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Is it impolite to help your host prepare food and serve it?

 
 
Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2017 07:05 am
Hello, ladies and gentlemen,
this place ist great. I would love to ask you question. English is not my native language. Please bear with me.

When I you are invited for lunch and the person, who invites you does not employ a cook or persons who wait on him or her: Is it polite to arrive a little earlier so you can help the person prepare the food? Is it polite to help the person serve the dinner and clean the dishes after you ate?
If not, what would be considered good manners?

I always thought that this was good manners, but I happened to stumble on a discussion on another board where somebody complained about his workmate doing just this. I was to embarrassed to join the discussion.

How do you think about this?

Thanks for any replies in advance.
 
LastUnicorn
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2017 07:06 am
@LastUnicorn,
Oh, I am sorry. I wanted to post it in the manners forum.
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2017 07:07 am
Some people don't like others in their kitchen. So ASK.

"Would you like me to come early to help you prepare?"

"Can I help you with the clean-up?"

Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2017 07:12 am
@LastUnicorn,

you can add manners as a tag, which will automatically move the topic to the Manners forum...
LastUnicorn
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2017 09:10 am
@PUNKEY,
Thank you for your reply. Asking would not be seen as impolite, would it?
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LastUnicorn
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2017 09:12 am
@Region Philbis,
I fear I don't know how to add manners as a tag. Could you help me?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2017 09:32 am
@LastUnicorn,

click the green text "Add Tags"
LastUnicorn
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2017 09:56 am
@Region Philbis,
Done. Thanks a lot.
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