If you had asked me how long it had been since I posted something on here, I would never have guessed it was five weeks ago.
Not that I have been doing anything supremely productive with my time, same crap different day type of stuff.
During my unintentional hiatus, I attended a party. A party thrown by experienced party-throwers, who had a kitchen to die for which includes a sink with a faucet that turns on with foot pedals underneath the cabinet (like hospital sinks) and said faucet that has LED lights inside of it. Not to mention a six burner Viking range and a dining room table that comfortably fits twelve.
Anyhoo, my kitchen envy is not the point here.
As the party was winding down, I was speaking with a fellow party attendee who I consider an acquaintance. The hostess was walking around to the different conversational clusters and asking if anyone would like coffee or tea.
At first I answered in the affirmative for the tea, but then the host clarified that it was peppermint tea, if that was acceptable. I actually hate hot peppermint tea, so changed my answer to no a simple thank you and she moved on.
Then the person I was speaking with confided that she wasn't a big fan of peppermint tea either, but said yes because she didn't want to offend her host.
I was taken aback for a moment, and I had to ponder if I had actually been rude to my host by refusing the tea.
I know that when I host parties, I would never want my guests to eat or drink something they didn't like just to please me.
But then I can sort of see the other side of it as well.
But then I thought I wasn't refusing a dinner entrée in front of everyone, but just a drink. So it didn't seem like I was in the wrong.
But then I started second guessing myself.
So what say you? Is it rude to refuse something offered by your host even if you dislike it?