AIBU to think this was worst dinner guest ever

(227 Posts)
AlleyAlleyO Thu 03-Oct-13 16:42:59

DP's friend C came round last night for dinner, with his new girlfriend, F. We have only met her briefly, in the pub.

We invited them over last night, I did a slow-cooked pork and apple thing, with blackberry tart and whipped cream for dessert.

Initially I'd done the whole 'we're having this for dinner, hope that's OK' and C had gone 'ooh lovely', no objections from F.

When I served dinner, she just sort of looked at her plate and said 'actually, I'm a bit fussy. I'll have a bit of the sauce though, and a slice of bread to dip in'.

Cue apologies from me, are you sure that's all you'll eat etc. She maintained it was fine, she'd just have a bit of bread. I was pissed off, but whatever.

I brought her the bread and continued my own dinner. Two minutes later, F asks if there is any butter as she now doesn't want to dip the bread in sauce, she just wants bread and butter.

I go and get her the butter. She eats bread and butter.

Long story short (C looking embarrassed, DP shocked, me fuming) when dessert comes out, she seems pleased and asks what kind of tart it is. i say blackberry. She says she's sorry, but she doesn't eat anything picked from the wild.

I ask her does can I get her anything else, she ends up eating mini jammie dodgers from the biscuit barrel. They leave soon after.

I am still not over the shock and have told DP she's never coming round for dinner again- or if she does, I'm not counting her in grin

expatinscotland Thu 03-Oct-13 16:57:11

To which I'd have replied, jeans, 'Oh, so sorry, it's not on the menu, but there's a restaurant . . . '

yes i like the sound of it too...feel free to post recipe OP grin

people like this baffle me, they really do. i wonder what she DOES eat?

Makqueen2 Thu 03-Oct-13 16:58:57

I bet he soon finishes with her. That sort of thing is so embarrassing.

When I was younger, I took a new boyfriend to may fathers house for dinner. He was a vegetarian. My dad is too - he made jacket potatoes, a huge salad, chargrilled veg and halloumi. BF took one look at his plate and said, "oh, I don't like any of this, I'll get something later".

I'd seen him eat all that sort of thing before. I thought he was incredibly rude and it really coloured my opinion of him - I've eaten all kinds of things I don't like to be polite at other peoples houses and told them it was delicious. I finished with him soon after.

BeCool Thu 03-Oct-13 16:59:31

You've got to wonder why she would go to someone elses home for dinner if she was that fussy an eater?

Nothing from the wild? Is she a plasticarian?
(Don't google, I made it up)

FixItUpChappie Thu 03-Oct-13 17:02:46

she doesn't eat anything picked from the wild

What the actual fuck! shockgrin

How can you even date someone so ridiculous

Stinkyminkymoo Thu 03-Oct-13 17:03:19

Annoying! How rude! though I would have lied and said they were frozen blackberries from sainsbos

SorrelForbes Thu 03-Oct-13 17:03:20

OP, your menu sounds delicious.

I'm another potato hater! I've never eaten them, even as a toddler. I can't abide the taste but primarily it's a texture thing (I think) as I don't like broad beans, kidney beans or baked beans either. However, I'll pretty much eat anything else, and I mean anything. Dripping, pigs knuckles, jellied eels the lot grin

LauraChant Thu 03-Oct-13 17:06:22

Ooh, I am doing a pork, potato and apple thing right now! It is in the oven as we speak. Recipe in October Country Living (thinly sliced potatoes and apples and onion cooking in stock, pan fried pork chops on top for 20 mins after an hour).

re: the blackberries I would have been tempted to say "actually they were not picked in the wild, they are special genetically modified berries that were grown in a lab. Yum. "

Sounds a gorgeous menu. I'd like that recipe too please for slow-cooked pork and apples sounds lovely!

PrincessKitKat Thu 03-Oct-13 17:08:51

Surely the vast majority food is picked 'from the wild' to some extent?

You know - In a field, with mud & rain and little animals to pollenate the plants and things?

