Miss Manners: They brought so much food no one ate mine

Judith Martin

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I just hosted a New Year’s party for my close circle of friends. First, let me say that we had a fabulous time, and it was the perfect way to ring in the new year. But as I was cleaning up, it occurred to me that most everything I bought for the party was still here.

The invitation stated that I would provide wine, beer, mixers, garnishes and desserts, and invited guests to bring one appetizer and any other beverage they might prefer. Most brought their own wine, some brought their own desserts, and some brought several things.

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Therefore, there was way too much food left over, and most of what I had provided in the way of wine, beer and desserts remained untouched. I can’t help but think of the unnecessary expense — something I dislike along with excess. So, am I being too picky and unrealistic expecting people to follow what I thought were clear instructions?

GENTLE READER: If you want to assert the host’s privilege of controlling the menu, the way to do so is to provide all the refreshments. It is not by ordering take-out from your guests, as …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


Ask Amy: This drunken neighbor is always howling on the porch

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

DEAR AMY: My husband and I (along with our 4-year-old) live next to a childless couple in their 40s. They moved in after the husband inherited the house about two years ago.

One night last summer, we were awakened at 3 a.m. by the husband from next door. He was sobbing and yelling to himself on their front porch. Apparently, the neighbor was very drunk, and his wife locked him out of the house.

My husband tried to help — he managed to get him into their garage.

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This has happened at least 20 more times in the last six months: Husband comes home late, is locked out and then yells or cries for hours. Eventually, he passes out or the wife relents and lets him in.

I left them a note asking them to please be more considerate. A neighbor got slapped by the husband when he tried to move him inside. Another neighbor has called the police several times.

Now, they avoid us at all costs. The police have said that there is no assault or abuse happening, and that the issue is domestic, and the …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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How Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner built and spend their $1.1 billion fortune

jared kushner ivanka trump

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have been a high-profile couple long before they became fixtures in the White House.
Coming from two prominent real estate families, the couple is estimated to be worth a collective $1.1 billion.
Despite holding unpaid positions, Trump and Kushner raked in at least $83 million in outside income during their first year in President Donald Trump’s administration.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are worth an estimated $1.1 billion combined.

Both hailing from prominent New York City real estate families, Kushner and Trump have had impressive houses and habits since before they settled in Washington, D.C.

Though their roles as White House advisers are unpaid, the couple reported earning at least $83 million in outside income the first year President Donald Trump was in office.

This is how they spend their family-built fortunes.

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Sources have estimated that Ivanka Trump’s net worth is roughly $300 million, and Jared Kushner’s net worth could be $800 million.

Source: Celebrity Net Worth

An ethics filing shows that Trump and Kushner earned at least $83 million in income last year, despite being in unpaid roles with the administration.

Sources: AP, The Guardian

Outside of the administration, both Jared and Ivanka have a number of ongoing professional interests.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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