I can no longer take part in this travesty they call a party – East Bay Times

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My family and I have once again been invited to an annual barbecue party at the hosts’ summer house. And once again, we have been instructed to bring our own food to be grilled, as well as a side dish to share.

The hosts will supply paper goods and dessert.

I can no longer take part in this travesty. This isn’t a party in the tradition that I know, where the hosts open up their home and provide the basics (food and drink).

I can stay home and grill my own dinner, rather than share one grill with all the other guests trying to maneuver their own dogs and burgers.

Do you agree that hosts shouldn’t have a party if they demand that guests bring their own food?

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