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Spectator by Seema Goswami: Guess who’s coming to dinner

Jun 07, 2024 04:32 PM IST

Some guests take their welcome much too seriously, don’t think twice about being disrespectful, and are wholly unbearable. Here’s how to identify them

I am not a great one for dinner parties but, of late, I have ended up going to quite a few on the trot. And on each and every one occasion, I have encountered the bane of my existence: The Dinner Party Pest (DPP). You know who I am talking about, don’t you? Well, in case you don’t, here’s a quick checklist to help you identify him or her next time you are out and about.

Some guests love to give backhanded compliments, like the sarcastic stepmother in Fleabag (2016 - 2019).
Some guests love to give backhanded compliments, like the sarcastic stepmother in Fleabag (2016 - 2019).
Dinner parties turn awkward when the guests get intrusive, like the ones in Succession (2018 - 2023).
Dinner parties turn awkward when the guests get intrusive, like the ones in Succession (2018 - 2023).
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