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After a Dinner Party, Do You Offer to Help Clean Up?

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Allytta Allytta 7 years
in my culture it's bad luck to let someone wash your dishes... for free. you have to pay them to lift the bad luck :)
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
i end up helping
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
i end up helping
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Yes! It's common practice amongst our friends/families. It must be done in our home cause it's too small not to and no room to enjoy dessert. We try and make it fun.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 7 years
i usually just start helping if the hostess starts to clean up. If its really formal or someone i dont know at all I'll offer a few times and then sit my a$$ down if they say no.
SweetFirefly SweetFirefly 7 years
It depends on who is hosting the dinner party. I think it's rude to offer if it's a formal dinner party. That would be insulting to the hostess for her guests to clean up the dishes/kitchen. It's okay to offer if it's informal.
divinedebris divinedebris 7 years
If the host or hostess gets up and starts cleaning up, I'll get up and help regardless. That's just good manners.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Always!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Always!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I always just get up and help if I'm at my parents' house or my inlaws' house, but if I'm at a friend's place, I ask before I jump in because they might have specific places for things or dishes that have to be washed in a special way.
laurelm laurelm 7 years
I am usually the host and I have some friends that just push me aside and clean up (i love them, lol)I think it is because I cook so much and have all the parties, my friends are more open and bold about helping as a thank you.When I am at someone else's I certainly offer to help- it is the polite thing to do.
laurelm laurelm 7 years
I am usually the host and I have some friends that just push me aside and clean up (i love them, lol) I think it is because I cook so much and have all the parties, my friends are more open and bold about helping as a thank you. When I am at someone else's I certainly offer to help- it is the polite thing to do.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
i always offer, and jump in many times as well.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
With my name....why do you think they invite me?
nancita nancita 7 years
I have such a reputation for washing dishes that I now get yelled at whenever I approach the sink. Really, rather than getting yelled at for helping, I'd rather more people help ME when I have dinner parties. But alas, no one does.
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
skigurl sometimes I don't want someone to help me though--I don't want the conversation to be interrupted or I have a special way I want to do things or I need to do something in the kitchen--I think offering is right. I take help when I need it but I get annoyed when someone acts like they know best.
gothamgal gothamgal 7 years
I offer about three times and then shut my pie hole. I love to help clean up, though, but I can understand if people don't want others in their kitchen, e.g., putting things away in the wrong place or constantly asking, "where does this go?"
skigurl skigurl 7 years
by offering, you're hoping they'll say noi normally just get up and help if the host has already risen
skigurl skigurl 7 years
by offering, you're hoping they'll say no i normally just get up and help if the host has already risen
partysugar partysugar 7 years
I'm with KWM, I love sitting at the table after dinner and don't mind leaving the plates there to be cleaned later.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I always offer to assist. when my boyfriend and I cook dinner together, one of us cooks and the other cleans -- that was HIS rule he implemented when we started dating and I'd cook to impress him :)
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years
I agree with the other commenters - it is just common courtesy to offer to help! If it is a good friend, I just jump right in and start helping out.
Food Food 7 years
Yes, I always offer! Sometimes I get turned down.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
yes, i'll typically offer assuming that it's someone that i'm friendly with (vs. my husband's friends that i don't like). i think that it's nice to offer even though the host will typically shoo me away.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I always offer and if I see the host/hostess clearing the table I will help out.
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