This is funny, and true.
A friend of mine (Anne) has a friend who always shows up unannounced - conveniently at dinner time. Anne likes her friend but was becomming tired of feeding her, especially since she never asks and never reciprocates. Anne wanted it to stop but didn't want to tell her friend directly.
Anne like me is a dog breeder, so there are plenty of dogs in the house. Anne devised a plan one day.
After dinner, Anne put the dinner dishes on the floor for the dogs to clean the scraps. This was not unusual, her friend had seen Anne do it before. The difference this time though was that after the dogs finished, Anne picked the dishes up off the floor, examined them (in front of friend), shrugged, then put them directly back the kitchen cabinet with the clean dishes!!
Yup. Friend no longer comes for dinner.
Gee ... would you? ICH.
(and yes Anne washed them after friend left!)
Not sure I would have handled it that way.
Change dinner time for a little while. Don't have enough food on hand. Cook some foods you know your friend does not like.
Tell her she can wait in the living room until you finish dinner
Problem: Is the "friend" now telling everyone she knows that Anne lets the dogs clean her dishes????
Rumors can fly fast.
Sounds like a plan that worked, are they still friends? I don't know if I could do it or not.
That was thinking on her feet. mmmm don't ask her to bring "potluck" though, lol
Reminds me of a time when my FIL was eating at our house. Our dog sat right next to him and watched every bite he took. When he asked why the dog was watching him DH replied, "Maybe it's because you're eating off her dish." DH was just kidding but my FIL had a hard time eating at our house after that.
That is too funny! I think if it worked it was worth the effort!
I need to show this one to my daughter! Roflol
Guess I best say my daughter is the one who needs to get rid of the moochers!
Both solutions sound great!! :thumbup: :-D :thumbup: