Here's the scenario: You're invited to a dinner party. Because you know a thing or two about being a good dinner party guest, you ask your host if you can possibly bring anything in order to lighten their load. You're hoping to be assigned dinner rolls or, even better, to be told to "just bring yourself."
Here's what the host says: "An appetizer would be great!" And you heartily agree. It would be great -- if only you had any idea what to bring. The only thing you know is what not to be: the person who shows up bearing a plastic tub of "cheese food" and a sleeve of Ritz crackers.More »