Hey everyone. This is my first post here, though I’ve been reading the boards a while. I probably won’t post often, but I just felt the need to vent about something and get some opinions on it. Since I have no one else to vent to, I have turned to the wisdom of The Straight Dope. So here goes:
I received an invitation to a birthday celebration for a good friend that is being held at a sushi restaurant. This particular sushi restaurant doesn’t really have any non-sushi selections. I have never eaten sushi, nor will I ever eat sushi, and I’m quite sure this friend knows that. It’s possible that at least a couple of the other people who were invited don’t eat sushi either, but I’m not sure about that.
Anyway, after pointing out in the invitation that the restaurant had practically nothing to offer for non-sushi eaters, she also mentioned that if you don’t like sushi, you’re welcome to eat before you come and just be there. Now I know that the birthday person wants to pick the venue, and wants it to be someplace that she really likes (and she LOVES this restaurant…she apparently eats there at least once a week), but doesn’t this seem just a little inconsiderate of the people who are invited? Shouldn’t she pick a place that has something for everyone? There are several good places nearby that offer sushi along with other Asian foods that non-sushi eaters would like. And is it not just a little bit rude to put that line in about eating before you come? The attitude seems to be “This is where I want to go. If you don’t like it, tough, eat first and come anyway.”
So do you think she’s being inconsiderate to her potential guests, or is she allowed to go where she wants to since it’s her birthday?