Monday, April 04, 2011

Maggie Monday: The Eating Edition III

One November, Maggie brought a pie to our house for Thanksgiving dinner.

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.

15 comments:

Kathy A. said...

ROFL

Catherine said...

Is that a picture of the actual pie, because that missing piece is pretty darn big!

Alice said...

What I really want to know is if Maggie had another piece of pie for dessert that night? Nothing entirely wrong with eating dessert first!

The Queen Bee said...

Just shake your head and remind yourself that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. (You know I'm not calling your Grandmother an old dog, right?) I love that she can keep us laughing when we don't even know her....

Pam

Marcy said...

What a good story! lol

Lee said...

Maggie would get along well with my husband...so if they were married, they'd bring pies with two pieces missing!

Dave and I went round and round about a bottle of wine once. I took it to a dinner party as a hostess gift, and later when the hostess offered wine, she didn't offer the wine _we_ had brought. And Dave wanted it. After some tense whispering, I convinced him that the wine was a gift and not brought for his consumption.

Deb said...

I don't think that there is much you can do with her at this point. Let her enjoy her pie. It makes for a great story.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a great story - I think I would just bust out laughing if anyone ever did that! I think it's ballsy!

mainely stitching said...

Members of this family have been seriously tempted by pre-tasting the desserts we've brought to others' homes ... but so far, temptation has been avoided. ;)

Donna said...

Pacman pie!

I say Maggie gets a pass. For any behavior which causes laughter in the retelling.

Sylvia said...

LOL, gotta love Maggie and her spunk. I am always tempted to eat a piece of pie before anyone else - I love pie.

Jenna said...

Maggie's a lost cause. Love her and leave her be. :)

Katrina said...

Too funny!! I use to be all weird about desserts and special occasions, no one could eat anything until the dinner. Now I make my holiday desserts a day before and if my DH wants a piece of pie I don't worry about it :-).

Siobhan said...

Maggie sounds very similar to my mother--too funny.

I love the raised by wolves comment, too--I say that all the time about my SIL as a reason for her personality in general.

Aussie Stitcher said...

What to do about Maggie? Just love her. I love hearing the stories, and that is one large piece of missing pie.