The Moneyist: ‘I’m left with a $100 Bûche de Noël for 10 people — and no place to go’: My friends canceled Christmas dinner. Should I end the 30-year friendship?

by | Dec 26, 2022 | Stock Market

Dear Quentin, I made Christmas holiday plans for a potluck dinner with friends in early November. They sent a text, canceling a week before Christmas, supposedly because the guest list was becoming too large, but I think it was because they got a better offer. Their excuses seemed pretty lame.

Now I’m left with a $100 Bûche de Noël for 10 people and no place to go. All the restaurants in my area are booked up, or have very expensive prix fixe menus. My local restaurant charges $150 for a turkey meal. Should I break off my long-term friendships (30-plus years) over this, or let it go?   It’s expensive to host a Christmas dinner, and I fully understand that it’s gotten even more expensive with inflation, but I’m now left without plans, and I was counting on this gathering. This is not the first time they have canceled for what I actually suspect was a better offer. Ergo, Not a Grinch Don’t miss: Is this life-changing Christmas gift from my new in-laws too good to be true?Dear Ergo, Cancel culture does not only affect public figures. That’s a tough break, especially with just a few days’ notice before the big day. Somebody else will want that Bûche de Noël. It’s easier for a couple to unilaterally cancel long-held dinner plans. They have each other. It leaves single guests on the outs. You can volunteer at a soup kitche …

Article Attribution | Read More at Article Source

Share This