What would you do if you cooked a five course meal over the course of twelve hours and your guests canceled an hour before they were supposed to arrive?
Answered by: Maria Hiller-Regev,MA, California Teaching Credential
This happened to me. I had invited some people for a Passover Seder, which is a big deal. A few hours before the Seder l got a bad feeling. This couple had a nasty habit of canceling. Sure enough, after l had spent three days cooking, the lady texts me and uses the same excuse as always (that her son is not feeling well). This time l had had enough. This was the third or fourth time that she cancelled on me during the course of a year, and l knew her son was almost definitely fine because she had posted a picture of him on Facebook about an hour earlier. I ignored her text, and that was how our friendship ended. If l had suspected even for a moment that her son was really not feeling well, it would have been completely different. She just didn't feel like socializing that night so she made up an excuse. You don't do that on occasions such as Passover Seders, Christmas dinners, etc. You just don't.