Let’s see: I’ll invite Lewis, Bill, Randy, Craig and their wives. I need to check if Jack, Jill and Ariel are busy. Oh wait! Joe, Sandy, Joy, and Eve just have to come. Everyone will come running to my party!
Ok people, just come on over on the day we arranged and I’ll have a cornucopia of scrumptious food laid out. We can just pig out and enjoy each other’s company and then have a great jam session afterwards. Be sure to bring your invitation because I’ll have security to protect such hi-profile people and myself from those pesky groupies, reporters and paparazzi that are always hanging around……
Oh wow! The day has come and all my friends are arriving. Break out the cigars for a celebration of life! Shoot off the appetizers of fireworks!
Oh man, I am soooooo stuffed and so is everyone else. We will have to sit down with an aperitif or two to let the food settle before we have some fun and play some music.
Everyone is thanking me for such a bountiful spread we had just finished and I take in the compliments graciously.
Quietly, the servers of this feast approach each of my guests and collect a credit card from them. Just as quietly they return with a charge of $342.74 on each of their cards to pay for the meal, service and other expenses.
I can hear your screaming already. “Fred! You invited everyone to dinner and then had the gall to charge them for it? You are such a donkey!”
Well, I am just taking some etiquette pointers from my President, Barack Obama. You see, he invited a bunch of CEO’s for a meal at the Whitehouse. After the meal, he had their credit cards collected and charged for the meal. If you do not believe me, just click here for proof. At least I gave my guests back the 74 cents change.
I wonder if Obama charged his friend, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates and police Sergeant James Crowley (who arrested Mr. Gates) for their beers?