I called Robert at 4 pm aks him where are you. and why aren't you here already (as he was bringing eggs as well) Got lots of excuses and said he would try to be in by 5 Really, fine then do NOT bring in the eggs as I wouldn't have time to cleans,sort and package them PLUS have dinner ready for 6 pm. He shows up about 5:30 with the eggs, I take the eggs to the dumpster and about took him there as well. Got into a huge argument. I won !!!!!! next time he pulls that crap he will be wearing the eggs. He know's damnn well if he is bringingin eggs to do be an hour earlier then normal. AND after I have gotten up early to attend 8 am mass so he wouldn't have to be in so I could attend 10 am service. So 6 pm shows up dinner is on the table and now sherry or her hubs. Call them OH I thought you said 6:30 NOPE even idiot Robert knew it was 6. But after dinner we played cards and had a good time.
I have the opposite problem. My dinners are always late. Family knows they have a little leeway with arriving on time. Of course they only live about 10 minutes away. I hate being the only one to do the big dinners. It's either me or we go out or we don't celebrate.
LOL we usually end up waiting on the taters and it doesn't matter what kind I make. We were brought up to be at least 1/2 hour a head of the dinner time when invited somewhere. To visit, offer help or what even. NOT to show up at the door and sit right down at the table. VERY RUDE in my little world.