Monday, April 04, 2011
Maggie Monday: The Eating Edition III
With a missing piece.
My mother asks, "You bring a pie to someone's house with a piece taken out of it?"
Maggie replies, "I got hungry for pie, so I ate a piece."
"You're supposed to bring a whole pie!"
Maggie still refused to acknowledge that it was a little antisocial, "Well, there's only one piece gone."
My mother reminded me of this story when we were visiting, and I told it last night at Sunday dinner. My sister and cousin laughed but my cousin's husband insisted it was okay to bring a partially eaten pie, "It's only family."
"That's like bringing something to someone's house and asking for it back at the end of the night," his wife said.
The dude and I had a friend who did that once. At Thanksgiving, he brought an open bottle of brandy to our house. At the end of the evening, he went into the kitchen and fetched it to take home. We used to say he was raised by wolves because that is not the only breach of etiquette he ever committed. Fortunately, he got married and she is a very civilizing presence in his life.
We don't know what to do about Maggie, however.