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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Out of interest, I checked back through the Southport poll thread:
    http://www.cerocscotland.com/forum/s...tml#post408262

    I think it could have been clearer that it was a "bring a dish" event.

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinHarper View Post
    I think it could have been clearer that it was a "bring a dish" event.
    Clearly that is the case, for the less cultured forumites who think it's ok to turn up empty handed.

    Surely it's a given that you would bring something for everyone to share? Or is it just me?

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    Re: Southport Forumite Gathering?

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Trouble View Post
    It's not so much the turning up with nothing that bothers me...it's the fact that they laugh and brag about it too.

    Incidentally....the person in question brought along several others who also contributed nothing.
    If they would like to brag some more, they should feel welcome to use this thread...

    If they like to brag, presumably they don't mind who knows... So at the next BBQ, when they turn up and brag they have brought no food, just tell the loudest person you know, and ask them to pass the message on.
    Let your mind go and your body will follow. Steve Martin, LA Story

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Trouble View Post
    Clearly that is the case, for the less cultured forumites who think it's ok to turn up empty handed.

    Surely it's a given that you would bring something for everyone to share? Or is it just me?
    It's not just you. Anyone reading the full thread would see that various people offered/asked about what to bring. I have always naively assumed newbies would ask the same question themselves.

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    Re: Southport Forumite Gathering?

    Quote Originally Posted by ducasi View Post
    If they would like to brag some more, they should feel welcome to use this thread...
    This person told me in confidence that they do this at every forum BBQ...I told them at the time I thought that was well out of order, but they don't care...just think it's hilarious that they scoff loads of food and bugger off.

    If they do it at the next one, I will name and shame.

    You know who you are, you have been warned.

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Tell me who they are I'll nick them for theft...

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by under par View Post
    Tell me who they are I'll nick them for theft...
    Is it me or does that quote make you go all quivery and jelly around the leg area

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Trouble View Post
    Is it me or does that quote make you go all quivery and jelly around the leg area
    not the leg area.....

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    I brought

    24 burgers & crusty bagetts

    20 jumbo Sausages and rolls

    6 mini BBQ's

    24 mini Barji

    1 large chocolate cake


    I was happy to bring them i'm glad they got eaten.

    In life there are givers and takers, its only when the takers take the P!$$ that the givers get P!$$ED off

    am I making sence

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Trouble View Post
    Is it me
    Yes

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by under par View Post
    Tell me who they are I'll nick them for theft...
    *swoon, swoon, judder, judder*

    UP, if I get scared in the night, can I call you to come and keep me safe?

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by fletch View Post
    I brought

    24 burgers & crusty bagetts

    20 jumbo Sausages and rolls

    6 mini BBQ's

    24 mini Barji

    1 large chocolate cake


    I was happy to bring them i'm glad they got eaten.

    In life there are givers and takers, its only when the takers take the P!$$ that the givers get P!$$ED off

    am I making sence
    We brought Burgers, sausages, rolls, butter some salad and wine and a bbq.
    I wouldn't think of attending without bringing something too.

    There is always going to be one or 2 who stumble across the BBQ and won't have anything

    BUT to attend with malice aforethought knowing you are just gonna help yourself to everyone else's food, drink and goodwill.. AND then to brag about it.

    These pitiful users watch out I'll be looking out for you...

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    I didnt go as i wouldnt dream of attending empty handed

    Note to self must remember something for next time

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Double Trouble View Post
    Surely it's a given that you would bring something for everyone to share?
    Maybe.
    Normally I find that when I'm invited to a "bring a dish" meal, I get specifically told that: it's on the invite or suchlike. If I'm invited round to someone's house, I'd bring a gift of some sort (typically a bottle of wine, maybe chocolates), but not food.
    Mind you, I'm really bad at this kinda thing.

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinHarper View Post
    Maybe.
    Normally I find that when I'm invited to a "bring a dish" meal, I get specifically told that: it's on the invite or suchlike. If I'm invited round to someone's house, I'd bring a gift of some sort (typically a bottle of wine, maybe chocolates), but not food.
    Mind you, I'm really bad at this kinda thing.
    You mean, when invited to someone's house, you don't turn up with a disposable barbecue and a packet of sausages?

    Terrible behaviour Martin!

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    I remember mentioning to Matt that there seemed to be less food around than last time . . . .

    and feeling a little aggrevated that while waiting for one of the burgers we had brought to cook through properly got taken off the BBQ by someone else
    it must have been still red inside though

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    It's a bit difficult to 'police' people bringing stuff, as there are lots of areas to deposit it. i.e the 2 tables, the BBQ's, and the chalets used. I wouldn't be upset at not getting any of what I bought (in fact I only ate Alek's crumble and a very large sausage) but I supplied plenty of salad (shrubbery, as Limpy Tink would call it, before hurling it across the grass ) cheese, potatoes...etc. It is very informal and everything is there to share, there will be people that didn't know about the event and stumbled across it. They are more than welcome to join in, even though they didn't bring anything. To actually gloat about never bringing anything is a different matter, but I don't think that this will be exactly common, so let's not let the one or two individuals cause bad feeling at a very friendly social event.

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cruella View Post
    so let's not let the one or two individuals cause bad feeling at a very friendly social event.

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cruella View Post
    but I don't think that this will be exactly common, so let's not let the one or two individuals cause bad feeling at a very friendly social event.
    okay point taken

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    Re: SP Forum BBQ policing...

    Quote Originally Posted by under par View Post
    We brought Burgers, sausages, rolls, butter some salad and wine and a bbq.
    I wouldn't think of attending without bringing something too.

    There is always going to be one or 2 who stumble across the BBQ and won't have anything

    BUT to attend with malice aforethought knowing you are just gonna help yourself to everyone else's food, drink and goodwill.. AND then to brag about it.

    These pitiful users watch out I'll be looking out for you...

    you will allways get people like UP sadly thats life, and not just at BBQ'S

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