a strong-ass dinner party!), but at least clean up your damn house and make an effort! I don’t have a lot of free time and you can be damn sure if it’s spent under the false pretense of a “dinner party” and instead encounter the garbage suggested by Ms. Organ, there’s going to be some Samuel L. Jackson invectives hurled at your mother f**er as!
Congrats Christine Organ, you are the coveted winner of the #pipiLeaks award. Not sure what that means? Here you go:
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