am I a bad guest?
Hi all. Okay, so social graces and formalities aren't my strong suit. But I hate being rude, and I fear that I am.
Whenever I'm invited to dinner or a party, I ask what I can bring. Invariably, the response is, "Nothing! Just yourself." So I bring a bottle of wine. But lately, I seeing that almost everyone else has made something... an hors d'oeuvre, a fruit plate, a dessert.
It's clear these people haven't asked what to bring -- probably because they know the host will say "Nothing!" They've just made something. Is that actually what I should be doing?