7 Ways to Ruin a Potluck

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Potlucks are a staple of Adventist culture, but they can quickly turn disastrous if not handled properly. Here are seven surefire ways to ruin every potluck you attend:

Show up empty-handed. This one is a classic. Don’t bring anything to the potluck and watch as everyone gives you dirty looks while you fill up your plate.

Bring a dish no one likes: Go ahead and bring that “unique” dish you found on Pinterest that combines pickles, Jell-O, and tofu. No one will want to eat it, and you’ll have plenty of leftovers.

Eat before everyone else: Show up early and start eating before anyone else has a chance to get to the food. You’ll look like a glutton, and no one will want to sit near you.

Criticize other people’s dishes: Make sure to loudly comment on how dry someone’s casserole is or how bland their salad is. You’ll be sure to make enemies fast.

Double-dip: Take a chip or a carrot stick and dip it in the salsa or hummus, take a bite, and then dip it again. This is a great way to spread germs and make everyone else sick.

Hog the best dishes: Make sure to take all the fried veggie chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy for yourself. Everyone else will be left with the green beans and carrot sticks.

Leave without cleaning up: Just get up and leave once you’re done eating, leaving your dirty dishes and empty containers for someone else to deal with. You’ll be sure to make a lasting impression – on the Sabbath.



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