Does she know food doesn't grow in plastic poly boxes? confused

pigletmania Thu 03-Oct-13 17:09:20

Yanbu at all, how old is she! Even my 20 month old ds is not like this, but Autistic dd 6 is though. I had one onece, a couple I knew, but not good friends. I cooked a lovely beef, she Asked for salt, I gave her it, and she proceeded to dowse it in salt, than left it. I was shock, the rudeness of some eh

kali110 Thu 03-Oct-13 17:12:08

How do you not eat anything from the wild??
I would have tried to eat it even though im not a fan of pork.
Suppose though if i went for dinner and they served eggs i really couldnt do it!cant even look at the things.
That dessert sounds fab though

NoMoreMadCatLady Thu 03-Oct-13 17:13:27

No need to not invite her again, she's an easy dinner guest.

I'd suggest a dairylea dipper next time or one of those snak atak boxes, served on a plastic ikea toddler plate. Pack on mini jammie dodgers ( you know she likes them, & having the same desert as last time is fine) in the coordinating ikea plastic bowl.

The grown ups can have proper food. grin

MrsPennyapple Thu 03-Oct-13 17:16:11

Oh dear, she sounds awful! I bet C was mortified.

I desperately want slow cooked pork and apple now, please please post the recipe OP!

How could you not say:

"Are you aware all food grows outside you daft fucker"?

I could barely be polite I think so well done you

ZingWantsCake Thu 03-Oct-13 17:33:47

was this girlfriend 5 years old?

Tabby1963 Thu 03-Oct-13 17:33:59

Ally I feel sorry for her, fancy turning down a home made slow cooked pork and apple, with freshly picked blackberries baked in a tart, with cream (salivating like made now) for bread and butter and jammie dodgers? Sad or what? I am thinking that she won't be C's girlfriend for much longer if she is that fussy about food.

Maggietess Thu 03-Oct-13 17:34:16

Maqueen2 that reminds me of when my sister's teenage bf turned up at my family home years ago (randomly, at dinner time) , mum asked him would he like to stay for dinner as she was just making it.

He asked what she was making and when she replied spaghetti bolognese said (and I quote) "nah you're all right, I'm not hungry....

They then went into the front room. 20 mins later doorbell goes and it's domino's for him shock WTF?! Who does that!

expatinscotland Thu 03-Oct-13 17:44:23

Fussy eaters were always dumped promptly material back when I was single.

phantomnamechanger Thu 03-Oct-13 17:44:50

crikey, so many examples of rudeness on here! these people were obviously pandered to and never taught manners as kids!

my kids eat politely when we are at someones for a meal - they have eaten all sorts of things they would never choose to eat, including rarer than we like it beef, etc.

turning your nose up at a meal someone has obviously gone to a lot of effort over (or in fact, even if they have whipped up something dead quick on the spur of the moment) is just so RUDE. You would think they would be concerned about making a good impression, but evidently not!

DHs first meal he cooked for me was fish pie - I had visions of it being one of those things with heads sticking out of it, which it wasn't, of course, but I would have bloomin eaten it anyway!

becsbornunderadancingstar Thu 03-Oct-13 17:46:28

Oh that sounds sooo yummy!

Well, I've had a similar dinner guest. Only worse because I specifically asked him before whether there was anything he didn't eat and he said 'no, it's all fine'.

Starter - scallops and chorizo 'Oh, I don't eat shellfish... or pork'
Main course - steak and ale pie with peas and mash 'I don't eat peas, and I don't like meat if there's gravy on it, and I don't eat peas and I don't like mash that's got butter in it... I'll have a bit of the pastry' (this last bit said as if he was doing me an ENORMOUS favour. He went on to steal almost all the pastry from the pie leaving very little for the other guests, but doing it as if he was being very good by eating it. Everyone was glaring at him - he even stole some pastry from MY plate!!!).
Dessert - semifreddo 'Oh that sounds a bit weird. Don't think I will.'

angry
This was years ago and I'd still happily slap him with a wet scallop if I saw him again!

phantomnamechanger Thu 03-Oct-13 17:46:57

what on earth can she have meant about the food grown outside BTW? was she concerned about it being from a diseased or polluted bush?

for goodness sake don't tell her where butter comes from, or that bread is made from a ground up plant!

phantomnamechanger Thu 03-Oct-13 17:48:30

becs, what is semifreddo - half a chocolate frog? (sorry!)

spatchcock Thu 03-Oct-13 17:48:48

Could you raise some funds and send her on one of those weekends away with Bear Grylls? Wild berries will look pretty good once she's faced with raw rabbit intestines washed down with her own piss.

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