Redwinger wrote:Was she rude or not? I say yes as I'm from My House, My Rules school. NJ says meh.
Carl Eppig wrote:I always ask, "May we say grace?"
Redwinger wrote:Carl Eppig wrote:I always ask, "May we say grace?"
I'm torn about this approach as well.
Assuming you don't know your host very well, doesn't that put your host in the awkward position of either agreeing to your polite request, or worse yet, saying no, and risk being rude to a guest?
Carl Eppig wrote: Have done it silently many times in people's home.
Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:This is an easy one: your house, your rules. She can say an extra novena at bedtime if she feels she was negligent at the table.
Bob and I nearly always start every meal with a toast. In its own way, it covers some of the same bases.
Bill Spohn wrote:You should have thanked her and then told her you wanted to also give thanks in your way, the Church of the Aesthetic Hedonist. It would also have been prudent to warn her that it involved lots of dancing and nudity.
Pretty sure next time she came over she'd keep her mouth zipped....
Hoke wrote:And instead of "Amen", you're supposed to say "This will not stand!."
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