I like to invite people to my house, though you can't tell it from the numbers I've had over in the last two and a half years. But I enjoy it. I enjoy cooking and having the house look nice, talking and showing off, hearing about other's lives.
Yesterday was less fun, though. I invited someone for lunch. AGAIN. (This is a different someone than the one who stood me up.) She's self-employed, so I knew she had to work, but when we were, we worked our own hours. So, I assumed since she asked me to pick her up that they were sharing a car and she could stay a while. When I got to her business, she said she had to be back in an hour… If I had known that, I would have done the day differently. I didn't even have lunch cooked because she asked me to pick her up. Did she think I'd leave it on the stove? And she had her own car and offered to follow me, after my having come to get her.
I enjoyed visiting with her. But I ended up having to run by the bank to get cash because I invited her over and lunch wasn't made, because I thought she could stay long enough for me to make it (15-30 min) and for us to eat it. But including the time she was in my car, she only had an hour.
Anyway, I had the money so I could take her out. Thank God.
Was I a bad host? To assume she was going to be at my house for more than 40 minutes? Should I have asked? I never have needed to before.
What do you think?